Council denied a claim from Walgreen Co. on Monday night that
claimed their two properties in West Bend were excessively assessed.
According to the claim for excessive assessment by Walgreen Co.’s
attorney Reinhart Attorneys at Law, the company is entitled to a
refund of $158,166.
It states in 2013 the city imposed a tax of $140,589 on the
Washington Street property and $118,667 on the Main Street property.
The claim states the correct amount of property tax on both
properties should be no higher than $50,544.
During the Finance Committee meeting Monday night, City Assessor
Jeff Yoder said his office recommended the Common Council deny the
claim for both parcels at 1720 W. Washington St. and 1921 S. Main
“Walgreen Co. did appear at the Board of Review for these two
properties, but they were denied a hearing because they did not
provide any documents requested by the Board of Review,” Yoder said.
District 8 Alderman Roger Kist made a motion to deny the claim, it
According to a Daily News article in May, Walgreen Co. has fought
against what it claims are excessive property tax assessments in
other states as well.
The company has 8,699 locations in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.