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Residents could see higher property tax bills this winter even if local governments don’t seek any additional funds, according to administrators for the city of Jamestown and Stutsman County. “The taxes are not going up,” said Jeff Fuchs, city administrator. “It’s what you (the local taxpayer) have to pay.”
The chief plumbing inspector for North Dakota reported what he referred to as "major concerns" during an inspection of the General Store in Frontier Village, while the operator of the business said the issues don't cause any problems. Brent Beechie, chief inspector for the North Dakota Plumbing Board, performed an inspection of the General Store on July 19. He found four violations, three of which involved the use of a garden hose and a line draining a sink to drain condensation from the product coolers in the store.
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Jamestown was a different community on July 13, 1922, when The Jamestown Alert ran its first advertisement for the J.C. Penney store that was slated to open a few weeks later. The J.C. Penney store in the Buffalo Mall closes its doors on Monday, July 31, as part of a corporate downsizing that included 138 stores. About 30 employees of the store will lose their jobs.
The Jamestown City Council approved funding for infrastructure for a new industrial park in Jamestown during a special meeting Tuesday. Corry Shevlin, business development director for the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp., said the project includes 92 acres of developable lands adjacent to Jamestown Regional Airport. The industrial park would be developed and promoted by the JSDC with the airport retaining ownership of the land.
A Jamestown woman was sentenced to eight years in the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Tuesday in Southeast District Court in Jamestown. Hailey Tardif, who is age 21 or 22, pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition, a Class A felony, and child neglect or abuse, a Class B felony, on March 10. Judge John Greenwood ordered a presentence investigation at that time.
The North Dakota State Water Commission has denied a $50,000 grant application from the Stutsman County Water Resource Board for a planned cleanup of downed trees in the James River. Joan Morris, president of a task force assigned to explore funding options for the cleanup project, told the Water Resource Board Wednesday the Water Commission said the project was of moderate priority and funding for that type of project would not be available in the next state budget cycle.
Fuchs Jamestown City Administrator Jeff Fuchs will retire at the end of the year after 40 years of working for the city.
The Stutsman County Farm Service Agency staff is having a difficult time matching farmers with Conservation Reserve Program land eligible for emergency haying with farmers and ranchers in need of hay, according to Andy Zink, executive director of Stutsman County FSA. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue authorized emergency haying of CRP land effective Sunday for all of North Dakota and South Dakota and parts of Minnesota and Montana due to drought conditions.
If you go What: AAUW Garden Tour When: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19 Where: Kimm Avans, 418 4th Ave. SE; Frank and Stephanie Jensen, 1605 3rd Ave. NE; Alan and Mary Sargeant, 3161 Highway 281 N; John Zvirovski, 1601 7th Ave. SE; and 1883 Stutsman County Courthouse, corner of 3rd Avenue and 5th Street Southeast Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of the event. Tickets are available at the AAUW used bookstore, Arts Center, Country Gardens Floral, Don's House of Flowers, Lloyds Toyota, The Garden Gate and all AAUW members. rrr