Below is the official Notice of Board of Review Meeting. There is also a pdf copy available on the website.
NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING
FOR THE CITY OF MILTON, ROCK COUNTY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review of the City of Milton, Rock County, Wisconsin will meet on the 22nd day of May, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. at the Milton City Hall Council Chambers, 710 S. Janesville Street for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the forty-five day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to s.70.47 (1), Wis. Stats.
Pursuant to s.70.47 (2) Wis. Stats.: Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:
- 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 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 the 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 Sec. 73.03 (2a) of Wis. Statutes, that the assessor requests. The City of Milton 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 the 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 unless the board, in its 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 objecting to a valuation may seek removal of a member of the board of review unless, at the time the person provides written or oral notice of intent to file an objection and at least 48 hours before the first scheduled session of the board of review or at least 48 hours before the objection is otherwise allowed, they provide notice of their request for removal to the board of review. If the request is based on a claim of bias on the part of a board of review member, the request must be accompanied by an affidavit stating the basis for the claim.
Notice is hereby given this 28th day of March, 2019.
Leanne Schroeder, City Clerk
Published March 28, 2019