NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW FOR THE TOWN OF FRANKFORT
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Frankfort, Pepin County, Wisconsin, shall be held Wednesday,
May 11, 2016 at the Frankfort Town Hall from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
OPEN BOOK will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Frankfort Town Hall.
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 view the property.
- 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.
- The board of review
may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the board's first scheduled
meeting, the objector provides to the board's clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that
upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the board shall waive that requirement during the
first 2 hours of the board's first scheduled meeting, and the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day
of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary
circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the board of review during the
first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
-Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the clerk of the board of
review within the first 2 hours of the board's first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances,
the board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the
session if the session is less than 5 days. The board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be
submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the board shall require that any forms include stated valuations
of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that
land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation
of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings
to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith
presented evidence to the board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the board, under oath, of all
of that person's property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections
be in writing may be waived by express action of the board.
-When appearing before the Board, 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 the person supplies the Assessor all the information about income and
expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.02 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests.
-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 it’s discretion, has determined to grant a property
owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
-No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board by telephone, or contest the amount of any 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 under s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as
to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the board of review and, if so, which member, and provides a
reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.
Posted on April 20th 2016
The Town Board will meet at the Town Hall on May 4th
at 8:30 a.m. to conduct a Road Tour.
TOWN OF FRANKFORT
The regular monthly
Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30 pm at the Frankfort Town Hall.
2. Financial Report
3. Citizen's Concerns
4. Report on Other Meetings Attended
5. Mining Agreement Report
6. Cemetery Ordinance
7. Road Reports
8. Pay bills
Action may be taken on any agenda item
Maureen Manore, Clerk
TOWN OF FRANKFORT
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