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Added restoration work to Alfred Dickey Library will increase the project cost slightly, the James River Valley Library System board learned Monday. The library board approved 5-0 a change order of $14,803 for additional repair to the basement meeting room floor, and will require cashing in a $6,000 CD, said Joe Rector, executive director of the James River Valley Library System. Board members Dale Marks and Roger Parsons were not present.
Jamestown Rural Fire Department responded to three grass fires near the Eldridge exit of Interstate 94 on Tuesday. Stutsman County Communications Center took calls about grass fires along Interstate 94 at 2:48 p.m. Two of the fires were at mile marker 251 and a third at 255.
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IF YOU GO What: 29th AAUW Garden Tour. When: 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 Where: Gary and Cathy Carlson, 506 8th St. SW; Mike and Colleen Dronen, 1301 8th Ave. SW; Shaun and Deanna Fischer, 805 16 1/2 St. NE; Jon and Connie Lillejord, 1604 Evergreen Drive NW; reception at Arts Center, 115 2nd St. SW.
Jamestown Parks and Recreation Department will ask for less funds from taxpayers in 2019. The Parks and Recreation Commission on Monday approved its 2019 certificate of levy for 35.83 mills which will amount to $1.67 million in property tax revenue. This is $21,256 less than the 2018 certificate of levy that was 37.25 mills totaling $1.69 million.
Mindi Schmitz, elected to the Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission in June, was elected chair by fellow board members at her first meeting Monday. Schmitz replaced Larry Knoblich, who did not seek re-election to the board. Mike Soulis was also sworn in after winning the seat vacated by Rick Ryan. Commissioner Ron Olson was elected vice chair for 2018-19. In her report, Amy Walters, facility manager of Two Rivers Activity Center, said the membership is approximately 3,899. This is 1,199 more than the 2,700 goal that was set at this phase, she said.
The Jamestown Public School Board on Monday approved appointing Melissa Gleason to fill the open rural seat on the board. The seat was vacated by Sedric Trevithick, who was appointed to the board in 2016 and was the lone candidate when he was declared ineligible on the day of the June 12 primary election. The Stutsman County auditor's office and the school district learned from Trevithick that his new place of residence was in the Barnes County North School District. "I think she will be a good asset for the board," said Roger Haut, school board president.
The $1.3 million Mary's Place at Safe Shelter officially opened June 28, providing temporary apartment units for survivors of domestic violence and their children. "The community stepped up and supported the project all the way," said Lynne Tally, executive director of Mary's Place. Mary's Place houses apartments and the administrative space for the three full-time staff including Tally and Mary Thysell, sexual assault service coordinator and prevention coordinator, and Dana Mickelson, domestic violence services coordinator.
Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser said late Friday afternoon that a search is currently underway in the Woodworth area for a missing baby.