TOWN OF HILES
Ordinance # 05-99
Town of Hiles Assessor Ordinance
Section 1: Title/Purpose
This ordinance is entitled the 'Town of Hiles Town Assessor Ordinance". The purpose of this ordinance is to define the procedures under which the Town of Hiles selects an appointed assessor and to generally describe the duties of the Assessor of the Town of Hiles.
Section 2: Authority
The Town Board of the Town of Hiles has the specific authority, powers,
and duties, pursuant to Sec. 60.10 and 60.307, Wis. Stats., and has with
the authorization of the Town meeting, additional statutory authority,
powers, and duties related to assessors. The electors of the Town of Hiles
have, by authorization of the Town meeting of April 13, 1999 provided the
authority and power to the Town Board of the Town of Hiles to select and
retain Town Assessors.
Section 3: Adoption of Ordinance
The Town Board of the Town of Hiles has, by the adoption of this
ordinance, confirmed the specific statutory authority, powers and duties
established in Chapter 60, 66, 70, and 79 Wis. Stats., and has
established, pursuant to the above noted chapters and this ordinance,
other statutory authority, powers and duties of the Town Assessor of the
Town of Hiles. The Town Board of the Town of Hiles has the authority to
select and retain assessors. The Town Board of the Town of Hiles shall
appoint the Town Assessor and his/her assistants or an independent
contractor assessor on the basis of merit, experience, and general
qualification. The term of appointment for the assessor and the contract
made with the assessor will be for a period not to exceed three years.
Section 4: General Statutory Authority, Powers and Duties of Town
The Town Assessor of the Town of Hiles shall have all the statutory
authority, powers, and duties for property tax assessment required of the
Town Assessor pursuant to Chapters 60, 66, 70, and 79 Wis. Stats.
In general it is expected that the Town Assessor will be familiar with
the local conditions in the Town of Hiles and perform all work in a
complete and professional manner to maintain accurate values for real and
personal property within the Town in accordance with the "Wisconsin
Property Assessment Manual" as provided in Wis. Stats. 70.32 and 70.34.
This includes responsibilities such as, but not necessarily limited to the
1) Maintain Property Record Cards for real property within the Town
adequate to support the value of each property parcel.
2) Value improvements and new construction using generally acceptable
appraisal practices, cost manuals, and software packages.
3) Conduct annual open book conferences.
4) Attend annual Board of Review and testify on behalf of assessed
5) Prepare real and personal property assessment roll and deliver
completed roll to the Town Clerk on or before the first Monday in May
unless another date is agreed to by the Board.
6) If requested, meet with the Town Board of Supervisors to discuss
property assessment practices for the Town and status of valuations within
7) In accordance with a process mutually acceptable to the Town
Assessor and the Town Board of Supervisors, assess each Major Class of
Property at full value at least once in every five year period and within
10 percent of full value at least once during every four year period per
Wis. Stats. 70.05.
Section 5: Effective Date
This ordinance shall be effective upon passage and publication as provided by law.
Adopted this 12th day of May, 1999
Karl Tauer, Town Chairperson
Mike Votis, Town Supervisor
Chuck Hill, Town Supervisor
Cathleen Votis, Town Clerk