TOWN OF PIERCE
KEWAUNEE, WISCONSIN

Wednesday July 14th, 2021  7:30 PM
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
PIERCE TOWN HALL

AGENDA


1. Call Meeting to Order
2. Roll Call
3. Reading of last month’s minutes
4. Treasurer Report
5. Assessor Report
6. Clerk Report
7. Zoning Report
8. Correspondence
9. Presentation of Claims
10. Old Business
11. New Business
12. County Board Report
13. Public Comment
14. Other matters as authorized by law
15. Set next meeting date
16. Adjourn
Notice prepared by Bonnie Selner for Brian Paplham, Town Chairman, & posted in the following locations:
1.     Pierce Town Hall
2.     The Grove – display box
3.     Town website  www.townofpierce.com

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NOTICE OF BOARD OF REVIEW & OPEN BOOK
FOR THE TOWN OF PIERCE, KEWAUNEE COUNTY

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of Review for the Town of Pierce, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin, as previously posted did meet on May 19th, 2021, at 7:15 p.m., at the Pierce Town Hall located at N6061 County Road D, Kewaunee,  WI, for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into session during the 45 day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, Pursuant to 70.47(1) Wis. Stats.

Due to the fact that the assessment role was not complete at that time, the Board of Review adjourned and will reconvene on August 19th, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis Stats., the Town of Pierce assessment roll for the 2021 assessment will be open for examination on August 12th, 2021 at the Town of Pierce Town Hall located at N6061 County Road D, Kewaunee,  WI, from 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. Instructional material about the assessment, how to file an objection and board of review procedures under Wisconsin Law will be available at that time.

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

       1.    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 enter onto property to conduct an exterior view of such property being assessed.

       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, 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 no later than 7 days before the first meeting of the board of review 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 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 office or by order of a court. The information that is provided under this paragraph, unless a court determines before the first meeting of the board of review 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 ill or disabled persons who present to the board a letter from a physician, surgeon, or osteopath that confirms their illness or disability. No other persons may testify by telephone unless the Board, in its discretion, has determined to grant a property owner’s or their representative’s request to testify under oath by telephone or written statement.   

       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.

Notice is hereby given this 11th day of July 2021.                  
Respectfully submitted,
Bonnie Selner – Clerk

Posted by Bonnie Selner, Pierce Town Clerk at the following locations:
1. Town Hall – outside display case
2. Town Hall – on door
3. The Grove – outside display case
4. Town Website – www.townofpierce.com

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF PIERCE

         The Town of Pierce Plan Commission will meet on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pierce Town Hall. 
         The commission will hear a request by Gary D. & Barbara C. Pazdera.  They wish to rezone 1.76 acres from B-1 Business to R-1 Residential.  Parcel is located on Alaska Lake Rd., Kewaunee.  It is the north parcel of Tax parcel 31 016 17.128.1. 
         Members of the commission will view the property prior to the hearing.  All interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. 

                                           Edith Lauscher
                                           Pierce Town Zoning Administrator

Prepared & Posted 7/5/2021
By Edith Lauscher, Zoning Administrator
Posting Location:
Pierce Town Hall-Outside Display Case;
The Grove-Outside Display Case; and
Town Website  www.townofpierce.com by Bonnie Selner, Clerk

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF PIERCE

          Please take notice that a Pierce Town Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. by the Pierce Town Zoning Board of Appeals at the Pierce Town Hall.  They will hear a request from Jeffrey R. Cmejla (Parcel No. 31 016 20.073) This is a continuance from May 26th meeting where BOA committee needed extra information regarding Agenda Item #4.

          He is requesting a variance to allow setbacks for an outdoor dining area closer than town zoning ordinance setback of 75 feet from centerline of County Road D. (44 ½ feet) Located at N6010 County Road D.  (Parcel No. 31 016 20.073)

          All interested parties are invited to attend and be heard.


                                                            Edith Lauscher
                                                            Pierce Town Zoning Administrator


Prepared & Posted 6/24/2021
By Edith Lauscher, Zoning Administrator
Posting Location:
Pierce Town Hall-Outside Display Case;
The Grove-Outside Display Case; 

Town Website  www.townofpierce.com by Bonnie Selner, Clerk



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