Town of Oulu Adjourn Board of Review Town Hall

July 10, 2019 ~ 6:00 p.m. 9:09 p.m.

 

The July 10, 2019 Adjourned Board of Review was called to order by Diana Reijo, clerk at 6:00 p.m. at the town hall. The meeting had been properly publicized in compliance with the Wisconsin Open Meeting Law.

Roll call:

Members present: Jonathan Hamilton, Klaus Nieder, Sandy Rantala, Diana Reijo, clerk, Marjorie Lahti, alternate, and assessors Robert & Perri Campbell.

Alternate members of the Board of Review are Marjorie Lahti, Kurt Mehtala, Fred Strand and Bonnie Rantala.

Proof of publication:

Diana Reijo, clerk stated the board of review and open book notice was posted on June 13, 2019 at Oulu Pines, Oulu Town Hall, Town Hall door, Solid Waste Transfer Site and the town website and published in the Daily Press on June 22, 2019.

Election of chairperson:

Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to nominate Sandra Rantala as chairperson.  Motion by Reijo, second by Nieder to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Sandra Rantala as chairperson.

Roll call vote:  YES:  Hamilton, Nieder, Rantala, Reijo.  NO:  None.  ABSTAIN:  None.  ABSENT: None.  Motion carried by roll call vote.

Election of vice-chair:

Motion by Hamilton, second by Rantala to nominate Klaus Nieder as vice-chair. Motion by Rantala, second by Hamilton to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for Klaus Nieder as vice-chair.

Roll call vote:  YES:  Hamilton, Nieder, Rantala, Reijo.  NO:  None.  ABSTAIN:  None.  ABSENT:

None.  Motion carried by roll call vote.

Verification of mandatory training:

Clerk’s affidavit was read verifying that Diana Reijo (May 15, 2019) and Sandra Rantala (June 7, 2019), viewed the Department of Revenue Board of Review training program.  Certification expires in two years from date of attendance.

 

Verification of Confidentiality of Income and Expenses Ordinance:

Clerk verified the Town of Oulu has an Ordinance 15-03 Relating to Confidentiality of Income and

Expenses Provided to Assessor for Assessment Purposes.

 

 Fili ng and  s ummar y of  Ann ual  Asse ss ment  Report  by ass essor’ s  of fi ce  :

Perri Campbell submitted the assessor’s Annual Assessment Report for the 2019. Ms. Campbell stated the notice for change of assessments were mailed on June 11, 2019.

 

Receipt of the assessment roll:

Perri and Robert Campbell presented the 2019 Assessment Roll to the clerk.

 

Receipt of assessment roll and sworn statements from the assessor: The clerk received the assessment roll and sworn affidavit statements.

 

July 10, 2019 Adjourned Board of Review Meeting (continued)                                             Page 2

 

Assessment Roll and statutory duties:

Members of the Board of Review examined the assessment roll checking for omitted property, double assessment property and correct descriptions.

 

Certify all corrections of error under state law:

Board members certified there were no corrections of error.

 

Open book changes are included in the assessment roll:

Perri Campbell, assessor stated there were no open book changes.

 

Taxpayers examine assessment roll:

Taxpayers and members of the Board of Review examined the assessment roll.

 

Consideration of:

Waivers of the required 48-hour notice of intent to file an objection when there is good cause: Motion by Hamilton, second by Nieder to waive the 48-hour notice of intent to file an objection and hear as many appeals until 9pm for Jane Stolz (filed 12 notice of intents).  Roll call vote: YES:  Hamilton, Nieder, Rantala, Reijo. NO:  None.  ABSTAIN:  None.

ABSENT:  None.  Motion carried by roll call vote.

No appeals were heard due to uncertainty of whether each objection had to be heard individually or if they could be grouped together.  Legal counsel will be contacted for clarification.

Requests for waiver of the BOR hearing allowing the property owner an appeal directly to circuit court – No requests filed.

Requests to testify by telephone or submit sworn written statement – No requests filed.

Subpoena requests – No requests filed.

Act on any other legally allowed/required Board of Review matters – No other matters

Review Notices of Intent to File Objection

Board members reviewed 12 Notices of Intent to File Objection by Jane Stolz/Copper Hill, LLC.

Proceed to hear objections, if any and if proper notice/waivers given unless scheduled for another date:

Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to reschedule the hearings to another day.  Roll call

vote:  YES:  Hamilton, Nieder, Rantala, Reijo.  NO:  None.  ABSTAIN:  None. ABSENT: None.  Motion carried by roll call vote.

Consider/act on scheduling additional Board of Review date(s)

Discussion held on scheduling a date to hear the objections. Board members and Jane Stolz all agreed on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to adjourn to Thursday, July 18, 2019, beginning at

3:00 pm at the Oulu Town Hall. Roll call vote:  YES: Hamilton, Nieder, Rantala, Reijo. NO: None.  ABSTAIN: None. ABSENT: None.  Motion carried by roll call vote.

 

Motion by Rantala to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 9:09 p.m. Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk

 

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