Notice of the Open Book & Board of Review
Town of Roosevelt
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of Roosevelt in Burnett County, shall hold its Open Book meeting on May 6th, 2022 from 10:00 - 12:00 p.m. The Board of Review will be held May 14th from 10:00-12:00 with the May monthly meeting to follow at 12:00. Open Book and Board of Review will take place at Timberland Lutheran Church 20805 Cty Rd H, Barronett.
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:
Property owner - An objecting property owner must meet certain requirements and responsibilities before appearing at the BOR and while at the BOR.
Property owner must:
• File an annual statement of personal property by March 1 if the person is contesting a personal property assessment. After March 1, a person may submit the completed statement to the BOR along with a note explaining the reason the person failed to submit the return on time.
• Allow the assessor onto the property to conduct an exterior view. Sec. 70.47(7)(aa), Wis. Stats. provides that the BOR may deny a hearing to a property owner who does not allow the assessor to complete an exterior view. However, the Wisconsin Supreme Court expressed due process concerns regarding a similarly worded statute in Milewski v. Town of Dover, 2017 WI 79, 377 Wis. 2d 38, 899 N.W.2d 303. It is DOR’s recommendation to allow a BOR hearing even if the property owner denied an interior or exterior view. The lack of access to view, and the credibility of evidence offered can be managed as an evidentiary issue at a BOR hearing, rather than denying access to the BOR.
• Provide written or oral notice of intent to file an objection to the BOR clerk at least 48 hours before the first scheduled BOR meeting. If the property owner is requesting a member be removed, the property owner must also mention it at this time, along with an estimate of the length of the hearing.
• Complete the entire written objection form (PA-115A (real estate) and PA-115B (personal property)), including an estimate of value and file it with the BOR clerk during the first two hours of the first meeting.
• Object to only the total valuation of the land and the improvements of a particular parcel
• Not contact a BOR member or give the BOR member information about the objection except at a BOR hearing
• Present factual evidence that supports the opinion of value stated on the objection form. An objector may then ask the assessor questions.
• Hire legal counsel or other suitable representation if unable to attend the BOR hearing personally
Patricia Miner - Clerk