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Board of Review Meeting
October 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Pursuant to s 70.47 (1), Wis. Stats., the Board of Review will convene on October 21, 2020, at 9:00 am at the Community Center.
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 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 as 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 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, of so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.
When appearing before the board of review, the objecting person shall specify in writing, the person’s estimate of the value of the land and of the improvements that are subject of the person’s objection and specify the information that the person used to arrive at the estimate.
No person may appear before the board of review, testify to the board 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 Town of Mercer has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer 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 s. 19.35 (2), Wis. stat.
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 person may testify by telephone.