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By Staff | Jul 10, 2021

MAY EXPENDITURES

HACTC Res.fund $770.00, City of

Rugby $2,072.68, Ndpers $478.11,

AHDI $63,900.00, UPS $23.14,

Northern Plains Elec. $169.00 ,Ndtc

$2,646.67, Computer Store $145.99,

Ndtc $798.85, Pierce Co.Payroll

Acct. $78,048.80, Pierce co.treas.

$635.21, Baltimore Co. OCS

$833.00, J.P. Morgan $2,951.86,

Otter Tail $8,659.65, Pierce

Co.payroll acct. $93,433.90, Pierce

co.treas. $819.57, Nationwide

$4,285.56, Security Benefit

$1,644.26, Colonial Life $51.75,

Ebix Health $68.45, Aflac $1,468.04,

Pitney Bowes $148.59, Pierce

co.payroll acct. $37,885.89, Pierce

co.treas. $342.08, Pierce co.payroll

acct. $34.54 , NDPHIT $70,919.71,

Ndpers $29,597.64, HACTC

$37,696.45, Christenson, Mike

$101.36, Migler, David $358.40,

Thomas Law $770.00, Fursather,

Karin $168.00, Ramkota Hotel

$86.40, ND Assoc. of Counties

$50.00, Mack Law $383.70, Pierce

co.treas. $53.72, Advanced Busi-

ness Methods $202.84, B & M Laun-

dry $98.33, Steins $524.95, Rugby

H. Hank $71.90, Rugby Lawn &

Tree Care $475.00, Circle Sanitation

$156.00, Dakota Fire Extinguishers

$237.84, City of Rugby $644.50,

Pierce Co.Tribune $423.42, Clute

Office $112.93, U.S.Records

Midwest $256.84, Pierce co.treas.

$247.75, ITD $3,464.66, City of

Rugby $559.40, Rugby Service

$1,452.15, Envision $269.36, Peace

Garden Peace Officers $50.00, Em-

blem Enterprises $439.47, Siegler,

Joshua $50.00, HACTC $7,714.05,

Redwood Toxicology lab $50.13,

Anderson Funeral $610.00,

Wieler,Tanya $1,000.00, Tao In-

teractive $599.95, I Solved $240.35,

Matthew Bender $299.13, ND State

Radio $1,089.08, Environmental

Abate.serv. $8,600.00, Wold En-

gineering $21,313.20, Otter Tail

$227.10, Envision $7,415.42, RDO

$2,738.01, Praxair $136.41, Rugby

Welding $68.25, Newman Signs

$271.70, Zeien,Paul $137.76, Zach-

er, James $80.00, Montonye,Ronald

$322.33, Clubhouse Hotel $345.60,

ITD $56.83, Polar Comm. $6.00,

NDTC $203.66, Kuntz,Eric $136.64,

ND Comm. Corr.Assoc. $135.20

Grand Total $506,035.11

(July 10, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 35-2021-PR-00011

IN DISTRICT COURT, PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of

Rodney Leon Olson, deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the undersigned has been appointed

Personal Representative of the

above Estate. All persons having

claims against the said deceased

are required to present their claims

within three months after the date of

the first publication of this Notice or

said claims will be forever barred.

Claims must either be presented to

Tamie Dunn, Personal Representa-

tive of the Estate of Rodney Leon

Olson, c/o Olson & Burns P.C., P.O.

Box 1180, Minot, ND 58702-1180,

or filed with the Court.

Dated this 3rd day of June, 2021.

/s/Tamie Dunn

Tamie Dunn

Richard P. Olson (ID# 03183)

OLSON & BURNS P.C.

P. O. Box 1180

Minot, North Dakota 58702-1180

701-839-1740

rpolson@minotlaw.com

Attorneys for Personal Representa-

tive

(July 3-10-17, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

JUNE 1, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in regular ses-

sion on June 1, 2021. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

8:00 A.M., with members Christen-

son, Brossart, Hoffert and Berg

present. Also present were Steve

Jacobson and Doug Schneider.

Chairman Migler led the Pledge of

Allegiance. Moved by Hoffert and

seconded by Christenson, to ap-

prove the consent agenda. Motion

carried. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Brossart, to accept the

May minutes as mailed. Motion car-

ried. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Hoffert, to approve

those bills previously paid and those

yet unpaid were ordered paid. Mo-

tion carried. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Brossart, to accept the

financial report for the month of May.

Motion carried. Board reviewed bids

for demolishing a residence, located

at 105 1st St NE, Rugby, ND.

Moved by Christenson and second-

ed by Brossart to award the bid to

Schneider Custom Hauling, in the

amount of $7,500.00 Motion carried.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to approve Treasurer’s

checks #6167-6170, in the amount

of $2,368.18, for the month of May.

Motion carried. Josh Siegler, Pierce

County Sheriff and Mike Graner, Jail

Administrator, joined the meeting.

Josh Siegler, Pierce County Sheriff,

met and gave the board a report for

the month of May, for his depart-

ment. Total calls-53; Medical

calls-5; Fire calls-6; Traffic Ac-

cidents-1; Assist Other Agencies-13;

Prisoner Transports-7; Arrests-7; Ci-

tations-8; Papers served-26; War-

rants served-4. Board reviewed Off-

icer fee reports and hourly workers

time sheets. Board recessed to sit

on the HACTC Board. Mike Graner,

Jail Administrator, HACTC, went

over the bills. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Christenson, to ap-

prove those bills previously paid and

those yet unpaid were ordered paid,

for the month of May, for the

HACTC. Motion carried. Moved by

Christenson and seconded by Hof-

fert, to approve the financial report

for the month of April, for the

HACTC. Motion carried. Mike

Graner, Jail Administrator, HACTC,

gave the board an update on the in-

mate population for the month of

May, which was 97. High 105. June

currently has 94. Bookings 41;

Releases-42. Pierce County inmates

for May 7. Mike went over the profit

and loss for the HACTC. There was

a profit of $3,974.33, for the month

of April. Personnel 23/24 officer po-

sitions filled. Job is posted on

Indeed. Board discussed with Mike

Graner, Jail Administrator, the fi-

nances of the HACTC & employees.

Mike presented a food contract for

the HACTC Facility, which will start

on July 1, 2021, and end on June

30, 2022. The cost of the food con-

tract is an increase of 3.7%. Mike

gave the board a few revenue pro-

jection scenarios for the 2022 budg-

et year.

1.Average daily population of 93,

with 72 being marshals; $79.00 for

US Marshall boarding; $76.00 for

counties or

2.Average daily population 97, with

76 being marshals; $80.00 for US

Marshall boarding; $77.00 for coun-

ties

Mike shared bids he received from

Drive and McGuire’s for a new tran-

sport vehicle. Moved by Christen-

son and seconded by Berg, author-

izing Mike Graner to purchase a

Chrysler Voyager L, in the amount of

$25,702, with additional costs for

necessary partitions and radio. Mo-

tion carried. Board reconvened at

9:20 A.M, with all members present.

Board reviewed correspondence

from North Dakota Telephone Com-

pany, on an application and permit

for utility and road drilling on county

right of way. Moved by Brossart and

seconded by Christenson, to ap-

prove the application from North

Dakota Telephone, for directional

bore on 30th Ave NE, Township 156

North, Range 72 West. Motion car-

ried. Board reviewed correspon-

dence from NDDOT, on the up-

coming Road Project SC-3500 (021)

CMC 3505, East 9 miles to ND 3 &

Selz East 3 miles to County Line for

Reshaping and Regraveling 12.086

miles. Moved by Hoffert and

seconded by Berg, authorizing the

chairman, auditor and states attor-

ney, to sign the county federal aid

contract with NDDOT & B & J Exca-

vating, Inc., on Road Project

SC-3500 (021). Motion carried.

Galen J. Mack, States Attorney,

joined the meeting. Discussion with

Galen was on farming that is

currently being done on the county

road right of way, and if the $500 as-

sessed fee should be added to the

parcels. Galen is going to review

the letter that was sent out previous-

ly and he stated he will also send

out another letter to those that are in

violation. Public hearing was at 9:30

A.M, regarding a conditional use

permit, submitted by Central Point

Landfill & Transfer Station, LLC, for

“inert land fill and transfer station”,

located in Lot 2, Section 1, Town-

ship 155 North, Range 73 West.

Dan Ruby, Circle Sanitation, was

present and answered questions

from the board. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Brossart, to issue a

conditional use permit to Central

Point Landfill & Transfer Station,

LLC, provided they follow all State,

Federal and Local guidelines and

not to exceed 5 loads gravel, as

needed within the 1/2 mile. Motion

carried. Public hearing was held on

a conditional use permit from Susag

Sand & Gravel, for a “gravel pit”, lo-

cated in the N1/2 of Section 3,

Township 151 North, Range 73

West. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Hoffert, to approve the

conditional use permit to Susag

Sand & Gravel, for a gravel pit. Mo-

tion carried. Board recessed to sit on

the Board of Equalization meeting at

10:00 A.M. Board recessed at 11:40

A.M. from the Board of Equalization

meeting. Board reconvened at 11:40

A.M., with all members present.

Board reviewed abatement applica-

tion submitted by Richard A. Oksen-

dahl, for tax years 2019 & 2020

(2021-12 & 13), on the following

described property, as Lot 20, Block

4, Sikes 2nd Addition, located in the

City of Rugby. After review, moved

by Hoffert and seconded by

Christenson, to approve the abate-

ment application for tax years 2019

& 2020, as it qualifies for homestead

credit. Motion carried. Berg gave

the board an update on the Com-

munity Service Program and that at

the advisory board meeting, Josh

Frey, States Attorney, was going to

see if Towner County would be in-

terested in joining the program, as

Ramsey County no longer has the

program. Board review correspon-

dence from Otis Elevator, on up-

grading the elevator at the court-

house. This was tabled to discuss

with our state’s attorney. Tyler

Berube, Butler Machinery Company

and Brian Kraft, RDO Equipment,

joined the meeting. Chairman Migler

called for the opening of the motor

grader bids. Bids were received

from RDO Equipment and Butler

Machinery Company. After review-

ing the bids, the board needed clarif-

ication from Galen J. Mack, States

Attorney. This was tabled until 1PM.

Board recessed at 12:40 P.M., to sit

on the Board of Equalization Meet-

ing. Board reconvened at 1:00 P.M.,

with all members present. Also

present were Galen J. Mack, States

Attorney, Brian Kraft, with RDO

Equipment and Tyler Berube, with

Butler Machinery Company. Galen

J. Mack, States Attorney, review the

specifications that were listed for a

new 2021- four-wheel drive motor

grader, with front wheel assist.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to accept the bid from

RDO Equipment, in the amount of

$345,500. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed correspondence with Galen

J. Mack, States Attorney, on a pro-

posal from Otis Elevator, for upgrad-

ing the elevator at the courthouse.

Berg was going to call Otis and ask

some questions before the board

makes any decisions. There being

no further business, Migler ad-

journed the meeting at 2:50 pm.

Seconded by Hoffert.

Karin Fursather, Auditor Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(July 10, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

June 21, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in special ses-

sion on June 21, 2021. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

7:30 A.M., with members Christen-

son, Brossart, Hoffert and Berg

present. Also present was Susan

Sitter, Pierce County Tribune. Board

met concerning the drought condi-

tions in Pierce County and to adopt

Drought Emergency Declaration.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Hoffert, to adopt the following

drought Emergency Declaration-

WHEREAS, Pierce County North

Dakota has the potential of having

abnormally dry conditions limiting

high quality foliage production and

creating poor grazing conditions for

livestock; and WHEREAS, all avail-

able resources remain committed to

protecting life and property; and

WHEREAS, the impact of dry condi-

tions could threaten the health,

well-being and safety of livestock, as

well as the livelihood of Farmers

and Ranchers within Pierce County;

and WHEREAS, the cost of

response may be far in excess of

available Pierce County resources.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT

RESOLVED, that the Board of Pi-

erce County Commissioners issue a

“Declaration of Emergency”, due to

drought for Pierce County, North

Dakota. All voting “Aye”. Declaration

adopted and is on file in the auditor’s

office. Board reviewed correspon-

dence on an amended Fire Emer-

gency, Fireworks Ban and Burn Ban

Declaration. Moved by Christenson

and seconded by Berg, to amend

the Fire Emergency and Burn Ban

Declaration dated May 4, 2021. Mo-

tion carried. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Brossart, to amend

Fire Emergency, Fireworks Ban and

Burn Ban Declaration for Pierce

County, North Dakota WHEREAS,

Pierce County North Dakota has en-

dured abnormally dry conditions,

compiled with high winds, which has

resulted in the potential for

numerous rural fires; and

WHEREAS, all available resources

remain committed to protecting life

and property; and WHEREAS, the

impact of fires could threaten the

health, well-being and safety of ci-

tizens in Pierce County; and

WHEREAS, the cost of response in

the inordinate equipment wear, may

be far in excess of available Pierce

County resources. NOW, THERE-

FORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the

Board of Pierce County Commis-

sioners issue a Fire Emergency De-

claration, Fireworks Ban and Burn

Ban, to include recreational burning,

garbage/pit burning, burning of farm-

land, cropland and/or ditches, and

the use of fire to demolish structures

when the North Dakota Fire Danger

Index is in the “High, Very High or

Extreme” Index and/or “Red Flag

Warning” has been issued for Pierce

County; however this does not ban

the use of grills or commercially sold

enclosed firepits, but it is required

that grills or enclosed fire devices,

be on a hard non-organic surface

and be a minimum of 15 feet away

from any dry vegetation, when the

Fire Danger Index is High, Very

High, or Extreme. The use of Fire-

works is banned within the limits of

Pierce County. This ban has been

issued for Pierce County, North

Dakota, expiring on October 31st,

2021. The daily Rangeland Fire In-

dex can be found at the following

website: www.ndresponse.gov. Any

individual who willfully violates this

burn ban, by local order NDCC

37-17.1-10.1, is guilty of a Class B

Misdemeanor. The maximum

penalties for a Class B Mis-

demeanor are up to 30 days in jail

and up to a $1500.00 fine. Dated

this 21st day of June, 2021 in Rug-

by, North Dakota. All voting “Aye”.

Declaration adopted and is on file in

the auditor’s office. There being no

further business, Chairman Migler

adjourned the meeting at 7:55 A.M.

Karin Fursather, Auditor Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(July 10, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

June 22, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in special ses-

sion on June 22, 2021. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

12:00 noon, with members Christen-

son, Brossart, Hoffert and Berg

present and Susan Sitter, Pierce

County Tribune. Discussion was

held on the amended Fire Emer-

gency, Fireworks Ban and Burn Ban

Declaration dated June 21, 2021.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Berg, to rescind the amended Fire

Emergency, Fireworks Ban and

Burn Ban Declaration. Upon roll call

vote- all voting “Aye”. Moved by Hof-

fert and seconded by Brossart, to

adopt the following Fire Emergency

and Burn Ban Declaration for Pierce

County, North Dakota, effective

June 22, 2021 as follows:

WHEREAS, Pierce County North

Dakota has endured abnormally dry

conditions compiled with high winds

which has resulted in the potential

for numerous rural fires; and

WHEREAS, all available resources

remain committed to protecting life

and property; and WHEREAS, the

impact of fires could threaten the

health, well-being and safety of ci-

tizens in Pierce County; and

WHEREAS, the cost of response in

the inordinate equipment wear, may

be far in excess of available Pierce

County resources. NOW, THERE-

FORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the

Board of Pierce County Commis-

sioners issue a Fire Emergency De-

claration and Burn Ban to include re-

creational burning, garbage/pit burn-

ing, burning of farmland, cropland

and/or ditches, and the use of fire to

demolish structures when the North

Dakota Fire Danger Index is in the

“high, Very High or Extreme” Index

and/or “Red Flag Warning” has been

issued for Pierce County; however,

this does not ban the use of grills or

commercially sold enclosed firepits;

but it is required that grills or en-

closed fire devices be on a hard,

non-organic surface, and be a

minimum of 15 feet away from any

dry vegetation when the Fire Danger

Index is Very High, or Extreme. The

use of Fireworks is banned when the

Fire Index is “High, Very High or Ex-

treme” or “Red Flag Warning” has

been issued. Be it also required, that

any controlled burn occurring within

the limits of Pierce County, be re-

ported to the Law Enforcement

Center, by calling (701)776-5245

and supplying the name of the

responsible party, contact number

and location of the burn, along with

any other information requested.

This ban will be in effect when the

North Dakota Fire Danger Index is in

the “High, Very High or Extreme” In-

dex and/or a “Red Flag Warning”

has been issued for Pierce County,

North Dakota, expiring on October

31, 2021. The Fire Index Rating and

Red Flag Warnings can be found at

the following website:

www.ndresponse.gov, Be mindful

that this may change throughout the

day, as conditions change. Any indi-

vidual who willfully violates this burn

ban by local order NDCC

37-17.1-10.1, is guilty of a Class B

Misdemeanor. The maximum

penalties for a Class B Mis-

demeanor are up to 30 days in jail

and up to a $1500.00 fine. Upon roll

call vote- Christenson “AYE”; Bros-

sart “AYE”; Hoffert“AYE”;

Berg“AYE”; Migler “NAY”. Declara-

tion adopted and on file in the

Auditor’s office. There being no

further business, chairman Migler

adjourned the meeting at 12:10

P.M..

Karin Fursather, Auditor Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(July 10, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

June 25, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in special ses-

sion on June 25, 2021. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

8:00 A.M., with members Christen-

son, Brossart, Hoffert and Berg

present. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Brossart, to amend the

previous Burn Ban dated June 22,

2021, to allow for the Organized Ci-

ties to issue their own burn

ban/fireworks restrictions; if they

wish to do so. If they do not issue

their own, then they would be

covered by the County Burn Ban.

Motion carried. Moved by Hoffert

and seconded by Brossart, to adopt

the Amended-Fire Emergency and

Burn Ban Declaration for Pierce

County, North Dakota. WHEREAS,

Pierce County North Dakota has en-

dured abnormally dry conditions

compiled with high winds which has

resulted in the potential for

numerous rural fires; and

WHEREAS, all available resources

remain committed to protecting life

and property; and WHEREAS, the

impact of fires could threaten the

health, well-being and safety of ci-

tizens in Pierce County; and

WHEREAS, the cost of response in

the inordinate equipment wear, may

be far in excess of available Pierce

County resources. NOW, THERE-

FORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the

Board of Pierce County Commis-

sioners issue a Fire Emergency De-

claration and Burn Ban to include re-

creational burning, garbage/pit burn-

ing, burning of farmland, cropland

and /or ditches, and the use of fire to

demolish structures when the North

Dakota Fire Danger Index is in the

“High, Very High or Extreme” Index

and/or a “Red Flag Warning” has

been issued for Pierce County; how-

ever, this does not ban the use of

grills or commercially sold enclosed

firepits, but it is required that grills or

enclosed fire devices be on a hard,

non-organic surface, and be a

minimum of 15 feet away from any

dry vegetation when the Fire Danger

Index is Very High, or Extreme. The

use of Fireworks is banned when the

Fire Index Rating is “High, Very High

or Extreme” or a “Red Flag Warning”

has been issued. Be it also required,

that any controlled burn occurring

within the limits of Pierce County, be

reported to the Law Enforcement

Center by calling (701)776-5245 and

supplying the name of the responsi-

ble party, contact number and the lo-

cation of the burn, along with any

other information requested. This

ban will be in effect when the North

Dakota Fire Danger Index is in the

“High”, Very High or Extreme” Index

and/or a “Red Flag Warning” has

been issued for Pierce County,

North Dakota expiring on October

31, 2021. This ban is in effect for Pi-

erce County, including the organized

cities, unless they have issued their

own burn ban and/or fireworks res-

trictions. The Fire Index Rating and

Red Flag Warnings can be found at

the following website:

www.ndresponse.gov, Be mindful

that this may change throughout the

day as conditions change. Any indi-

vidual who willfully violates this burn

ban by local order NDCC

37-17.1-10.1 is guilty of a Class B

Misdemeanor. The maximum

penalties for a Class B Mis-

demeanor are up to 30 days in jail

and up to $1500.00 fine. Roll call

vote-Christenson “Aye”; Brossart

“Aye”; Hoffert “Aye”; Berg “Aye” and

Migler “Aye”. Motion carried. De-

claration adopted and is on file in the

Auditor’s office. There being no

further business, chairman Migler

adjourned the meeting at 8:15 A.M.

Karin Fursather, Auditor Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Board of County Commissioners

(July 10, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE PIERCE

COUNTY BOARD OF

EQUALIZATION

June 1, 2021

The Pierce County Board of Equali-

zation met in annual session on

June 1, 2021. Chairman Migler

called the meeting to order at 10:00

A.M., with members Christenson,

Brossart, Hoffert and Berg present.

Also present were Denise Koble,

Jerry & Kathie Rocheleau, R. J.

Paul, Gerald Mitzel, Chuck Volk and

Lonnie & Carolyn Anderson. Kelsey

Siegler, Tax Director, reported on

the changes in assessment on agri-

cultural, residential and commercial

property. Ag land changed to a

GIS/PI Driven System 1.8%

Ave/Acre countywide 93% Toler-

ance. Residential/ Commercial-no

changes. All organized townships

approved their assessment except

for Hagel Township and Truman

Township, they denied inundated

application from Robert Rennock,

Hagel Township and Marlene Rip-

plinger, Truman Township. After re-

viewing the applications that were

submitted for inundated agricultural

land, moved Hoffert and seconded

by Brossart, to approve all the inun-

dated land applications as present-

ed. Upon roll call vote- Christenson

“Nay”; Brossart “Aye”; Hoffert “Aye”;

Berg “Aye” and Migler “Aye”. Mo-

tion carried.

Balta Township-application submit-

ted by Rita Mitzel on parcel

04053-001-NE1/4SW1/4, Lot 3 (19)

to be reduced by 53%, located in

154-73.

Barton Township- application sub-

mitted by Lori Gronvold, on parcel

01034-000NW1/4 Less Rt/W (12) to

be reduced by 18%; on parcel

01038-000-NW1/4 (13) to be re-

duced by 11%; parcel 01041-000-

NE1/4 (14) to be reduced by 43%;

parcel 01042-000- NW1/4 (14) to be

reduced by 21%; located in 158-74.

Application submitted by Jay Welk,

on parcel 01173-000SW1/4NW1/4

(29), to be reduced by 68%; on par-

cel 01177-000S2NE1/4,

NE1/4SE1/4 (30), to be reduced by

67%; on parcel

01178-000SE1/4NW1/4, Lot 2 (30),

to be reduced by 48%; on parcel

01179-000S2SE1/4, NW4SE4 (30)

to be reduced by 8%, all located in

158-74.

Application submitted by David

Irwin, on parcel

01221-001N1/2NW1/4,

N1/2S1/2NW1/4 (36), to be reduced

by 73%, located in 158-74.

Christenson Township- Applica-

tion submitted by Orvin Blekeberg,

on parcel 02785-000-NE1/4SW1/4,

E1/2NW1/4, NW1/4NW1/4 Less

1.99A R/W (24) to be reduced by

3%, located in 156-73.

Application submitted by Greg Bros-

sart on parcel

02797-000-E1/2NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4,

All E of Rd and S 820′ of E 172′ of

SW1/4SE1/4 (27) to be reduced by

13%; parcel 02842-000N1/2NE1/4,

N1/2NW1/4 (34) to be reduced by

34%; parcel

02850-000NW1/4NW1/4 (35) to be

reduced by 65%; located in 156-73.

Dewey Township – application

submitted by Roger T Black on par-

cel 01387-000- S1/2SW1/4 (29) to

be reduced by 9%; parcel

01396-000- SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4

(31) to be reduced by 11%; parcel

01408-000- SE1/4NW1/4,

NW1/4SW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4 (32) to

be reduced by 8% parcel

01419-000- S1/2SE1/4, S1/2SW1/4

(33) to be reduced by 35%, all lo-

cated in 157-74.

Application submitted by Ole Bryn

on parcel 01400-000- SE1/4SE1/4

(31) to be reduced by 53%; parcel

01334-000- SW1/4 (20) to be re-

duced by 64%; parcel 01393-000-

SE1/4 (30) to be reduced by 7%;

parcel 01395-000- N1/2NE1/4,

SW1/4NE1/4 (31) to be reduced by

7%, all located in 157-74.

Application submitted by Marilyn Ok-

sendahl on parcel 01381-000-

NE1/4 (29) to be reduced by 26%;

parcel 01384-000- W1/2SE1/4,

NE1/4 SE1/4 (29) to be reduced by

35%; parcel 01415-000- N1/2NW1/4

(33) to be reduced by 76%; parcel

01333-000- SE1/4 (20) to be re-

duced by 25%; parcel 01335-000-

NE1/4 (21) to be reduced by 6%;

parcel 01317-000- NE1/4SE1/4 (18)

to be reduced by 15%; parcel

01377-000- N1/2SE1/4 (28) to be re-

duced by 65%; parcel 01379-000-

N1/2SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4,

SW1/4SE1/4 (28) to be reduced by

37%; parcel 01380-000-

SW1/4SW1/4 (28) to be reduced by

64%; parcel 01404-000- N1/2NE1/4

(32) to be reduced by 62%, all lo-

cated in 157-74.

Application submitted by Elsie

Anderson on parcel 01302-000-

S1/2SW1/4, SW1/4SE1/4 (15) to be

reduced by 71%, on parcel

01361-000- N1/2NE1/4,

SW1/4NE1/4 (26) to be reduced

by10%; parcel 01350-000-

SW1/4SE1/4 (sec 23) to be reduced

by 41%; parcel 01348-000-

E1/2SE1/4 (sec 23) to be reduced

by 72; all located in 157-74.

Application submitted by Sharon Op-

pen on parcel 01351-000-SW1/4

(sec 23) to be reduced by 32%;

Parcel 01370-000- SE1/4SW1/4,

SW1/4SE1/4 (27) to be reduced by

46%; parcel 01420-000- E1/2SE1/4,

E1/2NE1/4 (34) to be reduced by

11%; parcel 01421-000- W1/2NE1/4

(34) to be reduced by 75%; all lo-

cated in 157-74.

East Barton Township- Applica-

tion submitted by Lori Gronvold on

parcel 00899-000- E1/2NW1/4, Lots

1 & 2 (18) to be reduced by 6%, lo-

cated in 158-73.

Hagel Township- Application sub-

mitted by Eileen Bachmeier on par-

cel 05972-000- NE1/4 (11) to be re-

duced by 8%, located in 151-72.

Application submitted by Daniel

Held on parcel 06083-000- SW1/4

Less Outlot 145 (27) to be reduced

by 7%; located in 151-72.

Application submitted by Selensky

LLP on parcel 05986-000-

W1/2SW1/4 (13) to be reduced by

24%, located in 151-72.

Application submitted by Ernest

Streifel on parcel 06045-000- NW1/4

(22) to be reduced by 33%, located

in 151-72.

Application submitted by Marlene

Ripplinger on parcel 06108-000Lots

1-2-3-4 Less RT/W (31), to be re-

duced by 13%; parcel

06109-000E2SW4, E2NW4 (31) to

be reduced by 10%, located in

151-72.

Application submitted by Robert

Rennock on parcel

05924-002-Outlot 464, part of Govt

Lots 2-3-4 (3) to be reduced to 97%,

located in 151-72.

Jefferson Township- Application

submitted by Mark Koenig on parcel

03507-000- Lot 2, SE1/4NW1/4,

S1/2NE1/4, Less E 16 Rods of

S1/2NE1/4 (7) to be reduced by 2%;

parcel 03508-000- W 57A of Lots

3-4 (7) to be reduced by 27%; parcel

03516-000-SW1/4NW1/4 (8) to be

reduced by 10%; located in 155-74.

Application submitted by Ryan

Migler on parcel

03622-000-NE1/4NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4

(23) to be reduced by 2%; parcel

03626-000- N1/2NW1/4,

SE1/4NW1/4, SW1/4NE1/4 (23) to

be reduced by 9%; parcel

03635-000- N1/2NW1/4,

SE1/4NW1/4 (24) to be reduced by

8%, located in 155-74.

Application submitted by Curtis

Voeller on parcel 03504-000-

S1/2SE1/4 (6) to be reduced by

10%; parcel 03515-000-

NW1/4NW1/4 (8) to be reduced by

15%, located in 155-74.

Application submitted by Richard

Voeller on parcel 03514-000-

SE1/4NW1/4 (8) to be reduced by

37%; parcel 03522-000-W1/2NE1/4,

E1/2NW1/4 (9) to be reduced by

16%; parcel 03523-000-

W1/2SW1/4, W1/2NW1/4 (9) to be

reduced by 1%, located in 155-74.

Application submitted by Charles

Teigen on parcel

03481-000W1/2SE1/4 (3) to be re-

duced by 3%; parcel

03479-000N1/2SW1/4,

SW1/4NW1/4, less 2.56 A R/W (3)

to be reduced by 25%; located in

155-74.

Juniata Township-Application sub-

mitted by Ruth Atkinson on parcel

00531-000-E1/2NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4

(25) to be reduced by 13%; located

in 158-71.

Meyer Township- Application sub-

mitted by Sharon Munyer on parcel

03042-000- S1/2SW1/4 (34) to be

reduced by 8%, located in 156-72.

Application submitted by Roger

Tank on parcel 03042-001-

S1/2SE1/4 (34) to be reduced by

3%; parcel 03044-001- N1/2NE1/4

(35) to be reduced by 5%; parcel

02999-000- SE1/4SE1/4 (26) to be

reduced by 10%; parcel 03043-000-

N1/2SE1/4 (34) to be reduced by

12%; parcel 03043-001S1/2NE1/4

(35) to be reduced by 26%, located

in 156-72.

Application submitted by Mike Koble

on parcel 02930-000- NE1/4 (15) to

be reduced by 17%, located in

156-72.

Application submitted by Mark

Koenig on parcel 02601-000- SW1/4

(28) to be reduced by 7%; parcel

02609-000- N1/2SE1/4,

NE1/4SW1/4 (29) to be reduced by

16% , parcel 02620-000- NE1/4 (31)

to be reduced by 39%; parcel

02627000-W1/2NE1/4, W1/2SE1/4

(32) to be reduced by 5%; parcel

02626-000- E1/2NE1/4, E1/2SE1/4

(32) to be reduced by 10%; parcel

02611-000- S1/2SE1/4,

SE1/4SW1/4 (29) to be reduced by

5%; parcel 02628-000-E1/2NW1/4,

E1/2SW1/4 (32) to be reduced by

13%, parcel 02634-000SW1/4 (33)

to be reduced by 8%; all located in

156-74.

Application submitted by Sharon Op-

pen on parcel 02448-000-

SW1/4NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4 less

RT/W (2) to be reduced by 15%; on

parcel 02449-000- S1/2SW1/4 Less

RT/W (2) to be reduced by 35%; all

located in 156-74.

Application submitted by Randy Op-

pen on parcel

02532-000-S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4

(17) to be reduced by 10%; all lo-

cated in 156-74.

Reno Valley Township- Application

submitted by Sharon Munyer on par-

cel 03070-000- SW1/4NE1/4,

SE1/4NW1/4, Lots 2-3 (3) to be re-

duced by 10%; located in 155-72.

Application submitted by Dennis

Romfo on parcel 03080-000-

S1/2SE1/4 (4) to be reduced by

40%; parcel 03061-000- E1/2SW1/4,

SW1/4SE1/4, Lot 6 (1) to be re-

duced by 6%; located in 155-72.

Sandale Township- Application

submitted by Ryan Migler on parcel

03774-000- S1/2NW1/4, Less 1.28A

R/W (10) to be reduced by 11%;

parcel 03774-001- N1/2SW1/4 less

.90A R/W (10) to be reduced by

74%; located in 154-74.

Application submitted by Rita Mitzel

on parcel 03767-000-W1/2SW1/4,

Lots 1-2-3 (9) to be reduced by 14%;

parcel 03769-000- NW1/4 (9) to be

reduced by 7%; parcel 03792-000-

NW1/4SE1/4, NE1/4SW1/4 (13) to

be reduced by 58% parcel

03794-000- Lot 2, SE1/4SW1/4 (13)

to be reduced by 89%; parcel

03855-000- Lots 1-2, S1/2SE1/4

less 11.2A in SE1/4SE1/4 (24) to be

reduced by 32%; parcel

03856-000-N1/2NW1/4,

SE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4SW1/4 (24) to

be reduced by 16%; located in

154-74.

Tofte Township- Application sub-

mitted by Hartman Family Irrevoca-

ble Trust on parcel 01876-000-

NW1/4NW1/4, SW1/4SW1/4, Lots

1-2, (11) to be reduced by 4%; par-

cel 01877-000- SE1/4SW1/4 (11) to

be reduced by 21%; parcel

01883-000- SW1/4 (12) to be re-

duced by 9%; parcel 01885-000-

S1/2SE1/4 (12) to be reduced by

3%; parcel 01887-000-N1/2NE1/4

(13) to be reduced by 2%; located in

157-71.

Torgerson Township- Application

submitted by Jay Blessum C/D on

parcel 01703-000- NE1/4 Less

Outlot 217 in SE1/4NE1/4 (16) to be

reduced by 16%; parcel 01704-000-

NW1/4 (16) to be reduced by 6%;

parcel 01705-000- E1/2SW1/4,

NW1/4SW1/4 , Lot 1 (16) to be re-

duced by 8%; parcel 01706-000-

SE1/4 (16) to be reduced by 29%;

parcel 01707-000- SW1/4NE1/4,

NE1/4SE1/4, E1/2NE1/4 (17) to be

reduced by 12%; parcel 01710-000-

SW1/4 (17) to be reduced by 15%;

located in 157-72.

Application submitted by Greg Bros-

sart on parcel 01777-000- SE1/4

(30) to be reduced by 33%; located

in 157-72.

Application submitted by Lawrence

Mattern on parcel 01778-000-NE1/4

(31) to be reduced by 69%; parcel

01781-000- E1/2 SW1/4, Lots 3-4; E

of GN R/W, less 16.11 A (31) to be

reduced by 11%; located in 157-72.

Application submitted by Jerrod

Brossart on parcel

01665-000NE1/4NW1/4,

N1/2NE1/4, SE1/4NE1/4 (9) to be

reduced by 39%; parcel

01666-000SW1/4NE1/4,

W1/2NW1/4, SE1/4NW1/4 (9) to be

reduced by 50%; all located in

157-72.

Truman Township-Application sub-

mitted by Marlene Ripplinger on par-

cel 06575-000- NE1/4 Less RT/W

(36) to be reduced by 5%; located in

151-73.

Tuscarora Township- Application

submitted by Regina Eisenzimmer

on parcel 03443-000- SE1/4SE1/4

(33) to be reduced by 41%; located

in 155-73.

Walsh Township- Application sub-

mitted by Allan Brossart on parcel

01524-000- NW1/4 (17) to be re-

duced by 36%; located in 157-73.

Application submitted by Randy Op-

pen on parcel 01450-000- Lots

1-2-3-4 (3) to be reduced by 11%;

located in 157-73.

Wolford Township-Application sub-

mitted by Virgil Helmuth on parcel

00203-000NE1/4SE1/4,

NW1/4SW1/4, Lots 6-7-8 Less 18.11

A (4) to be reduced by 6%; parcel

00205- 000Lake Bottom Lots

28-29-30 (4) to be reduced by 92%;

parcel 00215-000S1/2SE1/4 (5) to

be reduced by 11%; parcel

00353-000NE1/4 Less 2.25 A (28) to

be reduced by 20%; parcel

00254-000Lots 4-5(10) to be re-

duced by 92%; parcel

00246-000Lake Bottom Lots 21 (10)

to be reduced by 77%; located in

158-70.

Application submitted by Steven

Whalen on parcel 00332-000-

E1/2NE1/4, NE1/4SE1/4,

N1/2SE1/4SE1/4 (23) to be reduced

by 45%; located in 158-70.

Denise Koble said why are the taxes

going up every year? This is our re-

tirement. Why do the forms have to

be completed every year? Denise

also felt that the if their property is

going to be checked, that they are

notified so that they can be present.

Kathy Rocheleau- expressed con-

cerns over several parcels seeing up

to a 69% increase to areas with “wa-

ter, ravines and steep hills”. She did

submit an application for modifica-

tion on multiple parcels. Gerald

Mitzel- question why his property

was going up 14% in Sandale Town-

ship. R J Paul- voiced concerns

about an increase in taxes in Torger-

son Township, with respect to a

roadway that he feels he has been

privately maintaining. He did request

that either the Board of Commis-

sioners, or the Township Board

should consider applying some grav-

el to the roadway. Lonnie Anderson-

concerned over a 60% increase to a

parcel that is poor in quality. He re-

quested to review the parcel with the

Tax Director. Charles Volk- had con-

cerns with 2.48 acres located in

Section 33, Township 154 N. Range

72 West, as N1/2N1/2NW1/4. The

2.48 acres is a hill that makes it im-

possible to farm. After further dis-

cussion, moved by Berg and

seconded by Brossart, to decrease

the value for the 2.48 acres from

$260 per acre down to $166 acre.

Motion carried. Board recessed at

11:40 am for Kelsey Siegler, Tax

Director, to meet with Lonnie Ander-

son and a view parcel of land that he

had questions on. Board reconvened

at 12:30 P.M, with all members

present. Board reviewed application

for modification of agricultural land

from Mike Black, on parcels

05039-000, 05038-000 & 05040-000

of section 20, Township 153 North,

Range 74 West. Land is currently

rented out for pasture. Land has an

easement limiting the use of land to

grassland/grazing. Non-crop acres

of 227.62 and crop 292.38. After

further review, moved by Christen-

son and seconded by Hoffert, to

deny the application from Mike

Black. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed application for modification

of agricultural land from Dennis

Romfo, on parcels 03098-000,

SE1/4, section 8, parcel 03101-000-

S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4, section 9,

Township 155 North, Range 72

West; and parcel 03051-000-

N1/2SW1/4, N1/2SE1/4, section 36,

Township 156 North, Range 72. The

Tax Director stated that there was a

visit and documentation from an

NRCS Soil Scientist, who had re-

cently inspected Romfo’s property

stating that no changes were recom-

mended. On Romfo’s application he

indicated that the soils were in-

correct and that the lines needed to

be adjusted. Both the soil map units

and lines are maintained by the

NRCS. Romfo indicated on his ap-

plication that he was having the

NRCS review the land again, this

summer for corrections to the land

survey. After review, moved by

Brossart and seconded by Berg, to

deny the application from Dennis

Romfo. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed applications for modification

of agricultural land from Jerry &

Kathy Rocheleau. Applications were

submitted for parcel 00728000 Lot 1

& parcel 00727000 Portions of the

SE1/4 of Section 22-158-72, parcel

00690000 SW1/4SE1/4 of Section

14-158-72, parcel 00731000

W1/2NE1/4 Section 23-158-72, par-

cel 00756000 NE1/4NW1/4,

NW1/4NE1/4, LOT 1 of Section

27-158-72, parcel 00741000

N1/2NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4 of Section

25-158-72, NW1/4NW1/4, LOTS

1-2-3, E1/2SE1/4, LOT 4, LOTS

5-6-7 of Section 24-158-72 and

NE1/4NE1/4 of Section 26-158-72.

Reasons for modification was re-

quested included water, cattails,

rocks, ravines, salinity, erosion and

hills. Moved by Berg and seconded

by Hoffert, to deny the application

from Jerry & Kathy Rocheleau. Mo-

tion carried. Moved by Christenson

and seconded by Brossart, to ap-

prove the changes to the 2021 as-

sessment. Motion carried.

Karin Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

David Migler, Chairman

Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners

I, Karin Fursather, County

Auditor-Treasurer, in and for Pierce

County, do hereby certify that the

above isa tue and accurate copy of

the minutes of the board of Equali-

zation meeting.

Karin Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer

Pierce County, North Dakota

(July 10, 2021)

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