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Volume 1 - Opinions of Counsel SBEA No. 104

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Board of assessors (chairman) - Town Law, § 22-b:

The town board is authorized to appoint one member of the board of assessors to the position of chairman.

We have received an inquiry as to whether the town board may appoint one of the members of the board of assessors as the chairman of such board of assessors.

Section 22-b of the Town Law provides as follows:

“The town board of any town having more than one assessor may establish the office of chairman of town assessors and at its first meeting in each year designate one of such assessors to be chairman until the first day of January next succeeding such designation. * * *”

Accordingly, it appears that the town board is authorized to appoint one of the board of assessors to the position of chairman.

April 4, 1972

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