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August 23, 2011 Board of Review

Town of Lincoln
 Board of Review
August 23, 2011

The Board of Review was called to order at 9:01 a.m. by Chairman Dick
Stoegbauer.  Present: Stoegbauer, Supervisors, Brian Uttech, Jim
Croker, and Leon Kukanich, Clerk/Treasurer, Shelly Sauvola, Town
Assessor, Mike Muelver of Peterson Appraisals and Attorney, Lindsay
Erickson.  Supervisor, Bruce Richter absent, excused.  

Verification by Stoegbauer, meeting notice properly posted/published. 
Voice Vote by Board to approve the agenda as presented.

Verification of Board of Review Certification.  Currently certified
members, Croker, Sauvola, Stoegbauer, Kukanich and Richter.

The Assessor Affidavit read by Muelver.  The assessment roll was
signed by Assessor Muelver and Clerk Sauvola.

Assessor Muelver reported to the Board the list of Notices of Amended
Assessments at Open Book.  Motion to approve by Kukanich, seconded by
Croker.  Voice Vote:  Motion carried.

The board heard testimony from the following:

Edward Gilomen, 4871 Thurber Trail (parcel # 014-673-03 and
#014-673-01)

Clerk Sauvola swore in Don Sojka, Agent for Gilomen and Assessor
Muelver. Board heard testimony from Sojka.  Sojka contesting that the
2011 assessment too high, land has a considerable amount of swamp and
the water frontage is not good.  Sojka also questioned the change in
classification from Forest to Residential.  Art Senika, present on
behalf of Gilomen also sworn in by Sauvola.  Board heard testimony
from Assessor Muelver.  No sales comparisons were supplied from Sojka
or Senika.

Roll call vote by board to uphold the assessorís value for parcel
014-673-03, in the amount of $37,500, land/total assessment. 
Kukanich, aye; Croker aye; Uttech, aye; and Sauvola aye. Roll call
vote by the board to uphold the assessorís value for parcel
014-673-01, $63,000 land, $285,500 improvements, $348,500 total
assessment.  Roll Call Vote:  Kukanich, aye; Croker aye; Uttech, aye;
and Sauvola aye.

William and Joy Vanden Heuvel, 1053 Circle Drive, parcel #014-1997

Clerk Sauvola swore in William and Joy Vanden Heuvel and Assessor
Muelver.  Board heard testimony from the objectors.  W. Vanden Heuvel
contesting that the 2011 assessment $251,000 land and $113,600
improvements for a total of $365,500 is about $100,000 in excess of
what they purchased the property for in December of 2010, $264,600. 
Vanden Heuvel claims the sale was based on an armís length transaction
and the 2011 assessment isnít fair or realistic.  Board heard
testimony from Assessor Muelver.

Uttech stated that the purchase did appear to be an armís length
transaction in his estimation.
Roll call vote by board to uphold the assessorís value for the parcel,
Uttech, nay; Kukanich, aye; Croker aye; and Sauvola aye.

Jeffrey W Langkau, 4254 Hwy 70 East, parcel #014-1763

Clerk Sauvola swore in Jeffrey Langkau and Assessor Muelver.  Board
heard testimony from Langkau.  Langkau contesting that his assessment
never decreased, he has been taking siding off and replacing windows
for 2 years and expected to see a drop during that time frame.  His
home is currently one half sided.   Lankau feels that the 2011
assessment in the amount of  $41,600, land value and $82,900
improvements value, $124,500 in total is too high, especially now with
property values going down.  Board heard testimony from Assessor
Muelver.

Roll call vote by board to uphold the assessorís value for the parcel,
Uttech, aye; Kukanich, aye; Croker aye; and Sauvola aye.

Clerk Sauvola swore in Jerry Burkett, Agent for the Gaffney family,
John, Timothy and Thomas Gaffney as well as Assessor Muelver for all
testimony in the following cases.

John Gaffney, parcel #014-60-02 and Mary Whitney parcel #014-60-04

Board heard testimony from Jerry Burkett, Agent.  The Gaffney family
is contesting the 2011 assessments are too high.  The parcels donít
currently have an actual access road or utilities to the property. 
Burkett requested a decrease to the assessments for this year.  Board
heard testimony from Assessor Muelver.

Motion by Uttech to discount the 2011 assessments by 15% for being
unimproved parcels, seconded by Croker.  Roll Call Vote:  Kukanich,
aye; Croker aye; Uttech, aye; and Sauvola aye.

John Gaffney original land assessment $21,000, less 15% discount,
final land assessment $17,850
Mary Whitney original land assessment $22,900, less 15% discount,
final land assessment $19,465

Thomas Gaffney, Evergreen Road, parcel #014-447-01

Board heard testimony from Agent Burkett.  Gaffney contesting that his
2011 land assessment of $278,100 is too high.  Gaffney sold one third
of his water frontage/value and the assessment increased $55,000 from
previous year.  Board heard testimony from Assessor Muelver.  Muelver
states that there was an error in the previous assessment and that the
current assessment reflects the correction made.

Roll call vote by board to uphold the assessorís value for the parcel,
Uttech, aye; Kukanich, aye; Croker aye; and Sauvola aye.

Thomas Gaffney, parcel #014-60-01, John Gaffney, parcel #014-60-03,
Mary Whitney, parcel #014-60-05, Timothy Gaffney, parcel #014-60-06,
and Maureen Gaffney, parcel #014-60-07

Board heard testimony from Agent Burkett.  The Gaffney family is
contesting the 2011 assessments.  The family inherited the property
and divided it amongst themselves.   Agent Burkett feels the 2011
assessments are at the top of the market for prime lots that have the
benefit of actual access roads and utilities.  Burkett is requesting a
decrease in the 2011 assessments for being unimproved parcels.  Board
heard testimony from Assessor Muelver.

Motion by Uttech to discount Timothy Gaffney and Thomas Gaffney
parcels by 10% due to the fact they have power nearby and to discount
Mary Whitney, Maureen Gaffney, and John Gaffney by 15% for being
unimproved parcels, seconded by Kukanich.  Roll Call Vote: Croker,
aye; Uttech aye; Kukanich, aye; and Sauvola aye.

T. Gaffney, parcel #014-60-01 original land assessment, $224,300 less
10%, final assessment $201,870
 J. Gaffney, parcel #014-60-03 original land assessment, $207,100 less
15%, final assessment $176,035
M. Whitney, parcel #014-60-05 original land assessment, $207,900 less
15%, final assessment $176,715
T. Gaffney, parcel #014-60-06 original land assessment, $218,100 less
10%, final assessment $196,290
M. Gaffney, parcel #014-60-07 original land assessment, $258,000 less
15%, final assessment $219,300

American Legion Post 114 of Eagle River, 530 US Highway 45 South,
parcel #014-406-06

Clerk Sauvola swore in Agent James Lynn, Finance Officer and Assessor
Muelver.  Lynn contesting that the 2011 assessment for the parcel
$40,000, land and $83,200 for improvements (up 25%), was too high due
to the drop in property values.  No comparables were provided from
Lynn.  Board heard testimony from Assessor Muelver.  Muelver stated
that the unit was previously underassessed and it is now in line with
other storage buildings.

Roll call vote by board to uphold the assessorís value for the parcel,
Uttech, aye; Kukanich, aye; Croker aye; and Sauvola aye.

Anatole Kamentz, 4866 County Highway G was present to sign a notice of
amended assessment at open book and waiver of amended assessment
notification for parcel #014-833-06.  Motion to approve the amended
assessment in the amount of $31,600 land, $240,700 improvements for a
total of $272,300 by Kukanich, seconded by Stoegbauer.  Roll Call
Vote: Stoegbauer, aye; Kukanich, aye; Croker aye; Uttech, aye; and
Sauvola aye.

No other objections were filed.

Motion to adjourn the Board of Review by Uttech, seconded by
Stoegbauer. Voice Vote: Motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:12 p.m.



											
						 Shelly D. Sauvola, Clerk/Treasurer

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