CITY OF CUSTER CITY COUNCIL AGENDA APRIL 30th, 2018 – CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS 5:30 P.M.

1. Call to Order – Roll Call – Pledge of Allegiance

2. Approval of Agenda

3. Approval of Minutes – April 23rd, 2018 Meeting

4. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

5. Public Presentations – Public Hearings – Public Comments

            a. Discussion of potential referendum – Ordinance #802 – Residential District

b. Discussion of Proposed Resolution to have Expedited Process for Existing Business under Ordinance #802

6. New Business

            a. New Hires – Public Works Department Seasonal

            b. New Hire – Finance Department

7. Executive Session – Personnel, Proposed Litigation, & Contract Negotiations (SDCL 1-25-2(1-4))

8. Adjournment

DEMAND MIKE PENCE CANCEL HIS SPEECH TO THE NRA CONVENTION IN DALLAS TEXAS MAY 4, 2018

“Mike Pence is scheduled to speak at the NRA convention in Dallas on May 4. This is a slap in the face to Americans—from Parkland to Chicago to Nashville—hurting from gun violence. It’s also a signal to young people organizing historic actions that the NRA’s extremist agenda and donations are more valuable to Mike Pence than the lives lost. Sign now to demand Mike Pence pull out of the NRA convention.”

Despite some of the most shocking mass shootings in American history, Mike Pence thinks it’s a good idea to be a headliner at the NRA’s convention in Dallas on May 4. It’s scheduled to take place just days after police officers were critically wounded by a suspect at a Home Depot right there in Dallas.

It’s sad that Pence is so dismissive of the American lives lost in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Parkland—not to mention the thousands of people killed every month by gun violence.

The majority of Americans want politicians to stop gun violence with common sense reforms. But rather than using his platform to advocate for peace and common sense safety, Mike Pence is rewarding extremists in the NRA.

Trump, Pence, Ryan, McConnell, and the rest of the GOP seem happy to continue making excuses for gun violence because the NRA throws millions of dollars at their party.

Enough! We must hold all politicians to basic standards of decency.

Tell Mike Pence to drop out of the NRA’s convention and stand with the majority of Americans who want real action to end gun violence.

The above link will take you to the moveon.org website.

FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS DEFY OLD IDEAS OF WHO CAN BECOME AN AMERICAN HERO

 

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Strong enough to do the job. Peretz Partensky/flickr, CC BY-SA

Lorraine Dowler
Pennsylvania State University

Five women graduated from New York City’s Fire Academy on April 18, bringing the number of women serving in the Fire Department of New York to 72 – the highest in its history.

The FDNY’s 2018 graduating class also includes the first son to follow his mother into the profession. She was one of the 41 women hired in 1982 after the department lost a gender discrimination lawsuit and was ordered to add qualified women to the force

Despite these milestones, women still make up less than 1 percent of New York’s 11,000 firefighters. The city trails Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle and Miami, where in recent years fire squads have been more than 10 percent female. The national average hovers around 5 percent.

Approximately 10,300 women nationwide worked as full-time firefighters in 2016, according to the most recent data available from the Department of Labor. In 1983, there were just 1,700.

These women are on the front lines, fighting fires, helping victims of natural disasters and combating terrorism.

I interviewed over 100 female firefighters for an academic study of women in traditionally male industries. My research reveals how women are changing firehouse culture and transforming how Americans see heroism.

Two centuries of service

Women have been putting out fires in the U.S. for 200 years.

In 1815 Molly Williams joined New York City’s Oceanus Engine Company No. 11. Williams was a black woman enslaved by a wealthy New York merchant who volunteered at the firehouse. Williams would accompany the merchant to the station to cook and clean for the all-white, all-male crew.

One evening, the alarm rang at Oceanus No. 11. The men were incapacitated by the flu, so Williams grabbed the hand-pumped hose and answered the call alone. Her strength so impressed the men that they offered her a job.

In 1926, 50-year-old Emma Vernell became New Jersey’s first female firefighter when her husband, Harry, a volunteer fireman in the town of Red Bank, died in the line of duty.

Many more women took their husbands’ places in America’s volunteer fire service during World War II. By the mid-1940s, two Illinois military fire departments were “manned” entirely by women.

But the profession really opened up to women after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which made it illegal for employers to discriminate against applicants based on sex, race, religion or nationality.

Strong, brave and invisible

Despite this history, I still hear claims that affirmative action for female firefighters is diluting standards and putting communities at risk.

Even my liberal colleagues have asked me whether women can really carry an unconscious victim out of a fire while wearing 100 pounds of gear.

The answer is yes.

In 2008, almost 70 percent of all aspiring female firefighters passed the national Candidate Physical Abilities Test, which tests for endurance, strength and cardiovascular health. The same year, 75 percent of male applicants passed.

Female success rates rise when departments offer specialized preparation programs for women to work out together, get hands-on experience with firefighting equipment, and follow individualized strength-training routines.

Critics have suggested to me that there aren’t more female firefighters because women are not interested in such a dangerous and “dirty” job.

Yet women are much better represented in fields that require a comparable level of strength and stamina, including drywall installation, logging and welding – though they remain minorities.

Women have also made more inroads in other historically male-dominated careers like aerospace engineering and medicine. Today, some 150 years after the first American woman entered medical school, in 1911, almost 35 percent of doctors are women.

Fear of change

So why are just 5 percent of firefighters female?

Based on research on gender integration in the U.S. military, I believe the main obstacle facing women in firefighting is its traditional culture.

Like soldiers, firefighters are viewed as proud warriors working on dangerous front lines. That image comes with powerful stereotypes about who’s best suited to do the work. Female soldiers and firefighters both challenge a cultural standard that men are heroes and women are onlookers, even victims.

The military first added women to its ranks in 1948. In December 2015, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter lifted the ban on women in combat roles – “as long as they qualify and meet the standards” – despite opposition from the Marines.

Today, women still account for just 15 percent of active military personnel.

Firefighting too is a traditional field. Over the past decade, numerous departments have been found guilty of discriminating against applicants of color and ordered to retool entrance testing that had a disparate impact based on race.

Women are in some ways even more disruptive newcomers to firefighting because they entirely upend societal gender norms.

Fire departments across the U.S. have been sued for discrimination against women and people of color. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Workplace harassment

Interviewees have told me they face severe harassment on the job.

One found her oxygen tank drained. Another confided that her male colleagues are so hostile she fears they’ll leave her alone in a fire.

Female firefighters also contend with ill-fitting gear. The long fingers of male gloves affect their grip, they report. Boots and coats are too large. Oversized breathing masks push their loose helmets forward, blocking their vision during fires.

Station houses often lack of private spaces for women, including bathrooms, changing areas and dormitories.

In 2016, 34 years after women joined New York City’s fire department, the city boasted that all of its 214 active firehouses finally had gender-separated facilities. For three decades, some of New York’s bravest went to the bathroom in neighborhood diners.

Women winning

Female firefighters are succeeding anyway.

Several hundred have risen to the level of lieutenant or captain. Another 150 hold the highest rank, fire chief. That includes Chief JoAnne Hayes-White, whose historic 2004 hiring made San Francisco the world’s largest urban fire department led by a woman.

Meanwhile, these women are transforming how Americans imagine heroism.

One Wisconsin firefighter said people are surprised when her all-female crew pulls up to a blaze. But, she told me, “No one cares if you’re a woman when their house is on fire.”

A woman in San Francisco said she intentionally stands outside the station during down time so that neighborhood children realize that black women can be firefighters.

The Conversation“You have to see it to be it,” she said.

Lorraine Dowler, Associate Professor of Geography and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University

This article was originally published on The Conversation.

 

 

CITY OF CUSTER CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS-SPECIAL MEETING APRIL 23rd, 2018

Mayor Corbin Herman called to order a special meeting of the Common Council at 5:30 p.m.  Present at roll call were Councilpersons Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen, Fischer, Blom and Arseneault. City Attorney Chris Beesley was present. The Pledge of Allegiance was stated.

AGENDA

            Councilperson Nielsen made a motion to approve the agenda. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion carried unanimously.

MINUTES

            Councilperson Fischer made a motion to approve the minutes from the April 16th, 2018 meeting. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion carried unanimously.

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

No conflicts of interest were stated.

SECOND READING – ORDINANCE #802 – RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT

            Councilperson Fischer made a motion to approve Ordinance #802, Residential District, using Alternate Definition 2 for Family Day Care with original restrictions on parking being; Short Term Rental – all parking shall be restricted to off street. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion carried with Councilpersons Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen, Fischer and Blom voting yes and Councilperson Arseneault voting no.

SECOND READING – ORDINANCE #803 – ZONING, REZONING & ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENTS

            Councilperson Maciejewski made a motion to approve Ordinance #803, Zoning, Rezoning & Zoning Ordinance Amendments. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion carried with Councilpersons Heinrich, Nielsen, Fischer, Blom, Arseneault and Maciejewski voting yes.

SECOND READING – ORDINANCE #804 – VARIANCES

            Councilperson Fischer moved to approve Ordinance #804, Variances. Seconded by Councilperson Blom, the motion carried with Councilpersons Nielsen, Fischer, Blom, Arseneault, Maciejewski and Heinrich voting yes.

SECOND READING – ORDINANCE #805 – CONDITIONAL USE PERMITS

            Councilperson Heinrich made a motion to approve Ordinance #805, Conditional Use Permits, as presented. The motion was seconded by Councilperson Maciejewski. Following some discussion, Attorney Chris Beesley handed out codified law regarding substantially altering ordinances which created more discussion. The motion died with Councilpersons Fischer, Arseneault, Maciejewski and Nielsen voting no, and Councilpersons Blom and Heinrich voting yes.

            Councilperson Fischer made a motion to table the second reading of Ordinance #805, Conditional Use Permits to the May 21st, 2018 meeting. Seconded by Councilperson Maciejewski, the motion carried unanimously.

SECOND READING – ORDINANCE #806 – BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

            Councilperson Nielsen made a motion to approve Ordinance #806, Board of Adjustment. Seconded by Councilperson Fischer, the motion carried with Councilpersons Blom, Arseneault, Maciejewski, Heinrich, Nielsen and Fischer voting yes.

NEW HIRE-PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

            Councilperson Heinrich made a motion to approve the hiring of two seasonal Public Works Seasonal Employees. Seconded by Councilperson Nielsen, the motion carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT

            With no further business, Councilperson Arseneault moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:24 p.m. Seconded by Councilperson Heinrich, the motion carried unanimously.

ATTEST:                                                                                       CITY OF CUSTER CITY

Lisa Trana                                                                                    Corbin Herman

Deputy Finance Officer                                                              Mayor

U.S. Department of State Debars 168 Persons for Violating or Conspiring To Violate the Arms Export Control Act

On April 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of State published a Federal Register notice of 168 persons and entities who have been statutorily debarred for convictions of violating, or conspiring to violate, the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751, et seq.). This action, as required by section 127.7(b) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR parts 120-130), highlights the Department’s responsibility to protect U.S. defense articles, including technical data, and defense services from unauthorized exports and brokering.

This notice is provided for purposes of making the public aware that these statutorily debarred persons are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in activities regulated by the ITAR. This includes any brokering activities and any export from or temporary import into the United States of defense articles, related technical data, or defense services in any situation covered by the ITAR.

The Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, working in collaboration with the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Homeland Security Investigations, identified the persons subject to statutory debarment based on their criminal conviction by a court of the United States.

Under the terms of the statutory debarment, these individuals and entities are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in any activities that are subject to the ITAR. Each individual and entity on this list will remain debarred until the Department approves an application request for reinstatement. All persons engaged in activities subject to the ITAR should be vigilant in their compliance with all export control regulations and ensure that their activities do not involve debarred persons.

The notice of statutory debarment listing the names of the debarred individuals and entities was published in the Federal Register on April 25, 2018. A full list of all persons subject to statutory debarment is available on the website of the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).

 

Pursuant to Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the ITAR, the following persons, having been convicted in a U.S. District Court, are statutorily debarred as of the date of this notice (Name; Date of Judgment; Judicial District; Case No.; Month/Year of Birth):

(1) Edwin Acety; November 10, 2016; Southern District of New York; 1:15-cr-00369; November 1975.

(2) Jesus Alberto Acosta; September 28, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00543; September 1968.

(3) William Ali; July 27, 2017; Western District of Washington; 2:16-cr-00142; August 1978.

(4) AMA United Group; January 13, 2017; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00612.

(5) Syed Vaqar Ashraf (aka Vaqar A Jaffery; Vaqar-A-Jaffery); September 2, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-01431; January 1945.

(6) Mahmoud Abdel-Ghani Mohammad Assaf; February 2, 2016; Middle District of Florida; 8:14-cr-00307.

(7) Alexandre Astakhov; May 11, 2015; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2:12-cr-00572; February 1985.

(8) Omar Alejandro Avilez-Mancinas; April 13, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-02272; August 1995.

(9) Oguzhan Aydin; April 5, 2016; Northern District of Georgia; 1:12-cr-00221; June 1975.

(10) Jose Abraham Benavides-Cira; June 1, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; July 1984.

(11) Jose Luis Benavides-Cira; December 11, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; August 1982.

(12) Marcelo Bettim; May 31, 2017; Southern District of Flordia; 1:17-cr-20134; October 1970.

(13) Su Bin; July 18, 2016; Central District of California; 8:14-cr-00131; February 1960.

(14) Sergey Boltutskiy (aka Siarhei Baltutski); December 19, 2013; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2:11-cr-00553.

(15) Oliver Bouzas-Delie; December 11, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; October 1983.

(16) Alhaji Boye; March 29, 2017; Eastern District of North Carolina; 5:16-cr-00146; December 1970.

(17) Louis Joseph Brothers; March 2, 2016; Eastern District of Kentucky; 2:14-cr-00035; May 1952.

(18) Steven Paul Browning; April 4, 2016; Eastern District of North Carolina; 7:15-cr-00059; June 1986.

(19) Alex Bryukhov; April 8, 2016; Southern District of New York; 1:15-cr-00369; August 1969.

(20) Pheerayuth Burden (aka Siriwongs Burden; Pheerayuth Chan; Tony Burden); March 8, 2017; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00069; December 1969.

(21) Mike Mangao Cabatingan; April 13, 2015; Central District of California; 2:10-cr-00184; September 1953.

(22) Bo Cai; April 23, 2015; District of New Mexico; 1:13-cr-04044; August 1985.

(23) Wentong Cai; April 28, 2015; District of New Mexico; 1:13-cr-04044; December 1984.

(24) Cassandra Camacho; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00421; August 1989.

(25) Benjamin James Cance; January 15, 2016; Western District of Michigan; 1:15-cr-00141; December 1984.

(26) Kurt Carter; December 16, 2008; District of Maine; 1:07-cr-00054; March, 1965.

(27) Jose Roberto Celaya-Mendez; June 16, 2014; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-00036; May 1962.

(28) Juan Jose Cesena-Espericueta; May 19, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01805; October 1982.

(29) Huan Ling Chang (aka Alice Chang); January 6, 2015; District of New Jersey; 2:14-cr-00548; December 1970.

(30) Kan Chen; June 30, 2016; District of Delaware; 1:16-cr-00011; March 1990.

(31) Rodrigo Chico-Rodriguez; April 21, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01618; August 1988.

(32) Carlos Alberto Dominguez Chicote (aka Carlos Alberto Dominguez-Chicote); May 9, 2016; District of Arizona; 2:14-cr-01632; August 1967.

(33) See Kee Chin; November 10, 2014; Western District of Washington; 2:14-cr-00043; December 1957.

(34) Wei Jiun Chu; August 25, 2014; District of Arizona; 2:13-cr-01524; September 1961.

(35) Jose Orence Cocchiola; August 20, 2014; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-20216; January 1986.

(36) Luis Armando Collins-Avila; September 25, 2014; District of Arizona; 4:13-cr-01376; July 1971.

(37) Demetrio Sebastian Cortez-Ordaz; March 28, 2014; Eastern District of California; 1:11-cr-00376.

(38) Michael Curlett; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; March 1967.

(39) Irina Cvetkovic; April 26, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362; March 1959.

(40) Jian Dai; September 25, 2014; Central District of California; 2:14-cr-00184; October 1985.

(41) Joseph Debose; October 29, 2013; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00271; July 1982.

(42) Heriberto Del Fierro-Moreno; February 28, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00712; May 1980.

(43) Dane Francisco Delgado; December 5, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:14-cr-00008. February 1976.

(44) Ronald Alexander Dobek; September 10, 2014; Eastern District of Wisconsin; 2:13-cr-00231; May 1975.

(45) Salatiel Duran-Reyes; June 18, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01800; January 1971.

(46) Gilbert Oscar Elian; November, 3, 2016; Western District of Michigan; 1:15-cr-00149; November 1960.

(47) Everardo Abraham Escamilla-Salas; May 24, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00913; September 1987.

(48) Juan Jose Estrada; August 5, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01584; December 1968.

(49) Papa Faal; May 13, 2016; District of Minnesota; 0:15-cr-00028; July 1968.

(50) Eyad Farah; December 15, 2015; Middle District of Florida; 8:14-cr-00382; September 1973.

(51) Alexander Fishenko; August 29, 2016; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00626; March 1966.

(52) Robert Herman Fleischer; August 4, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-02273; October 1995.

(53) Aurel Fratila; September 16, 2013; Southern District of California; 3:06-cr-02255; October 1971.Start Printed Page 18114

(54) Cruz Moises Garcia; July 1, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00897.

(55) Hector De Jesus Garcia; November 19, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01801; December 1993.

(56) Edgar Garza-Sanchez; April 3, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00708; June 1997.

(57) Ellias Abdl Halim Ghandi; August 4, 2016; Eastern District of Virginia; 1:16-cr-00117; September 1988.

(58) Sam Rafic Ghanem; August 14, 2015; District of Maryland; 8:14-cr-00008; February 1970.

(59) Joseph Esequiel Gonzalez; September 16, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00150.

(60) Ramon Gonzalez-Azuara; May 30, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00322.

(61) Javier Gonzalez; June 11, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00768.

(62) Josafat Gonzalez-Rodriguez; December 14, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-01591; May 1986.

(63) Jose Luis Gonzalez-Salinas; October 3, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-00004; November 1972.

(64) Christopher M. Gray; October 15, 2013; District of Columbia; 1:13-cr-00107.

(65) Yhoshua Guzman; May 21, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01322; September 1995.

(66) Dennis Haag; October 2, 2014; Eastern District of Michigan; 2:14-cr-20089; June 1955.

(67) Mark Anthony Hammond; October 3, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-01284; April 1980.

(68) Roberto Carlo Hasbun-Villarreal; October 5, 2013; Southern District of Texas; 7:11-cr-01581; October 1973.

(69) Philip Chaohui He (aka Philip Hope; Philip Chaohui); December 20, 2013; District of Colorado; 1:11-cr-00519; December 1969.

(70) Mark Henry; November 23, 2015; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00091; December 1963.

(71) Adrian Manuel Hernandez; October 13, 2015; District of Arizona; 2:15-cr-00189.

(72) Ernesto Hernandez; March 2, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00757.

(73) Adam Al Herz; October 18, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; January 1985.

(74) Ali Afif Al Herz; November 1, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; February 1965.

(75) Bassem Afif Herz; December 12, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; January 1985.

(76) Elmer Hill; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; July 1947.

(77) Justin Gage Jangraw; November, 21, 2014; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00174; January 1980.

(78) Gregory Allen Justice; September 19, 2017; Central District of California; 2:16-cr-00499; October 1966.

(79) David Ray Kelley; February 10, 2015; District of Maryland; 1:13-cr-00588; January 1969.

(80) Amanullah Khan (aka Anthony Fernandez; Steven Joseph; Robert Joseph; Gerald Jousuf; Solomon Jousuf; Amanullah Kahn; Aman Khan; Aman Ullah Khan; Amanulla Khan; Amanullah J. Khan; Armand Khan; George Paal; Joseph Salmon; Jousuf Solomon; Yousuf Solomon; Joseph Sulman; Solomon Yousef); December 1, 2005; Central District of California; 8:04-cr-00152.

(81) Mozaffar Khazaee (aka Mozzaffar Khazaee; Arash Khazaie); October 27, 2015; District of Connecticut; 3:14-cr-00009; August 1954.

(82) Song Il Kim; February 29, 2016; District of Utah; 2:15-cr-00417.

(83) Jean Baptiste Kingery; September 20, 2016; District of Arizona; 2:13-cr-01607; October 1970.

(84) Siripong Klongsirithaworn; February 10, 2015; Western District of Washington; 2:14-cr-00220; January 1986.

(85) Hamza Kolsuz; October 7, 2016; Eastern District of Virginia; 1:16-cr-00053; January 1973.

(86) Roman Georgiyevich Kvinikadze; January 21, 2014; District of Wyoming; 1:13-cr-00178; December 1981.

(87) Nestor Leal-Cedillo; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00421; July 1990.

(88) Nares Lekhakul; January 24, 2014; Western District of Washington; 2:13-cr-00030; May 1977.

(89) Naris Lekhakul; January 24, 2014; Western District of Washington; 2:13-cr-00032; October 1970.

(90) Zhifu Lin; March 11, 2014; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00271; September 1986.

(91) Yu Long; June 27, 2017; District of Connecticut; 3:16-cr-00229; October 1977.

(92) Robert Luba; April 25, 2016; District of New Jersey; 3:13-cr-00693; July 1966.

(93) Guadalupe Edgar Lucio-Amador; October 27, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:14-cr-00097; June 1978.

(94) Kamran Ashfaq Malik; July 8, 2015; District of Maryland; 8:14-cr-00075; November 1978.

(95) Wenxia Man; August 19, 2016; Southern District of Florida; 0:14-cr-60195; December 1970.

(96) Rex Gene Maralit; March 27, 2015; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00534; March 1979.

(97) Wilfredo Maralit; March 27, 2015; Eastern District of New York; 1:13-cr-00534; March 1965.

(98) David L. Maricola; September 2, 2016; District of Massachusetts; 4:15-cr-40023; October 1955.

(99) Enrique Medina; December 9, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:14-cr-00008; November 1978.

(100) Genaro Mejia; April 28, 2017; Southern District of Florida; 1:16-cr-20224.

(101) Rosa Maria Melendez-Jimenez; December 1, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00168; August 1962.

(102) Guiseppe Luciano Menegazzo-Carrasquel; August 20, 2013; District of Arizona; 2:10-cr-01462; May 1964.

(103) Daniel Miranda-Mendoza; September 1, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01405; March 1994.

(104) Ambar Esthela Morales; March 23, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-00996; April 1992.

(105) Manuel Morales; June 1, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-00593.

(106) Jesus Morales-Reyes; May 24, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00913; December 1980.

(107) Jose Ricardo Nacif Cury; November 24, 2014; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-20501; April 1971.

(108) Luis Alberto Najera-Citalan; June 23, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01805; March 1986.

(109) Netria Corporation; January 13, 2015; District of New Hampshire; 1:14-cr-00059.

(110) Thach Hoang Nguyen; May 14, 2015; Eastern District of Virginia; 1:14-cr-00426; June 1956.

(111) Solomon Benson Nkwocha; November 3, 2016; District of South Carolina; 2:14-cr-00860; April 1960.

(112) Yasser Ahmad Obeid; December 22, 2014; Middle District of Florida; 8:14-cr-00307; September 1994.

(113) Jose Antonio Ortiz-Lopez; May 30, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00322.

(114) Yahor Osin (aka Egor Osin); March 7, 2014; Eastern District of Pennsylvania; 2:11-cr-00449; October 1982.

(115) Jung Shic Park (aka Alex Park); November 30, 2015; District of New Jersey; 2:14-cr-00441; July 1984.

(116) Paweena Pechner; July 18, 2014; District of New Hampshire; 1:13-cr-00116; August 1979..

(117) Miguel Angel Perez; January 22, 2014; Western District of Texas; 4:13-cr-00432.

(118) Erik Antonio Perez-Bazan; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01011; December 1985.

(119) Hunter Perry; July 28, 2016; Western District of Kentucky; 3:15-cr-00142; March 1982.

(120) Luis Donaldo Pina; February 13, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00070; April 1995.

(121) Peter Steve Plesinger; April 26, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362; December 1961.

(122) Volodomyr Ponomarenko; May 21, 2013; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00254.

(123) Alexander Posobilov; March 22, 2017; Eastern District of New York; 1:12-cr-00626.

(124) Joel Prado, Jr.; February 23, 2017; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00712; August 1980.

(125) Precision Image Corporation, (aka Precision Industries, Inc.; CK Enterprises, Inc.); October 28, 2013; Western District of Washington; 2:13-cr-00226.

(126) Kolar Rahman Anees Ur Rahman; January 31, 2017; District of Utah; 2:15-cr-00714; May 1971.

(127) Armando Ramirez-Vazquez; July 13, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 1:15-cr-00167; July 1983.

(128) Javier Nenos Rea; January 13, 2015; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-Start Printed Page 1811520646; March 1982.

(129) Romulo Arca Reclusado; December 31, 2013; Central District of California; 2:10-cr-00184; September 1950.

(130) Ismael Reta; June 19, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-01618; July 1986.

(131) Arjyl Revereza; March 4, 2014; Central District of California; 2:12-cr-00037; October 1985.

(132) Earl Henry Richmond; December 2, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362.

(133) Hannah Robert; April 15, 2016; District of New Jersey; 3:13-cr-00671; July 1965.

(134) Tul Robroo (aka Tul Robrhoo); November 10, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 4:14-cr-00015; October 1974.

(135) Roy Wayne Roby; April 28, 2014; District of Arizona; 2:10-cr-01462; March 1958.

(136) Marleen Rochin; November 16, 2015; District of Arizona; 2:15-cr-00189; November 1986.

(137) Juan Ivan Rodriguez; October 10, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00421; August 1981.

(138) Gregorio Rodriguez-Aranda; February 18, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01441; November 1988.

(139) Edgar Alejandro Salazar; November 6, 2013; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-00170.

(140) Ernesto Salgado-Guzman; May 7, 2014; Eastern District of California; 1:11-cr-00376; November 1967.

(141) Maria Luisa Sanchez-Lopez; February 18, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 7:13-cr-01441; August 1989.

(142) Jorge Santana, Jr.; May 15, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00768; October 1978.

(143) Kirby C. Santos; November 2, 2016; District of New Jersey; 1:15-cr-00525; March 1977.

(144) Arnold See, Jr.; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; August 1957.

(145) Charles Shearon; August 19, 2016; Middle District of Tennessee; 3:11-cr-00015; July 1956.

(146) Hui Sheng Shen (aka Charlie Shen); January 9, 2015; District of New Jersey; 2:14-cr-00549; December 1966.

(147) Robert J. Shubert, Sr.; October 22, 2014; Middle District of Georgia; 5:13-cr-00050; April 1965.

(148) Norma Angelica Rodriguez Silvestre; October 5, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-02066; May 1991.

(149) Nutveena Sirirojnananont; August 26, 2014; District of New Hampshire; 1:13-cr-00115; August 1973.

(150) Stephen Edward Smith; April 14, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:14-cr-01362; January 1954.

(151) Julio Cesar Solis-Castilleja; July 1, 2014; Southern District of Texas; 1:13-cr-00897; October 1969.

(152) John Francis Stribling; July 6, 2016; Eastern District of Virginia; 2:16-cr-00007; July 1960.

(153) Sergio Santiago de Leon Syjuco; February 27, 2014; Central District of California; 2:12-cr-00037; November 1986.

(154) Daniel Tijerina-Salinas; May 30, 2015; Southern District of Texas; 7:14-cr-00322; June 1991.

(155) Gerardo Trevino-Moncivais; November 17, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:16-cr-00802; November 1967.

(156) Veronica Trujillo; August 11, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-01851; November 1973.

(157) Cesar Paolo Ubaldo; February 27, 2014; Central District of California; 2:12-cr-00037; July 1985.

(158) Luis Antonio Urdaneta Pozo; June 27, 2017; Southern District of Florida; 1:17-cr-20126.

(159) Dmitry Ustinov; October 10, 2014; District of Delaware; 1:13-cr-00034; June 1966.

(160) Manuel Valencia-Hermosillo; October 13, 2017; District of Arizona; 4:16-cr-01972; August 1995.

(161) Ricardo Humberto Varela; February 16, 2016; Southern District of Texas; 7:15-cr-00281; September 1983.

(162) Alberto Veroneze; November 24, 2014; Southern District of Florida; 1:14-cr-20501; September 1974.

(163) Jose Edmundo Villa-Bon; January 15, 2016; District of Arizona; 4:15-cr-01383; June 1969.

(164) Wing-On LLC; July 11, 2017; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00069.

(165) Yue Wu; August 25, 2015; Western District of Washington; 2:14-cr-00306; August 1973.

(166) Bin Yang, (aka Raymond Yang); November 19, 2013; Southern District of California; 3:12-cr-00165; January 1981.

(167) Kitibordee Yindeear-Rom (aka Kitibordee Yindeer-Rom); April 2, 2015; District of Columbia; 1:14-cr-00069; March 1986.

(168) Sarah Majid Zeaiter; October 17, 2016; Northern District of Iowa; 1:15-cr-00054; February 1991.

As noted above, at the end of the three-year period following the date of this notice, the above named persons/entities remain debarred unless export privileges are reinstated.

Debarred persons are generally ineligible to participate in activity regulated under the ITAR (see e.g., sections 120.1(c) and (d), and 127.11(a)). Also, under Section 127.1(d) of the ITAR, any person who has knowledge that another person is subject to debarment or is otherwise ineligible may not, without disclosure to and written approval from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, participate, directly or indirectly, in any ITAR-controlled transaction where such ineligible person may obtain benefit therefrom or have a direct or indirect interest therein.

This notice is provided for purposes of making the public aware that the persons listed above are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in activities regulated by the ITAR, including any brokering activities and any export from or temporary import into the United States of defense articles, technical data, or defense services in all situations covered by the ITAR. Specific case information may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk for the U.S. District Courts mentioned above and by citing the court case number where provided.

Tina S. Kaidanow,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State.

ANZAC DAY

On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I am honored to send my best wishes to the people of Australia and New Zealand this Anzac Day on April 25, 2018.

On the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, we remember the selfless sacrifices made by Australian and New Zealand armed forces on the shores of the Dardanelles. The heroic actions of brave men and women from our three nations throughout the Great War protected democracy and freedom around the world. Our shared dedication to these values continues to inspire people of all countries.

Our close friendship with Australia and New Zealand remains steadfast, as we partner around the globe to maintain peace and security and improve livelihoods. We stand together once again with you all on this Anzac Day to reflect on the momentous events of 1915 and remember the brave servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price to secure our freedom. Lest we forget

John J. Sullivan
Acting Secretary of State
Washington, DC

Nicaragua: Travel Advisory Remains Level 3 – Reconsider Travel –

On April 23, 2018, the U.S. government ordered the departure of U.S. government family members and authorized the departure of U.S. government personnel.

Political rallies and demonstrations are occurring daily, often with little notice or predictability. Some protests result in injuries and deaths. Demonstrations typically elicit a strong response that has in the past included includes the use of tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, and live ammunition against participants and occasionally have devolved into looting, vandalism, and acts of arson.” . Ability to purchase food and fuel may be limited, and access to the Sandino airport in Managua may be blocked. Both the Government of Nicaragua and the U.S. Embassy in Managua are limited in the assistance they can provide.

Violent crime, such as sexual assault and armed robbery, is common. Police presence and emergency response are extremely limited outside of major urban areas. U.S. government personnel are prohibited from using public buses and mototaxis and from entering the Oriental Market in Managua and gentlemen’s clubs throughout the country due to crime. U.S. government personnel require special authorization to travel to the Northern and Southern Caribbean Coast Autonomous Regions due to crime and transportation safety concerns.

Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

If you decide to travel to Nicaragua:

  • Avoid demonstrations.
  • Restrict travel except in an emergency or to depart the country.
  • Shelter in place if your surrounding area is affected by demonstrations or move to a safer location if your current location is unsafe.
  • Consider arrangements to depart the country if you feel unsafe in Nicaragua.
  • Maintain adequate supplies of food, potable water, and fuel if sheltering in place.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Keep a low profile.
  • Do not display signs of wealth such as expensive watches or jewelry.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Review the Crime and Safety Report for Nicaragua.
  • S. citizens who travel abroad should always have a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the Traveler’s Checklist

Gov. Daugaard Touts Early Results of New Grants for Grads Housing Program

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard today released early results of the recently launched South Dakota Housing Development Authority Grants for Grads program, which aims to assist recent graduates in purchasing their first home in South Dakota.

In the first three months of the program’s existence, 97 new homeowners have taken advantage of the program, a result that the Governor has touted as highly encouraging.

“We’re thrilled with the initial response and look forward to more recent graduates choosing to stay in the state or move here with this program,” Gov. Daugaard said. “There are so many reasons to settle down in South Dakota, and receiving support for your dream homebuying experience is just one of the many.”

The “Grants for Grads” program launched at the beginning of 2018 and is open to first-time homebuyers who:

·       Meet certain income requirements

·       Are purchasing a primary residence in South Dakota

·       Have not owned a home in the past three years

·       Select a home with a purchase price of $250,200 or less

·       Have earned an accredited associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree within the past 60 months.

Grants for Grads is available for a limited time through participating lenders, with per-beneficiary assistance at five percent of the loan amount. In order to apply for the program, participants must contact a lender to schedule an appointment.

View a list of Grants for Grads participating lenders here: sdhda.org/homeownership/first-time-homebuyer/lender-list.html.

SDDA Classifies Dicamba Products as Restricted Use Pesticides

 

PIERRE, S.D. – As of April 30, 2018, all pesticide products containing only dicamba, and having agricultural use labels, sold in South Dakota are classified as restricted use pesticides (RUPs). This includes over-the-counter herbicides that were previously sold to unlicensed applicators and producers. Since these products have been classified as RUPs by the State of South Dakota, but not by the federal government, they will not display the restricted use pesticide legend on the label. A list of 2018 registered products impacted by this new classification can be found on the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s (SDDA) website, sdda.sd.gov, by clicking on the “Dicamba Information” link under the “Happening Now” section.

Applicators will be required to be certified private or commercial applicators to purchase and apply these products. In addition to state certification, the SDDA encourages applicators to take a dicamba-specific training. An online training is available on the SDDA’s website. All applicators will be required to maintain application records for each application of these products and any other RUPs. The records of application must be kept for three years.

Three dicamba products, Xtendimax with Vapor Grip technology, Fexapan with Vapor Grip technology and Engenia, were classified as RUPs by the Environmental Protection Agency effective October of 2017. Separate regulations surround the sale and use of these products, including a requirement that applicators complete a dicamba-specific training.

Any questions about this change or the regulation of dicamba products can be directed to the SDDA at 605.773.4432.