BOARD OF REVIEW
State of Wisconsin
Town of Smelser
Pursuant to s. 19.85, the Town of Smelser shall hold its first meeting of the Board of Review on November 20, 2023, from 4:00p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Georgetown Hall, 1233 St. Rose Road, Cuba City, WI 53807.
Notice is hereby given this 19th day of November, 2023 by:
Tasha Blindert, Clerk for the Town of Smelser
STATE OF WISCONSIN
Town of Smelser
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Review for the Town of Smelser, Grant County, Wisconsin, shall hold its first meeting on November 20, 2023, from 4:00p.m. until 6:00 p.m., at Georgetown Hall, 1233 St. Rose Road, Cuba City, WI 53807.
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:
1. While s. 70.47 (7) (aa), Wis. stats., provides that 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, the Town of Smelser due to a decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court and recommendation by the Department of Revenue, will allow a person who has denied a request to appear and will address the lack of access and the credibility of evidence offered as an evidentiary issue at the hearing.
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.
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 the person no later than 7 days before the board's first meeting 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 Smelser 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 before the board's first meeting that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.
7. The board may allow the property owner or the property owner's representative, at the request of either person, to appear by telephone, under oath, before the board or to submit written statements, under oath, to the board. The board shall hear upon oath, by telephone, all ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, osteopath, physician assistant, or certified advanced practice nurse prescriber that confirms their illness or disability.
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.
9. At the request of the property owner or the property owner's representative, the board may postpone and reschedule a hearing, but may not postpone and reschedule a hearing more than once during the same session for the same property.
Notice is hereby given this 23rd day of October 2023.
Tasha Blindert, Clerk
Division of Care and Treatment Services
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is now available.
The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides care and support to people experiencing stressful situations—whether that is thoughts of suicide, a mental health concern, or a substance use issue. It is a free and confidential service that is available 24/7.
People of all ages who need help for themselves or a loved one can access the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by:
Calling 988 (multiple languages).
Sending a text message to 988 (English only).
Using the chat feature at 988lifeline.org (English only).
Wisconsinites who use the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline will connect with an in-state service known as the Wisconsin Lifeline. The person contacting the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is connected with a trained counselor who takes note of the person's needs, understands how the person's problem is affecting them, provides support, and, if needed, gets the person additional help.
Visit our website for more information on the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.
GET RID OF OLD MEDICATIONS
The communities below have permanent drop off sites for your old or unwanted medications. Items that are accepted at all four sites without calling ahead are: pills/capsules (prescription and over the counter) and sealed medicine powder packets (place packets in a sealed Ziploc type bag).
Platteville: The Platteville Police Department at 164 North Fourth Street. The items are accepted 7 days a week /24 hours a day. However, liquids, lotions, ointments, and patches are accepted only if they are securely sealed in a Ziploc type bag, one bottle per bag. (608)348-2313.
Muscoda: The Muscoda Police Department at 206 North Wisconsin Avenue. Medications can be dropped off whenever village hall is open. Call ahead to drop off liquids. (608)739-3144.
Lancaster: Lancaster Police Department Lobby. Medication is accepted 7 days a week/24 hours a day. Drop off pills in their original containers or seal the pills in a Ziploc type bag. Call ahead for liquids, lotions, ointments, and patches. Please securely seal these items in a Ziploc type bag, one bottle per bag. (608)723- 4188.
Fennimore: Memorial Building, 860 Lincoln Avenue. Medication is accepted whenever Memorial Building is open. Call ahead for liquids. (608)822-3215
Dickeyville: The Dickeyville Police Department at 500 East Avenue. (608)568-7284
THEY CANNOT TAKE:
Thermometers-Hydrogen Peroxide-Inhalers-Bloody or Infectious Waste-Needles (sharps) Auto Injectors-Aerosol Cans
For more information on guidelines, special events, permanent sites and drug disposal in Wisconsin, please visit www.doseofrealitywi.gov. You can enter your zip code to find the closest drop-off location.
2023 RECYCLING INSTRUCTIONS
Recycing collection will be on Thursdays of every other week, as noted below
January 12, 26 February 9, 23 March 9, 23 April 6, 20
May 4, 18 June 2*, 15, 29 July 13, 27 August 10, 24
Sept 8*, 21 October 5, 19 November 2, 16, 30 December 14, 29*
* denotes schedule changes during holiday weeks
Please have items out for collection by 7:00 am.
ITEMS BANNED FROM LANDFILLS:
Appliances - Tires - Used motor oil - Lead acid batteries
Wet paint - Yard waste - Electronics (TV's, computer components,
fax machines, DVD players, VCR's and DVR's)
For more information contact (608) 348-9586
Additional information can be found at www.fahertyincorporated.com
PLASTICS Household container plastics #1 through #7 are recyclable. Plastic bags(grocery, newspaper, etc.-no black or brown bags) that are clean and dry should be placed inside a clear or transparent bag and tied shut; full bag should be no larger than a basketball. Plastic items that are not recyclable include: Formed styrofoam peanuts and oil bottles.
METALS Tin and aluminum food, beverage and aerosol cans can be recycled. They should be empty and the plastic tops removed. Cardboard sided juice cans and paints cans are not recyclable. Small items of scrap metal may also be recycled (pots, pans, toasters, etc), nothing smaller than 2 inches or larger than a basketball and weighing more than 10 lbs.
GLASS Green, brown, blue and clear bottles and jars only. Windows, mirrors, glassware,ceramics and light bulbs are not recyclable.
PAPER Newspaper, magazines, office paper, phone books, paper milk and and juice carton and junk mail should be placed loose in the recycling bin. Tissue or paper towels, and candy wrappers are not recyclable. Gift wrapping paper (non-foil type) is also recyclable.
CARDBOARD All cardboard boxes including paperboard (cereal boxes, etc) are recyclable. Wax and plastic coated cardboard are not recyclable. Please flatten boxes; pieces should be no larger than 3 feet by 3 feet.
Recyclables may be mixed in clear or transparent bags and placed in bins.
Drivers look for the bins to determine if a stop is needed.
Please rinse containers.
Preparing recyclables correctly is important for the Recycling Centers
automated single-stream sorting process. Proper preparation ensures that recyclables will not
be land filled, helping keep your communities' cost down.