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Legal Notices: December 12, 2019

 

December 12, 2019



NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, Washington, will consider the adoption and implementation of the 2019 - 2024 Solid Waste Management Plan. THAT A HEARING on said adoption will be held in the office of the Whitman County Commissioners in the Courthouse in Colfax, Washington at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time on Monday December 16. 2019. Handicap access to the Whitman County Courthouse is available at the Mill Street Entrance.

DATED the 2nd day of December, 2019.

Connie Ellis, Deputy Clerk of the Board 49/2

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Whitman County Commissioners have set the date of Monday, December 16, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, WA, for proposed amendment #4 to the 2019 Whitman County budget. At that time, it is requested all department heads/elected officials requesting an amendment be present. The total amount of the proposed amended budget is approximately $65,000,000. Copies of the proposed amendment will be available December 16, 2019 by calling 397-5240. Disabled accommodations are accessible by using the east entrance to the Courthouse. Upon 72 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 by calling (509) 397-5240. EEO.

Dated the 2nd day of December 2019.

Connie Ellis, Deputy Clerk of the Board 49/2

Rosalia Town Council

is cancelling their next regularly scheduled meeting on December 24, 2019. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be January 7th, 2020 starting at 7:30pm in the Rosalia Council Chambers. 50/1

PUBLIC NOTICE

Tekoa Parks and Recreation District #6

The Tekoa Parks and Recreation District #6 will hold a public hearing on December 17. 2019 at 5:30 pm to approve the final budget for 2020. It will be held in the Tekoa Council Chambers. All citizens are invited to

attend.

Fran Martin, Chairman 50/1

FINAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Town of Garfield in the Town Hall, at 405 W California, Garfield, WA 99130, on December 18, at 7:00 PM. The purpose of the public hearing is to review final project performance on the Sewer Infiltration and Inflow (I&I) study funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). Town Hall is handicap accessible. Arrangements to reasonably accommodate special needs, including handicap accessibility or interpreter, will be made upon receiving twenty-four (24) hour advance notice. Contact Cody Lord at 509-635-1604. 49/2

Pioneer Telephone Company

provides local phone and Internet services to LaCrosse, Endicott, Hay, Hooper, Central Ferry, Dusty, Winona, Riparia, and surrounding areas.

Our basic services include voice residential, single-line business, and multiline business voice-grade access to the public switched network at $18.00 per month.

Access to long distance-services, 911 emergency services, minutes of use for local service, and toll-limitation services to qualifying low-income consumers are offered at no additional charge.

Other services offered include broadband and broadband-only lines, priced depending upon package, long distance, and many optional features that complement personal and business phone service needs.

For more information and a complete list of services and prices, visit http://www.pionnet.com or call 509-549-3511. 50/1

Pioneer Telephone Company

participates in the federal Lifeline program. This program lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service by providing a discount to eligible low-income customers. The current discount rate is $7.95 to $9.25 per month, depending on the service, and is available for one telephone or one broadband service per household.

To qualify, subscribers must have an income of 135% or less than the federal poverty guidelines, or must participate in at least one of the following federal assistance programs:

--Medicaid

--Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

--Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

--Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)

--Veterans Pension or Survivors Pension

More information about Lifeline is available at http://www.lifelinesupport.org or by calling Pioneer Telephone Company at 509-549-3511. 50/1

The Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District

adopted Resolution #38 at their November 19, 2019 Special Board Meeting in order to hold an election for a board position on the Palouse-Rock Lake Conservation District Board. The Pole Site Election will be held on January 22, 2020 at the St. John Community Building, 304 W. Front Street, in St. John Washington. Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and will close at 2:00 p.m. Registered voters who reside within the conservation district boundary are eligible to vote. The candidate filing deadline is December 24, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Supervisors serve without compensation but are eligible to be reimbursed for appropriate expenses. The Board of Supervisors provide guidance and direction, as well a set policy for the conservation district. Election procedures are available at the district office or at the State Conservation Commission. Absentee Ballots are available upon request for eligible voters by contacting the district office by January 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. All ballots must be returned to the polling location by the Election Day. 50/2

Notice of Determination of Non Significance (DNS)

Washington State Department of Transportation staff considered all relevant environmental and social aspects for the construction of truck climbing lanes a four locations for the Dusty to Colfax segment of State Route (SR) 26. This project is located in Whitman County, WA on SR 26. The truck climbing lanes are located within general milepost limits of 123.14 to 124.03 Eastbound, 123.50 to 124.88 Westbound, 126.97 to 128.74 Eastbound, and 130.57 to 131.94. Using State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC), we reviewed a complete environmental checklist and other relevant information on file. We concluded this action will not have probable significant adverse impacts on the environment resulting from its continued use. We have issued a DNS for the proposal. If interested in this proposal you may request a free copy of the DNS and information from Tammie Williams, Eastern Region Environmental Manager at Washington State Department of Transportation, 2714 N Mayfair Street, Spokane, WA 99207-2090.

Phone: (509) 324-6134, or e-mail [email protected] We will accept written comments mailed to this postal or e-mail address until December 26, 2019. 50/2

NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (M-DNS)

Whitman County Planning issued a Mitigated Determination of Nonsignificance (M-DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: Brian and Eleanor Windsor propose the construction of a triple wide manufactured home in the floodplain of an unnamed tributary to Staley Creek. The property is located approximately 4.8 miles south of Pullman, at 1002 Chambers Road, on the south side of the road and north of the creek, in Section 5, Township 13 N, Range 45 E, W.M., Whitman County, Washington. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with us, the Planning Office has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the

environment. Copies of the M-DNS are available at no charge from the County Planning Office, Whitman County Public Service Building (2nd Floor), N. 310 Main St., Colfax, WA 99111. Interested persons may submit environmentally-focused written comments on the SEPA decision by 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 26, 2019 to the County Planning Office, P.O. Box 430, Colfax, WA 99111-0430, fax: (509) 397-6210.

Katrin Kunz

Assistant County Planner 50/1

NOTICE OF A DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE (DNS) AND A ZONE CHANGE HEARING

Whitman County Planning issued a Determination of Nonsignificance (DNS) under the State Environmental Policy Act Rules (Chapter 197-11 WAC) for the following project: W.H.E.A.T. (‘We Honor Every American Troop’), proposes to change the zone of an approximately 2-acre parcel from the Agricultural District to a Limited Light Industrial District for the location of a non-profit organization that stores and packs donated goods before shipping them to American troops abroad. The parcel is located on the north side of LaCrosse Airport Road, just south west of the town of Lacrosse, in Section 2, Township 15 N., Range 39 E., W.M., Whitman County, Washington. After review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with us, the Planning Office has determined that this proposal will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. The public is also notified of the intent to hold a public hearing during a Whitman County Planning Commission meeting on January 8, 2020, at 7:00 PM in the Public Service Building, 1st floor auditorium, N. 310 Main St., Colfax, WA 99111. Copies of the DNS are available at no charge from the County Planning Office, Whitman County Public Service Building (2nd Floor), N. 310 Main St., Colfax, WA 99111. Interested persons may submit environmentally-focused written comments on the SEPA decision by 5:00 PM on Thursday, December 26, 2019, and before 5:00 PM on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, regarding the proposed zone change to the County Planning Office, P.O. Box 430, Colfax, WA 99111-0430, fax: (509) 397-6210, or attend the hearing.

Katrin Kunz

Assistant County Planner 50/1

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

IN AND FOR THE COUNTY

OF WHITMAN

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

Tom Jay Solbrack,

Deceased.

NO. 19-4-00113-38

PROBATE NOTICE

TO CREDITORS

(RCW 11.40.030)

The Personal Representative named below has been appointed as Personal Representative 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 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; 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 November 28, 2019

PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE Matthew J. Solbrack

ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE

Carpenter, Mcguire & Dewulf, P.S.

ADDRESS FOR MAILING OF SERVICE

Matthew D. Johnson

P.O. Box 619

105 S. Main St.

Colfax, WA 99111-0619

Telephone: 509-397-4345 48/3

Superior Court of Washington for Whitman County

Estate of:

Cathy Eileen Schaal,

Deceased,

No. 1940011538

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

RONALD SCHAAL has been appointed as personal representative 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 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. 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(3); 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 bas is effective as to claims against both the decendent’s probate and non-probate assets.

Personal Representative: Ronald Schaal

Eric Hanson, Attorney for Personal Representative

Address for Mailing or Service:

P.O. Box 337 Garfield, WA 99130

Court: Superior Court of Washington for Whitman County.

Cause No. 19-4-00115-38

First publication: Dec. 12, 2019

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SUPERIOR COURT OFWASHINGTON FOR WHITMAN COUNTY

LEIFER FAMILY, LLC,

Plaintiff,

VS.

LEE ROY PHILPOT, and all parties, known or unknown, claiming any right, title, estate or interest in the real property described in the Complaint, either as assigns, heirs or devisees of the above-named parties or otherwise.

Defendant.

NO. 19-2-00213-38

SUMMONS BY PUBLICATION

THE STATE OF WASHINGTON to LEE ROY PHILPOT, and to all other persons or parties unknown claiming any right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real estate described in the Complaint in this action, defendants: You, and each of you, are hereby summoned to appear within 60 days after the first publication of this Summons, to wit, within 60 days after November 21, 2019, and defend the above-entitled action in the above-entitled Court and answer the Complaint of the plaintiff and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorney for the plaintiff, at the address stated below; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demands of the Complaint in this action which has been filed with the Clerk of said Court. The object of this action is to quiet title in plaintiff to real estate in Whitman County, Washington, described as follows:

That portion of the North half of Section 12, Township 18 North, Range 41 E.W.M., Whitman County, Washington, described as follows: COMMENCING at a point where the western boundary of Endicott-St. John Rd., County Rd. #4230 intersects the northern boundary of Section 12; thence west along the northern boundary of said section a distance of 1297 feet; thence south parallel to the eastern boundary of said section a distance of 390 feet; thence south 49 degrees 26.5 minutes East a distance of 691.5 feet; thence east parallel to the northern boundary of said section to the western boundary of Endicott-St. John Rd., County Rd. #4230; Thence northerly following the western boundary of Endicott-St. John Rd., County Rd. #4230 to the point of beginning. EXCEPT right-of-way of the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company. AND EXCEPT county roads against the claim of the defendants and any one of them.

BISHOP LAW OFFICE,

By: Eric Hanson, WSBA #47381 Attorneys for Plaintiff

Address:

P.O. Box 337

Garfield, WA 99130

Tele .: (509) 635-1551 47/6

ORDINANCE No. 853

At the December 2, 2019, council meeting, the City of Tekoa passed the final budget for 2020, Ordinance No. 853. The following is a summary of the 2020 final budget ordinance:

001 Current Expense Fund

Revenues $586,289.92

Expenditures $487,050.00

Ending Balance $99,239.92

101 Cemetery Fund

Revenues $101,442.82

Expenditures $99,800.00

Ending Balance $1,642.82

103 Cemetery Endowment Fund

Revenues $105,274.86

Expenditures $0.00

Ending Balance $105,274.86

104 Street Fund

Revenues $151,511.71

Expenditures $142,100.00

Ending Balance $9,411.71

105 Airport Fund

Revenues $12,430.79

Expenditures $12,100.00

Ending Balance $330.79

108 Fire Dept Fund

Revenues $31,409.95

Expenditures $31,000.00

Ending Balance $409.95

109 Criminal Just Fund

Revenues $69,682.13

Expenditures $66,000.00

Ending Balance $3,682.13

114 Street Levy Fund

Revenues $50,000.00

Expenditures $50,000.00

Ending Balance $0.00

401 Water Fund

Revenues $403,169.23

Expenditures $346,668.00

Ending Balance $56,501.23

402 Sewer Fund

Revenues $352,459.86

Expenditures $311,600.00

Ending Balance $40,859.00

406 Debt Serv Sewer Fund

Revenues $10,429.03

Expenditures $0.00

Ending Balance $10,429.03

452 Water Reserve Fund

Revenues $245,393.61

Expenditures $240,000.00

Ending Balance $5,393.61

456 Sewer Reserve Fund

Revenues $119,791.19

Expenditures $57,000.00

Ending Balance $79,727.83

Total All Funds

Revenues $2,239,285.10

Expenditures $1,843,318.00

Ending Balance $412,902.88

Complete copies of the 2020 final budget can be obtained from city hall during regular business hours.

Kynda Browning, Clerk/Treasurer

50/1

IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON

IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WHITMAN BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY,

N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR

MORTGAGE ASSETS

MANAGEMENT SERIES I TRUST,

Plaintiff,

vs.

BOB J. DUNCAN, an individual; and all other persons, parties or occupants unknown claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, adverse to Plaintiff’s title, or any cloud on Plaintiff’s title to the Property, Collectively designated as DOES 1 through 50 inclusive.

Defendant,

No. 18-2-00118-38

SHERIFF’S PUBLIC NOTICE

OF SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

JUDGEMENT RENDERED ON: 10/07/2019

ORDER OF SALE ISSUED: 11/04/2019

DATE OF LEVY: 11/27/2019

DATE OF AMENDED LEVY: 12/03/2019

TO: BOB J. DUNCAN, an individual; and all other persons, parties or occupants unknown claiming any legal or equitable right, title, estate, lien, or interest in the real property described in the complaint herein, adverse to Plaintiff’s title, or any cloud on Plaintiff’s title to the Property, Collectively designated as DOES 1 through 50 inclusive., Judgment Debtor. The Superior Court of Whitman County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Whitman County to sell the right, title and interest of the Judgment Debtor in the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. If developed the property address is:

710 W. McCoy St.

Oakesdale, WA 99158

That portion of the southwest quarter of Section 22, Township 19 North, Range 44 East, W.M., described as follows: COMMENCING at a point 540 feet west of the southwest corner of Block 37, Town of Oakesdale, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Book A of Plats, page 133, Whitman County, Washington; Thence north to the southerly right-of-way line of the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company; Thence southwesterly along the southerly right-of-way line of said railroad to a point due west of the point of beginning; Thence east 257 feet, more or less, to the point of beginning.

Assessor’s Parcel/Tax ID Numbers: 8-0710-00-00-00-0058

The sale of the above described property is to take place:

Time: 9:00 AM

Date: Friday, January 24, 2020

Place: Whitman County Courthouse Lobby,

N. 404 Main Street,

Colfax, Washington 99111

The judgment debtor can avoid the sale by paying the judgment amount of $ 87,522.51, together with interest, costs, and fees before the sale date. For the exact amount, contact the Sheriff at the address stated below:

BRETT J. MYERS, SHERIFF

Whitman County, Washington

By:

Nannette Bolyard, Records & Information Officer

Whitman County Sheriff’s Office

411 N. Mill Street

Malcolm Cisneros, A Law Corporation

Colfax, WA 99111 2112 Business Center Drive, Second Floor

509-397-6266 Irvine, CA 92612

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