TOWN OF LINCOLN
NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK
AND BOARD OF REVIEW
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That the Board of Review for the Town of Lincoln of Eau Claire County shall hold its first meeting on April 30, 2020, from 3:30pm until 5:30pm at the Lincoln Town Hall. Open Book is scheduled for April 16, 2020 from Noon until 2:00pm.
It is highly recommended that parties interested in discussing their assessment first see the assessor at the Open Book Session. Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before The Board of Review:
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 to testify or contest the amount of an assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the Board of Review 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, 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 the estimate. 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.
Anyone wishing to file an objection must contact the Town Clerk to complete and submit the required objection form supplied by the Town, prior to appearing before the Board of Review. Objections will be scheduled, for hearing, by the Board in the order in which they are received by the Town Clerk.
Town of Lincoln
Kathleen Dehnke, Clerk