Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing Concerning

Discontinuance of Unbuilt Right of Way

Plat of ­­­­New Rockford

Town of Prairie Lake, Barron County, WI

 

October 14, 2020 – 5:00 p.m.

 

A public hearing will be held before the Town Board of the Town of Prairie Lake at 5:00 p.m. on October 14, 2020 at the Town Hall, located at 796 21st Street Chetek, WI for the purpose of considering a Town Board Resolution to discontinue a platted but un-built portion of a right of way located in the Plat of New Rockford all in the Town of Prairie Lake.

Following the public hearing, action may be taken on vacating the following:

A part of a Town Road as platted in New Rockford, located in Government Lot 2 of Section 3, T. 33 N., R. 11 W., Town of Prairie Lake, Barron County, Wisconsin, more particularly described as:

Commencing at the East 1/4 Corner of said Section 3; thence S89°55’06”W, 839.94 feet; thence N 00°45’56”W, 1313.38 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence S 88°09’43”W, 57.74 feet; thence N 85°40’01”W, 116.00 feet; thence N 86°49’50”E, 173.43 feet; thence S 00°45’56”E, 16.50 feet to the Point of Beginning.

Megan Giles, Town Clerk


Election Information

*In-person absentee voting will start October 20th, by appointment only. Please call the clerk closer to the date you wish to vote on to make an appointment.

*Mail -in voters, please read thoroughly through the instructions on your ballot. Please use those instructions to make your selections and to make sure your vote counts. There has been a secure drop box installed at the town hall for ballot drop offs. 

*If you are not registered to vote or would like to request an absentee ballot, please visit myvote.wi.gov to do so.

As always, please call the clerk if you have any questions. 


Board of Review Notice

NOTICE OF THE BOARD OF REVIEW
for the TOWN OF PRAIRIE LAKE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Prairie Lake shall hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Meeting Room of the Prairie Lake Municipal Building, 796 21st Street, Chetek, Wisconsin.

Due to extenuating circumstances of the COVID -19 VIRUS the Open Book and Board of Review will be conducted via telephone for 2020.  This is subject to change due to CDC recommendations.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

  1. Persons will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone. No person will be allowed 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 the property to conduct an exterior view of such property being assessed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you will need to call in to the board of review at 715-643-2081 to speak with the assessor.
  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, 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 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 Prairie Lake 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 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 persons wishing to testify. This is under extenuating circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of our board, assessor and community members.
  8. No person may appear before the board of review to 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 19th day of August, 2020.

TOWN OF PRAIRIE LAKE
Megan Reichert, Clerk
715-924-2580   [email protected]


Board of Review Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Prairie Lake shall hold its first meeting on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the Meeting Room of the Prairie Lake Municipal Building, 796 21st Street, Chetek, Wisconsin.

Due to extenuating circumstances of the COVID -19 VIRUS the Open Book and Board of Review will be conducted via telephone for 2020.  This is subject to change due to CDC recommendations.

Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the board of review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:

  1. Persons will be allowed to appear before the board of review, to testify to the board by telephone. No person will be allowed 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 the property to conduct an exterior view of such property being assessed. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic you will need to call in to the board of review at 715-643-2081 to speak with the assessor.
  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, 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 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 Prairie Lake 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 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 persons wishing to testify. This is under extenuating circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of our board, assessor and community members.
  8. No person may appear before the board of review to 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 19th day of August, 2020.

TOWN OF PRAIRIE LAKE
Megan Reichert, Clerk
715-924-2580   [email protected]


Notice of Open Book

NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK

for the TOWN OF PRAIRIE LAKE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Open Book for the Town of Prairie Lake shall be held on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Prairie Lake Municipal Building, 796 21st Street, Chetek, Wisconsin.

The assessor, Kelly Owen, will be present at Open Book, and the assessment roll will be open for public inspection.

If you have any questions or concerns about your assessment, you should call in for Open Book to discuss these with the assessor in an informal setting. During these times, phone calls will be requested instead of in person meetings. Please call the assessor at (715) 643-2081 between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM the night of open book.

Megan Reichert, Clerk


New Clerk Summer Hours

New clerk summer hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. If the clerk happens to be out of the office due to a meeting, please leave a voicemail on the Town’s answering machine and she will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Burning Permits Now Being Issued

Burning permits are now being issued as normal. You can contact your municipal clerk to obtain one or you may stop by the town hall and fill one out in the drop box outside the office.