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Board of Review/Open Book

NOTICE OF Board  of Review for the
TOWN OF RICHMOND, Walworth County, Wisconsin
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board  of Review  for the Town of Richmond, Walworth County, Wisconsin,  met on the 8th day of June, 2021, at 1:00p.m. at the Town Hall, W9046 County Road A, for the purpose of calling the Board  of Review  into session during the 45 day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to WI Statutes Sec. 70.47(1).  Due to the fact that the assessment roll was not completed at that time, it was determined that the Board  of Review  would be adjourned until the 19th day of August, 2021, at 3:00 to 5:00pm.
If you have questions regarding your property assessment, you can discuss your assessment by calling  1-800-770-3927 or e-mail question@accurateassessor.com.  Pursuant to Sec. 70.45,  WI Stats, the assessment roll for the Year 2021 assessment will be open for examination on Saturday, the 10th  day of July, 2021 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. (Open Book) at the Town Hall, W9046 County Road A, or from 9:00am until 3:00pm by phone at 1-800-770-3927.   The Open Book period, where you can talk to an assessor, lasts until the Board  of Review  (August 19th)
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board  of Review , and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board :
1. After the first meeting of the Board  of Review  and before the Board  of Review ’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  of Review  about the person’s objection, except at a session of the Board  of Review .  Open Book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the Board  of Review .
2. The Board  of Review  may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Board  of Review ’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the Board  of Review  Clerk written or oral notice of an intent to tile an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the Board  of Review  shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the Board  of Review ’s first scheduled meeting, and the Board  of Review  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.
3. Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the Board  of Review  Clerk 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 Wisconsin 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 of Review .
4. 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 that estimate.
5. 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 with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the Assessor’s Manual under s.73.03(2a). The Town of Richmond 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(1), Wis. Stats.
6. The Board  of Review  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 it’s discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.
7. No person may appear before the Board  of Review , testify to the Board  by telephone, or contest the amount of any 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 under s.70.47(3)(a), Wis. Stats., that person provides notice to the Board  of Review  Clerk as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the Board  of Review , and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.
Notice is hereby given this 22nd day of June, 2021.
Barbara A. Ceas, WCMC, Town Clerk
Town of Richmond, Walworth County