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Courthouse to remain closed in June

By Staff | Jun 5, 2020

The Pierce County Courthouse will remain closed for another month.

During a regular meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse, county commissioners Terry Hoffert and Mike Christenson and Commission Chairman Dave Migler agreed the courthouse should be closed to the public-opened by appointment only-through June. The board also reviewed work-from-home progress reports from County Recorder Lori Miron and County NDSU Extension Agent Yolanda Schmidt and decided that employees currently working from home would continue to do so through June.

During the regular meeting, other actions from the board included:

– Accepting a bid from RDO Equipment for a 2020 four-wheel drive motor grader for $338,500.

– Approving a change order for $193,693.94 for sub-grade repairs on a county road project.

– Meeting with Tax Director Kelsey Siegler as part of the County Board of Equalization. The board approved 2020 tax assessments and inundated acres.

– Approving a motion for the chair to sign the Tunbridge Plat.

– Approving a conditional use permit application for B&J Excavating for a borrow pit and an aggregate mining operation.

– Approving a motion to sign a county deed to Gregory & Debora Mack.

– Approving contributing $1767.50, providing the city contribute the same amount, for the Heart of America Medical Center to calibrate AEDs in the courthouse, sheriff and police vehicles, schools, churches and fire departments.

– Approving writing a letter of support to the City of Rugby for extending the Renaissance Zone.

– Approving May meeting minutes, bills, financial statements, treasurer’s checks and Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center bills and financials.

Commissioners Ashley Berg and Mike Brossart were absent for the meeting.

– Tribune Staff Report

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