Delaware Code Title 9. Counties § 8337. State Farmland Evaluation Advisory Committee
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(a) There is created a State Farmland Evaluation Advisory Committee, consisting of 3 members. One member shall be the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Delaware; 1 member shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of 3 eligible citizens, which list shall be supplied the Governor by the Executive Committee of the Delaware State Grange; and 1 member shall be appointed by the Governor from a list of 3 eligible citizens, which list shall be supplied the Governor by the Executive Committee of the Delaware Farm Bureau. No more than 2 members of the Committee shall be of the same political party. Each member shall be a citizen of this State and shall be appointed for a term of 3 years beginning on the 1st day of July in the year of appointment. Vacancies for any cause other than the expiration of term shall be filled by the Governor for the unexpired term.
(b) The Committee shall meet from time to time on the call of the Dean of the College of Agricultural Sciences and annually determine and publish a range of values for each of the several classifications of land in agricultural, horticultural or forest use in the various areas of the State. The primary objective of the Committee shall be the determination of the ranges in fair value of such land based upon its productive capabilities when devoted to agricultural, horticultural or forest uses. In making these annual determinations of value, the Committee shall consider available evidence of agricultural, horticultural or forest capability derived from the soil survey and such other evidence of value of land devoted exclusively to agricultural, horticultural or forest uses as it may in its judgment deem pertinent. On or before February 1 of each year, the Committee shall make these ranges of fair value available to the assessing authority in each of the taxing districts in which land in agricultural, horticultural and forest use is located. The Committee shall review at least every 2 years the formula, method or system being utilized to determine the ranges of fair values for agricultural, horticultural and forestry land and make such changes and revisions as are required to insure that the objectives of this section are met. The formula used by the Committee shall be based on not less than the preceding 20 years of land values.
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