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Legals: Jan. 4, 2018

January 3, 2018

MEETING NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County LEOFF I Board will conduct its 2018 regular meetings on the 4th Tuesday of January, March, October, November and December unless otherwise noted. All meetings will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Whitman County Commissioners’ Conference Room located in the Whitman County Courthouse, 400 N. Main Street, Colfax, Washington. Meeting dates for 2018 are as follows:

January 23, 2018
March 27, 2018
October 23, 2018
November 27, 2018
December 18, 2018 (3rd Tuesday)

Arrangements will be made to accommodate questions and provide responses to non-English speaking residents. Upon receiving 24 hours’ advance notice, the LEOFF I Board 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) 397-5240if such assistance is needed. Accommodations for the disabled are accessible at the east entrance to the Courthouse.
Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 1/2
NOTICE TO VENDORS AND CONTRACTORS
Whitman County, Washington is soliciting vendors and contractors for placement on the following lists:
1) General Government – Office/Data Processing Equipment
2) General Government – Building Maintenance/Park and Recreation
3) General Government – Professional Services
4) Public Works Department – Materials, Equipment, Supplies, Etc.
5) Public Works Department – Contractors
6) Public Works Department – Professional Services
Whitman County maintains current rosters of vendors and contractors from which proposals will be requested for the purchase of Materials, Equipment, Supplies or Services for various small works projects.
In accordance with RCW Chapter 39.80, Whitman County invites letters of interest from consultants wishing to be placed on the Professional Services Roster. For any particular work, consultants to be considered will be selected from the Professional Services Roster or from responses to advertisements for consultants for that particular work. Contracts will be negotiated in accordance with RCW 39.80 and Whitman County’s selection procedures.
Whitman County in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in federally assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively ensure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises as defined at 49 CRF Part 26 will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, or sex in consideration for an award.
Cities, towns and districts within Whitman County who have entered into an interlocal agreement with the County may choose to select materials, equipment, supplies or services from these lists.
Any vendor or contractor wishing placement on any list or updating current information may do so by accessing the Whitman County Website at www.whitmancounty.org, subtitle, “Small Works Roster”. For specific information regarding unbound letters of submittal, please call 509-397-4622. Vendors and contractors who have completed a questionnaire within the past 10 years do not need to resubmit another questionnaire.
Maribeth Becker, CMC, Clerk of the Board 1/2
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Board of Commissioners will conduct a closed record appeal hearing on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, 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 20-acres located northeast of Pullman on the north side of Pullman Airport Road in the SW ¼ of Section 30, Township 15 N, Range 46 EWM from the Agricultural District to the Cluster Residential 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 1/2
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Board of Commissioners will conduct a closed record appeal hearing on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at 11:05 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 2.5-acres in the Airport Commercial District and rezoned to the Agricultural District and approximately 1.5 acres in the Agricultural District and rezoned to the Airport Commercial District located at801 Ringo Road, approximately 1.5 miles south of Palouse in Section 12, Township 16 North, Range 34 EWM.
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 1/2
PORT OF WHITMAN COUNTY
PUBLIC NOTICE
2018 SMALL WORKS ROSTER
Notice is hereby given that the Port of Whitman County (the ‘Port’), is accepting applications from contractors who wish to be placed on the Port’s 2018 Small Works Roster. Applicants, where required by law, must be properly licensed or registered to perform work in the State of Washington. Contractors whose names appear on the Small Works Roster may be contacted form time to time to submit job proposals for contracts in the amount of $300,000.00 or less (RCW 53.08.120).
All applications must be submitted on the Port provided application form. For application forms contact:
The Port of Whitman County
N. 302 Mill Street
Colfax, WA 99111
(509) 397-3791
www.portwhitman.com
or
LindaOlson@portwhitman.com
Qualified applicants will be placed on the 2018 Small Works Roster and kept on file for three years. 1/1
PORT OF WHITMAN COUNTY
PUBLIC NOTICE
REQUEST FOR
QUALIFICATIONS
ARCHITECTURAL /
ENGINEERING
The Port of Whitman County is generally announcing to the public its projected requirements for professional services for 2018.
The Port anticipates a continuing need for architectural and engineering services related to small and mid-sized projects including but not limited to: park enhancements and/or expansions, industrial park development, building design, site upgrades, etc. The Port may also have need of other consulting services from time to time.
Architectural/Engineering firms interested in providing services to the Port of Whitman County are requested to send a brief statement of qualifications. Firms who have qualifications on file at the port are not required to resubmit. It is the firms’ responsibility to verify whether or not their qualifications are on file. The Port reserves the right to discard qualifications which have not been updated within three years.
Consultants will be selected from those with qualifications on file unless a separate request for qualifications is made by the Port for a specific project or projects. DBE Firms are encouraged to submit. Submit qualifications to:
Port of Whitman County
N. 302 Mill Street
Colfax, WA 99111
(509) 397-3791, or LindaOlson@PortWhitman.com 1/1
SUPERIOR COURT
OF WASHINGTON
IN AND FOR WHITMAN COUNTY
In the Matter of the Estate of:
ERMA JEAN WIDMAN,
Deceased.
Case No.: 17 4 00132 38
PROBATE NOTICE
TO CREDITORS
RCW 11.40.030
The personal representative named below have been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any persons having claims against the deceased must, before the time such 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 filing the original of the claim with the court in which the 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 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets.
DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: December 28, 2017
/s/ MARY ANN WIDMAN
MARY ANN WIDMAN, Personal Representative of the Estate of Erma
Jean Widman, Deceased
Address: 501 E. Babb Road
Rosalia, WA 99170
AITKEN, SCHAUBLE, PATRICK,
NEILL & SCHAUBLE
Linda M. Schauble, WSBA #014707
Attorneys for Estate
P.O. Box 307
Pullman, WA 99163
(509) 334-3505 52/3
ORDINANCE No. 841
At the December 18, 2017, council meeting, the City of Tekoa passed the final budget for 2018, Ordinance No. 841. The following is a summary of the 2018 final budget ordinance:

001 Current Expense Fund
Revenues $600,619.86
Expenditures $391,475.00
Ending.Balance $209,144.86

101 Cemetery Fund
Revenues $22,077.78
Expenditures $19,600.00
Ending.Balance $2,477.78

103 Cemetery Endowment Fund
Revenues $102,195.53
Expenditures $0.00
Ending.Balance $102,195.53

104 Street Fund
Revenues $154,388.22
Expenditures $116,600.00
Ending.Balance $37,788.22

105 Airport Fund
Revenues $14,538.88
Expenditures $7,400.00
Ending.Balance $7,138.88

108 Fire Dept Fund
Revenues $32,182.39
Expenditures $28,500.00
Ending.Balance $3,682.39

109 Criminal Just Fund
Revenues $71,380.86
Expenditures $64,000.00
Ending.Balance $7,380.86

363 Street Levy Fund
Revenues $50,000.00
Expenditures $50,000.00
Ending.Balance $0.0

401 Water Fund
Revenues $427,289.50
Expenditures $344,068.00
Ending.Balance $83,221.50

402 Sewer Fund
Revenues $307,506.19
Expenditures $303,500.00
Ending.Balance $4,006.19

406 Debt Serv Sewer Fund
Revenues $10,120.58
Expenditures $0.00
Ending.Balance $10,120.58

452 Water Reserve Fund
Revenues $238,293.24
Expenditures $50,000.00
Ending.Balance $188,293.24

456 Sewer Reserve Fund
Revenues $187,362.14
Expenditures $40,000.00
Ending.Balance $147,362.14

462 CDBG Sew Plan Gr Fund
Revenues $1,200.00
Expenditures $1,200.00
Ending.Balance $0.00

465 CDBG Sew Ln Rplc Gr Fund
Revenues $790,000.00
Expenditures $790,000.00
Ending.Balance $0.00

Total All Funds
Revenues $3,003,455.32
Expenditures $2,206,343.00
Ending.Balance $797,112.32

Complete copies of the 2018 final budget can be obtained from city hall during regular business hours.
Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer 1/1
TS #60480-00521-NJ-WA APN #104950018060000 Title #00 Reference Number: 712146 Abbreviated Legal: LOTS 5-6, BLK 18, LACROSSE Grantor: Carla R Rubio, A Single Person Grantee: North Cascade Trustee Services Inc. Original Beneficiary: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE PURSUANT TO THE REVISED CODE OF WASHINGTON CHAPTER 61.24 ET. SEQ. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. THIS NOTICE IS THE FINAL STEP BEFORE THE FORECLOSURE SALE OF YOUR HOME. You have only 20 DAYS from the recording date on this notice to pursue mediation. DO NOT DELAY. CONTACT A HOUSING COUNSELOR OR AN ATTORNEY LICENSED IN WASHINGTON NOW to assess your situation and refer you to mediation if you are eligible and it may help you save your home. See below for safe sources of help. SEEKING ASSISTANCE Housing counselors and legal assistance may be available at little or no cost to you. If you would like assistance in determining your rights and opportunities to keep your house, you may contact the following: The statewide foreclosure hotline for assistance and referral to housing counselors recommended by the Housing Finance Commission Telephone: Toll-free: 1-877-894-HOME (1-877-894-4663). Web site: http://www.dfi.wa.gov/consumers/homeownership/post_purchase_counselors_foreclosure.htm. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-569-4287. Web Site: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/fc/index.cfm?webListAction=search&searchstate=WA&filterSvc=dfc The statewide civil legal aid hotline for assistance and referrals to other housing counselors and attorneys Telephone: Toll-free: 1-800-606-4819. Web site: http://nwjustice.org/what-clear. I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee will on January 12, 2018, at the hour of 10:00 AM at Whitman County Superior Courthouse, main entrance, 404 N. Main Street, Colfax, WA 99111 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at the time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Whitman, State of Washington, to-wit: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 18, LACROSSE, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN BOOK E OF PLATS PAGE 24, RECORDS OF WHITMAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON. APN: 104950018060000 More commonly known as: 511 S Whitman Ave , Lacrosse, WA 99143 which is subject to that certain Deed of Trust dated July 26, 2012, recorded July 27, 2012, under Auditor’s File No. 712146, records of Whitman County, Washington, from Carla R Rubio, A Single Person as Grantor, to Pioneer Title Company, as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., solely as nominee for Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Beneficiary, the beneficial interest in which was assigned to Alabama Housing Finance Authority under an Assignment recorded on June 15, 2017 under Auditor’s File 741653 in the official records in the Office of the Recorder of Whitman County, Washington. II. No action commenced by the current Beneficiary of the Deed of Trust is now pending to seek satisfaction of the obligation in any Court by reason of the Borrower’s or Grantor’s default on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust/Mortgage. III. The Beneficiary alleges default of the Deed of Trust as of for failure to pay the following amounts now in arrears and/or other defaults: Payments $4,120.65 Late Charges $164.82 Bad Check $15.00 Net Other Fees $107.00 MTGR REC CORP ADV $3,256.66 Grand Total $7,664.13 IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal $64,226.04, together with interest as provided in the note or other instrument secured from January 1, 2017, and such other costs and fees as are due under the note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. V. The above-described real property will be sold to satisfy the expense of sale and the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust as provided by statute. The sale will be made without warranty, express or implied, regarding title, possession, or encumbrances on January 12, 2018. The defaults referred to in paragraph III must be cured by January 1, 2018 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time before January 1, 2018 (11 days before the sale date), the defaults as set forth in paragraph III are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. Payment must be with cashiers’ or certified check from a state or federally chartered bank. The sale may be terminated any time after January 1, 2018 (11 days before the sale date), and before the sale by the Borrower, Grantor, any Guarantor, or the holder of any recorded junior lien or encumbrance paying the entire principal and interest secured by the Deed of Trust, plus costs, fees, and advances, if any, made pursuant to the terms of the obligation and/or Deed of Trust, and curing all other defaults. VI. A written notice of default was transmitted by the Beneficiary or Trustee to the Borrower and Grantor at the following addresses: Carla R Rubio 511 S Whitman Ave Lacrosse, WA 99143 Carla R Rubio PO BOX Lacrosse, WA 99143 Occupant 511 S Whitman Ave Lacrosse, WA 99143 by both first-class and certified mail on July 21, 2017, proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served, if applicable, with said written Notice of Default or the written Notice of Default was posted in a conspicuous place on the real property described in paragraph I above, and the Trustee has possession of proof of such service or posting. VII. The Trustee whose name and address are set forth below will provide in writing to anyone requesting it, a statement of all costs and fees due at any time prior to the sale. VIII. The effect of the sale will be to deprive the Grantor and all those who hold by, through or under the Grantor of all their interest in the above-described property. IX. Anyone having any objection to the sale on any grounds whatsoever will be afforded an opportunity to be heard as to those objections if they bring a lawsuit to restrain the sale pursuant to RCW 61.24.130. Failure to bring such a lawsuit may result in a waiver of any proper grounds for invalidating the Trustee’s sale. X. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS OR TENANTS – The purchaser at the trustee’s sale is entitled to possession of the property on the 20th day following the sale, as against the grantor under the deed of trust (the owner) and anyone having an interest junior to the deed of trust, including occupants who are not tenants. After the 20th day following the sale the purchaser has the right to evict occupants who are not tenants by summary proceedings under chapter 59.12 RCW. For tenant-occupied property, the purchaser shall provide a tenant with written notice in accordance with RCW 61.24.060. To access sale information, please go to http://www.stoxposting.com/ sales-calendars. Dated: August 30, 2017 North Cascade Trustee Services Inc., Duly Appointed Successor Trustee By Heather Berthiaume, Authorized Signatory 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 410 Seattle, Washington 98164 Telephone 1-855-676-9686 50&1

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