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Tunbridge to be platted
August 9, 2019

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In a regular meeting Tuesday morning at the Pierce County Courthouse, County commissioners voted to approve platting Tunbridge.

The county received a proposal from Land Surveying Services, Inc., of Devils Lake, to conduct GPS field surveys and prepare a legal subdivision plat. The project is projected to cost $2,984, which will be divided among the 13 lots.

The plat, once finished, will correlate with parcels of land sold based on an original drawing created in March of 1938. The drawing was never officially filed.

The project is estimated to take 20 days to finish.

According to Chapter 57-02-39 of the N.D. Century Code, the county can request lands be platted if the tracts or lots can only be described by metes and bounds, and the sizes of the tracts/lots are not given or marked on plats. The county pays the surveying, platting and recording land if the original owner failed to comply with the established provisions. The cost is added to the lots' taxes "the ensuing year."

Other actions

- The board met with Community Service Coordinator Allan Meckle and approved a motion to increase his hours to up to 40 hours if needed.

- The board met with Daniel Schwartz, of Nexus Planning & Consulting, via phone conference to discuss progress on the county's Comprehensive Plan. Meeting dates on it have been scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Rugby Fire Hall.

- The board approved a change to county policy regarding sick leave. Sick leave cannot be used after notices of resignation unless it has been previously scheduled at least one month prior to notice.

- The board approved a property tax incentive for new or expanding business for Rugby Manufacturing.

- The board approved a motion to authorize the board chair to sign certification letters for the Orrin road project.

- The board approved a motion to sponsor a project to renovate apartments on the upper floor of the Ellie Ann's building into six Americans With Disabilities Act-compliant apartments. The main floor of the building is slated to become a medical spa.

- The board met with Ben Kuhnhenn and Kent Christenson, who asked the board to waive the fee for using the upstairs of the Memorial Hall during the Daryl Kuhnhenn Memorial Ride. The board approved a motion that a $200 deposit be made to the county and if the hall is cleaned up after the event the deposit would be returned.

- The board approved July meeting minutes, bills, financial statements, treasurers checks, and Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center bills and financials.

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