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9-11 Legal Notices

By Staff | Sep 11, 2021

JULY EXPENDITURES

City of Rugby $277.46, Pierce

co.payroll acct. $74,704.66 ,Pierce

co.treas. $614.73, Baltimore CO.

OCS $833.00, NDTC $2,512.32,

J.P.Morgan $869.49, Pierce

Co.payroll acct. $93,990.44, Pierce

co. treas. $829.45, Ebix Health

$68.45, Colonial Life $51.75, Aflac

$1,468.04, Nationwide $4,220.56,

Security Benefit $1,644.26, Otter

Tail $10,011.75, Pierce Co.payroll

acct. $36,566.03, Pierce co.treas.

$316.23, Ndpers $24,599.54

NDPHIT $70,633.43, Otter Tail

$218.39 ,HACTC $41,015.52,

HACTC Res.fund $919.50, City of

Rugby $1,840.20, UPS $25.85,

Migler,David $272.16, Stutsman co.

auditor $114.00 ,Runge,Gregory,

Atty. $455.20, Mack Law $392.75,

NDSAA $300.00, Pierce co.treas.

$108.79, Advanced Business

Methods $202.84, Pro I.T.

$250.00, B & M Laundry $98.33,

Circle Sanitation $156.00, Rugby

Service $1,248.58,

City of Rugby $884.58, Pierce co.

tribune $1,529.90, Bottineau

Courant $105.00, Mouse River Jour-

nal $350.00, Vanguard

Appraisals $150.00, Rugby H. Hank

$66.45, North Cen. Printing $508.00,

Quadient Finance $500.00, ITD

$3,464.66, Brad’s Towing & Auto

$636.00, Auto Doctor $300.00, Envi-

sion $458.64,

L-Tron Corp. $658.00, HACTC

$6,874.15, Axtman, Michael

$620.00, Balta Wildlife Club

$727.73, Wieler, Tanya $2,000.00,

Computer Express $1,200.00, ND

State Radio $120.00, I Solved

$240.35, Elmer Jesme Conf.of Co.

$75.00, Matthew Bender $445.61,

Great Plains Directory $566.60, Selz

Water Users $510.00,

ND Dept. of Trans. $908.10, Envi-

sion $7,951.36, RDO $977.57,

H.E.Everson $406.91, Praxair

$265.18,

Dakota Fire Extinguishers $230.31,

Elite Glass $245.00, Zeien,Paul

$31.92, Zacher,James $40.00, Pi-

erce co. treas. $5.65, NDSU Ext.

$7,145.77, Klebe, Brenden $116.48,

Walker Landscaping $20,430.00,

Polar Comm. $3.00, NDTC

$203.66, ITD $56.94, Susag Sand &

Gravel $19,046.50, ND Dept. of

Environ.Quality $400.00

Grand Total $453,284.72

(September 11, 2021)

NOTICE

Dr. Paul W. Niemi, DDS, will be re-

tiring from the practice of general

dentistry effective September 30,

2021. All patient records will remain

with Rugby Dental Office, P.C. un-

less a request for transfer is com-

pleted.

(September 4-11-18, 2021)

NOTICE FOR SALE OF PIERCE

COUNTY FORFEITED PROPERTY

The County Auditor for said County

of Pierce, will accept sealed bids un-

til October 1st, 2021 until 5:00 P.M.

at the Auditor’s Office at 240 2nd St

SE, Suite 6, Rugby, N D 58368, for

the sale by Pierce County of

hereinafter described items:

-26 foot enclosed trailer, with rear

and side access.

-1997 Dodge Dakota pickup.

Please call Sheriff Josh Siegler

776-5245, for information concern-

ing the above items. Both items are

located at the Pierce County

Sheriff’s Office, 110 Industrial Park

Road, Rugby ND. All bids must be in

sealed envelopes and plainly

marked “COUNTY BID- with item on

envelope” and addressed to the Pi-

erce County Auditor, 240 2nd St SE,

Suite 6, Rugby, ND 58368. Bidding

parties, please provide your full

name and a contact number with

your bid. The terms of the sale will

be for Cash Only. The item will be

sold as is. No oral bidding. Pierce

County reserves the right to reject or

accept any or all bids and waive any

informalities or technicalities which

may arise, or to accept the bid in the

best interest of Pierce County. Dat-

ed at Rugby, North Dakota, this 2nd

day of September, 2021.

Josh Siegler-Pierce County Sheriff

Pierce County, North Dakota

(September 11-18-25, 2021)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 35-2021-PR-00016

In The District Court for Pierce

County, State of North Dakota

In the Matter of the Estate of Elwood

D. Ongstad, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the undersigned has been appointed

Personal Representative of the

above estate. Pursuant to section

30.1-19-01 of the North Dakota Cen-

tury Code, all persons having claims

against the said decedent are re-

quired to present their claims within

three months after the date of the

first publication, or mailing of this no-

tice, or said claims will be forever

barred. Claims must either be

presented to La Shawn R. Ongstad

Ellingson, personal representative,

4866 N 19th St, Bismarck, ND

58503, or filed with the Court.

Dated August 30, 2021.

/s/La Shawn R. Ongstad Ellingson

La Shawn R. Ongsad Ellingston

Personal Representative

Chad Anderson Law Firm

521 East Main Ave., Suite 450

P.O. Box 7204

Bismarck, ND 58501

(701) 214-5277

Chad Anderson (ID#08128)

chad@chadandersonlaw.com

Attorneys for: The Estate of Elwood

D. Ongstad

(September 11-18-25, 2021)

NOTICE — WEED CUTTING

Notice is hereby given to all Town-

ship Officials, Land Owners, and/or

Operators that weeds and grass

shall be mowed from all Township

and Farm to Market roadsides, and

right-of-way after September 1, 2021

but before October 1, 2021 with a

minimum cut width of fourteen (14)

feet and height of stubble shall be

within three (3) inches of ground.

Weeds and grass that have been cut

with a swather, and have fallen on

the road, the swathe must be re-

moved within 24 hours or a fine of

$100.00 per mile will be added to

the taxes of the land adjoining such

right-of-way for the cost of removal.

Unless the work is done by October

15,2021, the work on county roads

and unorganized townships will be

done by the County Commissioners

at the cost of $200.00 per mile of ac-

tual cutting, with minimum of

$200.00 for anything less, and will

be added to the taxes of the land ad-

joining such right-of-way. Due to the

high cost of maintaining roads and

the removal of snow, only those

roads that have been mowed within

the minimum requirements will be

maintained during the winter

months. By order of the Pierce

County Board of County Commis-

sioners.

Karin Fursather

County Auditor-Treasurer

(September 4-11-18, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

August 3, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in regular ses-

sion on August 3, 2021. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

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

son, Brossart, Hoffert and Berg

present. Chairman Migler led the

Pledge of Allegiance. Moved by Hof-

fert and seconded by Christenson,

to approve the consent agenda.

Motion carried. Moved by Berg and

seconded by Brossart, to accept the

July minutes as mailed. Motion car-

ried. Moved by Hoffert and second-

ed by Brossart, to approve those

bills previously paid and those yet

unpaid were ordered paid. Motion

carried. Board reviewed Officer fee

reports and hourly workers time

sheets. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Berg, to accept the

financial report for the month of July.

Motion carried. Moved by Brossart

and seconded by Berg, to approve

Treasurer’s checks #6176-6180, in

the amount of $1,772.36, for the

month of July. Motion carried.

Board reviewed abatement applica-

tion submitted by Violet Burgess, for

tax years 2020 & 2021 (2021-31-32),

on the following described property

as West 60′ of Lots 1-2-3-4-5, Block

2, R.O, located in the City of Rugby.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Berg, to approve the abatement ap-

plications for tax years 2020 & 2021,

as recommended by the Tax Direc-

tor, in accordance with homestead

credit filed. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed abatement application for tax

year 2021, on the following

described property (2021-33), N865′

of NE1/4NW1/4, N415′ of W230′ of

NW1/4NE1/4 section 27, Township

155 North, Range 72 West, as cleri-

cal error was found. Moved by Hof-

fert and seconded by Brossart, to

lower the true and full value from

152,295 to 13,105, as recommend-

ed by the Tax Director, due to cleri-

cal error. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed abatement application for tax

year 2021, on the following

described property (2021-34),

W1/2NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4, less N

865′ of E 570′ of NE1/4NW1/4, less

N 415′ of W 230′ of NW1/4NE1/4,

section 27, Township 155 North,

Range 72 West, as clerical error

was found. Moved by Christenson

and seconded by Hoffert, to lower

the true and full value from 156,620,

to 139,090, as recommended by the

Tax Director, due to clerical error.

Motion carried. Board reviewed

abatement applications submitted by

Bonnie J. Remmick, for tax years

2019, 2020 & 2021(2021-39-41), on

the following described property as

Lot 6, Block 1, Lockwood’s Addition,

located in the City of Rugby. Moved

by Hoffert and seconded by Bros-

sart, to approve the abatement ap-

plications for tax years 2019-2020,

as recommended by the Tax Direc-

tor, in accordance with homestead

credit. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed abatement applications sub-

mitted by Mark & Krystin Thiel, for

tax year 2021, (2021-35), on the fol-

lowing described property as

S1/2SW1/4, S1/2SE1/4, (9), to lower

the true and full value from 48,842 to

37,223; (2021-36),N1/2SW1/4,

N1/2SE1/4 (9), to lower the true and

full value from 39,369 to 26,219;

(2021-37), W1/2SW1/4 (10), to

lower the true and full value from

34,799 to 28,328; (2021-38),

E1/2SE1/4 (8) to lower the true and

full value from 17,068 to 11,318; all

located in Township 157 North,

Range 74 West. Moved by

Christenson and seconded by Berg,

to approve the abatement applica-

tions submitted by Mark & Krystin

Thiel, as recommended by the Tax

Director, as inundated acres. Mo-

tion carried. Board reviewed abate-

ment application submitted by Brady

Olson, for tax year 2021 (2021-42),

on the following described property

as E 5′ Lot 23 & all of Lots 21-22,

Block 3, of Comstock’s 1st Addition,

located in the City of Rugby, to lower

the true and full value from 21,058 to

12,058. Moved by Berg and second-

ed by Hoffert, to approve the abate-

ment application submitted by Brady

Olson, as recommended by the Tax

Director, assessment was done on

the property on July 26, 2021. Mo-

tion 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 July, for his depart-

ment. Total calls-55; Medical

calls-0; Fire calls-6; Traffic Ac-

cidents-2; Assist Other Agencies-17;

Prisoner Transports-2; Arrests-11;

Citations-15; Papers served-14;

Warrants served 7. Board recessed

to sit on the HACTC Board. Mike

Graner, Jail Administrator, HACTC,

went over and answered any ques-

tions the board had on HACTC bills.

Moved by Berg and seconded by

Christenson, to approve those bills

previously paid and those yet unpaid

were ordered paid, for the month of

July, for the HACTC. Motion car-

ried. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Brossart, to approve

the financial report for the month of

June, for the HACTC. Motion car-

ried. Mike Graner, Jail Administrator,

HACTC, gave the board an update

on the inmate population for the

month of July, which was 85. High

95. August currently has 90. Book-

ings 63, Releases 61. Pierce County

inmates for July were 17. Mike

Graner went over the profit and loss

for the HACTC. There was a profit

of $54,748.65, for the month of

June. Personnel 20/24 officer posi-

tions are filled. Resignation-1; 1 on

Military Leave; 2 Medical leave.

Miscellaneous- Lease renewal for

the BCI office space was signed by

Chairman Migler. PREA Audit was

completed on July 22-23, facility re-

ceived lots of compliments and no

compliance issues were found. The

facility server will be replaced on Au-

gust 19th. A lengthy discussion was

held on the jail facility, as they are

short staffed for correctional officers

and that the job has been posted on

Indeed for eight weeks and have

only received six applicants where

one has been hired. Mike said that

the surrounding correctional facilities

have increased their wages for

correctional officers anywhere from

$17.00 up to $20+ per hour. Mike

had said that it appears that going

east there is a shortage in Ramsey

County, Walsh County, Grand Forks

County and Cass County. He said

he believes that Pierce County

offers a great benefit package, but

that the board needs to get the

salaries up, to be comparable to oth-

er correctional facilities. The starting

wage was thrown around amongst

the board from $17 to $18 as the

starting wage. Mike was going back

to figure what the cost amount would

be, and get it to the

auditor-treasurer, for the board to

decide what the next step would be.

Lydell Selensky and Todd Hageness

joined the meeting concerning

repairing a road in Tofte Township,

which is located on 68th St NE & 38

Ave NE, as it is a school bus route.

Commissioner Brossart said that he

had received an estimate from

Ritterman Trucking on fixing this

road, but it is over $300,000 and

Tofte Township does not have the

funds for repairs. Commissioner

Brossart said that if there would ever

be any funding available, they would

consider repairing this road. Jessica

Tagestad and Jesse Brandvold,

Wold Engineering, met with the

board on a proposal received from

Mayo Construction Company, Inc for

repairing the courthouse parking lot.

After a lengthy discussion it was de-

cided to table the proposal from

Mayo Construction Company, Inc, at

this time. The board felt the propo-

sal was too high and that maybe

when Highway 3 is beig done next

year, to see if the parking lot could

be completed then, providing the

county receives two proposals.

Jesse Brandvold said that B & J Ex-

cavating, Inc, will be starting on the

Road Project 9 Miles West NDSH

#3 and Selz Road 3 Miles East to

Benson County Line first week in

September. Board reviewed two pro-

posals for sidewalk repair at the

courthouse. Moved by Hoffert and

seconded by Christenson, to award

the bid to Rick Larson, for sidewalk

repair. Motion carried. Galen J.

Mack, States Attorney, joined the

meeting. Discussion was held con-

cerning the BSNF Railroad Cross-

ing, located in Barton. Spokesper-

son for BNSF said that the Barton

crossing is scheduled to be repaired

this fall and be completed by Sep-

tember. Karin Fursather,

Auditor-Treasurer, informed the

board that the Governor of North

Dakota is acknowledging this day,

Juneteeth, but it is not a state holi-

day. Moved by Christenson and

seconded by Brossart, to rescind

their motion, dated July 6, 2021, to

add Juneteeth as a holiday. Motion

carried. Board reviewed correspon-

dence from the Clerk of Court, Karin

Fritel, on the community service pro-

gram, since Eric resigned in May.

Moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Christenson, to approve the invoice

received from Balta Wildlife Club, for

another electrical hookup, located at

the Balta Dam, in the amount of

$727.73. Motion carried. Board re-

viewed delinquent properties that

were acquired on October 1, 2019,

and minimum sale price. Moved by

Hoffert and seconded by Berg, to

reduce the minimum sale price on

five parcels that the county currently

owns. Upon roll call vote- Christen-

son “Nay”, Brossart “Aye”; Hoffert

“Aye”; Berg “Aye” and Migler “Aye”.

Motion carried. Board reviewed pro-

posal from General Roofing & Con-

struction, on repairing the court-

house dome. After review, it was

moved by Hoffert and seconded by

Brossart, to hire General Roofing &

Construction, for the repairs of the

courthouse dome and cornice. This

project will be completed in three dif-

ferent phases. The first phase will

begin in June 2022, with a cost of

$160,360.68. Motion carried. Moved

by Christenson and seconded by

Hoffert, directing the County Auditor,

to inform the Redistricting Board,

that the county commissioners want

the commissioner districts, to remain

as live in the district; vote in the dis-

trict. Upon roll call- All voting “Aye”.

Motion carried. Board reviewed

correspondence received from Mike

Graner, Jail Administrator, on

correctional staff starting wage. It is

currently at $16.13 and Mike is re-

questing the starting wage go to

$18.00, which is an 11.6% increase.

A 11% wage increase would be ap-

plied to all current correctional off-

icers, in order to maintain fair &

equitable wage practices. Average

hourly wage would increase from

$18.74 to $20.40 and the average

overtime wage would increase from

$27.56 to $30.60. The proposed in-

crease is a projected $88,208.86

salary increase for the 2022 budget

year. Eleven (11) other “correctional

officer” jobs are currently posted on

Indeed. Com, with HACTC being the

lowest paying. In 2018 starting wage

was $15.92, representing a 1.3% in-

crease over four (4) years. After

further discussion, moved by Bros-

sart and seconded by Hoffert, the

starting wage for a correctional off-

icer be set at $18.00. Upon roll call

vote- Christenson “Nay”; Brossart

“Aye”; Hoffert “Aye”; Berg “Aye”;

Migler “Aye”. Motion carried. Karin

Fursather, Auditor-Treasurer,

presented the 2022 Preliminary

Budget and estimated levies. After

further review and questions, moved

by Christenson and seconded by

Hoffert, to approve the Preliminary

budget for 2022. Budget hearing will

be held on September 14, 2021, at

10:00 A.M.

(September 11, 2021)

PROCEEDINGS OF PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA,

BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS

August 9, 2021

The Pierce County Board of County

Commissioners met in special ses-

sion on August 9, 2021. Chairman

Migler called the meeting to order at

8:00 A.M., with members Brossart,

Hoffert and Berg present. Christen-

son absent. Also present was Su-

san Sitter, The Pierce County Tri-

bune. Mike Graner, Jail Administra-

tor, HACTC, joined the meeting.

Board reviewed a quote received

from M J McGuires on an Expedition

EL Limited SUV. Mike informed the

board that it is only a 5- passenger

vehicle, as there are two bucket

seats instead of a bench seat. Mike

said he would like to further pursue

what other options would be avail-

able, for a different vehicle, and re-

port back to the board. There being

no further business, Migler ad-

journed the meeting at 8:15 A.M.

(September 11, 2021)

SUMMONS

IN DISTRICT COURT, PIERCE

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

City of Rugby, a political subdivision

of the State of North Dakota,

Plaintiff,

vs.

Alice Dorine Shively, and all other

persons unknown claiming any

estate or interest in, or lien or en-

cumbrance upon, the property in the

compaint,

Defendants.

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFEN-

DANTS: You are hereby summoned

and required to appear and defend

against the Complaint in this action,

which is or will be filed with the clerk

of this court and is herewith served

upon you, by serving upon the un-

dersigned an Answer or other proper

response within twenty-one (21)

days after service of the Summons

upon you, exclusive of the day of

service. If you fail to do so, judgment

by default will be taken against you

for the relief demanded in the com-

plaint. Dated this 31st day of August,

2021.

/s/William R. Hartl

William R. Hartl 05213

Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 319

Rugby, North Dakota 58368

(701) 776-5150

Eservice: hartllaw@gondtc.com

Attorney for the Plaintiff City of

Rugby

NOTICE

Plaintiff has filed an action with the

Clerk of District Court for Pierce

County, North Dakota in Rugby,

North Dakota in which plaintiff seeks

a Civil Judgment allowing entry upon

the following described property:

Lot Twelve (12) of Block Three (3),

Lockwood’s Addition to the City of

Rugby, Pierce County, North Dakota

for purposes of raze, remove, des-

troy, haul away and dispose of, any

structures and/or items of personal

property located in structures or on

said real property, and authorization

to fill or reclaim the real property as

necessary or suitable after struc-

tures or personal property have

been razed, removed and disposed

of.

/s/William R. Hartl

William R. Hartl 05213

Attorney at Law

P.O. Box 319

Rugby, North Dakota 58368

(701) 776-5150

Eservice: hartllaw@gondtc.com

Attorney for the Plaintiff City of

Rugby

(September 4-11-18, 2021)

Wolford City Council Meeting

The Wolford City Council met on

Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at

7:00 p.m. Present were Mayor Wolf

and Council Members Beck and

Slaubaugh. Deb read the July

minutes and the July and August

Financial Statements. All were ap-

proved as read after a motion by

Slaubaugh and second by Beck.

OLD BUSINESS: 1. The public

hearing for the property tax levy for

the City of Wolford will be October 6

at 7 p.m. at the Wolford Fire Hall. 2.

Discussed mowing some lots in

town and possible buyers for some

lots.

NEW BUSINESS: 1. Payment of

the monthly bills was approved after

a motion by Beck and second by

Slaubaugh (Waste Management

615.62; 615.62; Otter Tail Power Co.

210.17; 194.34: Mowing 50.00; Pi-

erce County Tribune 18.86; 23.87;

Electrical work 200.00). 2. A motion

was made by Slaubaugh and

seconded by Beck to elect Jim Wolf

to sit on the Redistricting Board for

Pierce County as the City of Wolford

rep. 3. The total proposed General

Fund expenditures for FY 2022 for

the City of Wolford is $15,404.20.

Any taxpayer may appear and dis-

cuss with the governing body any

proposed expenditures or may ob-

ject to any item or amount at the fi-

nal budget hearing on Oct. 6 at 7

p.m. at the Wolford Fire Hall. Slau-

baugh motioned to adjourn w/Beck

seconding. Motion carried.

NEXT MEETING: October 6, 2021,

at 7 p.m.

(September 11, 2021)

PCT0014665

PCT0014655

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