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Posted on: June 13, 2019


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Volunteer Appointments by the Rockaway Township Council

Application instructions for Appointments by Council:

  • Individuals interested in serving on the Board of Assessment Commissioners described below must send a Citizen Leadership Form to the office of the Municipal Clerk.
  • Forms can be obtained from the Municipal Clerk’s office or via email at

Board of Assessment Commissioners

Member: 1-year term – FIVE appointments by the Council (THREE full members and TWO alternate members)

Township Code 2-34.1 Creation.

Pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.40:56-21 et seq., there is hereby created in the Township a Board of Assessment Commissioners, the members of which shall be appointed by the Township Council.

(Code 1971 § 3-30.4; Ord. 7-3-79)

Township Code 2-34.2 Appointment of Members.

The Board of Assessment Commissioners shall consist of three (3) members, who shall be designated commissioners. All appointments shall be for one (1) year terms. There shall also be two (2) alternate commissioners. Appointments of alternate commissioners shall be for terms of one (1) year. The commissioners and alternate commissioners shall serve until their successors are appointed and shall qualify. Vacancies shall be filled for the unexpired term only. Alternate commissioners shall serve as commissioners in those cases where a commissioner is unable to serve in connection with a specific project or projects.

(Code 1971 § 3-30.4; Ord. 7-3-79)

Township Code 2-34.3 Duties.

The Board of Assessment Commissioners is charged with the duty of making all assessments for benefits for local improvements within the Township in accordance with the duties imposed upon it by virtue of N.J.S.A. 40:56-21 through N.J.S.A. 56-54, inclusive and shall in addition have and exercise all of the powers authorized by the aforesaid statutes.

                (Code 1971 § 3-30.4; Ord. 7-3-79)

Township Code 2-33.4 Disqualification of a Commissioner; Procedure.

In the event that any commissioner shall be in any way interested in any local improvement, he shall be disqualified from exercising the powers hereinabove conferred with respect to that improvement and the Township Council shall appoint an alternate commissioner, or if the alternate commissioner shall not

qualify, some other qualified person or persons shall act in his place with respect to that improvement only. If such improvement shall be of a general nature affecting the greater part of the real estate in the municipality, no commissioner shall be disqualified to act by reason of the fact that he may own real estate included in such assessment N.J.S.A. 40:56-22.

(Code 1971 § 3-30.4; Ord. 7-3-79)

Township Code 2-34.5 Compensation.

The Township Council shall establish compensation of Assessment Commissioners.

(Code 1971 § 3-30.4; Ord. 7-3-79)

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