Chapter 2.38
DEPARTMENT OF LANDS, ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING

Sections:

2.38.010    Formation and supervision.

2.38.020    Duties of the department.

2.38.030    Divisions of the department.

2.38.040    Assessor.

2.38.050    Duties of the assessor.

2.38.060    Planner.

2.38.070    Duties of the planner.

2.38.010 Formation and supervision.

There shall be a department of lands, assessment and planning, supervised by a director, who shall be appointed by the manager to undertake the duties described in HBC 2.38.020. (Ord. 18-05-495 § 4; Ord. 08-11-191 § 4)

2.38.020 Duties of the department.

The department is engaged foremost in the systematic and creative development of community life as it relates to land use, public infrastructure, economic growth and quality of life. It is the repository of data about the physical borough. The department shall administer and perform all functions of borough government related to land use, including planning, platting, zoning, permitting and regulation, real and personal property ownership and assessment. Additionally, the department is responsible for the programmatic selection, inventory and sale of borough-owned land. In collaboration with the borough clerk, the department shall administer and enforce provisions of HBC Titles 3, 8, 14 and 18. (Ord. 18-05-495 § 4; Ord. 08-11-191 § 4)

2.38.030 Divisions of the department.

The department shall contain the following divisions which shall address separate and distinct functions:

A. Planning division.

B. Assessment division. (Ord. 18-05-495 § 4; Ord. 08-11-191 § 4)

2.38.040 Assessor.

There shall be an assessor (or firm with responsible party named by said firm) who shall be appointed by the manager and provided with a job description and responsibilities. (Ord. 18-05-495 § 4; Ord. 08-11-191 § 4)

2.38.050 Duties of the assessor.

A. Assess and evaluate all taxable properties within the borough, according to the time frame outlined in HBC 3.72.060; prepare and certify annually an assessment roll as outlined in Chapters 3.70 and 3.72 HBC and provide accurate data to the chief fiscal officer for collection of resulting taxes.

B. Ensure that municipal property tax program is conducted within the statutory provision of AS 29.

C. Assist the director in the development and maintenance of a borough land management program that recommends to the borough manager on matters relating to the selection, use and disposition of borough-owned lands. (Ord. 18-05-495 § 4; Ord. 08-11-191 § 4)

2.38.060 Planner.

There shall be a planner who shall be appointed by the manager and provided with a job description and responsibilities. (Ord. 18-05-495 § 4)

2.38.070 Duties of the planner.

A. Serve as administrative staff to the planning commission. With the planning commission chair, prepare meeting agendas, provide information to facilitate business meetings, and provide for record of planning commission business.

B. Assist the director in the development of a borough land management program that recommends to the manager on matters relating the selection, appraisal, use and disposition of borough-owned lands.

C. Coordinate with other borough departments and external stakeholders to support and maintain the Haines Borough comprehensive plan as a living document.

D. Plan for and develop recommendation to the manager and community stakeholders on matters relating to land use, transportation, public facilities, utilities, housing, economic growth and development, quality of life and civic engagement.

E. Develop, maintain and preserve maps of land development, ownership and use in the borough.

F. Maintain the borough GIS system.

G. In collaboration with the borough clerk, enforce HBC Titles 8, 14 and 18. (Ord. 18-05-495 § 4)