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In case you missed it in The Sun the week of July 4

Stories from the previous week that appeared on www.jamestownsun.com and in The Jamestown Sun.

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City Council approves special assessments for project

The Jamestown City Council unanimously approved on Tuesday, July 5, the special assessments for the 2021 seal coat, patching, construction and reconstruction district #21-41 in the total amount of more than $2.4 million.

The city of Jamestown’s share is more than $391,000, while more than $2 million will be assessed to benefited properties within the district.

Patching, crack sealing, leveling and seal coating work was completed in various areas in northwest, southwest and southeast Jamestown.

DAV places flags in Jamestown on holidays as ‘patriotic duty’

For about 40 years, the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 31 has placed U.S. flags on certain holidays at participating businesses in Jamestown.

Participating businesses pay $25 per year to the local organization to have a U.S. flag placed outside their business. Some businesses donate more than the $25 annual cost.

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The DAV chapter provides the service on Memorial Day, Flag Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Patriot Day (Sept. 11). The organization places 83 flags outside of businesses and 18 at the Jamestown Speedway.

Downtown Arts Market returns in Jamestown

Jessie Veeder kicked off this season’s Downtown Arts Market on Thursday, July 7, with music and storytelling in the revitalized Hansen Arts Park.

Veeder spoke about her children’s book she wrote, “Prairie Princess,” and did a little storytelling before her musical performance.

Local talent or others from around the state will perform each Thursday during the Arts Market.

The Arts Market also includes opening acts before musical performances as well as cultural activities for attendees to try.

The Downtown Arts Market runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 1 at the Hansen Arts Park.

Commission approves salary increase for some employees

The Stutsman County Commission unanimously approved grade changes and salary increases for employees in the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office and the state’s attorney’s office.

The current changes will be effective July 1, 2022.

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Personnel affected by the grade and salary increases in the Sheriff’s Office include the major/deputy, sergeant deputy sheriff and deputy sheriffs I, II and III. The deputy sheriff I position is currently vacant.

Each position in the Sheriff's Office received a one-grade increase. The salary increases for the Sheriff's Office positions ranged from about 4.7% to 5.1%.

Personnel affected by the grade and salary increases in the state’s attorney’s office include assistant state’s attorney I and II. The assistant state’s attorney II position is currently unfilled.

Each position in the state's attorney's office received a two-grade increase.The salary increases for the state's attorney's office positions are about 10.1% to 15.4%.

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