(a) The town council of the town of Cumberland may, by ordinance, provide for a fixed
tax assessment for any real property situated in the town which has been classified
and utilized as farmland, pursuant to the provisions of chapter 27 of this title,
or pursuant to a classification established by ordinance. The amount of the assessment, and the rules and regulations regarding eligibility
for the assessment and classification as farmland, shall be provided for by ordinance,
and the town council of the town of Cumberland may, from time to time, by amendment
to the ordinance, make changes in the amount of the assessment, and the rules and
regulations regarding eligibility for the assessment and classification as farmland,
as it deems necessary to promote the purpose of this section.
(b) The town council of the town of Cumberland is authorized in the ordinance to provide
that any person who obtains an assessment pursuant to the ordinance to which the person
is not entitled, by the filing or making of any false statement, or the proffering
of any document or other writing known by the person to have been altered, forged,
or to contain any false or untrue information, is liable to the town of Cumberland
for an amount equal to double the amount of reductions in taxes resulting from the
assessment, which amount is recoverable by the town in a civil action.
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