Board of Review To Meet May 30th at 6:00pm

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Vernon of  Waukesha County   shall  meet on  the  30th day of May 2019  at W249S8910 Center Drive, Vernon, WI  53103, at 6:00 p.m.

 Please  be  advised  of  the  following  requirements  to  appear  before the  Board of  Review  and  procedural  requirements  if  appearing  before  the  Board:

 

            No person shall be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone or to contest the amount of any assessment of real or personal property if the person has refused a reasonable written request by certified mail of the assessor to enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of the real or personal property being assessed.

             After the first meeting of the   Board of Review and before the Board’s final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact or provide information to  a  member of  the  Board   about  the  person’s  objection  except  at a  session  of  the  Board.  Open Book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the Board of Review.

             No  person  may  appear  before  the  Board of  Review,  testify  to the  Board  by  telephone  or  contest the  amount  of  the  assessment  unless,  at  least  48  hours  before  the  first  meeting  of  the   Board  or  at  least  48  hours  before  the objection  is  heard  if  the  objection  is  allowed  because  the  person  has  been  granted  a  waiver of  the  48-hour  notice  of  an  intent  to file  a  written  objection  by  appearing  before  the  Board  during  the  first  two  hours  of  the  meeting  and  showing  good  cause  for  failure  to  meet  the  48-hour  notice  requirement  and  files  a  written  objection,  that  the  person  provides   to the  clerk of the  Board of  Review   notice  as  to  whether  the  person  will  ask  for  removal  of  any  Board  members  and, if  so,  which  member  will  be  removed  and  the  person’s  reasonable  estimate  of  the length of time  that  the  hearing  will  take. 

             When  appearing  before  the  Board of  Review,  the person  shall  specify, in  writing,  the  person’s  estimate  of  the  value  of  the  land  and  of  the  improvements  that  are  the subject  of the  person’s  objection  and  specify  the information  that  the  person  used  to  arrive  at  that  estimate.

             No  person  may  appear  before  the  Board of  Review,  testify  to  the  Board or  by  telephone  or  object  to  a  valuation;  if  that  valuation  was  made  by  the  Assessor  or  the  Objector  using  the income  method   of  valuation;  unless  no later than 7 days before the first meeting of the board of review the  person  supplies  the   Assessor  all  the information  about  income  and  expenses,  as  specified  in  the  Assessor’s  manual  under  Sec.  73.03 (2a)  of  Wis.  Statutes,  that  the  Assessor  requests.  The  Town of  Vernon has  an  ordinance  for  the  confidentiality  of information  about  income  and  expenses  that  is  provided  to  the  Assessor  under  this  paragraph  which  provides  exceptions  for  persons  using  information  in  the  discharge of  duties  imposed  by  law or  the duties of  their  office or  by order of  a  court.  The  information  that is provided  under  this  paragraph,  unless  a  court  determined  that it  is  inaccurate, is  not  subject  to the  right of  inspection  and  copying  under  Sec.  19.35 (1) of  Wis.  Statutes.

             The Board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons  who  present  to  the  Board   a  letter  from  a  physician,  surgeon  or  osteopath  that  confirms  their  illness  or  disability. 

 No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement. 

                                                                               Respectfully submitted,

                                                                               Karen L. Schuh, Clerk/Treasurer

 This Notice to be posted on the Town of Vernon Website (www.townofvernon.org); posting board outside of Town Hall and inside the Town Hall May 14, 2019