Board of Review Meeting, Wednesday, August 30

Town of Washington
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
3:00 PM (must be in session a minimum of 2 hours)
Rutledge Room in the Community Center
910 Main Road
Washington Island, WI 54246

1. Call Board of Review to order.
2. Roll Call
3. Confirmation of appropriate Board of Review and Open Meetings Notices.
4. Select a Chairperson for Board of Review
5. Select a Vice-Chairperson for Board of Review
6. Verify that a member has met the mandatory training requirements.
7. Verify that the Town has an ordinance for confidentiality of income and expenses information provided to the assessor under state law (sec. 70.47(7)(af).
8. Review the new laws.
9. Adoption of policy regarding the procedure for sworn telephone testimony and sworn written testimony.
10. Adoption of policy regarding the procedure for waiver of Board of Review hearing requests.
11. Filing and summary of Annual Assessment Report by Assessor’s office.
12. Receipt of the Assessment Roll by clerk from the Assessor
13. Receive the Assessment Roll and sworn statements from the clerk
14. Review the Assessment Roll and Perform Statutory Duties:
Examine the roll,
Correct description or calculation errors,
Add omitted property, and
Eliminate double assessed property.
15. Discussion/Action – Certify all corrections of error under state law (sec. 70.43, Wis. Stats.).
16. Discussion/Action – Verify with the assessor that open book changes are included in the assessment roll.
17. Allow taxpayers to examine assessment data.
18. During the first two hours, consideration of:
Waivers of the required 48-hour notice of intent to file an objection when there is good cause,
Requests for waiver of the BOR hearing allowing the property owner an appeal directly to circuit court,
Requests to testify by telephone or submit sworn written statement,
Subpoena requests, and
Act on any other legally allowed/required Board of Review matters.
19. Review Notices of Intent to File Objection.
20. Proceed to hear objections, if any and if proper notice/waivers given unless scheduled for another date.
21. Consider/act on scheduling additional Board of Review Date(s).
22. Adjourn (to future date if necessary).

Valerie Carpenter
Town of Washington, Clerk/Treasurer
Posted 8/28/2017

Election Notices



Notice is hereby given; the Election Inspectors / Board of Canvassers for the Town of Washington will meet at 8:00 PM on Election Day, April 4, 2017 to review and tally Election Day results.

Notice is further herby given; the number of outstanding provisional ballots and outstanding military absentee ballots for the April 4, 2017 Spring Election will be posted on the Town of Washington website-  and in the office of the Town Clerk at the Town Office, 910 Main Road, Washington Island after the polls have closed on Election night.

Dated this 3rd day of April, 2017

Valerie Carpenter


Voting by Absentee Ballot, February 21, 2017 Election


                                                      VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT

 Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot.  A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 10 consecutive days before the election.  The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot.  Proof of identification must be provided before an absentee ballot may be issued.

You must make a request for an absentee ballot in writing.

Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both.  You may also submit a written request in the form of a letter.  Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature.  You may make application for an absentee ballot by mail or in person.

Making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail

The deadline for making application to receive an absentee ballot by mail is:

5 pm on the fifth day before the election, Thursday, February 16, 2017.

Note:    Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror.  If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk regarding deadlines for requesting and submitting an absentee ballot.

Voting an absentee ballot in person

You may also request and vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office or other specified location during the days and hours specified for casting an absentee ballot in person.

 Valerie Carpenter, Clerk   920 847-2522

910 Main Road, P.O. Box 220, Washington Island WI  54246

M-F 8:00 am – 12pm or by appointment – M-F 12pm-5pm

 The first day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office is:

Monday January 30, 2017

 The last day to vote an absentee ballot in the clerk’s office:

Friday, February 17, 2017

No in-person absentee voting may occur on the day before the election.

The municipal clerk will deliver voted ballots returned on or before Election Day to the proper polling place or counting location before the polls close on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.  Any ballots received after the polls close will not be counted.


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