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1. This meeting is a hearing for people to testify to this committee regarding the petitions in annexation.
2. Turn cell phones off or to vibrate.
3. If you must take urgent calls on the cell phone, take your conversation outside of this room.
4. You are only allowed to talk during the testimony part of the meeting.
5. When you testify please print, then sign your name like you sign a check and mark for or against on the sheet at the podium.
6. All testimony should be at the podium and please speak into the microphone because the meeting is being recorded.
7. There is an agenda on page 5 of the packet and we will have testimony for and against the petition and then later you will all get a chance to testify again either for or against the annexation.
8. Talk only to the committee, do not address anyone in the audience or make comments from the audience during testimony or committee deliberation.
9. Please state only information pertinent to this annexation. Try to stick to testimony that is new and different. If you do not have something new to add but want to show support sign in, introduce yourself, state your support and ask to entertain any questions the committee may have.
10. Be respectful of other people’s testimony. 11. Do not talk amongst yourselves when the committee is in deliberation or during testimony.
12. Address any concerns or clarification by approaching the podium and addressing the committee.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Ward County Courthouse1:00 PM
1. Introduction of Lawyer from the Ward County State Attorney’s Office.
A. Determine if all the statutory requirements regarding the petition have been met If no, the meeting is adjourned. If yes, the petition is deemed valid and the meeting continues. 2. Call to order of hearing by Chairman of the Ward County Reorganization Committee.
3. Introduction of Ward County Committee Members present 4. Reading of Petition: Ward County Superintendent of Schools and Secretary of Reorganization Committee
5. Testimony FOR the petition
6. Testimony AGAINST the petition
7. Testimony relative to the equitable adjustment of all property, assets, debts & liabilities among Districts involved if petition is approved
8. Any additional testimony, either FOR or AGAINST the petition
9. Complete Findings of Facts form by the County Committee a.) Secretary calls upon each member to read decision b.) Committee secretary writes motion and the reasons why on Findings c.) Committee members sign Findings
11. Announce State board meeting – if necessary
12. Adjourn hearing
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15.1-07-14. Qualified elector.1. An individual who is a qualified elector of this state may:a. Vote to elect board members for the school district in which the individual resides;b. Serve as a board member for the school district in which the individual resides;andc. Serve as a judge or clerk of election for the school district in which the individualresides.2. For the purposes of elections held under this chapter, an individual residing on amilitary installation is deemed to be a resident of a school district if the school districtadmits students from the military installation pursuant to a contract and receivesimpact aid pursuant to Public Law No. 81-874 [64 Stat. 1100; 20 U.S.C. 236 et seq.],as amended.
16.1-01-04. Qualifications of electors - Voting requirements.1. Every citizen of the United States who is eighteen years or older; a resident of thisstate; and has resided in the precinct at least thirty days next preceding any election,except as otherwise provided in regard to residency in chapter 16.1-14, is a qualifiedelector.2. For the purposes of this title, every qualified elector may have only one residence,shown by an actual fixed permanent dwelling, establishment, or any other abode.3. Except as otherwise provided in this section, an individual's residence must bedetermined in accordance with the rules for determining residency as provided insection 54-01-26.
54-01-26. Residence - Rules for determining.Every person has in law a residence. In determining the place of residence, the followingrules must be observed:1. It is the place where one remains when not called elsewhere for labor or other specialor temporary purpose and to which the person returns in seasons of repose.2. There can be only one residence.3. A residence cannot be lost until another is gained.4. The residence of the supporting parent during the supporting parent's life, and after thesupporting parent's death, the residence of the other parent is the residence of theunmarried minor children.5. An individual's residence does not automatically change upon marriage, but changesin accordance with subsection 7. The residence of either party to a marriage is notpresumptive evidence of the other party's residence.6. The residence of an unmarried minor who has a parent living cannot be changed byeither that minor's own act or that of that minor's guardian.7. The residence can be changed only by the union of act and intent.