Board of Review 6 p.m. August 15 TOWN GARAGE

Notice of Board of Review

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Russell – Bayfield County

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE TO THE TOWN GARAGE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Russell, Bayfield County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first

meeting on the 15th day of August 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Town of Russell Garage at 35900 State Highway 13; Bayfield, WI.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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 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 Russell 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 determined that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.

 

  1. 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 unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.

 

  1. 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 14th day of July 2017.

Dave Good – Clerk/Treasurer

TOWN OF RUSSELL

 


Spring Election Results– April 4, 2017

Registered Voters – 857

New Voter Registrations – 3

A total of 172 voters of which 7 voted by Absentee Ballot

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Evers      130

Lowell E Holtz           24

Rick Melcher (Registered Write-in)   0

Scattered         0

Justice of the Supreme Court

Annette Ziegler           106

Scattered         4

Town Board Chairperson

Paul Rocky Tribovich             136

Scattered         7

Town Board Supervisor (vote for 2)

Sam Atkins                 41

Larry Meierotto          121

Mark Wendling           37

Don Sullivan               118

Scattered                     0

Bayfield School Board Member – Town of Bayfield

Craig Hoopman          121

Scattered                     11

Bayfield School Board Member – Town of Russell

Paul Rocky Tribovich (Registered Write-in)  33

Scattered                     10


LITTLE SAND BAY BOAT LAUNCH OPEN

RAMP OPEN AS OF MAY 5

The Little Sand Bay Boat Ramp is open. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

 

 

 


Spring Election – April 4, 2017

TYP E D NOTICE OF LOCATION AND HOURS OF P OLLING P LACES
TOWN OF RUSSELL-BAYFIELD COUNTY-WISCONSIN

At the e lection to be held on April 4, 2017, in the Town of Russell, the following polling place
location will be use d for the wards indicated:

Lo c a tio n                                                                                                 Wa rd s

Town of Russell Garage 35900 State Highway 13                               1 & 2

ALL POLLING PLACES WILL OPEN AT 7:00 A.M. AND WILL CLOSE AT 8:00 P.M.

If you have any questions concerning your polling place, contact the municipal clerk.
David L. Good 35900 State Highway 13
(715) 779-3284
Office Hours – Mondays – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All polling places are accessible to elderly and disabled voters.

Notice of Meeting of the Municipal Board of Canvassers
At the close of voting on Election Day, pursuant to the provisions of Wis. Stat. § 19.84, the
Election Inspectors will convene as a joint mee ting of the Municipal Board of Canvasse rs for the
purpose of conducting the local and municipal canvasse s pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§7.51 and 7.53(1).
This meeting will be open to the public pursuant to Wis. Stat. §§ 19.81-89.

 


Road Weight Limits

ROAD WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS

Town of Russell-Bayfield County

The Town of Russell hereby notifies that on March 4, 2017 at 12:01 a.m., all roads within the Town of Russell will be posted for weight restrictions.  The maximum weight of any vehicle will be 5 tons gross weight per axle.  This weight restriction will remain in effect until May 15, 2017 at 12:01 a.m.  Exemptions will be emergency vehicles, waste haulers, heating fuel deliveries, and farm machinery or any others that receive Town Board approval.

David L. Good, Clerk                                                 Posted Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.


Primary Election Results

Spring Primary Election – February 21, 2017

Registered Voters – 857

New Voter Registrations – 0

Voters – 65 of which 5 voted absentee

Provisional Voters – 0

 

State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tony Evers – 60

Lowell E Holtz – 4

John Humphries –1

Registered Write-in Rick Melcher  – 0

Scattered – 0