Municipal Assessors Institute

2018 Municipal Assessors Institute 

September 11-14, 2018
Tundra Lodge
Green Bay, WI                                                                                    

Sponsor Eagleview


  1. Tuesday, September 11
  2. Wednesday, September 12
  3. Thursday, September 13
  4. Friday, September 14

8:00 a.m Golf Outing at Thornberry Creek (Shotgun Start)
Contact Alex Drews if you're interested in participating:

1:00 p.m. Moderators' Meeting

1:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
(1) Law Updates 2018 Act 68, Trespass Laws & Open Records (Law/Mgmt)
DESCRIPTION: This 3.0 hour law and management class designed for assessors to identify and understand law changes affecting the notice process.  Open records processes will be addressed, identifying and defining best practices for your business.  Attendees will be provided the history and intent of the legislation and common sense approaches to address the new requirements, including assessment notices during revaluations, denials, waivers and inspection warrants.  The instructors will identify what each assessor needs to know when implementing the Act 68 process in their assessment districts.The second part identifies trespass laws that are still in place but have been impacted by the Dover case and how to avoid criminal trespass.  Business as usual will be the norm for many applications but there are critical aspects you need to be aware of to avoid potential conflicts.  The third section of the class addresses open records requirements, data storage and WPAM requirements for the PRC.  Attendees will learn time frames for requests, and use of digital replies.   Instructors will identify the must haves in a reply and go through a sample PRC to show what you may have been missing in the past.  Record retention in a digital world has changed, we will show how you can be compliant with the law by following the instruction provided.  Moderator:  Rick Rubow, Assessor, Wausau; Instructors:  Michelle Drea, City Assessor, Madison, and Kelly Altschul, Attorney, DOR
(2) WI Property Tax Litigation (Law/Mgmt)
DESCRIPTION:  Review of all recent assessment related court decisions, including the Supreme Court decision in Metropolitan and a number of recent decisions on agricultural use. Discuss recent dark store cases and WI legislation. Current exemption issues including personal property exemption for machinery tools and patterns.  Moderator: Mark Hanson, Retired City Assessor, Madison; Instructors:  Ryan Braithwaite, Attoney, Crivello Carlson; Jamie Staffaroni, Assistant City Attorney, City of Madison; Dana Erlandsen, Chief Counsel, DOR

6:00 p.m. Opening Night Reception

Future Municipal Assessors Institutes

2019  Heidel House Resort, Green Lake  September 17-20

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