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Pursuant to Sec. 70.45, WI Statutes, the Town of Trade Lake assessment roll for the year 2011 assessment will be open for examination on the 20th day of May, 2011 , at the Town hall, 11810 Town Hall Road, Frederic, WI, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Instructional material about the assessment, on how to file an objection, and about board of review procedures under WI Law will be available at that time.  Notice is hereby given this 29th day of April, 2011             


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Trade Lake of Burnett County shall be on the 21st day of May, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Trade Lake Town Hall.  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 nay 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 Boards final adjournment, no person who is scheduled to appear before the Board of Review may contact, or provide information to, a member fo 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 assessment unless, at least 48 hours before the first meeting of the board or at least 48 hour before the objection is heard if the objection is allowed because the person has been granted a waiver of the 48 hour notice requirement and ruled 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 that estimate.

No person may appear before the Board of Review, testify to the Board by telephone or subject or object to a valuation; if that valuation was made by the Assessor or the Objector using the income method; unless the person supplies the Assessor all of the information about income and expenses, as specified in the manual under Sec. 73.03(2a), that the Assessor requests.  The Town of Trade Lake has an ordinance for the confidentiality of information about income and expenses that is provided to the Assessor under this paragraph which provides exemptions for persons using information in the discharge of duties imposed by law or of the duties of their office or by order of a court.  The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under Section 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 of osteopath that confirms their illness or disability.  No other persons may testify by telephone.

                                                                                       Town of Trade Lake  Clerk

                                                                                       Deborah L. Christian


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Trade Lake Town Hall, built in 1890, is the oldest active town hall in Wisconsin.