The Board of Revision hears appeals against property tax assessments and makes decisions based on the evidence presented. Hearings are held daily during business hours. The number of weeks of sittings will be dependent on the number of appeals received.
Note: Applicants should have experience in hearing appeals or in meetings that involve an adjudication process, as well as experience with writing decisions. This is a remunerated position.
Terms of Reference:
Members hold office for the term prescribed by Council.
• The Board is authorized to hear and rule on appeals of property assessments and local improvement assessments pursuant to The Cities Act, 2002 and The Local Improvement Act, 1993.
The Board consists of nine members appointed by Council.
No member of Council or the Board of education of any school division situated wholly or partly in the City is eligible to sit as a member of the Board.
The Board elects a chair from among its members. The chair appoints panels of not less than three persons from the members and appoints a chair for each panel.
The chair may appoint one member to serve as a panel for simplified appeals pursuant to section 195 of The Cities Act.
The duties and responsibilities of a member include: members will attend board meetings & assigned hearings, must follow board polices and procedures, review appeal dockets in preparation for hearings, contributes at hearings by taking accurate notes & participating in discussions/deliberations, and writes appeal decisions, as assigned.
Term Limit: 1 year Terms, unlimited number of Terms.