To: Town Board Members
From: John Olson, Town Administrator
Date: November 22, 2013
Please take time to read this week’s Friday Memo- -a general recap of the week and upcoming news. As always, should you like more information, I ask that you call the office, e-mail or stop in. Thanks for your continued support.
Received the determination from the WI Dept of Revenue that the chargebacks for 2009 due to the Tax Assessment Lawsuit are not allowed. According to DOR, “Since the assessment error did not exist in the previous year’s assessment – 2008, the equalized value was not impacted.” What this means is the Town’s share of the total refunds will increase from 10-15% of the 819K in refunds already paid to 45% or 369K. Seeking clarification from the Dept of Revenue on their decision to allow years 2010 & 2011, but deny 2009. And I will also be in communication with the other taxing districts (schools, county) impacted to see if they now have interest in a cooperative effort to help try and collect the loss through litigation. And remember, we still do not know the results of the plaintiffs appeal….the total refund amounts will substantially increase if they win on appeal.
2014 Budget was recently presented and adopted. No local tax levy increase budgeted for next year—exactly the same as 2013.
The draft of the Employee Handbook has been revised following the COW comments. Let me know if you have other non-policy edits/typos etc. You will be discussing again at December’s COW before the December Board Meeting consideration.
The Park Committee will be reconsidering the Park Contractor’s contract at their December meeting. You will be considering the contract as well at the December 17 Board Meeting.
Buoy Permit enforcement will be discussed at next month’s Police Committee. Please contact Dixie for permitting questions and forms.
All Assessed Values for the Town are available online at accurateassessor.com.
The Highway Shop is a “free drop-off site” for Waste Oil that is used for heating purposes.
Enjoy your weekend and Happy Thanksgiving! Town Hall will be closed next Thursday and Friday.
Meetings next week: None scheduled at this time
Visit this page every Friday to see a recap of the week.
Feel free to call or email or stop in the office for more info!