From: Tracy Gillespey, Clerk

Town of Clover

P.O. Box 94

Herbster, WI 54844-0094

715-774-3780

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Notice of the Open Book and Board of Review for the Town of Clover

Pursuant to WI § 70.45, the TOWN OF CLOVER assessment roll will be open for examination on the 11th day of July 2020 at the Clover Town Hall (86870 Lenawee Road, Herbster, WI) from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Instructional material about the assessment, on how to file an objection, and board of review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time.  The Board of Review will follow.

NOTICE IS  HEREBY  GIVEN  that  the  BOARD OF REVIEW  for  the  TOWN OF CLOVER,  Bayfield County, Wisconsin  shall  meet  on  the  25th day of July 2020  from  10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.at the Clover Town Hall (86870 Lenawee Road, Herbster WI).

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural  requirements if  appearing before the Board:

A person(s) 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.

A person(s) 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  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  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  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  Clover 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. 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.

Respectfully submitted,

Town of Clover

Tracy Gillespey

Town clerk