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ANALYSES OF THE STATEWIDE MEASURES
APPEARING ON THE ELECTION BALLOT
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
The following analyses are for the four measures
appearing on the statewide general election ballot
on November 6, 2018. This publication is required
by section 16.1-01-07 of the North Dakota
Century Code to enable voters to become familiar
with the effect of proposed measures. The full text
of each measure is available on the Secretary of
State’s website at vote.nd.gov or by requesting
a copy from the Elections Division, Secretary of
State’s office at (800) 352-0867, ext. 328-4146, or
from the office of any County Auditor.
In addition, as required by section 16.1-01-17 of
the North Dakota Century Code, a copy of the
Legislative Council’s report on the estimated fiscal
impact of initiated Measures No. 1, No. 2, No. 3,
and No. 4 is available on the Secretary of State’s
website at vote.nd.gov, by calling (800) 352-0867,
ext. 328-4146, or by writing to Secretary of State,
600 E Boulevard Avenue Dept 108, Bismarck ND
58505-0500.
Analysis of Initiated Constitutional
Measure No. 1
Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 1 was
placed on the ballot by petitions circulated by a
sponsoring committee. If approved, this initiated
measure would add a new article to the North
Dakota Constitution establishing a North Dakota
ethics commission. The commission, using funds
provided by the legislature, would be responsible
for adopting rules related to corruption, elections,
and lobbying and for reporting and investigating
alleged violations of those rules and related state
laws. The measure would provide for prohibitions
for lobbyists related to gift giving and delivery
of campaign contributions and prohibitions for
public officials against lobbying, use of campaign
contributions, and conflicts of interest in certain
proceedings. The measure would direct the
legislative assembly to enact laws that require
electronically accessible public disclosure of the
source of funds spent (in any medium and in an
amount greater than two hundred dollars) to
influence statewide and legislative elections and
statewide ballot measures or to lobby or otherwise
influence state government action. In a conflict
between this article and any other provision in the
North Dakota Constitution, the provisions of this
article would control.
Voting “YES” means you approve the measure as
summarized above. Voting “NO” means you reject
the measure as summarized above.
Analysis of Initiated Constitutional
Measure No. 2
Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 2 was
placed on the ballot by petitions circulated by a
sponsoring committee. If approved, this initiated
measure would amend Article II of the North
Dakota Constitution to state that “only a citizen”
of the United States is a qualified elector, instead
of the current provision that states “every citizen”
of the United States is a qualified elector. The
measure also would state that only a qualified
elector may vote in any general, special, or primary
election for a federal, statewide, state legislative,
district, county, township, city, or school district
office or ballot measure.
Voting “YES” means you approve the measure as
summarized above. Voting “NO” means you reject
the measure as summarized above.
Analysis of Initiated Statutory
Measure No. 3
Initiated Statutory Measure No. 3 was placed on
the ballot by petitions circulated by a sponsoring
committee. If approved, this initiated measure
would amend the North Dakota Century
Code by removing hashish, marijuana, and
tetrahydrocannabinols from the list of schedule
I controlled substances in section 19-03.1-05. It
would create chapter 66-01, which would define
the terms marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia
and prohibit prosecution of any person over the
age of 21 for any non-violent marijuana related
activity (including growing, manufacturing,
distributing, selling, or testing marijuana) or
drug paraphernalia relating to any non-violent
marijuana activity, except for the sale of marijuana
to a person under the age of 21. Any language
in the North Dakota Century Code that conflicts
with chapter 66-01, including the prohibitions
on prosecution, is nullified and repealed. The
measure also would add penalties for individuals
under the age of twenty-one in possession of, or
attempting to distribute, marijuana; and provide
penalties for individuals who distribute marijuana
to anyone under the age of twenty-one. It would
amend the definition of drug paraphernalia in
section 19-03.4-01 to apply only to non-marijuana
controlled substances. It would amend section 25-
03.1-45 to require the automatic expungement
of the record of an individual who has a drug
conviction for a controlled substance that has
been legalized; create an appeals process for an
individual who believes the state did not expunge
a record properly; and eliminate the state's
sovereign immunity for damages resulting from
expungement lawsuits.
Voting “YES” means you approve the measure as
summarized above. Voting “NO” means you reject
the measure as summarized above.
Analysis of Initiated Statutory
Measure No. 4
Initiated Statutory Measure No. 4 was placed on
the ballot by petitions circulated by a sponsoring
committee. If approved, this initiated measure
would add a new section to chapter 39-04
of the North Dakota Century Code requiring
the Department of Transportation to issue red
personalized vehicle plates to volunteer emergency
responders. The plates would be provided at
no cost to the volunteers and would serve as an
entrance pass to all North Dakota state parks.
Qualifications and verification procedures for the
plates would be designated by the Department of
Transportation in cooperation with the volunteer
organizations.
Voting “YES” means you approve the measure as
summarized above. Voting “NO” means you reject
the measure as summarized above.
(October 10 & 17, 2018)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF
WALSH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
September 18, 2018 - 9:00 a.m.
Members present: Commissioners Anderson, Barta
and Wild. Absent: Commissioner Meberg.
Chairman Burianek called the meeting to order and
the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Motion by Barta to approve the September
4, 2018 regular meeting minutes and agenda
additions of SB2288 billing, Drain 87, sheriff’s
report, fair delegate, Novak/Peterka update,
right of way, spoil piles and recorders salary.
Second by Anderson. Motion carried.
Brent Nelson, Emergency Manager, appeared
during employee time to discuss a new switch for
the old generator at a cost of $2000 and labor of
approximately $2200. The switch will work with a
new generator when we decide to replace it.
Ed Sevigny, Tax Director, appeared for the following:
 Motion by Wild to follow the
recommendation of tax director and
approve the 100% Disabled Veterans
Credit for Timothy & Dawn Ducioame.
Second by Barta. Motion carried.
Timothy & Dawn Ducioame
Grafton City 37-8444 2017 VC
Timothy & Dawn Ducioame
Grafton City 37-8444 2018 VC
 Motion by Anderson to follow the
recommendation of the tax director
and approve the Tom & Pamela Ford
abatement with the true & full value
reduced to 287,200. Second by Barta.
Motion carried.
Tom & Pamela Ford
Kensington Twp. 19-4907 2017 RET
 Motion by Barta to follow the
recommendation of the tax director and
Pisek City to deny the abatement for
David & Rebecca Svobodny. Second by
Wild. Motion carried.
 Motion by Anderson to follow the
recommendation of the tax director and

Pisek City to approve the Craig & Katie
Jacobson abatement with the true &
full value reduced to $95,000. Second by
Wild. Motion carried.
Craig & Katie Jacobson
Pisek City 44-13522 2017 RET
Craig & Katie Jacobson
Pisek City 44-13522 2018 RET
 Motion by Wild to follow the
recommendation of the tax director
and Pisek City and approve the Central
Valley Bean Co-op abatement with the
true & full value reduced to 175,000.
Second by Barta. Motion carried.
Central Valley Bean
Pisek City 44-13532 2017 RET
Central Valley Bean
Pisek City 44-13532 2018 RET
 Motion by Barta to follow the
recommendation of the tax director
and Minto City and approve the Brad
Johnson abatement with the true & full
value reduced to $25,000. Second by
Anderson. Motion carried.
Brad Johnson
Minto City 39-12773 2017 RET
 Discussed Ag values per acre. Motion
by Barta to use $912 as the estimated
value per acre for 2019. Second by Wild.
Motion carried. We can adjust after NDSU
comes out with their numbers in December.
Sharon Lipsh, Highway Superintendent appeared
for the following:
 Kelley Cole, State’s Attorney was present
to discuss the Ferguson Bridge, costs
and insurance. A summons was served
to Chairman Burianek. Cole will file an
answer. Anytime someone is served it
should be brought to the state’s attorney
off ASAP. Usually only have 21 days to
respond.
 Still waiting to hear back from Aaron
Birst on right of ways. Will talk to him at
conference if he doesn’t get back to Lipsh
before then.
 Motion by Anderson to approve the
drainage permit for Bradley Kovarik,
Latona Township, Luke Holt, Martin
Township & Roger Weinlaeder, St.

Andrews Township. Second by Wild.
Motion carried.
 Motion by Barta to approve the utility
permit for John Schumacher, in St.
Andrews Township. Second by Anderson.
Motion carried.
 Meeting with DOT is October 9th at 7:30
a.m.
 Motion by Barta to approve the 2019
Federal Aid Sheet. Second by Wild.
Motion carried.
 The 1999 International Truck is in need of
repairs. Motion by Barta to fix truck at
a cost of $6168.75. Second by Anderson.
Motion carried.
 Provided an estimate for floating dock at
Homme Dam. Discussed if there might
be any grant dollars for a dock. Barta will
check around for options.
 Provided an estimate from Mayo
Construction of $85,500. Is waiting for
another bid from Knife River. Will look to
see if we can find funds for project.
 Bid for Silewski Bridge came in lower than
expected with Gowan Construction being
awarded bid.
 Gave an update on Peterka/Novak ditching
project.
 Discussed spoil piles.
 Railroad has not gotten back to Lipsh in
regard to Minto Crossing. She has a new
contact for the railroad that she will try.
Brad Brummond, County Agent, appeared for the
following:
 Found one of the panes on a double pane
window is shattered. Provide bid for a new
one. Motion by Barta to approve bid of
$647 for a new Anderson window plus
labor. Second by Wild. Motion carried.
 The lights in the Fair Building bathrooms
have been updated.
 Is finding water hemp in the area. We need
to up our management practices.
Barta gave an update on the resolution committee
conference call.
Discussed some options for cost sharing of the

estimated tax statements. Will table until next
meeting.
Motion by Wild to re-appoint Allen Ruzicka to
the ND State Fair Delegate. Second by Barta.
Motion carried.
Concerned citizens of Drain 87 would like to attend
the next meeting to address the Commissioners.
Discussed sheriff’s monthly report.
Discussed starting salary for new recorder.
Meeting adjourned.
Lawrence Burianek, Chairman
Attest: Kris Molde, Auditor
(October 10, 2018)

Complete and return if you did not receive or have lost you absentee ballot application. Remember to fill in all fields. Incomplete applications will be returned to you for additional information.
Submit completed forms to the Walsh County Auditor, 600 Cooper Ave, Grafton, ND 58237.

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