Albany County, New York
DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
|Section||501.||Department of Management and Budget; Commissioner; term.|
|502.||Powers and Duties of Commissioner.|
|503.||Real Property Tax Service Agency; Director.|
Section 501. There shall be a Department of Management and Budget, the head of which shall be the Commissioner of Management and Budget. The Commissioner shall be in the unclassified service of civil service and shall be appointed by the County Executive, subject to confirmation by the County Legislature as provided in Section 302[c] of this Charter, and shall serve at the pleasure of the County Executive. Within the Department there shall be a Real Property Tax Service Agency.
Section502. Powers and Duties. Except as otherwise provided in the Charter, the Commissioner of Management and Budget shall:
a) assist the County Executive in the preparation and administration of the Tentative Annual Budget, Capital Program, and Final Annual Budget, and in the study of administrative efficiency and economy.
b) have charge of the administration of all the financial affairs of the County, except as otherwise provided in this Charter;
c) receive and have custody of all public funds belonging to or handled by the County and have responsibility for the investment and management of such funds;
d) collect all taxes, assessments, license fees and other revenues of the County or for whose collection the County is responsible, except those payable by law to the County Clerk, Sheriff, or other County official;
e) deposit all funds coming into her hands in such depositories as may be designated by her in consultation with the Comptroller, subject to the requirement of law as to depositories and depositories' undertakings;
f) have responsibility for the custody, investment and management of any sinking funds provided for the payment or redemption of County debts;
g) submit to the County Legislature, annually as required by law and at such other times as may be required by the County Legislature, a complete financial statement containing a general balance sheet for the County; and
h) perform all duties required by any law to be performed by a County treasurer, unless such duties shall have been assigned to some other Administrative Unit.
i) have responsibility for the provision of management information services in support of the County's departments and administrative units.
Section 503. Real Property Tax Service Agency; Director. There shall be a Real Property Tax Service Agency which shall undertake the duties and have the powers specified for such agency in the Real Property Tax Law, and such other duties as may be required or delegated by the County Executive or the County Legislature. The Director of the Real Property Tax Service Agency shall be appointed by the County Executive subject to confirmation by the County Legislature as provided in Section 302(c) of this Charter, and serve at the pleasure of the County Executive. The Director of the Real Property Tax Service Agency shall serve as such for a term in accordance with the provisions of the Real Property Tax Law of New York.
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