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PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF
WALSH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
JUNE 20, 2017
June 20, 2017 - 9:00 a.m.
Members present: Chairman Meberg, Commissioners
Anderson, Barta, Burianek and Wild.
Motion by Barta to approve the June 5, 2017
regular meeting minutes and agenda additions
of Nelson County water, Novak response, letter
from state, meeting date, Domestic Violence
update and HR Collaborative. Second by Wild.
Motion carried.
Diane Link, County Recorder, appeared during
employee time to inform the commissioners that at
her convention NDRIN and Tyler Technologies are
partnering to enable over 30 North Dakota counties to start E-recording. Tyler has offered to provide
all the equipment modules and on-site training for
E-recording. NDRIN will pay Tyler meaning there will
be no cost to the counties. Tyler plans to do the
installation and training in 2018. Motion by Barta to
participate in the E-recording program. Second
by Anderson. Motion carried.
Commissioner Meberg read a letter he received
from the State in regard to the flood plain, buyouts
and FEMA.
July meeting dates will be July 11th and 25th.
Cheryl Osowski and Agatha Frisby from the Walsh
County Historical Preservation Society appeared to
present their annual report, contract for services
administered and grant. Discussed geocaching,
geocaching training events and promoting Walsh
County as a whole to increase tourism. Motion
by Anderson to sign contract with Red River
Regional Council for administrative services and
Historic Preservation Grant. Second by Burianek.
Motion carried.
Commissioner Barta attended a meeting with Nelson
County to discuss water issues regarding Matejcek
Dam. Many of the agreements between Walsh
County and Nelson County have expired and the
water boards are working to update the agreements.
Sharon Lipsh, Highway Superintendent, appeared
for the following:
 Added Sandwood Place request to agenda.
 Motion by Anderson to approve drainage
permits as presented for Kevin Ferguson,
Section 35, Kensington Township and
Kevin Drevecky, Section 17, Vesta
Township. Second by Barta. Motion carried.
 Discussed flowage easement for McCann
Farms. Need clarification on acreage.
 Discussed tying 3 bridge projects together
which Brian Fuchs from the state would allow.
Motion by Barta to move forward with
tying the 3 bridge projects together (118-
05, 138-08.1 and 153-03). Second by Wild.
Motion carried.
 The County received checks for participating in the safety program. We received
$3,082.26 for premium dividend credit
and $2,427.63 for safety discount through
NDACo. Anderson moved to approve
the request and deposit the funds in
the safety program account. Second by
Burianek. Motion carried.
 Sharon has been trying to get a second bid for
the courthouse roof which is leaking around
the flashing. Tecta America gave a bid to
repair the roof and one to replace the roof.
Cost of new roof is about $10,000 more and
comes with a 15 year warranty. Motion by
Barta to replace the roof for $65,000 with
Tecta America with a 15 year warranty.
Second by Anderson. Motion carried.
 The deadline for Mark Novak has past and
he hasn’t responded to the letter from the
highway department so Sharon reached out to
his lawyer. Novak is asking for an extension.
Sharon will send response allowing Novak
60 days to meet requirements of drainage
permits and flowage easements.
 Sandwood Place, a private association, has
requested assistance from the County with
patching and repairing a private road. The
county will not assist with the Sandwood Road
as it is part of a private association.
Motion by Burianek to reappoint Brian
Thompson to the Grafton Planning and Zoning
Commission. Second by Anderson. Motion carried. Meberg and Anderson will be attending the HR
Collaborative in Devils Lake.
Barta will write a letter in response to Governor

Burgum’s article in the Grand Forks Herald in regard
to pushing infrastructure improvements yet he line
item vetoed the $10,000 to non-oil producing counties that was in SB 2013.
At 11:00 a.m. the County Commissioners reconvened
as the County Tax Equalization Board.
Present were Duane & Marlys Pic, Robert & Lyndice
Benoy, Roger Johnson, Ordean & Carol Oen,
Joseph Fietek, David Bruce, Park River; Harold Flom
& Rosemary Denault, Edinburg; Elmer Schill, Rick
Coulthart, Minto; Gertrude Wippler, Lankin; Tim
Holmes, Mayvis Troftgruben, Scott Heffta, Adams;
Chris West, Philip Ray, Nick Ziegelman,Ed Sevigny,
Grafton; Anna Ellingson, Drayton.
Tax Director, Todd Morgan, reviewed Ag valuation, county sales, sales ratios and across the board
increases to get to the 90-100% market value
required by the State. A question and answer
period followed. The fact sheets for each entity were
reviewed. Motion by Barta to accept increase
across the board as presented for cities and
townships, Park River 12%, Minto 12%, Forest
River 15%, Conway 55%, Pisek 32%, Edinburg,
45%, Fordville 7%, Lankin 27%, Adams 37%,
all townships 10%. Second by Anderson. Motion
carried.
Commissioner Anderson left the meeting.
Sharon Lipsh returned to the meeting with additional
information to clarify some question. Clarified acres
on McCann flowage easement and water flow questions on the John Miller drainage permit. Motion
by Wild to accept John Miller drainage permit,
Section 17, Walsh Centre Township and McCann
Farms Flowage Easement, Section 15, Walsh
Centre Township. Second by Barta. Motion carried.
Meeting adjourned at 12:50.
Luther Meberg, Chairman
Attest: Kris Molde, Auditor
(July 19, 2017)
ORDINANCE NO. 315
AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND IN PART,
ORDINANCE NO. 119 AS SET FORTH IN
APPENDIX A ZONING OF THE CODE OF
ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF GRAFTON,
NORTH DAKOTA RELATING TO THE
BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
SECTION 2. PENALTY PROVISIONS.
Any person, firm, or corporation, violating any
provisions of this ordinance shall be deemed guilty
of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall
be subject to a fine, or imprisonment, or both, in
accordance with the general penalty provision of this
Code (§1-14). Each day such violation is committed,
or permitted to continue, shall constitute a separate
offense, and shall be punished as such hereunder.
Connie A. Johnson
City Auditor-Treasurer”
(July 19, 2017)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY,
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
LARRY F. SCHRANK, DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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 (3) months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever
barred. Claims must either be presented to Steven
C. Ekman, attorney for the Personal Representative
of the estate, at PO Box 70, Grafton, North Dakota
58237, or filed with the Court.
DATED this 27th day of June, 2017.
/s/
Cheryl K. Schrank
Personal Representative
STEVEN C. EKMAN
910 HILL AVE, PO BOX 70
GRAFTON ND 58237
Attorney for Personal Representative
(July 5, 12, 19, 2017)

“NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO AMEND
THE ZONING MAP ACCOMPANYING
APPENDIX A
(ZONING ORDINANCE) OF THE
CITY OF GRAFTON
CODE OF ORDINANCES TO REZONE
LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 1,
STATE SCHOOL FIRST ADDITION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Public Hearing will
be held by the City Council of the City of Grafton, at
6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017 in the Council
Chambers of City Hall, Grafton, North Dakota, to
hear protests, if any, to the proposed amendment to
the Zoning Map established in Section 5, Appendix
A (Zoning Ordinance) of the City of Grafton Code of
Ordinances and as amended by the City of Grafton,
North Dakota be amended to include in the “B-2
General Business District” and exclude from the “A-1
Agricultural District” the following described area of
the City of Grafton, North Dakota:
Lots 1 and 2, Block 1, State School First Addition
(Said property includes, in part,
former Job Service, State Seed,
Fire Station #101, Heritage Village,
LSTC Cedar Grove and Maplewood.)
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that protests regarding
such amendment and rezoning must be in writing
and must be filed with the undersigned at 5 East
4th Street, P.O. Box 578, Grafton, ND 58237 prior
to the time set for the hearing referred to herein.
( Pursuant to Appendix A Sections 25,
Subparagraph 2A, of the City of Grafton Code
of Ordinances.)
Connie A Johnson
City Auditor-Treasurer”
(July 19, 26, 2017)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY,
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
JOHN L. LANDRIGAN, DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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 (3) months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever
barred. Claims must either be presented to Steven
C. Ekman, Attorney for the Personal Representative
of the estate, at PO Box 70, Grafton, North Dakota
58237, or filed with the Court.
DATED this 28th day of June, 2017.
/s/
Mollie Anne Weis
Personal Representative
STEVEN C. EKMAN
910 HILL AVE, PO BOX 70
GRAFTON ND 58237
Attorney for Personal Representative
(July 5, 12, 19, 2017)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF WALSH COUNTY,
STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF
CHARLES H. STEWART, DECEASED
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
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 (3) months after the date of the first
publication of this Notice or said claims will be forever
barred. Claims must either be presented to Steven
C. Ekman, Attorney for the Personal Representative
of the estate, at PO Box 70, Grafton ND 58237, or
filed with the Court.
DATED this 5TH day of July, 2017.
/s/
Terry J. Burns
Co-Personal Representative
/s/
Rock C. Stewart
Co-Personal Representative
STEVEN C. EKMAN
910 HILL AVE, PO BOX 70
GRAFTON ND 58237
Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives
(July 12, 19, 26, 2017)

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