In case you missed it in The Jamestown Sun the week of April 25
Stories from the previous week that appeared on jamestownsun.com and The Jamestown Sun.
City Council OKs mutual aid agreement with Valley City
The Jamestown City Council unanimously approved a mutual aid agreement between the city of Jamestown and the city of Valley City to more effectively respond and provide public services during emergency situations.
The council also authorized Mayor Dwaine Heinrich and City Administrator Sarah Hellekson to sign the mutual aid agreement during a special council special meeting on Tuesday, April 26.
The mutual aid agreement states the two parties have determined that it is in their best interest to develop and implement preparedness plans and conduct joint exercises before an immediate need in order to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of their response to any emergency or disaster.
Recent precipitation that Valley City received caused a higher crest along the rising Sheyenne River than what was anticipated early last week. The crest went up 4 feet.
Flood walls and clay levees began going up around town, and Valley City Mayor David Carlsrud asked Fargo for more than 20,000 sandbags, according to Forum News Service.
Voters could write in candidate for school board, county commission
With fewer candidates than openings, voters could make their own choices by writing on the election ballot who should represent them on the Jamestown Public School Board and the Stutsman County Commission.
Fewer candidates filed petitions than the number of available seats on the county commission and the school board's rural seat. The primary election is June 14.
Up to six candidates for Stutsman County Commission in the June 14 primary election advance to the general election, two for each open seat. That means four write-in candidates for Stutsman County Commission could potentially get on the general election ballot.
If all write-in candidates in the primary election do not accept the nominations, only two candidates would be on the general election ballot. Then, another write-in candidate could win the third county commission seat in the general election in November.
For the Jamestown Public School Board, incumbent Melissa Gleason is the only candidate who filed for the two rural seats available.
Biden commutes Jamestown woman’s sentence
A Jamestown woman who was convicted of possessing and distributing methamphetamine in 2014 was one of 75 individuals whose sentences were commuted by President Joe Biden on Tuesday.
The sentence for Kathy Marie Albrecht, 47, is set to expire on April 26, 2023. She can serve the remainder of her sentence in home confinement, but will still be on three years supervised release, according to a White House news release.
Albrecht was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distributing a controlled substance in 2014 in U.S. District Court in North Dakota. She was sentenced to 12½ years in prison and placed on three years supervised release.
Combined releases increase at Pipestem, Jamestown reservoirs
Combined releases at Pipestem and Jamestown reservoirs have increased from 215 cubic feet per second to 450 cfs.
The releases were increased Tuesday and Wednesday.
Water releases at Jamestown Reservoir increased from 200 cfs last week to 400 cfs. Pipestem Reservoir releases are at 50 cfs.
As of Wednesday, Jamestown Reservoir was 4 feet into the flood storage at 1,435 feet above mean sea level. The water level at Pipestem Reservoir has risen 19 vertical feet since the snowmelt began and was at 1,460 feet AMSL. Pipestem Reservoir’s conservation pool is at 1,442.5 feet AMSL.