Sec. 18-50. Term, compensation and duties of assessor or assessors.
The term of office of the assessor shall be for an indefinite period, such assessor to serve at the pleasure of the city manager. Any vacancy, however, occurring shall be filled by the city manager. Such assessor shall receive such compensation, and shall be provided such clerical or other assistance as may be necessary, and the city manager shall provide for the payment of such salaries and other expenses as may be properly incident to the work involved. All such salaries, expenses and other costs incurred in connection with such assessment or reassessment shall be paid out of the treasury of the city. Such assessor shall have the same authority as the assessors appointed under the provisions of the Code of Virginia and shall be charged with duties similar to those imposed upon such assessors, except that such assessments or reassessments shall be made and shall have the same effect as if they had been made by assessors appointed under the provisions of the Code of Virginia.
During such time as the assessor appointed hereunder are in office, except when kept in office after an assessment for the sole purpose of equalizing the assessment, all duties imposed and all powers conferred by law on the commissioner of the revenue with respect to the assessment of real estate are transferred to the assessor. Each assessor, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall take and subscribe the oath prescribed by the laws of the state for state officers, which oath shall be filed with the clerk of council. (Code 1959, § 12-37; Ord. No. O-93-250, 9-14-93)
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