Dove Plaza disputing Slinger property tax assessment

By JOE VANDELAARSCHOT - Daily News Staff

Feb. 6, 2018

Multiple signs advertising for leasing options for stores in the Dove Plaza
are seen on Monday morning in Slinger.
John Ehlke/Daily News

SLINGER — The next meeting between village officials and the owners of the Dove Plaza strip mall could be in court.

At Monday night’s regular meeting of the Slinger Village Board, Treasurer Margaret Wilber told trustees that last week the village had received notice of a claim of excessive assessment made by the owner of Dove Plaza, which is at 1054 E. Commerce Blvd.

“This was presented as an objection at the 2017 Board of Review and the Board’s finding was that the assessor’s valuation of $3,102,400, was appropriate,” Wilber said. “The property owner is again saying that the assessed value should be about half that amount, or $1,510,665.”

Wilber said the 2017 taxes for the property have been paid as required by statutes covering this type of claim.

“In accordance with the procedure used for these claims the matter was forwarded to our insurance provider and they have assigned it to legal counsel for defense of the claim,” Wilber said. “The village has 90 days to review the claim and if no action is taken within that time it will considered a denial of the claims. Their next step after that would be going to circuit court.”

Wilber said she believed the insurance provider would take its time in examining the claim and “would probably take their time in making a decision.”