Board of Review
NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW
AND OPEN BOOK
FOR THE TOWN OF GALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Gale of Trempealeau County shall hold its first meeting on Monday June 21, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Gale meeting room.
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 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, if so, which member will be removed and the person’s reasonable estimate of 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 the information about income and expenses as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests. The Town of Gale 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 impose by law or of the duties of their office or by order of the court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determined that is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 9.35 (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.
OPEN BOOK NOTICE
TOWN OF GALE, TREMPEALEAU COUNTY
Pursuant to s.70.45, Wis. Stats., the assessment roll will be open for examination at the following times:
Dates: Monday, June 7, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Monday June 14, 2021 from noon to 2:00 pm.
Place: Town of Gale meeting room
At the open book session, instructional information and objection forms will be available. These documents will assist with scheduling a hearing before the Board of Review. The assessor will be present and available to answer questions at open book. 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 is hereby given this 16th day of May 2021 by Sue Henderson, Town of Gale Clerk-Treasurer