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Legal Notices: January 23, 2020

 

January 23, 2020



PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

that the Whitman County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. in their Chambers, Courthouse, Colfax, Washington.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the Whitman County Planning Commission's findings and recommendations for the rezoning of approximately 2 acres owned by Roger and Lana Myers from the Agricultural District to a Limited Light Industrial District located at 3202 LaCrosse Airport Road, just south west of the town of LaCrosse, WA. The existing parcel is located on the north side of LaCrosse Airport Road, just south west of the town of LaCrosse, in the SW ¼ of Section 2, Township 15 N., Range 39 E., W.M., Whitman County, Washington.

Any interested individual may attend said public meeting. 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

Connie Ellis, Deputy Clerk of the Board 4/2

NOTICE OF ELECTION

Whitman County Washington

February 11, 2020

Special Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on Tuesday, the 11th of February, 2020, in the County of Whitman, State of Washington, a Special Election will be held for the purpose of voting on the adoption or rejection of local proposition(s) listed below:

Local Propositions:

Washtucna School Dist. 109 Prop. No. 1- Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

Clarkston School Dist. 250 Prop. No. 1- Capital Levy to Improve School Facilities and Technology

Tekoa School Dist. 265 Prop. No. 1- Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

Prop. No. 2- Replacement Capital Levy for Health, Safety and Technology Improvements

Pullman School Dist. 267 Prop. No. 1- General Obligation Bonds - $15,000,000

Prop. No. 2- Replacement School Support Levy for Educational Enrichment Programs and Operations

Prop. No. 3- Replacement technology Capital Projects Levy

Colfax School Dist. 300 Prop. No. 1- Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

Palouse School Dist. 301 Prop. No. 1- Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

Prop. No. 2- Replacement Capital Levy for Instructional Technology and Facility Improvements

Garfield School Dist. 302 Prop. No. 1- Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

Prop. No. 2- Replacement Capital Levy for Instructional Technology and Facility Improvements

Colton School Dist. 306 Prop. No. 1- Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

Endicott School Dist. 308 Prop. No. 1- Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy

Rosalia School Dist. 320 Prop. No. 1- Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy

St. John School Dist. 322 Prop. No. 1- Educational Programs and Operation Replacement Levy

Prop. No. 2- Replacement Capital Levy for Health, Safety and Facilities Improvements

Voters will only be entitled to vote on propositions within their districts and only those districts listed are included in this Special Election.

Voter registration deadlines:

8 days before Election Day: To register by mail or online, your application must be received no later than February 3, 2020 by 4:30 pm. Any changes that need to be made to your voter registration after February 3th must be done in person at the Whitman County Elections Department.

Election Day: Visit the local Whitman County Elections Department at 304 N. Main St, Colfax to register or update your address in person no later than 8 pm. on Election Day. The following is the Service Center(s) for this Special Election: Whitman County is an all Vote by Mail County. First Class Postage is prepaid for this election.

Ballot Deposit site(s) for this Special Election are:

Jan. 22 – Feb. 11, 2020

Colfax

Voting Center

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Whitman County Elections Department

N. 304 Main St Colfax, WA

Alley behind the Public Service Building in Colfax

24 hour drop box-will be locked 8 pm Election Day

Jan. 22 – Feb. 11, 2020

Pullman City Clerk’s Office

Staffed deposit site

325 SE Paradise St. -- Pullman

Monday through Friday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

West Entrance of the Cub – WSU Campus

24 hour drop box-will be locked at 8:00 pm Election Day

200 Block on Paradise St.

Across from the Paradise Creek Brewery

24 hour drop box-will be locked at 8:00 pm Election Day

February 11, 2020

8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Accessible Voting Available

Colfax Service Center – Election Day

Whitman County Elections Department

N. 304 Main St Colfax, WA

February 11, 2020

8:00 am–8:00 pm

Accessible Voting Available

Staffed Deposit Site – Election Day

Pullman City Hall

325 SE Paradise St. Pullman,WA

Drop boxes will be locked at 8:00 pm Election Day.

The Service Centers and deposit sites for this election will be open and remain open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. of said election day (unless at the hour of closing there are any voters in the Service Center or Staffed Deposit Site desiring to vote and who are qualified to participate therein, and who have not been able to since appearing at the Service Center, in which event said center shall be kept open reasonably long enough after the hour of closing to allow those present at the time of closing to vote). The hour of closing is announced by a service worker by declaring in a loud and clear voice “The Service Center is closed.” In addition to ballot drop off boxes, voting machines for the visually, hearing, or physically impaired are available at the service center and staffed deposit site. For more information contact the Election Department at 509-397-5284 or email [email protected] Vote-by-mail ballots, pursuant to WAC 434-250-080, needing replaced for lost or damaged ballots, can be obtained through the Whitman County Auditor, N. 304 Main St., Colfax, WA 99111 or phone (509) 397-5284. You may also go on line to http://www.VoteWa.gov to vote your correct ballot.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS:

Pursuant to WAC 434-335-320 the Whitman County Elections Department will be holding the Logic and Accuracy Test on January 31, 2020 at 1:00 pm in the Elections office. This is a pretest of the Whitman County’s tabulation system.

The Canvassing Board of Whitman County, pursuant to RCW 29A.60.160, will hold public meetings at the dates and times listed below. The meetings of the Canvassing Board are open, public meetings under the applicable provisions of Chapter 42.30 RCW and each meeting shall be continued until the activity for which the meeting is held has been completed.

February 20, 2020

9:00 am Public Canvassing Board Meeting Verify Ballots February 11, 2020 Election Whitman County Elections Department

N. 304 Main St. Colfax, WA

February 21, 2020

9:00 am Public Canvassing Board Meeting Certification of February 11, 2020 Election Whitman County Elections Department

N. 304 Main St. Colfax, WA

Dated Jan. 21, 2020

Sandy Jamison

Whitman County Auditor & Ex-Officio Supervisor of Elections

Mish Stanley

Election Supervisor 4/1

SURPLUS SALE OF 1990 JCB BACKHOE TOWN OF ST. JOHN

The Town of St John is accepting Sealed Bids on a used 1990 JCB, Model 1550B 4WD Loader Backhoe. It has 4089 hours on the engine. Sale of backhoe is as is, with no warranty expressed for implied. The backhoe may be inspected at the City Shop, located at 14449 SR23, St. John, WA. The backhoe will be sold to the person submitting the highest bid above the established minimum bid of $4,000.00. Send sealed bids to Town of St John, P.O. Box 298, St. John, WA 99171. Bids will be accepted at City Hall until 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2020. The bids will be opened at 6:30 p.m. on February 24, 2020. Questions: City Hall at 509-648-3905 or Chris at 509-368-1160. 4/4

NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS

Remove flat rubber membrane roof and trusses and replace with new trusses and metal roofing. Remove and replace all drywall and light fixtures per engineering report. Remove all construction debris. Report available upon request.

SEALED BIDS will be received by mail to the Park Board of Oakesdale Park and Rec District 4, PO Box 214, Oakesdale, Washington 99158. All bids must be postmarked on or before January 31, 2020. All bids will be opened and read at the monthly business meeting on February 18, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

THIS IS A PREVAILING WAGE PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT, SUBJECT TO ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND CODES OF AUTHORITIES HAVING JURISDICTION IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. APPLICABLE PREVAILING WAGE RATES MADE AVAILBLE AT THE WORK SITE AND UPON REQUEST, AND INCLUSIVE WITH BID DOCUMENTS.

Prospective bidders may arrange a pre-bid site visit on or before Friday, January 31, 2020, at which time, bidders submitting proposals shall meet a board member and make such observations and measurements as may be required to fully inform themselves of existing conditions and limitations of the project. Bidders may call 970-640-1666 to arrange the site visit, located at 205 W. Bartlett St, Oakesdale, WA 99158.

The Oakesdale Park and Rec board reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive technicalities or irregularities, and after careful consideration of all bids and factors involved, make an award of the bid to best serve the interest of Oakesdale

Park and Rec District #4. 1/5

SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR WHITMAN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

LEILA LUEDEKING,

Deceased.

NO. 19-4-00117-38

PROBATE NOTICE TO

CREDITORS

(RCW 11.40.030)

The co-Personal Representatives named below have been appointed as co-personal representatives of this estate. Any person having claims 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 co-personal representatives or the co-personal representatives’ 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: January 16, 2020

KAREN J. LUEDEKING,

co-Personal Representative

BARBARA CRANDALL,

co-Personal Representative

IRWIN MYKLEBUST SAVAGE & BROWN, P.S.

Attorneys for co-Personal Representatives

By: G. HOWARD UTZMAN

WSBA No. 24284

Address for Mailing or Service:

Irwin, Myklebust, Savage & Brown, P.S.

P.O. Box 604 / 1230 SE Bishop Blvd.

Pullman, WA 99163-0604

509.332.3502

Court of probate proceedings and cause number:

Superior Court of Whitman County, Washington

Cause No. 19-4-00117-38 3/3

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Town of Endicott 2020 Roadway

Improvements Project

Sealed bids must be received by mail, recognized carrier, or hand delivery at Endicott Town Hall located at 201 C St, Endicott, WA 99125, until 10:00:00 a.m., Thursday, February 6th, 2020 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read.

The project generally consists of the removal and replacement of asphalt roadway sections, sidewalk replacement, and associated storm drainage at specific locations throughout the Town of Endicott.

Twenty (20) working days will be allowed to complete the base bid work.

Each proposal must be submitted on the prescribed form and accompanied by cash, a certified check, cashier's check, or bid bond, payable to the Town of Endicott, in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount bid. The successful bidder will be required to furnish a performance bond and payment bond, each in the full amount of the contract price. Bidders may obtain project documents at the Century West Engineering online plan room at http://www.centurywestplanroom.com. Bidders may download digital documents at no cost and obtain printed documents, at Bidders Expense, by choosing the "Order" option. Posted on this plan room, under the “Documents" section, is an Official list of locations where documents may be examined. Any questions regarding this plan room, shall be directed to plan room administration at 509-747-2964 or [email protected] Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the issuing Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents, including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

A pre-bid conference will be held at 10:00 AM local time on January 28, 2019 at Endicott Town Hall.

For information regarding the proposed work, contact Nicole Norvell of Century West Engineering at (509) 838-3810.

This project is funded by the Washington State Transportation Improvement Board. The Town shall have the right to reject any or all bids not accompanied by bid security or data required by the bidding documents or a bid in any way incomplete or irregular.

The Town of Endicott is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise firms are encouraged to submit bids.

Steve Salzman, Mayor 3/3

ORIGINAL TRUSTEE SALE RECORDED ON 10/14/2019

IN THE OFFICE OF THE WHITMAN COUNTY RECORDER. NOTICE OF TRUSTEE’S SALE File No.:19-125731 Title Order No.:P-96984

Grantor: Donald Watters and Crystal Watters, husband and wife Current beneficiary of the deed of trust: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Current trustee of the deed of trust: Aztec Foreclosure Corporation of Washington Current mortgage servicer of the deed of trust: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Reference number of the deed of trust: 707407 Parcel number(s): 1-0130-00-01-01-0003/1-0130-00-01-02-0000/1-0130-00-01030000 Abbreviated legal description: Ptn Lot 1, Lot 2 & 3, Blk 1, Perkins 2nd Add Commonly known as: 706 N Park Street, Colfax, WA 99111 I. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned Trustee, AZTEC FORECLOSURE CORPORATION OF WASHINGTON will on February 21, 2020, at the hour of 9:00 am at Whitman County Courthouse (Main Entrance), 400 N. Main, Colfax, WA, State of Washington, sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable at time of sale, the following described real property, situated in the County of Whitman, State of Washington, to-wit: Described in the Deed of Trust as: Lots 2, 3 and the northeasterly 32 feet of Lot 1, Block 1, Perkins Second Addition, Colfax, according to plat thereof, recorded in Volume B of Plats, page 5, in Whitman County, Washington. And more accurately described as: Lots 2, 3 and the northeasterly 32 feet of Lot 1, Block 1, Perkins Second Addition to Colfax, according to plat thereof, recorded in Volume B of Plats, page 5, records of Whitman County, Washington. which is the subject of that certain Deed of Trust dated October 24, 2011, recorded October 31, 2011, under Auditor’s File No. 707407, records of Whitman County, Washington, from Donald Watters and Crystal Watters, husband and wife as Grantor, to Stewart Title of Whitman County as Trustee, to secure an obligation in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (‘MERS’), solely as nominee for AmericanWest Bank, a Corporation, its successors and assigns as Beneficiary, which as assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (‘MERS’), as designated nominee for AmericanWest Bank, beneficiary of the security instrument, its successors and assigns to Wells Fargo Bank, NA under an assignment recorded at Instrument No. 753223. II. No action commenced by the 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. III. The Default(s) for which this foreclosure is made is/are as follows: Failure to pay when due the following amounts which are now in arrears: Delinquent monthly payments from the April 1, 2019 installment on in the sum of $7,943.88 together with all fees, costs and or disbursements incurred or paid by the beneficiary and or trustee, their employees, agents or assigns. The Trustee’s fees and costs are estimated at $2,377.71 as of October 10, 2019. The amount to cure the default payments as of the date of this notice is $10,506.15. Payments and late charges may continue to accrue and additional advances to your loan may be made. It is necessary to contact the beneficiary or Trustee prior to the time you tender the reinstatement amount so that you may be advised of the exact amount you would be required to pay. IV. The sum owing on the obligation secured by the Deed of Trust is: Principal Balance $124,740.15, together with interest in the Note or other instrument secured from March 1, 2019, and such other costs and fees as are due under the Note or other instrument secured, and as are provided by statute. The amount necessary to pay off the entire obligation secured by your Deed of Trust as the date of this notice is $130,631.75. Interest and late charges may continue to accrue and additional advances to your loan may be made. It is necessary to contact the beneficiary or Trustee prior to the time you tender the payoff amount so that you may be advised of the exact amount you would be required to pay. 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 February 21, 2020. The default(s) referred to in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, must be cured by February 10, 2020 (11 days before the sale date), to cause a discontinuance of the sale. The sale will be discontinued and terminated if at any time on or before February 10, 2020 (11 days before the sale date), the default(s) as set forth in paragraph III, together with any subsequent payments, late charges, advances, costs and fees thereafter due, is/are cured and the Trustee’s fees and costs are paid. The sale may be terminated any time after February 10, 2020 (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: Crystal Watters 706 N Park Street Colfax, WA 99111 Donald Watters 706 N Park Street Colfax, WA 99111 Donald Watters 15103 W 32nd Dr. Golden, CO 80401 by both first class and certified mail on September 11, 2019 proof of which is in the possession of the Trustee; and the Borrower and Grantor were personally served on September 11, 2019 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 above, and whose telephone number is (360) 253-8017 / (877) 430-4787 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 an 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 61.24.60. XI. 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) or 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 or National 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 or Web site:m http://nwjustice.org/what-clear XII. A list of the persons this Notice was sent to is attached hereto as exhibit ‘A’ EXHIBIT ‘A’ Crystal Watters 706 N Park Street Colfax, WA 99111 Donald Watters 706 N Park Street Colfax, WA 99111 Donald Watters 15103 W 32nd Dr. Golden, CO 80401 Department of Social and Health Services Division of Child Support PO BOX 11520 Tacoma, WA 98411-5520 State of Washington Attorney General 1125 Washington Street SE, PO Box 40100 Olympia, WA 98504-0100 Occupant(s) 706 N Park Street Colfax, WA 99111 XIII. FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT NOTICE: AZTEC FORECLOSURE CORPORATION OF WASHINGTON is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. If a discharge has been obtained by any party through bankruptcy proceedings, this shall not be construed to be an attempt to collect the outstanding indebtedness or to hold you personally liable for the debt. DATED this 14th day of October, 2019 AZTEC FORECLOSURE CORPORATION OF WASHINGTON By: Inna D. Zagariya Vice President 1499 SE Tech Center Place, Suite 255 Vancouver, WA 98683 (360) 253-8017 / (877) 430-4787 ADDRESS FOR PERSONAL SERVICE Aztec Foreclosure Corporation of Washington 1499 SE Tech Center Place, Suite 255 Vancouver, WA 98683 STATE OF WASHINGTON ) ) SS. COUNTY OF CLARK ) This instrument was acknowledged before me this 14th day of October, 2019, by Inna D. Zagariya, Vice President. Olga Pasko Notary Public in and for the State of Washington My Commission Expires: 7/12/2023 OLGA PASKO NOTARY PUBLIC STATE OF WASHINGTON My Comm. Expires July 12, 2023 No. 209410 NPP0362301 To: WHITMAN COUNTY GAZETTE 01/23/2020, 02/13/2020 4 & 7

 

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