Sec. 70.47, Wis. Stats.
Yes. An alternate member can be removed for bias if the property owner follows state law (sec.
70.47(6m)(a)3, Wis. Stats.).
If a BOR member cannot attend the meeting, the municipality must have an alternate member(s) in place to attend.
There is no impact as long as a quorum (a majority of BOR members) of the BOR decides the case. The requirement is that the BOR (as a body) includes a trained member, but it is not necessary to have a trained member hear a specific objection if the trained member is removed. The trained member may remain in the room and is allowed to offer procedural advice to the BOR.
The assessor may only request removal of a BOR member for bias under state law (sec.
70.47(6m)(a)3, Wis. Stats.). Only the property owner may request removal without identifying a reason (sec.
70.47(6m)(a)1, Wis. Stats.).
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