Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn
Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!
TO ALL RESIDENTS:
Most of you have received notification from the Village assessor regarding a change in your assessment. The change in assessment reflects the most recent market value of your property. The changes do not necessarily mean that your taxes will increase or decrease. Property taxes will be ultimately influenced by the mill rate that is determined after the village, county, technical school and school district budgets for the coming year are finished in November.
The formula used to determine mill rate is based on the budgets for next year, the equalized value of all property in each county not just Brooklyn, and the total of all assessments in the Village. What you are seeing currently is the first step in the process. Next steps will ensue as budgets are established, the mill rate is formulated and the 2020 property taxes are then determined.
NOTICE OF OPEN BOOK AND BOARD OF REVIEW
STATE OF WISCONSIN
VILLAGE OF BROOKLYN,
DANE & GREEN COUNTIES, WISCONSIN
Board of Review will meet on the 4th Day of June, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Village Hall,
210 Commercial St., Brooklyn, WI, for the purpose of calling the Board of Review into
session during the forty-five (45) day period beginning on the 4th Monday of April, pursuant
to s. 70.47(1), Wis. Stats.
Due to the fact the assessment roll is not completed at this time, the Board of Review will be adjourned until the 25th Day of June, 2019, 6 p.m.
Pursuant to s. 70.45, Wis. Stats. the assessment roll for the Year 2019 assessment will be open
for examination commencing on the 20th day of May, 2019, at 7 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday
Additionally, the assessor shall be available for Open Book at the Village Hall,
210 Commercial Street, on the 22nd day of May, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to
7 p.m. and on the 23rd of May from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Instructional
material will be provided at the Open Book to persons who wish to object to valuations under 70.47 Wis. Stats.
Please be advised of the following requirements to appear before the Board of Review and procedural requirements if appearing before the board:
- 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 Open book shall occur no less than 7 days prior to the board of review.
- 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
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 the person supplies the assessor with all the information about income and expenses, as specified in the assessor's manual under 73.03 (2a), Wis. Stats., that the assessor requests. The Village of Brooklyn 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 determines that it is inaccurate, is not subject to the right of inspection and copying under s. 19.35 (1), Wis. stats.
- 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 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.
- 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 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 26th day of April, 2019.
Village of Brooklyn
Posted April 26, 2019
Published May 2, 2019
ADRC - AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES
This information has been moved and can be found under the Community - Links Tab at the top of the this page.
Dane County Library Service Bookmobile
The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to check us out on
Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 in
Brooklyn, at the gazebo
For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.
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