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CITY OF HUDSON: NOTICE OF ADJOURNED BOARD OF REVIEW AND OPEN BOOK

Thursday, May 21, 2009 - 1:50am

CITY OF HUDSON, ST. CROIX COUNTY, WI

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the adjourned May 11, 2009 Board of Review for the City of Hudson, St. Croix County, will hold the adjourned Board of Review meeting on the 11th day of June, 2009 from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at City Hall, 505 Third Street, Hudson WI in Council Chambers for the purpose of examining the assessment roll and correcting all apparent errors in description or computation, to add all omitted property and to hear testimony given under oath from property owners contesting their property values.

Pursuant to Sec. 70.45 of Wis. Statutes the assessment roll for the Year 2009 assessment will be open for examination beginning May 26, 2009 until the Board of Review meets. The Assessor will be available by appointment on May 28, 2009, Noon to 7:00 p.m. and on May 29, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. to Noon at City Hall, 505 Third Street, Hudson , WI in the Third Floor Conference Room. Call (715) 386-4775 for an appointment. Instructional material about the assessment of board of review procedures will be available at that time for information on how to file an objection and the board of review procedures under Wisconsin law.

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 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 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 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 City of Hudson 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 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,

City of Hudson

Nancy J. Korson, City Clerk

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(Pub. May 21)