Possible Quorum Notice

NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM Notice is hereby given that a majority of the Town Board of the Town of Birchwood, Washburn County may be present at a WTA Workshop at WITC in Rice Lake, WI, on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. No formal action or discussion of Town business will take place. Nicole Minnick Clerk/Treasurer Town of Birchwood POSTED May 20, 2019


2019 Open Book

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Birchwood Washburn County Pursuant to s. 70.45 Wis. stats., the Town of Birchwood assessment roll for the year 2019 assessment will be open for examination on the 16th day of May 2019, at N1549 Co. Hwy. T, Birchwood, WI 54817 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection, and board of review procedures under Wisconsin law will be available at that time. After review of the Open Book, property owners who feel their 2019 assessment does not reflect current market value may provide for the Assessor’s review, written evidence of current market value. Assessor will be available for assessment review. Objections must be filed with the Town Clerk at least 48 hours before the Board of Review, unless the time period is waived. Board of Review will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (noon). Notice is hereby given this 24th day of April, 2019. Nicole Minnick Clerk/Treasurer Posted 4/26/19


2019 Board of Review Notice

STATE OF WISCONSIN Town of Birchwood Washburn County Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Birchwood, Washburn County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the Birchwood Town Hall, N1549 Co. Hwy. T, Birchwood, WI 54817. 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 enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of such property being assessed. 2. 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. Open book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the board of review. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. 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 Birchwood 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. 7. 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. 8. 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 24th day of April, 2019. Nicole Minnick Clerk/Treasurer Town of Birchwood


Out of Office

OUT OF OFFICE NOTICE CLERK/TREASURER WILL BE OUT OF THE OFFICE: THURS., APRIL 18, 2019 THURS., MAY 9, 2019 SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE 


2019 Annual Road Inspection

 ANNUAL ROAD INSPECTION NOTICE Notice is hereby given, The Town of Birchwood Town Chairman, Supervisors and Road Patrolmen will be doing the Annual Road Inspection on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Leaving from the Birchwood Town Hall and traveling the roads throughout the Town. They will be returning to the Town Hall to discuss what they found from their Road Inspection. No other subjects will be discussed.

Nicole Minnick Clerk/Treasurer

Posted 4/2/19 at Town of Birchwood posting board, North End posting site, Long Lake Bait and the Town website townofbirchwood.net


Weight Limits

2019 WEIGHT LIMITS FOR ALL TOWN OF BIRCHWOOD ROADS The Town of Birchwood road bans will go on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 6:00 A.M.


Possible Quorum 3/14/2019

NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM Notice is hereby given that a majority of the Town Board of the Town of Birchwood, Washburn County may be present at a BFCESD meeting in Birchwood, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. No formal action or discussion of Town business will take place. Nicole Minnick Clerk/Treasurer Town of Birchwood POSTED March 13, 2019


Possible Quorum 3/19/2019

NOTICE OF POSSIBLE QUORUM Notice is hereby given that a majority of the Town Board of the Town of Birchwood, Washburn County may be present at a seminar in Turtle Lake, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. No formal action or discussion of Town business will take place. Nicole Minnick Clerk/Treasurer Town of Birchwood POSTED March 13, 2019