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Pierce County holds public hearing for redistricting

By Staff | Aug 22, 2011

Following a public hearing on Friday, August 12, the Pierce County board of commissioners drafted a resolution for redistricting, as required by law (NDCC – chapter 11-07).

The county’s redistricting board had met on June 14 and July 22 after they realized that one district was over and three fell below the ten percent variance from the average population per commissioner. They reviewed four different options for redistricting and decided on option 4 which is outlined in the diagram.

Since there were no objections cited at the public hearing, the commissioners approved option 4 for redistricting.

The boundaries of the five districts is as follows:

District #1 contains 890 people in the townships of Juniata, Wolford, Union, Hurricane Lake, Rush Lake, Tofte and Torgerson and that part of the city of Rugby lying east of 2nd Avenue NE running south to 1st Street, then running west on 1st Street to Main Avenue South to the north side of 4th Street, thence running east along 4th Street to 6th Avenue SE, then north to 3rd Street, then going east along 3rd Street to the city boundary.

District #2 contains 918 people in the townships of Barton, East Barton, Spring Lake, Dewey and Walsh, and that part of the city of Rugby lying west of a line running south on 2nd Avenue NE to 1st Street then going west along 1st Street to Main Avenue, thence running South along Main Avenue to 6th Street, then running west along 6th Street to the city boundary.

District #3 contains 886 people in that part of the city of Rugby bounded on the north by a line described as beginning at the west boundary of the city of Rugby thence east along the line of the middle of 6th Street to the intersection of the mid-line of Main Avenue thence north to the intersection of the mid-line of 4th Street thence east along 4th Street to 6th Avenue SE thence north to 3rd Street SE then east along 3rd Street SE to 9th Avenue SE then along the east boundary of Prairie View Estates Addition to 9th Avenue SE, thence south to 6th Street SE, thence west along 6th Street SE to 3rd Avenue SE, thence south on 3rd Avenue to 10th Street, thence running west along 10th Street to U.S. Highway #3, thence south on U.S. Highway #3 to the city

boundary.

District 4 contains 829 people in the township of Christenson and that part of the city of Rugby lying east and north of a line commencing at the south boundary of the City at a point of intersection with the mid-line of U.S. Highway #3, thence north to the intersection of the mid-line of 10th Street, thence east to the intersection of the mid-line of 3rd Avenue, thence north to the intersection of the mid-line of 3rd Avenue, thence north to the intersection of the mid-line of 3rd Avenue, thence north to the intersection of the mid-line of 3rd Avenue, thence north to the intersection of the mid-line of 6th Street, thence east on 6th Street to city boundary.

District 5 contains 834 people in the townships of Meyer, Reno, Valley, Ness, Tuscarora, Jefferson, Sandale, Balta, Elverum, Elling, Girard, Rosedale, Antelope Lake, Hillside, Alexander, White, Truman and Hagel.

The average population per commissioner is 871 persons. However, after reviewing the various districts, following the law, and having no other practical cut-off line without significantly altering other districts’ populations, the variances from the average were approved.

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