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Open Book and Board of Review

NOTICE OF TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN
Open Book and Board of Review
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to s 70.45, Wis.Stats, the assessment roll for the 2012 assessment year will be open for examination on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., at the Town Hall in Hayton. Any property owner that has questions about their assessment should come an discuss these concerns with the Town’s Assessor Troy Zacharias from Action Appraisers and Consultants. Scheduled appointments with the Assessor would be helpful. You may contact the assessor at 920-766-7323.
At the Open Book session, instructional information and objection forms will be available. These forms will assist with scheduling a hearing before the board of review. Keep in mind that
objection forms must be filed with the Clerk of the Board of Review at least 48 hours before the Board of Review is conducted, unless the Board of Review chooses to waive this requirement.
NOTICE IF FURTHER GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Charlestown of Calumet County shall be held on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 convene at 6:30p.m. at the Town Hall in Hayton.
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 or telephone request 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 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 fail to meet the 48-how notice requirements 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 an 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 any 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 Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the Assessor requests. The Town of Charlestown 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. Statues.
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. Objection forms and appointments are available by calling the Town Clerk at 849-9774.
Dated:April 27, 2012

Town of Charlestown, Sharon Allen, Town Clerk
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