OPEN BOOK NOTICE – Town of Russell, Lincoln County 2024



Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats. The assessment roll for the Year 2024 assessment will be open for examination starting on the 15th day of April, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the Russell Town Hall. Instructional material will be provided at the open book to persons who wish to object to valuations under s. 70.47, Wis. Stats. NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW MEETING PROPERTY OWNERS WISHING TO MAKE A FORMAL OBJECTION TO AN ASSESED VALUATION MUST OBTAIN AN OBJECTION FORM FROM THE TOWN CLERK AND SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. The clerk can be contacted by leaving message 715-873-4141 or email [email protected].  OBJECTION FORM MUST BE FILED 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF HEARING.

The Board of Review will meet on the 29th day of April, 2024 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Russell Town Hall for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the forty-five day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant to s. 70.47 (1), Wis. Stats. 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 onto 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 that 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 under sec. 70.47 (3) (a), that person provides to the clerk of the board of review notice as to whether the person will ask for removal under sec. 70.47 (6m) (a) 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 s. 73.03 (2a), that the assessor requests. The municipality or county shall provide by ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph and shall provide exceptions 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 coping under s.19.35 (1)

Notice is hereby given this 26th day of March 2024

By: Amy Brown, Clerk