Town of Seneca, Wood County
Board of Review will meet on the 21rst day of July , 2020 at 3:00 pm at the Town Hall for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session.
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:
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 enter unto property to conduct an exterior view such property being assessed.
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 under sub (3) (a) that person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sub (6m) (a) 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 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 SENECA 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 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.
Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats. the assessment roll for the year 2020 assessment will be open for examination starting on the 7th day of July, 2020 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at the Town Hall.
Additionally, the assessor will be available on the 21th day of July 2020, at the Town of Seneca Town Hall from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Instructional materials will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s 70.47, Wis. Stats.
This notice is hereby given this day 18th day of June 2020, by
Town of Seneca Clerk