[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Genesee at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The membership of the Board of Review shall be as described in § 70.46(1), Wis. Stats.
Pursuant to §§ 70.47(6m)(c) and 70.46(1), Wis. Stats., the Town Board allows for appointments of alternates to serve on the Board of Review in the event a Board member is removed or unable to serve for any reason. The Town Chairman shall appoint, subject to confirmation of the Town Board, one alternate member for a term of five years. The Town Chairman may appoint, subject to confirmation of the Town Board, alternate members in addition to the one required alternate member. If more than one alternate member is appointed, the Town Chairman, subject to confirmation of the Town Board, shall designate one of the existing or newly appointed members as first alternate, one as second alternate, and so forth to establish the priority of all alternate members. The terms of any additional alternate members shall be for five years, unless that term must be reduced by one or more years at the time of appointment to ensure that no two alternate members' terms end in the same year. The first alternate member shall act with full power when three members are absent, refuse, or are otherwise unavailable to hear an objection. The second alternate member (if any) shall act with full power when four members (or three members and the first alternate member) are absent, refuse or are otherwise unavailable to hear an objection. Additional alternate members (if any) shall act, in order of their priority, when necessary to provide three members/alternate members to hear any objection.
Pursuant to § 70.47(7)(af), Wis. Stats., income and expense information provided by a property owner to the Assessor for the purposes of establishing the valuation for assessment purposes by the income method of valuation shall be confidential and not a public record open to inspection or copying under § 19.35(1), Wis. Stats. Notwithstanding the foregoing, an officer may make disclosure of such information under the following circumstances:
The Assessor has access to such information in the performance of his/her duties.
The Board of Review may review such information when needed, in its opinion, to decide upon a contested assessment.
Another person or body has the right to review such information due to the intimate relationship of the duties of an office or as set by law.
The officer is complying with a court order.
The person providing the income and expense information has contested the assessment level at either the Board of Review or by filing a claim for excessive assessment under § 74.37, Wis. Stats., in which case the records are open and public.
Filing documents with the Clerk of the Board of Review may be accomplished in person, by mail, by facsimile transmission or by e-mail transmission. In each case the document is not deemed to be filed until, and it is only deemed to be filed if, it is complete and it is actually received by the Clerk in hand, in the case of in-person delivery, mail or facsimile, or it is opened by the Clerk, in the case of e-mail. No document transmitted by facsimile transmission or by e-mail transmission while the Board of Review is in session shall be deemed filed with the Clerk during the session. Any message left orally by telephone voice recording or other electronic means, similarly, is not deemed to be received until such message is actually heard by the Clerk. The party transmitting the document or message is solely responsible for ensuring its timely and complete receipt and filing.