Board of Review WisLine Training
Board of Review WisLine Training is coming again in April and May 2013 from UW-Extension Local Government Center. This time it will arrive wherever you want to learn. You will no longer have to attend at a WisLine site, but can listen in your office, home or wherever you have access to a telephone. When you register you will receive an email that will include program materials in PDF format, a toll free number and a passcode to join the program. For an additional fee, printed materials can be sent to you through the mail.
The program is part of the Local Government Essentials WisLine Series. You can register online or by phone at (608) 262-0810 for anyone of four WisLine broadcasts. The WisLine program is includes recorded lectures, demonstrations and question-and-answer session with our expert presenters. The program will satisfy the Department of Revenue certified training requirement for Board of Review. The WisLine is scheduled for the following dates and times:
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 (10:30 am – 12:50 pm)
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 (10:30 am – 12:50 pm)
Thursday, May 2, 2013 (10:30 am – 12:50 pm)
Tuesday, May 7, 2013 (10:30 am – 12:50 pm)
If you cannot make a live broadcast, you can also register for a CD recording and the PDF materials of the program. Listening to the recording also satisfies the Department of Revenue certification requirement.
What is board of review training? Each year every city, town and village must conduct a board of review. The board of review is a quasi-judicial appeal body responsible for reviewing objections by property owners to their property assessment. Wisconsin law requires that at least one member of the municipal board of review receive certified training within two years of the first two-hour meeting of the first board of review meeting. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities recommend that more than one member receive certified training for a more informed board, to cover board vacancies and other unforeseen circumstances.
Certification for your participation is a self-certifying process established by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Each board member attending the training completes an exam and the affidavit provided in the program materials. The completed exam and affidavit of attendance is filed with your clerk, who will file an online affidavit with the Department of Revenue.