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2nd Summary Awards
Court Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee
COURT FACILITIES IMPROVEMENT GRANTS
-- SUMMARY OF AWARDS - 2ND ROUND --
Section 27-05.2-10, NDCC, authorizes grants from the Court Facilities Improvement and
Maintenance Fund for county projects to improve or maintain court facilities. The Fund receives
revenue from a share of a $100 fee applied to all criminal cases except infractions. The Court
Facilities Improvement Advisory Committee is established under Section 27-05.2-09, NDCC, to
receive applications for grants and make awards for projects that qualify for grant funds. Briefly
stated, the basic requirements are that the improvement or maintenance project must be a necessary
improvement to court facilities or essential to remodel or maintain existing court facilities. The
county is required by statute to provide local funding for the project in an amount equal to at least
25% of the project's total cost. Additionally, Section 27-05.2-10 requires that at least 25% of the
available grant funds be allocated to counties with a population of less than 7,500. The Committee
is comprised of the following members: Sally Holewa, State Court Administrator and Committee
Chair; Scott Wagner, Cass County Commissioner, Dwayne Erickson, Foster County Commissioner;
Stan Lyson, State Senator; and Jim Hill, State Bar Association representative.
The Court Facilities Advisory Committee convened in July 2005 to review the second round
of applications for grant funds. Thirty-two applications were received, three more than were received
in the first round of applications reviewed in February 2005. The total amount of grant funds
requested was $868,622.37; the total amount of grant funds available was $339,822. The total
amount of grants awarded was $330,174. The Advisory Committee awarded grant funds to 16
counties. In light of limited available funds for grants, the Committee did not review grant
applications submitted by counties that received grant awards in the first round of applications.
Additionally, the Committee did not award funds requested for sound systems or security related
equipment, with the understanding that possible purchase of these kinds of items could be pursued
through the Office of State Court Administrator.
Listed below in alphabetical order are the counties that received grant awards, the amount
of the award, and a brief description of the project.
3. Bowman $11,731 Moving the judge's bench and witness stand; building a raised
floor; replacing carpet in the courtroom, jury room, judge's
chambers; vertical blinds for the courtroom; chairs and
conference tables; electrical outlets; flag and clock.
4. Burleigh $165,232 Portion of actual construction costs for court remodeling
5. Eddy $20,100 Air conditioning for courtroom and offices, courtroom
subfloor, carpeting for courtroom and offices, paint and repair
walls, shades for courtroom.
6. Emmons $21,615 Repair and paint courtroom; floor tile for portion of shared
recorder/clerk offices; central air; portion of light fixtures for
shared offices, jury room, and judge's chambers; ceiling in
judge's chambers, jury chairs.
7. Kidder $18,000 Renovate restroom; courtroom and jury room air
conditioning; courtroom benches; conference table, chairs,
and floor covering for jury room; counsel table and chairs;
witness chairs, upholster jury chairs.
8. LaMoure $5,492 Air conditioning for courtroom and judge's chambers.
9. McLean $10,725 New lighting system for courtroom, painting courtroom,
replacing courtroom carpet.
10. Mercer $3,879 Security window in courtroom, key locks, jury room chairs,
electrical work, and signs.
11. Nelson $3,210 Replace courtroom windows.
12. Richland $37,694 New air conditioner, new lighting for courtroom, safety glass
window in clerk's office.
13. Renville $1,125 Repair and paint courtroom walls.
14. Rolette $12,561 Remodel courtroom (move jury box, paint walls), air
conditioner for judge's chambers.
15. Walsh $14,744 Carpet for courtroom, electrical connections; chair mats;
refurbish juror chairs; carpet for judge's chambers; window
blinds; paint library, jury room, and judge's chambers.