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<br />PROCEEDINGS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br />OF CASS COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA <br /> <br />GOD.1 <br /> <br />~~::___'.:=._::=N_~'gT_~J.!.i!.Q~Cb.:!t~_~ij:;:JHe,llt~~.-__.":~_ <br /> <br />, Correspondence was received from the States Attorney regarding nominations and <br />tresolutions for the annual meeting of the North Dakota Association of Counties to be held <br />'in Bismarck on July 28 and 29, 1983. The Commission suggested that the States Attorney <br />'discuss the matter with the County Auditor. <br /> <br />Committee reports were given. <br /> <br />On motion by Mr. Larson and seconded by Mr. Wieland, the meeting was adjourned. <br /> <br />!APPROVED: <br /> <br />ATTEST: <br /> <br />r~~ <br /> <br />.,/ /J .' a_7>-/, ~~-_ I;L- <br />~/ (. ~-~,(.,-h_"L' <br /> <br />:Duane E. Hoehn - County Auditor <br />'Cass County, North Dakota <br /> <br />Don Eckert, Chairman <br />Cass County Board of Commissioners <br /> <br />REGULAR MEETING OF CASS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS <br /> <br />JUNE 7, 1983 <br /> <br />I <br /> <br />lcorres. from <br />1St. Atty. on <br />;NDACO annual mtg <br /> <br />i <br />Chairman Eckert called the meeting to order and upon roll call, all members were present.1 <br /> <br />Mr. ,Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded that the minutes of the previous meeting ! <br />[be approved as written. Motion carried. I <br /> <br />The Board convened as the County Board of Tax Equalization. Clarence Miller, Iconvene as County <br />'County Director of Tax Equalization, made the following recommendations: ,Board of Tax <br />!Equalization <br />! <br /> <br />1. <br /> <br />Increase all agricultural assessments by 8% in the following townships and cities: <br /> <br />Howes Township <br />Rochester Township <br />Tower Township <br /> <br />-Alice City <br />Buffalo City <br />Leonard City <br />Page City <br /> <br />2. Increase all residential lots and structures by 17% in the City of Briarwood. <br /> <br />3. Decrease all agricultural land assessments by 7% in all assessment districts in <br />Cass County. <br /> <br />4. All other assessments remain as equalized by the local Boards of Equalization. <br /> <br />At the suggestion of Mr. Miller, Mr. Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded to recess <br />the County Board of Equalization until next Tuesday to give anyone a ~hance to appear <br />,if there are any objections to the proposed changes. On roll call vote, the motion <br />icarried unanimously. <br /> <br />Discussion continued on new State legislation en~bling counties and 6ities to <br />'pass a resolution granting a two-year general property tax exemption on new residential <br />construction. Property tax guidelines relating to this new legislation were received <br />from the State Tax Department and reviewed by the Commissioners. Mrs. Stanton moved <br />and Mr. Larson seconded that the Cass County Commission not adopt the enabling legislation <br />:for two-year property tax exemptions on new residences. The motion carried on roll call <br />'vote with Mr. Larson, Mrs. Stanton and Mr. Eckert voting "Aye "; Mr. Sondrall and <br />'Mr. Wieland voting "No". <br /> <br />Mr. Larson moved and Mrs. Stanton seconded to.approve the Application for a Raffle <br />iPermit for the Hickson Pleasant Senior Citizens on the date of October 29, 1983, at the <br />'Hickson Lutheran Church in Hickson. On roll call vote, the motion carried unanimously. <br /> <br />Discussion continued with County Court Judges Donald Cooke and Cynthia Rothe on the <br />new public defender contract for the Cass County Court. The Board determined to hire <br />3 attorneys with a contingency fund for hiring another attorney in the case of a conflict <br />'of interest on the part of all three public defenders. A deadline of June 20, 1983, <br />was set for submitting proposals to the Cass County Court. <br /> <br />Mrs. Stanton moved and Mr. Wieland seconded that Cass County pay $15,000.OQ per year <br />'to each of three attorneys under the public defender contract. Discussion followed on <br />[the amount of money to be paid each attorney and on the time spent for indigent defense <br />'services on County Court cases. Mr. Larson amended the motion that each of the three <br />attorneys be paid $12,500.00 per year. Mr. Wieland seconded the motion and at the call <br />for the question, the amended motion carried on roll call vote with Mr. Wieland, <br />iMr. Eckert and Mr. Larson voting "Aye"; Mrs. Stanton and Mr. Sondrall voting "No". <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />!Cass County does <br />inot adopt the <br />knabling legisla- <br />:tion on 2-year <br />,general tax exemp- <br />ition for new <br />:residences <br /> <br />i <br />!Raffle Permit for <br />~ickson Pleasant <br />iSenior Citizens <br />i <br />l=>ublic Defender <br />~ontract discussed <br />& Bd. determines <br />~o hire 3 attys. <br />:at a salary of <br />:$12,500 each <br />'per year <br />