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Legal Notices: July 9, 2020

 


NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, Washington will meet in its office in the Whitman County Commissioners' Chambers, in the Courthouse in Colfax, Washington on Monday, the 20th day of July 2020, at the hour of 11:15 a.m. for the purpose of considering Whitman County's Six-Year Road Program (2021 - 2026), at which time and place any taxpayer may be heard for or against said program.

Remote participation is available for attending the Commissioners' meetings.  Due to COVID-19 all public meetings of the Whitman County Commissioners are closed to in-person attendance.  We encourage staff and the general public to participate at: https://zoom.us/j/250921172.

Arrangements will be made to accommodate questions and provide responses to non-English speaking residents.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF WHITMAN COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.

GIVEN under my hand this 6th day of July, 2020.

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NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following Whitman County roads/bridges will be closed to vehicular traffic as part of the Almota Road Reconstruction, County Road Project No. 8000-8, pursuant to R.C.W. 47.48.01, for the time periods specified below:

County Road No. 8000, the Almota Road from Stevick Road, milepost 9.28, to Long Hollow Road, milepost 11.30, from July 20, 2020 to July 24, 2020 for culvert replacement in Penewawa Creek at milepost 10.93.

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISIONERS of Whitman County, Washington

GIVEN under my hand this 7th day of July, 2020.

/s/

W. Mark Storey, P.E., County Engineer

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NOTICE OF CALL FOR BIDS

GLORFIELD QUARRY, C.R.C.P. No. 172

WHITMAN COUNTY, STATE OF WASHINGTON

Sealed proposals for this project will be received by the Board of County Commissioners of Whitman County, State of Washington, at its office in the Whitman County Courthouse in Colfax, Washington, until 10:45 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time, on Monday, July 20, 2020, at which time all bids will be opened and publicly read.

Each proposal shall be separately sealed in an envelope addressed to the Whitman County Board of County Commissioners with the name of the bidder and the project name written plainly on the outside of the envelope.  (NO FACSIMILES ACCEPTED)

Detailed bid sheets and specifications may be obtained from the Whitman County Engineer at his office on the Second Floor of the Public Service Building, North 310 Main Street in Colfax, Washington upon payment in the amount of $40.00 (Non-Refundable).  The detailed bid sheets and specifications are also available for download at www.whitmancounty.org.

This contract provides for the manufacturing and stockpiling of 1/2" Maintenance, 3/8" Maintenance and ¼" Minus.

Handicap access to the Whitman County Courthouse is available at the Mill Street Entrance.

DATED this 29th day of June, 2020.

Connie Ellis, Deputy Clerk of the Board

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NOTICE OF A MITIGATED DETERMINATION OF NONSIGNIFICANCE

AND ANADMINISTRATIVE USE PERMIT

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:

Western Construction of Lewiston proposes to open a rock quarry on the Palouse-Albion Road.

The proposed quarry sits on an 89-acre parcel owned by Bill Swan. The initial phase of work will

be under three acres but in the future the mining will expand to approximately 50 acres. The 89-

acre parcel is in the Agricultural District, located approximately 5 miles south of Palouse on the

east side of Palouse-Albion Road in Section 34, Township 16N, Range 45E, 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.

An administrative use permit is being issued by the County Planner for this operation. County

code allows for an administrative review if waivers are obtained from any residences within

1,000 feet of the quarry. There are no residences within 1,000 feet of the proposed quarry.

Copies of the M-DNS are available at no charge from the Planning Office, Whitman County

Public Service Building (2nd Floor), N. 310 Main St., Colfax, WA 99111. The public is invited to

submit written and signed environmentally focused comments on this M-DNS no later than 5:00

PM Thursday, July 23, 2020, to Alan L. Thomson, County Planner, P.O. Box 430, Colfax, WA

99111-0430.

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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.

Connie Ellis, Deputy Clerk of the Board

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The Board of Directors of LaCrosse School District will hold a Budget Hearing on July 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. in the School District Library for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget of the District for the 2020-21 school year. Any person may appear there and be heard for or against any part of the budget. Copies of the budget will be available for review in the district office on or about July 13.

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Public Notice

The Benge School District No.122, Adams County, WA, has prepared the budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year. A copy of the budget will be furnished to any person during our summer business office hours 10 am – 4 pm. If someone is not at the school, a copy can be viewed by contacting Lenny or Lori Graves at (509) 887-2003. The Benge School District Board of Directors will meet via Zoom on 7/27/20 at 8:00 pm at 2978 E. Benge-Winona Rd., Benge, WA, for the purpose of adopting the 2020-21 budget. Any person may join the meeting by calling in and may be heard for or against the adoption of the budget.

Supt. Bob Moore - Secretary to the Board of Directors (509) 887-2370 or (509) 660-0837.

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Public Notice

The Steptoe School District #304, Whitman County, Washington, has completed preparation of a budget for the fiscal year 2020-2021. The completed budget is on file in the school district administration office located at 12 Tennessee St. Colfax, WA. A copy of the budget will be furnished to any person at the above address.

The board of directors of Steptoe School District #304, Whitman County, WA will meet in a public meeting on Monday July 20, 2020 @ 6:45 pm in the Library for the purpose of adopting the 2020-2021 budget, the four year budget plan summary and the four –year enrollment projection.

Any person may appear at this meeting and be heard for or against the adoption of the 2020-2021 budget.

Any inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to Eric Patton, Superintendent, Steptoe School District at (509) 397-3119.

Eric Patton

Secretary to the Board of Directors

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON COUNTY OF WHITMAN

IN THE ESTATE OF: MARK E. DUPEA, Deceased.

NO. 20-4-00052-38

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The person 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 or the administrator’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 administratrix 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 non-probate assets.

Date of first publication: 2 day of July, 2020.

Named Administrator: AUSTIN BLEWETT-DUPEA

Attorney for Administrator: Brooke J. Burns, WSBA#38000

608 Chestnut Street

Clarkston, WA 99403

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IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WHITMAN

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

BETTY MAE SCHMICK,Deceased.

NO. 20-4-00053-38

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 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 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 Co-Personal Representatives 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 JUNE 25, 2020 CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES MARVIN R. SCHMICK, TERESA SULLIVAN, and RANDALL A. SCHMICK

ATTORNEYS FOR CO-PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES CARPENTER, MCGUIRE & DEWULF,

P.S. MATTHEW D. JOHNSON

ADDRESS FOR MAILING OF SERVICE

P.O. Box 619 105 S. Main St.

Colfax, WA 99111-0619

Telephone: 509-397-4345

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR WHITMAN COUNTY

In the matter of the Estate of

RAY SCHAFF, (Deceased)

NO. 20-4-00050-38

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 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 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: June 25, 2020

GREG BAERLOCHER,

Personal Representative

IRWIN MYKLEBUST SAVAGE & BROWN, P.S.

Attorneys for Personal Representative

By: Kelly N. Brown WSBA No. 4681

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. 20-4-00050-38

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In the Superior Court of the State of Washington for the County of Whitman

KHALED A. ALASKARI, Petitioner

vs.

ARIANA H. ALLEN, Respondent.

Case No. 20 – 3 – 00037 – 38

The State of Washington to the said Ariana Heaven Allen:

Summons Served by Publication

To: Ariana Heaven Allen – The other party has asked the court to end your marriage. You must respond in writing if you want the court to consider your side.

Deadline! Your Response must be filed and served within 60 days of the date this summons is first published, or July 2, 2020. If you do not file and serve your Response or Notice of Appearance by the deadline: no one has to notify you about other hearings in this case, and the court may approve the request in the Petition without hearing your side (called a default judgement). 

Follow these steps: 1. Read the Petition and any other documents that were filed at court with this Summons.  Those documents explain what the other party is asking for. 2. Fill out a Response on this form: FL Divorce 211, Response to Petition About a Marriage. You can get the Response form and other forms you need at: The Washington State Courts’ website: http://www.courts.wa.gov/forms; The Administrative Office of the Courts – call (360) 705 – 5328; Washington LawHelp: http://www.washingtonlawhelp.org; or The Superior Court Clerk’s office or county law library (for a fee). 3. Serve (give) a copy of your Response to the person who filed this Summons at the address below, and to any other parties. You may use certified mail with the return receipt requested. For more information on how to serve, read Superior Court Civil Rule 5. 4. File your original Response with the court clerk at this address: Superior Court Clerk, Whitman County, 400 N. main Street, PO Box 390, Colfax, WA, 99111. 5. Lawyer not required: It is a good idea to talk to a lawyer, but you may file and serve your Response without one.

Person filing this Summons or his lawyer fills out below: Stephen G. Compain / WSBA #52245 / Attorney for Petitioner, Date 7/1/2020. Petitioner agrees to accept legal papers for this case at his lawyer’s address: 445 S. Grand Ave., Pullman, WA 99163.

This summons is issued according to Rule 4.1 of the Superior Court Civil Rules of the State of Washington.

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Request for Proposal from qualified Energy Services Performance Contracting ProvidersThe Mayor and City Council for the Town of Garfield in Whitman County requests proposals from energy services providers licensed in the State of Washington. A qualified provider will be selected for the purpose of implementing a Solar Array at facilities owned by the Town of Garfield and will develop and prepare an Energy Services Proposal with Guaranteed Maximum Costs and Energy Production Savings pursuant to the guidelines set forth in Washington Code RCW 39.35A. The Request for Proposal (RFP) is due on Aug. 12th at 2:00 p.m. Those interested may obtain a copy of the Request for Proposal (RFP) response guideline by contacting:

Cody Lord

Town of Garfield

405 W California St

Garfield, WA 99130

(509) 635-1604

[email protected]

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR WHITMAN COUNTY

ESTATE OF GRACE HORSTMANN, Deceased.

NO.  20-4-00059-38

NONPROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS 

CORT LEININGER, the undersigned Notice Agent, has elected to give notice to creditors of the decedent above-named under RCW  11.42.020.  As of the date of filing of a copy of this Notice with the Clerk of this Court, the Notice Agent has no knowledge of the appointment and qualification of a Personal Representative in the Decedent's Estate in the State of Washington or of any other person becoming a notice agent.   According to the records of the Clerk of this Court as of 8:00  a.m. on the date of the filing of this notice with the Clerk, no Personal Representative of the Decedent's Estate had been appointed or qualified and no cause number regarding the Decedent had been issued to any other notice agent by the Clerk of this Court under RCW 11.42.010.   

Persons having claims against the Decedent named must, before the time the claims would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, serve their claims on the Notice Agent or the attorneys of record for the Notice Agent at the respective address in the State of Washington listed below and file an executed copy of the claim with the Clerk of this Court within four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice or within four (4) months after the date of the filing of the copy of this Notice with the Clerk of the Court, whichever is later, or, except under those provisions included in RCW 11.42.030 or 11.42.050, the claim will be forever barred.  This bar is effective as to all assets of the Decedent that were subject to satisfaction of the Decedent's general liabilities immediately before the Decedent's death regardless of whether those assets are or would be assets of the Decedent's probate estate.     

DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION:  July 9, 2020

CORT LEININGER, Notice Agent

3811 14th Ave. W #D412

Seattle, WA 98119

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NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADOPT 2020-21 BUDGET AND CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.050 and RCW 28A.505.060, that the

Board of Directors (the “Board”) of St John School District No. 322, Whitman County,

Washington (the “District”) will hold a regular meeting on July 27, 2020, commencing at

7:00 PM in the Endicott School Library, located at 308 School Drive, Endicott,

Washington. The meeting is called for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget of the

District for the ensuing 2020-21 fiscal year. Prior to adoption of the 2020-21 budget, the

Board will hold a hearing for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the

2020-21 budget. Any person may appear at the hearing and be heard for or against any

part of the 2020-21 budget, the four-year budget plan, or any proposed changes to uses of

enrichment funding under RCW 28A.505.240 (Educational Programs and Operations

Replacement Levy). Upon conclusion of the hearing, the Board shall fix and determine the

appropriation from each fund contained in the 2020-21 budget and shall, by resolution,

adopt the 2020-21 budget, the four-year budget plan summary, and the four-year

enrollment projection. Copies will be available for review in the district office by July 10,

2020.

ST JOHN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 322

WHITMAN COUNTY,

WASHINGTON

/s/ SUZANNE SCHMICK

Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Directors

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NOTICE OF MEETING TO ADOPT 2020-21 BUDGET AND CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given, pursuant to RCW 28A.505.050 and RCW 28A.505.060, that the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Endicott School District No. 308, Whitman County, Washington (the “District”) will hold a regular meeting on July 27, 2020, commencing at 7:00 PM in the Endicott School Library, located at 308 School Drive, Endicott, Washington.  The meeting is called for the purpose of fixing and adopting the budget of the District for the ensuing 2020-21 fiscal year.  Prior to adoption of the 2020-21 budget, the Board will hold a hearing for the purpose of receiving comments from the public on the 2020-21 budget.  Any person may appear at the hearing and be heard for or against any part of the 2020-21 budget, the four-year budget plan, or any proposed changes to uses of enrichment funding under RCW 28A.505.240 (Educational Programs and Operations Replacement Levy).  Upon conclusion of the hearing, the Board shall fix and determine the appropriation from each fund contained in the 2020-21 budget and shall, by resolution, adopt the 2020-21 budget, the four-year budget plan summary, and the four-year enrollment projection.  Copies will be available for review in the district office by July 10, 2020.

ENDICOTT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 308

WHITMAN COUNTY, WASHINGTON

/s/ SUZANNE SCHMICK  

Superintendent and Secretary to the Board of Directors

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SUPERIOR COURT OF WASHINGTON FOR WHITMAN COUNTY

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF

TESSA VEHRS BROWN, Deceased.

NO.  20-4-00051-38

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 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 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:  July 9, 2020

ROBERT BROWN,

Personal Representative

IRWIN MYKLEBUST SAVAGE & BROWN, P.S.

Attorneys for Personal Representative

By:

JAMES M. ONSTAD 

WSBA No.  44800

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. 20-4-00051-38

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