Town of Oregon
Special Meeting Minutes
June 8, 2006
Chairperson Gerald Jensen called the Special Board Meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Present: Darryl Weber, Wayne Ace, Pen Beasley, Phil VanKampen, Gerald Jensen, Assessor Andy Blomstrom and Clerk Denise Arnold.
2 Guests present.
Assessor Andy Blomstrom received a letter from Attorney Mark Hazelbaker’s office on behalf of his client Dan Levine. Mr. Levine has stated that he does not want Mr. Blomstrom to perform the assessment nor does he want anyone directly that has been supervised or biased by the current assessor.
The Board does not want additional expense to be incurred at the taxpayer’s expense. They thought that Mike Grota of Grota Appraisals could perform the assessment for the Levine properties without being biased and no additional expense to the taxpayers of the Town of Oregon.
The Clerk shared an e-mail from Mike Grota, stating that he was prepared to assess the Levine properties. If a second assessor is needed it should be at the expense of the Levine’s. Andy will contact Mr. Grota to request his assessment services for the Levine’s. The assessor also requested to have the option to seek assistance from the Town’s Attorney Mr. Larry Bechler. The clerk will compose a letter to the Levine’s and copy to Attorney Mark Hazelbaker explaining that Mr. Grota will conduct the assessment. Mr. Blomstrom will have the final approval of the assessment.
Motion made by Phil VanKampen to adjourn, seconded by Pen Beasley. Motion carried.
Denise R. Arnold
Denise R. Arnold
Town of Oregon, Clerk
1138 Union Road
Oregon, WI 53575
Phone 608-835-3200 Fax 608-835-2235