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Aug 17, 2011

TOWN OF CROSS

BUFFALO COUNTY, WISCONSIN

NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Cross, Buffalo County, Wisconsin shall hold its first meeting.   The Town of Cross first meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 17th, 2011  from 7PM to 9PM at the Cross Town Hall, W605 Buehler Valley Road, Fountain City.  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 such 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.

  No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or contest the amount of 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, that 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, 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 by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec.73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests.  The Town of Cross has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of 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 Section 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.

  Respectfully submitted,

  Town of Cross

  Genevieve Schaffner, Clerk



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