December 11, 2017

Legals

PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Board of Commissioners will conduct a closed record appeal hearing on Monday, December 18, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, Washington.
The purpose of the hearing is to consider the Whitman County Planning Commission’s findings and recommendations for the rezoning of approximately 6-acres located 5 miles west of the Town of St. John and east of the community of Lancaster in Sections 20 and 29, Township 18 N, Range 41 EWM from the Agricultural District to the Limited Heavy Industrial District.
Any interested individual may attend said hearing. Arrangements will be made to accommodate questions and provide responses to non-English speaking residents. Upon receiving 24 hours’ advance notice, the County will make arrangements to reasonably accommodate the needs of special groups of citizens, including those who are physically disabled or otherwise impaired. Please call (509) 397-5240 if such assistance is needed. Accommodations for the disabled are accessible at the east entrance to the Courthouse. EEO
Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 49/2
ORDINANCE NO. 586
AN ORDINANCE
OF THE TOWN COUNCIL
OF THE TOWN
OF ROSALIA, WASHINGTON, FIXING THE BUDGET FOR 2018, SETTING FORTH
APPROPRIATIONS AND
ESTIMATED REVENUES AND ADOPTING, BY REFERENCE,
THE FINAL BUDGET FOR 2018.
THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF ROSALIA DO ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1: The Mayor of the Town of Rosalia completed and placed on the file with the Clerk a preliminary budget, including estimates of revenues and expenditures for operations of the town for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018.
SECTION 2: The Town Council has made such adjustments and changes to said preliminary budget, as it deems necessary or proper at the time.
SECTION 3: The Town advertised and properly held the statutory public hearing on the November 14th & 28th 2017.
SECTION 4: The proposed budget, as revised, was fixed by the Town Council on November 28, 2017 and is now on file in the office of the Clerk, and is hereby adopted by fund, and incorporated herein as set forth, in full, in this ordinance.
SECTION 5: The following is a summary of the totals of estimated revenues and appropriations for each separate fund and the aggregate totals for all funds combined:

FUND Revenues Expenditures
Current Expense Fund
Revenues $429,830.00
Expenditures $429,830.00

Special Revenue Funds
City Street Fund
Revenues $322,500.00
Expenditures $322,500.00

Palouse RTPO
Revenues $206,165.00
Expenditures $206,165.00

Capital Project Funds
Capital Improvement Fund
Revenues $10,410.00
Expenditures $10,410.00

Airport Project Fund
Revenues $402,800.00
Expenditures $402,800.00

Enterprise Funds
Water Fund
Revenues $131,640.00
Expenditures $131,640.00

Water Capital Improvement Fund
Revenues $61,200.00
Expenditures $61,200.00

Sewer Fund
Revenues $122,000.00
Expenditures $122,000.00

Sewer Capital Improvement Fund
Revenues $28,910.00
Expenditures $28,910.00

Waste Water Facility Fund
Revenues $145,200.00
Expenditures $145,200.00

Trust Fund
Water Deposit Reserve Fund
Revenues $35,740.00
Expenditures $35,740.00

TOTAL BUDGET
Revenues $1,896,395.00
Expenditures $1,896,395.00

SECTION 6: The Clerk/Treasurer is directed to transmit a copy of the budget, as hereby adopted, to the State Auditor’s Office, Division of Municipal Corporations, and to the Association of Washington Cities.
SECTION 7: If any provision of this ordinance or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid, the remainder of the ordinance or the application of the provisions to other persons or circumstances is not affected.
SECTION 8: This ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its passage and publication.
PASSED by the Town Council of Rosalia, Washington, this 28th day of November 2017 49/1
The Pine Creek Conservation District Board of Supervisors
will hold a meeting on December 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the District Office, 401 S. State Route 27 in Oakesdale, WA to adopt a resolution setting the date, time and location of an election to fill a Conservation District Supervisor’s expiring term. Public input is welcome. 48/2
CONCURRENT NOTICE
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
OF FINDING OF
NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
ON THE ENVIRONMENT
AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
CDBG Contract #: 17-62210-035
*Date: December 7, 2017
Name of Responsible Entity:
City of Tekoa
Telephone #: 509-284-3861
Street, City, Zip Code: 419 Washington St, Tekoa, WA 99033

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Tekoa, WA.

REQUEST FOR
RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about December 22, 2017 the above-named RE will request the Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce) to release federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (PL 93-383) for the following project:

Project Title or Name:
2018 I/I Reduction Project

Purpose or Nature of the Project: This project is needed to reduce infiltration and inflow to the sewer system and reduce the influent flows to the treatment facility to meet NPDES permit requirements.

Location of Project: Tekoa, WA
Location of the Project: The project area is located within The City of Tekoa, including portions of Section 13 and Section 24, Township 20 North, Range 45 East and Section 19, Township 20 North, Range 46 East. Sewer lines to be replaced include those along East Main Street and Lindsey Street, North Crosby Street and Poplar Street, and along the ballpark from Warren Street to Seamon Road.

Estimated Cost of the Project:
$790,000
FINDING OF
NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Tekoa determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (PL 91-190) is not required. Additionally, project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the address above and is available for examination and copying weekdays between 8:00AM and 4:00PM.
PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on the project may submit written comments to the City of Tekoa. All comments received by December 21, 2017 will be considered by the City of Tekoa prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF GRANT FUNDS
The City of Tekoa certifies to Commerce that John Jaeger in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. Commerce’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Tekoa to use State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Funds.
OBJECTIONS TO
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Commerce will accept objections to its release of funds and the City of Tekoa’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Tekoa; b) the RE has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the RE has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by Commerce; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to Community Development Block Grant, Program Manager, Department of Commerce, 1011 Plum Street SE, PO Box 42525, Olympia, Washington. 98504-2525. Potential objectors should contact the Community Development Block Grant Program at (360) 725-3009 to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Name of RE Certifying Officer:
John Jaeger
Title: Mayor 49/1
The Tekoa Parks and Rec. District No. 6 will hold a public hearing for the 2018 budget on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tekoa City Council Chambers. All citizens are invited to attend. 49/2
Town of Lamont
Notice of Public Hearing
2018 Final Budget
The 2018 preliminary budget for the Town of Lamont has been filed with the Town Clerk. A public hearing on the final budget for 2018 will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at the Lamont Town Hall, 302 8th Street, during the regularly scheduled Town Council meeting. Copies of the 2018 preliminary budget may be obtained by request by calling 509-257-9810 or emailing lamontcityhall@live.com 48/2
ORDINANCE NO. 629
AN ORDINANCE
OF THE TOWN OF
OAKESDALE, WASHINGTON, AMENDING THE 2017 BUDGET.
WHEREAS, the Town’s 2017 expenses exceeded budgeted expenses in certain Funds for expenses not anticipated in budget.
THEREFORE, be it hereby ordained by the Town Council of the Town of Oakesdale, Washington that, in compliance with audit requirements, the 2017 Budget is hereby amended to reflect increased expenses to the below listed Funds, and for the reasons enumerated,
FUND NO. 001
CURRENT EXPENSE FUND
Increased by $5,601.29 to $136,461.43
Account 521.10.49.01 Reimbursable Expense – Safety Grant for solar speed signs $5,601.29
FUND NO. 101
STREET FUND
Increased by $324,978 to $1,232,695.62
Account 595.30.63.00 TIB Roadway Project – Pearl/First/McCoy Street $324,978
FUND NO. 401
WATER/SEWER FUND
Increased by $29,645 to $222,724.10
Account 538.98.48.01 Repair & Maintenance – Treatment Facility pumps $29,645

THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE IN FULL FORCE AND EFFECT AFTER PASSAGE AND PROPER PUBLICATION IN THE OFFICIAL TOWN NEWSPAPER.
____________________
MARY DEGON,
CLERK/TREASURER
____________________
DENNIS PALMER, MAYOR
PASSED DECEMBER 4th, 2017 49/1
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON
IN AND FOR
THE COUNTY OF WHITMAN
In the Matter of the Estate of:
ARNOLD, ALAN DOUGLAS
Deceased.
No. 17-4-00063-38
PROBATE NOTICE
TO CREDITORS
The Administrator named below has been appointed as Administrator of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the Administrator at the address stated below a copy of the claim and file the original of the claim with the court. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the Administrator served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(3); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of this notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets.
Date of First Publication: 12/14/2017
Administrator: Timothy Arnold
Address for Mailing or Service: Tim Arnold, 5626 North Belt Street, Spokane, WA 99205 49/3
A poll-site election for
a board seat on the
Whitman Conservation District
will be held on February 8th, 2018, at Events on Main, 203 N. Main St., Colfax, WA 99111. Polls will open at 4pm and close at 8pm. Registered voters who reside within the Whitman Conservation District boundary are eligible to vote. Candidates who are interested in becoming an elected Supervisor must be registered voters residing in the conservation district, and may be required to own land or operate a farm. The candidate filing deadline is January 19th, 2018 at 4pm. Elections procedures are available at the district office, or http:/www.scc.wa.gov/ Absentee ballots are available upon request for eligible voters, but must be requested on or before 12pm on January 25th, 2018. Please contact the District office at 509-288-4644 or at the District office at 601 North Main, Colfax, WA 99111 for absentee ballots or if you have any questions. 49/1
The Palouse Conservation District Board of Supervisors
will hold a meeting at 9:00 am on December 13, 2017 at 1615 NE Eastgate Blvd, Section H in Pullman, WA to adopt a resolution setting the date, time, and location of an election to fill a Conservation District Supervisor’s expiring term. 48/2
Public Notice for City of Tekoa Street and Alley Vacations
The City of Tekoa will hold a public hearing after 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the City of Tekoa Council Chambers. The public hearing will be to vacate portions of Leslie Street, the “County Road” originally called “Tekoa Road”, alleys and Connell Street within Huffman’s Second Addition, and alley and Lake Street within G.T. Huffman’s Second Addition. All citizens are invited to attend and give input.
Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer 48/3
Notice is hereby given
that M. Weider intends to dispose of a 1997 Chevy Cruiseair Motor Home, VIN #1GBLP37JXT3316148 which has been determined to be an abandoned vehicle pursuant to WAC 308-93-275. The last known owner of said vehicle is Samuel R Scott, PO Box 391, Leoti, KS, 67861. As of June 1st, 2017, storage fees on the vehicle were 2 years in arrears in the amount of $3,000. The vehicle is being sold as is or will be disposed of on Feb. 1st, 2018. At that time, the arrears will be $3,950. Please contact M. Weider at 509-336-5406. 46/4
SUPERIOR COURT
OF WASHINGTON,
WHITMAN COUNTY
Estate of
RICHARD L. LEHN,
Deceased.
NO. 17-4-00114-38
PROBATE NOTICE
TO CREDITORS
The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the deceased must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and file the original of the claim with the court in which probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the probate assets and nonprobate assets of the decedent.

Date of First Publication: 11/23/17
Mary A. Lehn, Personal Representative
Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/
___________________
THEODORE F.S. RASMUSSEN WSBA 8720
Theodore F.S. Rasmussen, P.S.
S. 112 Crosby, P.O. Box 724, Tekoa, WA 99033
(509) 284-2332
Court of Probate Proceedings: Whitman County Superior Court
Cause No.: 17-4-00114-38 47/3
PUBLIC NOTICE
The City of Tekoa will hold a public hearing to amend the 2017 budget during the regular council meeting on Monday, December 18, 2017, after 7:00 p.m. at the Council Chambers in City Hall. All citizens are invited to attend. Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer 49/2
NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING
TOWN OF ENDICOTT
The 2018 budget hearing for the Town of Endicott will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in the Town Hall at 7:00 p.m. Copies of the proposed budget may be obtained from the office of the city clerk during normal business hours from December 4, 2017 until December 11, 2017. Citizens attending the hearing have the right to provide written and oral comments and ask questions concerning the entire budget.
Laura Jones, Clerk-Treasurer 48/2
The Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District
Board of Supervisors
will hold a special meeting
on December 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.at the Conservation Office located at 3 N. Park Street in St. John Washington to adopt a resolution setting the date, time, and location of an election to fill a Conservation District Supervisor’s expiring term. 48/2

SUBSCRIPTION COST:
IN COUNTY:
$24 per year/$43 for 2 years
OUT OF COUNTY:
$33 per year/$61 for 2 years
WEB ONLY:
$24US per year

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