Board of Review Informal Meetings

Terry Vosburgh, Hoffman Appraisal, will be available from 8am to 10am for informal meetings to discuss your property assessments.  Please call the Clerk's office to schedule an appointment.

 

Village of Athens

Board of Review and Open Book

 

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Village of Athens will meet in the Village Board Meeting Room on Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. for the purpose of reviewing and examining the assessment roll of real and personal property in said Village, and all sworn statements and valuations of real and personal property therein, and to perform such other duties imposed by law.  The 2024 Assessment Roll will be open for public inspection beginning May 1, 2024 at the Village Clerk’s Office during regular office hours by calling 715-257-9170 to schedule an appointment. 

 

Parties interested in discussing their property assessments informally, may do so by calling the Clerk’s Office to schedule an appointment with the assessor between the hours of 8 A.M. and 10 A.M. on Monday, May 1, 2024.

 

Anyone interested in appearing before the Board of Review shall file an objection form, available in the Clerk’s office, 203 Alfred Street, no later than Tuesday, May 14, 2024 by 2:00 P.M.  Objections will be scheduled to be heard by the Board in the order in which the Village Clerk receives them.

 

Please be advised of the following requirements:

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 from 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 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 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 (2) hours of the meeting and showing good cause for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and files a written objection, that 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 the 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 object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies to the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Section 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests.  The Village ordinance provides for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph and which provides exemptions 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 determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Wisconsin State Statutes 19.35(1).

 

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.

 

Lisa Czech, Village Clerk

Dated April 10, 2024