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JOE ADAMS JEFFERSON COUNTY ? Clerk and Recorder/Assessor/ County Surveyor/Election Administrator 102 S. Monroe P. O. Box H Boulder, Montana 59632 bramey@jeffersoncounty-mt.gov 406-225-4020 w Bonnie Ramey Y Clerk and Recorder I E Leslie Martini Chief Deputy Joe Adams 106 S. Division 34 Sugarbeet Row Whitehall, Mt. 59759 June 10, 2016 Re: Recall Petition Joe Adams, In accordance with Mont. Code Ann. § 2-16-621, this letter provides you with official notification that a recall petition has been filed with this office. The reasons for the recall, as contained in the petition are: Montana Code Annotated §45-7-401 states that official misconduct occurs when an official knowingly conducts a meeting in violation of MCA§2-3-203. On April 11, 2016,Alderman Joe Adams committed official misconduct when he voted in favor of ,notion directing the county to dispatch the Whitehall Ambulance to all fire calls. Alderman Adams voted to act on the request Nithout proper notice and participation by the public. Alderman Adams as part of the council allowed the ambulance director to nake statements ata public meeting without being on the agenda orailowing public participation inviolation of open meeting laws y not posting the item on the agenda for public comment. Mderman Adams violated his oath of office to support the Constitution )f Montana bynotabidingbyArtkle 2,Section 8,which assures the public the rightof participation priorto final decision,and Article !Section 9,which assures the public right to know and observe deliberations. Grounds for recall include violation of oath of office and official misconduct. We request a recall election of Joe Adams,for these reasons. Further, and as provided in Mont. Code Ann. § 2-16-621,this will also provide you with notice you have the right to prepare and have printed on the ballot, a statement giving your reasons why you should not be recalled. The statement cannot exceed 200 words. Should you choose to provide a statement, it may not be printed on the ballot unless it is delivered to the Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator's Office within 10 days of the date this notice is given. � - Bonnie Ramey Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator Jefferson County I, Bonnie Ramey, Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator of Jefferson County, certify that I have compared the signatures on 4 sheets of the petition for recall No. R-001 attached, in the manner prescribed by law, and I believe 51 signatures are valid for the purpose of the petition. I further certify that the affidavit of the circulator of the sheets of the petition is attached and that the post office address is completed for each valid signature. Signed: June 10, 2016 Bonnie Ramey Clerk and Recorder/Election Administrator _= Affidavit of Petition Signature Gatherer An affidavit must be attached to each sheet or section submitted to the election administrator. Separate sheets of a petition may be fastened to this affidavit in sections of not more than 25 sheets. 'tr E `Ir/-t1i 'ry I, 1pn ame of person who is the signature gatherer) swear that I gathered the signatures on the petition to which this affidavit is attached on the stated dates,that I believe the signatures on the petition are genuine, are the signatures of the persons whose names they purport to be, and are the signatures of Montana electors who are registered at the address or have the telephone number following the person's signature, and that the signers knew the contents of the petition before signing the petition. n II Date on which the f sign ure attached was gathered (Do not sign on the One below before gathering the signatures on the tion(s)that yon attach to this affidavit) na re of pettlio signatu gatherer Iti 1J 91V1510n Al Address of petition signature gatherer _ All" XT 5i154 City,state and zip code State of Montana county or "-rCN Signed and swcXto before me this,D day of 20 i�O by Printed ame of Signature Gatherer t!I9tPte[o fltePettdoo arml Signature of Notary or Public Official �.. - Gtwntyffe�7gtr.` S'mi '�dq Adm7nisYratoY'SDf/tte Printed Name of Notary Public A list of many election I offices may be fond at Notary Public for the State of sos.mt.aov/elecdons �� PAULETTE SMITH Residing Itt''^' aF�,oz "s NOTARY PUBLIC"a Slate of Mddina My commission a tpire4!r'�{ -,20 i�O SEAL SpafiQing at�Was a August 08,2018 Updated Febnroryll,2014 AN 10 RECUED R001 Submittal #: 1 I IIIIII VIII VIII IIII IIII + RECALL PETMON FOR JOE ADAMS To the Honorable Bonnie Ramcy,Jefferson County Election Administrator. We,the undersigned qualified electors of Jefferson County,in the State of Montana,respectfully petition that an election be held as provided by law on the question of whether Joe Adams,holding the office of Alderman.,should be recalled of the following reasons: Montana Code Annotated §45-7-401 states that official misconduct occurs when an official knowingly conducts a meeting in violation of MCA§2-3-203. On April 11,2016,Alderman Joe Adams committed official misconduct when he voted in favor of a motion directing the county to dispatch the Whitehall Ambulance to all fire calls. Alderman Adams voted to act on the request without proper notice and participation by the public. Alderman Adams as part of the council allowed the ambulance directorto make statements at s public meeting without being on the agenda or allowing public participation in violation of open meeting laws by not posting the item on the agenda for public comment.Alderman Adams violated his oath of office to support the Constitution of Montana by not abiding by Article 2,Section 8,which assures the public the right of participation prior to final decision,and Article 2 Section 9,which assures the public right to know and observe deliberations. Grounds for recall include violation of oath of office and official misconduct. We request a recall election of Joe Adams,forthese reasons. "!herehy swear that the facts asserted herein are true and correct."W P-A(D LymkN meth State Of Montana County of Jefferson f�\ Y v Signed and sworn to before me on"1 °1� C' l �° by l']- � 1 1\I R VY\2'}h PAUlES7E SM(TH Notary Public for the State of Montana rresty� NOiAAYPUBIICtottlie ;�" Stata�lAOntana � Residin g at Ld Li— YY\� lk y pesldln9 a m pion F y��Commission Expires /(O'A'�"f 6, D/�a RECALL PETITION FOR ALDERMAN JOE ADAMS To the Honorable Bonnie Ramey,Jefferson County Election Administrator: We,the undersigned qualified electors of Jefferson County,in the State of Montana,respectfully petition that an election be held as provided by law on the question of whether Joe Adams,holding the office of Alderman,should be recalled of the following reasons: Montana Code Annotated§45-7-401 states that official misconduct occurs when an official knowingly conducts a meeting in violation of MCA§2-3- 203. On April 11,2016,Alderman Joe Adams committed official misconduct when he voted in favor of a motion directing the county to dispatch the Whitehall Ambulance to all fire calls. Alderman Adams voted to act on the request without proper notice and participation by the public. Alderman Adams as part of the council allowed the ambulance director to make statements at a public meeting without being on the agenda or allowing public participation in violation of open meeting laws by not posting the item on the agenda for public comment Alderman Adams violated his oath of office to support the Constitution of Montana by not abiding by Article 2,Section 8,which assures the public the right of participation prior to final decision,and Article 2 Section 9,which assures the public right to know and observe deliberations. Groundsfor recall include violation of oath of office and official misconduct. We request a recall election of Joe Adams,for these reasons. WARNING A person who knowingly signs a name other than the person's own to this petition,who signs the person's time more than once upon a petition to recall the same officer at one election,or who is not,at the time of signing this pefition,a qualified elector of the State of Montana entitled to vote for the successor ofthe elected officer to be recalled or the successor or successors ofthe officer or officers who have the authority to appoint person the position held by the appointed officer to be recalled is punishable by a fine of no more that$500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term mot to exceed 6 months,or both,or a fine of$500 or imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed 10 years,or both. Each signer certifies:I have personally signed this petition;I am a qualified elector of the State of Montana and specifically,of Jefferson County; and my residence and post office address are correctly written after my name. SIG ORE PRINTED NAME RESIDENCEAND POST OFEWEADDRESS 1. e �- er7k 3.��+ r- /<_ ( �� TjN K. � �S� >J o� 4J11�7EidnU s7�t't�7$33y 1 5 M rrz� 12 N �Lv i� S �W S ( f61x6Y5' 6. I fhes J 1 ti, ° 85 'f ;le i+ a.+ t43 8. ` V? 1 '64 N17 r. �as%�Y o. ✓ R ��c (S �c� a PO 7>,.gex�6D� `"� / 11 av Me2 d ij rW 4. 15. r 6� Xq1 This petition muYcontain the signatures of qualified electors equaling at least 20%of the number of persons registered to vote at the preceding county general election;and must contain the signatures of at least 20% of the qualified electors residing in Alderman Adams'district. RECALL PETITION FOR ALDERMAN JOE ADAMS To the Honorable Bonnie Ramey,Jefferson County Election Administrator: We,the undersigned qualifiedelectors of Jefferson County,in the State of Montana,respectfully petition that an election be held as provided by law on the question of whether Joe Adams,holding the office of Alderman,should be recalled of the following reasons: Montana Code Annotated§45-7-401 states that official misconduct occurs when an official knowingly conducts a meeting in violation of MCA§2-3- 203. On April 11,2016,Alderman Joe Adams committed official misconduct when he voted in favor of a motion directing the county to dispatch the Whitehall Ambulance to all fire calls. Alderman Adams voted to act on the request without proper notice and participation by the public. Alderman Adams as part of the council allowed the ambulance director to make statements at a public meeting without being on the agenda or allowing public participation in violation of open meeting laws by not posting the hem on the agenda for public comment.Alderman Adams violated his oath of office to support the Constitution of Montana by not abiding by Article 2,Section 8,which assures the public the right of participation prior to final decision,and Article 2 Section 9,which assures the public right to know and observe deliberations. Grounds for recall Include violation of oath of office and official misconduct. We request a recall election of Joe Adams,for these reasons. WARNING A person who knowingly signs a name other than the person's own to this petition,who signs the person's name more than once upon a petition to recall the same officer at me election,or who is not at the time of signing this petition,a qualified elector of the State of Montana entitled to vote for the successor of the elected officer to be recalled or the successor or successors of the officer or officers who havethe authority to appoint aperson the position held by the appointed officer to be recalled is punishable by a fine of or,more that$500 or imprisonment in the countyjail for a term mot to exceed 6 months,or both,or a fine of$500 or imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed 10 years,or both, Each signer certifies:I have personally signed this petition;I am a qualified elector of the State of Montana and specifically,of Jefferson County; and my residence and post office address are correctly written after my manic. SIGNA RE P D NAME RESIDENCE AND POST OFFICE ADDRESS 2. v..s &4' a. %-t, OIJ 6� �ev r✓ au (7 U� X31 �U2cJ? Y L 0.1 ` e s b �l V I Sion X a 8y v. r Kcce— Y�v � �1 ly. Sty `T�15 10. i�, G cl WI. r !, e S S lz. -s 13. ('e1�t.� F� a [�¢.. C� ,elsltzr ZD"3 S �� vrsrw G�x /oi2a 14. Jenre�r aOyS. �riuJslan, /? , -/ /}yf'Q This petition must contain the signatures 6f qualified electors equaling at least 20%of the number ofpersons registered to vote at the preceding county general election;and must contain the signatures of at least 20% of the qualified electors residing in Alderman Adams'district. RECALL PETITION FOR ALDERMAN JOE ADAMS To the Honorable Bonnie Ramey,Jefferson County Election Administrator: We,the undersigned qualified electors of Jefferson Carty,in the State of Montana,respectfully petition that an election be held as provided by law on the question of whether Joe Adams,holding the office of Alderman,should be recalled of the following reasons: Montana Code Annotated§45-7401 states that official misconduct occurswhen an official knowingly conductsa meeting in violation of MCA§2-3- 203. On April 11,2016,Alderman Joe Adams committed official misconduct when he voted in favor of a motion directing the county to dispatch the Whitehall Ambulance to all fire calls. Alderman Adams voted to act on the request without proper notice and participation by the public. Alderman Adams as part of the council allowed the ambulance director to make statements at a public meeting without being on the agenda or allowing public participation in violation of open meeting laws by not posting the hem on the agenda forpubliccomment.Alderman Adams violated his oath of office to support the Constitution of Montana by not abiding by Article 2,Section 8,which assures the public the right of participation prior to final decision,and Article 2 Section 9,which assures the public right to know and observe deliberations. Grounds for recall include violation of oath of office and official misconduct. We request a recall election of Joe Adams,for these reasons. WARNING A person who knowingly signs a name other than the person's own to this petition,who signs the person's name more than once upon a petition to recall the same officer at one election,or who is not,at the time of signing this petition,a qualified elector of the State of Montana entitled to vole for the successor ofthe elected officer to be recalled or the successor or successors of the officer or officers who have the authority to appoint a person the position held by the appointed officer to be recalled is punishable by a fine of no more that$500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a tern mot to exceed 6 months,or troth,or a foe of$500 or imprisonment in the slate prison for a term not to exceed 10 years,or both. Each signer certifies:I have personally signed this petition;I am a qualified elector of the State of Montana and specificalty,of Jefferson County; and my residence and post office address are correctly written after my name. SIGNATURE PRINTEDNAME RES IDENCEANDJOSTOFFPICEAADORESS�� 1 d s LG AvraF7 elA Ar Sn1iI� o /3 2. ' d 3 (( 1 4.. MP-RY t N Zo u 1 r 65I SC�JR -n.,C�rau.�'7 �hartm KI2 n 2D N 640 h R. ff� �5� -DJ1. ' Wl G-, Jn^'i7" e0-rt4F1 Iite 5 5NJAk, t�.n to 5A. t0 GO 7. d s. T QO i& Bw � 5.9C7'zLv fii, /D, >- 10 OJI 2077 '�`i !I t G ksc i f 11. oi41 o f tt-6IeW I� 12 Macv,n, y,��N\cA &I, J`Nzlisv,,.�1�� 13.E t S , me t� (J� lQx3a 1a. 1s _L1+ GY�eXft�lc�, w�IJJ 311 7ru� for 6du This dt ust contain the signatures of qualified elect-i equaling at least 20%of the number of persons registered to at a preceding count,g eral election;and must contain the signatures of az least 20% of the qualified electors residing m Alderman Adams'district. RECALL PETITION FOR ALDERMAN JOE ADAMS To the Honorable Bonnie Ramey,Jefferson County Election Administrator. We,the understimed qualified electors of Jefferson County,in the State of Montana,respectfully petition that an election be held as provided by law on the question of whether Joe Adams,holding the office of Alderman,should be recalled of the following reasons: Montana Code Annotated 445-7401 statesthat official misconduct occurs when an official knowingly conducts a meeting in violation of MCA 42-3- 203. On April 11,2016,Alderman Joe Adams committed official misconduct when he voted in favor of a motion directing the county to dispatch the Whitehall Ambulance to all fire calls. Alderman Adams voted to act on the request without proper notice and participation by the public. Alderman Adams as part of the council allowed the ambulance director to make statements at a public meeting without being on the agenda or allowing public participation in violation of open meeting laws by not posting the item on the agenda for public comment.Alderman Adams violated his oath of office to support the Constitution of Montana by not abiding by Article 2,Section 8,which assures the public the right of participation prior to final decision,and Article 2 Section 9,which assures the public right to know and observe deliberations. Grounds for recall includeviolation of oath of office and official misconduct. We request a recall election of Joe Adams,for these reasons. WARNING A person who knowingly signs a time other than the person's own to this petition,who signs the person's name more than once upon a petition to recall the same officer at one election,or who is not,at the time of signing this petition,a qualified elector of the State of Montana emitted to vote for the successotof the elected officer to be recalled orthe successor or successors ofthe officer m officers who have the authority to appoint aperson the position held by the appointed officer to be recalled is punishable by a fine of no more that$500 or imprisonment in the county jail for a term mot to exceed 6 months,or both,or a fine of$500 or imprisonment in the state prison for a term not to exceed 10 years,or both. Each signer certifies:I have personally signed this petition;I am a qualified elector of the State of Montana and specifically,of Jefferson County; and my residence and post office address are correctly written after my name. SIGNATURE PRINTED NAME RESIDENCE AND POST OFFICE ADDRESS law �d �1 �i3 m44�; Pox 9s 4. C IRT' -- ' S' K lI1 So.b;v.Sir o ',l I 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15- This petition must contain the signatures of qualified electors equaling at least 20^%ofthe number of persons registered to vote at the preceding county general election;and must contain the signatures of at least 20% of the qualified electors residing in Alderman Adams'district.