Town of Ridgeway
BOARD OF REVIEW
Thursday, April 25, 2019
6:00 PM (must be in session for 2 hours)
Ridgeway Town Hall
6300 Town Hall Road
Ridgeway, WI 53582-9686
- Call Board of Review to order.
- Roll Call.
- Confirmation of appropriate Board of Review & Open Meetings notices.
- Select a Chairperson for Board of Review.
- Select a Vice-Chairperson for Board of Review.
- Verify that a member has met the mandatory training requirements.
- Review of new laws.
- Adoption of policy regarding the procedure for Waiver of Board of Review Hearing Requests.
- Filing & summary of Annual Assessment Report by Assessor’s Office.
- Receipt of the Assessment Roll by Clerk from the Assessor.
- Receive the Assessment Roll & sworn statements from the Clerk.
- Review the Assessment Roll & Perform Statutory Duties:
Examine the Roll, Correct description or calculation errors & Eliminate double assessed property.
- Discussion/Action – Certify all corrections of error under state law (Sec. 70.43, Wis. Stats.).
- Discussion/Action – Verify with the Assessor that Open Book changes are included in the Assessment Roll.
- Allow taxpayers to examine assessment data.
- During the first two hours, consideration of:
Waivers of the required 48-hour notice of intent to file an objection when there is good cause.
Request for waiver of the BOR hearing allowing the property owner an appeal directly to Circuit Court.
Requests to testify by telephone or submit sworn written statement.
Subpoena requests & Act on any other legally allowed/required Board of Review matters.
- Review Notices of Intent to File Objection.
- Proceed to hear objections, if any & if proper notice/waivers given unless scheduled by another date.
- Consider/Act on scheduling additional Board of Review Date(s).
- DOR Compliance Letter
- Adjourn (to future date If necessary).
Town of Ridgeway Clerk
Posted on April 18, 2019
It is possible that members of & possibly a quorum of members of other Governmental bodies of the municipality may be in attendance at the above stated meeting to gather information. No action will be taken by any environmental body at the above state meeting other than the Governmental body specifically referred to above in this notice.
Also upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate the needs of disabled individuals through appropriate aids & services. If a person with a disability requires that the meeting be accessible or that materials at the meeting be in an accessible format, call Clerk’s Office (608.924.2247) at least 48 hours in advance to request adequate accommodations.
Public Information Meeting
CTH H over Mill Creek Bridge Replacement,
The Iowa County Highway Department proposes to replace a bridge located on CTH H over Mill Creek approximately 0.1 miles east of the intersection with CTH T in Arena Township (Section 14, T07N, R04E).
All interested persons are encouraged to attend a Public Information Meeting at 6:00 PM on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the Ridgeway Town Hall, 6300 Town Hall Rd, Ridgeway, WI 53582.
The public is encouraged to attend the public hearing to learn more about the proposed improvements and provide input. Project maps and other information will be on display and consultant staff will be available to explain the proposed improvements and answer questions. Information on how to present verbal and written testimony will be provided at the public hearing.
The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Deaf or hard of hearing persons needing assistance may call the Wisconsin Telecommunication Relay System (dial 711). To allow time for arranging assistance, please call no later than three working days prior to the hearing.
For additional information contact Aaron Palmer, P.E. at (608) 588-7866. Send written comments to: Westbrook Associated Engineers, Inc., PO Box 429, Spring Green, WI 53588.
Oil & oil filters (keep them separate from garbage) & batteries of all sizes will be collected. No charge for these items.
Items with a fee: Tires, TV’s, Freezers, Refrigerators, Microwaves, Dehumidifiers & A/C Units. No charge for wash machines, dryers & dishwashers.
NO building materials or hazardous waste (liquid paint or stain). Paint cans with paint if dried out/solid accepted
NO EARLY DROP OFFS – PARKING LOT IS MONITORED! Call 608.924.2247 or check website for costs & questions. WWW.TownofRidgeway.ORG
NEW DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 4th from 8:00 AM to NOON!
STATE OF WISCONSIN – Iowa County – Town of Ridgeway 2019 Board of Review
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Ridgeway, Iowa County, Wisconsin, shall be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Ridgeway Town Hall, 6300 Town Hall Road, Ridgeway, Wisconsin.
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the Board:
- No person will 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 the 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.
- The Board of Review may not hear an objection to the amount or valuation of property unless, at least 48 hours before the Board’s first scheduled meeting, the objector provides to the Board’s Clerk written or oral notice of an intent to file an objection, except that upon a showing of good cause and the submission of a written objection, the Board shall waive that requirement during the first 2 hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, and the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days with proof of extraordinary circumstances for failure to meet the 48-hour notice requirement and failure to appear before the Board of Review during the first 2 hours of the first scheduled meeting.
- Objections to the amount or valuation of property shall first be made in writing and filed with the Clerk of the Board of Review within the first 2 hours of the Board’s first scheduled meeting, except that, upon evidence of extraordinary circumstances, the Board may waive that requirement up to the end of the 5th day of the session or up to the end of the final day of the session if the session is less than 5 days. The Board may require objections to the amount or valuation of property to be submitted on forms approved by the Department of Revenue, and the Board shall require that any forms include stated valuations of the property in question. Persons who own land and improvements to that land may object to the aggregate valuation of that land and improvements to that land, but no person who owns land and improvements to that land may object only to the valuation of that land or only to the valuation of improvements to that land. No person may be allowed in any action or proceedings to question the amount or valuation of property unless the written objection has been filed and that person in good faith presented evidence to the Board in support of the objections and made full disclosure before the Board, under oath, of all of that person’s property liable to assessment in the district and the value of that property. The requirement that objections be in writing may be waived by express action of the Board.
- When appearing before the Board of Review, the objecting 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 of valuation, unless no later than 7 days before the first meeting of the Board of Review the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor’s manual under s. 73.03 (2a), Wis. stats., that the assessor requests. The Town of Ridgeway has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the assessor under this paragraph that provides exceptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or the duties of their officer or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines before the first meeting of the Board of Review that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. Stats.
- 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.
- 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 s.70.47 (3) (a), Wis. stats., that person provides to the Clerk of the Board of Review notice as to whether the person will ask for the removal of a member of the Board of Review and, if so, which member, and provides a reasonable estimate of the length of time the hearing will take.
Notice is hereby given this 10th day of April 2019. Nancy Parkos, Town Clerk
TOWN OF RIDGEWAY
VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT
SPRING ELECTION – APRIL 2, 2019
Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may submit a request to vote an absentee ballot to their municipal clerk. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.
You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing or online at MyVote.wi.gov.
Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter or you may apply for an absentee ballot online at MyVote.wi.gov. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. You may make application to your municipal clerk for an absentee ballot in person, by mail, by fax, by email or at MyVote.wi.gov.
Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail
The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:
5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Note: Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.
Voting an absentee ballot in person
You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.
Nancy Parkos – Town Clerk
6300 Town Hall Road – Ridgeway – 608.924.2247
Home Phone: 608.935.0491
Monday through Friday – 8 AM – 4 PM – By Appointment Only
The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is Wednesday, March 6th
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office: Friday, March 29th
No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.
The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place before the polls close on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.