Legals March 10, 2019

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No. 25997 INVITATION TO BID LIFT STATION NO. 2 IMPROVEMENTS Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be received by the City of Columbia Falls at the Office of the City Clerk, City Hall, 130 6th Street West, until 2:00 p.m. local time on March 21, 2019, for the construction of the "Lift Station No. 2 Improvements" project, and will then be opened and publicly read in the City Council Chambers. The work generally consists of the replacement of the Lift Station No. 2 dry pit pumps with owner furnished submersible pumps to be located within a new wet well with valve vault and the demolition/abandonment of the existing dry pit. Work further includes installation of HDPE force main pipe and valves and various quantities of demolition and disposal, clearing and grubbing, concrete, asphalt pavement, bollards, electrical and controls, bypass pumping, traffic control, and other miscellaneous improvements and appurtenances as described in the contract documents. The Engineer's estimate for construction is between $220,000 and $270,000. All work must be accepted and finally complete by December 6, 2019. Additional schedule provisions apply as described in the contract documents. The contract documents, consisting of Drawings and Project Manual, may be examined or obtained at HDR Engineering, Inc. 700 SW Higgins, Suite 200, Missoula, Montana 59803, the Montana Plans Exchange at Kalispell Copy Center, 2303 US Highway 2 E, Kalispell, MT 59901, or the City of Columbia Falls Public Works office, City Hall, 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls. The Contract Documents are also available online at https://cityofcolumbiafalls.org/public-notices. Hard copies of Drawings and Project Manual will be furnished to Contractors upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $50.00 by company check, cashier's check, or bank money order (cash can also be accepted at the City). To be added to the Plan Holder's List email bradshawt@cityofcolumbiafalls.com with your request. Prospective bidders are encouraged to attend a pre-bid conference, at the City Public Works office, City Hall, 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls at 2:00 p.m. local time on March 13, 2019. A site visit will follow. All questions prior to the opening of bids shall be directed to Tyler Bradshaw, P.E., City of Columbia Falls Public Works Director at bradshawt@cityofcolumbiafalls.com, (406) 892-4430. Each Bid must be accompanied by a cashier's check, certified check, or bid bond payable to the City of Columbia Falls, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful Bidders shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance as required shall be provided by the successful Bidder and a certificate of that insurance shall be provided. Contractor and any of the contractor's subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling (406) 444-7734. All laborers and mechanics employed by contractor or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates according to the current Montana Prevailing Wage Rates. The contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Bids must be sealed and marked "Lift Station No. 2 Improvements" and marked "Sealed Bid" with the contractor's name, address, and Montana Contractor's Registration Number, and be addressed to: City of Columbia Falls Clerks Office, 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912. The City of Columbia Falls reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informality in a bid, or to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid and bidder, and to make awards in the interest of the owner. The low bid shall be determined on the basis of the lowest Base Bid. The owner may accept in any order; any, all or none of the Bids. The City of Columbia Falls is an equal opportunity employer. By: Barb Staaland, City Clerk City of Columbia Falls February 24, March 10, 2019 MNAXLP ________________________

No. 26040 CITY OF COLUMBIA FALLS REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS PREPARATION OF PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR RIVER'S EDGE PARK The City of Columbia Falls, Montana is soliciting proposals from consulting firms to establish a Preliminary Development Plan for future development of River's Edge Park. River's Edge Park is a 28-acre mostly undeveloped community park along the City's eastern edge adjacent to the Flathead River. A fishing pond was excavated at the Park last year through combined efforts of the City, volunteers and Montana Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks. The City plans to continue development of the park to make it a welcoming community destination. Future Park features may include restrooms, picnic areas, benches, trails, fishing piers, landscaping, parking facilities, park entrance and access improvements, ADA accessibility features, educational programs, interpretive signage, pavilions, and amphitheaters. The Project will coordinate with the City, interested agencies and funders, the public and others to evaluate improvement alternatives for the Park and prepare a Plan which will be used by the City to procure funding and continue development of the Park. All Alternatives evaluated shall accomplish the primary needs and objectives, which are to improve the recreational appeal, safety and operation of the Park for all users while minimizing adverse impacts to scenery and the environment. The Plan will consider a phased approach to Park development and will be in a format conducive to relevant grant applications. Scope of Work will be finalized during negotiations, key tasks include: Site topographical surveys. Coordination with Fish Wildlife and Parks and other funding organizations. Flood plain evaluations as applicable to other work. Public involvement. A minimum of one public meeting should be anticipated with additional presentations to City Council and Parks Committee. Public survey(s). Evaluation of funding strategies for Park development. Preliminary landscape architecture and/or engineering site plans indicating Plan features and development options including entire project cost estimates. Additional tasks may be added to the work during negotiations or by contract amendment including permitting, environmental assessment, final design, bid and construction phase services, grant application assistance and other tasks as determined by the City. The complete RFP information and instruction packet is available on the City's Website at: https://cityofcolumbiafalls.org/public-notices or by contacting Tyler Bradshaw, Public Works Director, (406) 892-4430 or email: bradshawt@cityofcolumbiafalls.com. All questions concerning this request or the scope of work should be directed to Tyler Bradshaw. Respondents are encouraged to attend a non-mandatory pre-proposal meeting at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at City Hall Public Works Department, 130 6th St. West, Columbia Falls. Respondents are required to submit their response to this Request for Proposals no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Mail or hand-deliver proposals to: City of Columbia Falls City Clerk 130 6th Street West Columbia Falls, Montana 59912 Barb Staaland, City Clerk March 10, 17, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26005 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that on the 18th day of March, 2019, at 7:00 o'clock P.M., in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 201 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana, the City Council of the City of Kalispell shall hold a Public Hearing on proposed amendments to the On-Street Parking Designation of the City of Kalispell Standards for Design and Construction. The amendments are being presented to the Kalispell City Council for their consideration. The City Council, on February 19, 2019, passed a Resolution of Intention to Amend the On-Street Parking Designations of the City of Kalispell Standards for Design and Construction. Any person wishing to address the proposed amendments may appear at this hearing and make oral statements or present same in writing. Written comments may also be submitted for council consideration by delivering the same to the City Clerk at 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, MT, 59901, or to PO Box 1997, Kalispell, MT, 59903, or by email to citycouncil@kalispell.com prior to the hearing. The proposed amendments can be viewed on the city's website at www.kalispell.com or in the office of the City Clerk at 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell. For further information contact: Public Works, P.O. Box 1997, Kalispell, MT, telephone: 758-7720. Judi Funk, Deputy City Clerk February 24, March 10, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26043 ADVISORY BOARD TERMS EXPIRING The City of Kalispell is seeking volunteers interested in serving on a variety of citizen advisory boards. Eleven boards have ongoing vacancies or terms that expire April 30, 2019. For more details about the boards, the vacancies, specific qualification requirements per board, and an application, please go to www.kalispell.com, and see news on the home page, or go to the Government tab for Boards and Commissions. You can also contact City Clerk Aimee Brunckhorst at 406-758-7756, or cityclerk@kalispell.com. Though applications are accepted year round, for full consideration of the expiring terms, submit application by April 10, 2019. Thank you for your consideration in the service of the community! Aimee Brunckhorst City Clerk & Communication Manager City of Kalispell March 10, 31, 2019 MNAXLP _________________________

No. 25959 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana, hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 76-2-205(1), M.C.A., that it will hold a public hearing to consider a change in the zoning designation in a portion of the Blanchard Lake Zoning District from AG-20 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural). The boundaries of the areas proposed to be amended from AG-20 (Agricultural) to SAG-5 (Suburban Agricultural) are described as: Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 19953, situated, lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 19953, situated, lying and being in the Southwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 19952, situated, lying and being in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. Tract 2 of Certificate of Survey No. 19952, situated, lying and being in the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 25, Township 30 North, Range 22 West., P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. The regulations defining the AG-20 and SAG-5 zones are contained in the Flathead County Zoning Regulations on file for public inspection at the Office of the Board of Commissioners, 800 S Main, Room 302, Kalispell, Montana, at the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office, 40 11th St West, Kalispell, Montana, and on the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office's website at: http://flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning/downloads.php. Documents related to the proposed zone change are also on for file for public inspection at the Commissioners' Office and at the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office. The public hearing will be held on the 27th day of March, 2019 at 9:00 o'clock a.m. in the Commissioners' Chambers, Third Floor, Old Courthouse, Kalispell, Montana. At the public hearing, the Board of Commissioners will give the public an opportunity to be heard regarding the proposed change to the Blanchard Lake Zoning District. Written comments are encouraged and will be reviewed by the Commissioners prior to the hearing if received by the Flathead County Commissioners' Office at least three business days prior to the hearing. DATED this 4th day of February, 2019. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/ Philip B. Mitchell Philip B. Mitchell, Chairman March 10, 17, 2019 MNAXLP ________________________

No. 26017 NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION OF INTENTION Canyon Area Land Use Regulatory System (CALURS) The Board of Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana, herby gives notice pursuant to Section 76-2-205(5), M.C.A. that it passed a resolution of intention (Resolution No. 1049J) on February 27, 2019, to amend the text of the Canyon Area Land Use Regulatory System (CALURS). The amendment would add short term rental housing performance standards to Chapter 4, require Minor Land Use approval for short term rental housing in Chapter 6, and add a definition of short term rental housing. The Flathead Zoning Regulations are on file for public inspection at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder, Courthouse, 800 South Main Street, Kalispell, Montana, at the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office, 40 11th Street West, Kalispell, Montana, and on the County Planning and Zoning website at: http://flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning/downloads.php. Documents related to the proposed text amendments are also on file for public inspect at the Office of the Board of Commissioners and the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office. For thirty (30) days after the first publication of this notice, the Board of Commissioners will receive written protests to the changes to the Flathead County Zoning Regulations from persons owning real property within Flathead County whose names appear on the last completed assessment roll of Flathead County and who either are registered voters in Flathead County or execute and acknowledge their protests before a notary public. Dated this 27th day of February, 2019. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/ Philip B. Mitchell Philip B. Mitchell, Chairman March 3, 10, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26046 RURAL FIRE DISTRICT BOARD VACANCIES: The Flathead County Commissioners are seeking individuals interested in serving on the rural fire district boards. The following districts have three-year terms available, which will begin on June 1, 2019: Badrock Rural Fire District Big Mountain Fire District Bigfork Rural Fire District Blankenship Rural Fire District Evergreen Rural Fire District Martin City Rural Fire District Smith Valley Rural Fire District Somers Rural Fire District South Kalispell Rural Fire District West Valley Rural Fire District Whitefish Fire Service Area There is also one unexpired term open with the Coram / West Glacier Rural Fire District through May 31, 2020. Please note that you must be a registered elector residing in the district you are applying to in order to be considered for the position. Letters of interest are being accepted through 5:00pm on Friday, April 12, 2019 and should be sent to: Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners 800 South Main, Room 302 Kalispell, MT 59901 Letters can also be emailed to malbertson@flathead.mt.gov. For more information, please call 758-5537. We look forward to hearing from you! March 10, 24, April 7, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26047 INVITATION TO BID SCHOOL PAPER AND RELATED PRODUCTS The Flathead Schools Cooperative Paper Group will accept bids for the annual paper and school supplies cooperative order. Bid information is available at the office of the Flathead County Superintendent of Schools at 935 First Avenue West, Suite SS, Kalispell, Montana 59901. Bids will be accepted at the office of the Flathead County Superintendent of Schools, 935 First Avenue West, Suite SS, Kalispell, Montana 59901 until 5:00 pm, Friday, March 22nd, 2019. The Flathead Schools Cooperative Paper Group and/or the Flathead County Superintendent of Schools reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive irregularities and formalities and to accept the bid deemed in the best interest of the group. Dated this 7th day of March, 2019. Flathead Schools Cooperative Paper Group Flathead County, Montana Jack Eggensperger Flathead County Superintendent of Schools March 10, 17, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26041 NATIONAL FOREST TIMBER FOR SALE FLATHEAD NATIONAL FOREST The Whale Butte Decks Sale is located within Portions of Sections 20 and 34, T36N, R22W, Flathead County, State of Montana, PMM. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids in public at SO, Kalispell, MT at 2:00 PM local time on 04/02/2019 for an estimated volume of 864 CCF of Engelmann Spruce and Other sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. In addition, there is within the sale area an estimated volume of 480 CCF of Combined Softwood non-saw that the bidder agrees to remove at a fixed rate. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the 650 Wolfpack way, Kalispell, MT 59901. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. March 10, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26042 NATIONAL FOREST TIMBER FOR SALE FLATHEAD NATIONAL FOREST The Coal Ridge Decks Sale is located within Portions of Sections 2 and 11, T36N, R22W, Portions of Sections 28, 29, 30 and 33, T35N, R21W, Flathead County, State of Montana, PMM. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids in public at SO, Kalispell, MT at 3:00 PM local time on 04/02/2019 for an estimated volume of 405 CCF of Combined Softwood sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. In addition, there is within the sale area an estimated volume of 225 CCF of Combined Softwood non-saw that the bidder agrees to remove at a fixed rate. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the 650 Wolfpack Way Kalispell, MT 59901. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. March 10, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26018 PUBLIC NOTICE-REQUEST FOR BIDS: Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, MT is accepting bids for proposed work involving the reconstruction of approximately 1,600 linear feet of the northern-half of Grandview Drive, from US Highway 93 to the 90-degree bend near the east end of the campus. The proposed work generally includes roadway excavation and placement of new gravel and asphalt, asphalt milling, new curb and gutter, pedestrian paths, new storm drain systems, new street lighting system and other miscellaneous improvements. To request a bid packet, please contact: Flathead Valley Community College ATTN: JEFFERY KIMBALL 777 GRANDVIEW DRIVE KALISPELL, MT 59901 406-756-3988 406-756-3815 FAX jkimball@fvcc.edu March 3, 10, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 26010 2019 Request for Qualifications REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES InterBel Telephone Cooperative InterBel Telephone Cooperative (ITC) in Eureka, Montana is soliciting proposals from qualified individuals/firms for engineering services. ITC seeks proposals from qualified professional engineers (PE) licensed in the State of Montana to provide professional engineering services on an "as needed" basis. Projects may be any which are within the scope of professional engineering and surveying but are anticipated to be primarily assisting with preliminary engineering reports, strategic planning, and engineering as related to broadband and telecommunication services. ITC is anticipating a five- year initial contract renewable on agreement of both parties for an additional two years. At least every two years ITC reserves the right for a review of services provided with options to continue or discontinue the contract. The services to be provided may include, but are not limited to: General engineering services relevant to a broadband/telecommunication company Research and project-specific studies Technical consulting Project management Bid preparation Onsite inspection Assistance with grant preparation and administration as needed Regulatory interface and permitting Coordination of Master Plan concepts and Preliminary Engineering Studies Coordination and management of contracted project engineering services There is no guarantee that ITC will require any or all of the above tasks, and ITC will reserve the right to seek additional assistance from other firms for some of the above if the ITC finds such action to be in the ITC's best-interest. Responses should include: The firm's legal name, address, and telephone number; The principal(s) of the firm and their experience and qualifications; The experience and qualifications of the staff to be assigned to services; A description of the firm's prior experience, including any similar projects and general services (in particular those funded by federal and state funding sources), size of community, location, total construction cost, and name of contact for the project; A description of the firm's current work activities and how these would be coordinated with the ITC's services, as well as the firm's anticipated availability for the next 2 years; and Five professional references. 5 copies of the printed response, which is limited to 25 pages, must be received by 4:30pm on April 1st, 2019. Respondents will be evaluated according to the following criteria: The qualifications of the professional personnel to be assigned to the project: 30% The consultant's capability to meet time and project budget requirements: 10 % Availability on-site in Eureka: 15% Present and projected workloads: 15 % Related experience on similar projects:20 % Familiarity with ITC's ongoing projects and community(s) that ITC serves: 10 % Any proposed fee will not be used as evaluation criteria and will only be considered when ITC negotiates with the most qualified consultant. The selection of finalists to be interviewed will be based on an evaluation of the written responses. Subject to negotiation, the award will be made to the most qualified submitter or whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to ITC considering all relevant factors. Unsuccessful submitters will be notified as soon as possible. Questions and responses should be directed to Tracy McIntyre at Rural Economic Designs, LLC 406-291-1416, ruraleconomicdesigns@gmail.com. All responses must be postmarked no later than 4:30 April 1st, 2019. Please state "InterBel Telephone Cooperative Engineering RFQ" on the outside of the response package. No email or electronic versions will be accepted. Proposals can be mailed to: PO Box 648 Eureka, MT 59917 Or hand delivered to: 300 Dewey Avenue Eureka, MT 59917 This solicitation is being offered in accordance with state statutes governing procurement of professional services. Accordingly, ITC reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject any and all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory or inappropriate. ITC is an equal opportunity employer. March 3, 10, 2019 MNAXLP _________________________

No. 26009 Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment of Water Quality Standards Before the Montana Board of Environmental Review and Department of Environmental Quality On March 19, 2019, at 2 p.m., the Board of Environmental Review ("board") and the Department of Environmental Quality ("department") will hold a public hearing in Room 111 at the Metcalf building, 1520 East Sixth Ave, Helena, MT, to considered proposed amendments of Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.24.645, 17.24.646, 17.30.502, 17.30.619, 17.30.702, 17.30.1001, 17.36.345, 17.55.109, 17.56.507, and 17.56.608, pertaining to ground water standards. The proposed amendments are necessary to incorporate by reference proposed changes to Department Circular DEQ-7 ("DEQ-7"). The board and department have proposed adding six new human-health ground water criteria into DEQ-7: diallate; dioxane, 1,4-; iron; manganese; perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). The proposed rulemaking was initiated on December 21, 2018, and a public hearing was held on February 5, 2019. The proposed rulemaking generated more comments than anticipated, mainly regarding manganese, and for this reason the board and department are holding an additional public hearing and extending the public comment period an additional 45 days (to March 25, 2019). The board and department will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this rulemaking process or need an alternative accessible format of this notice. If you require an accommodation, contact Myla Kelly, Standards Supervisor, no later than 5:00 p.m., March 12, 2019, to advise us of the nature of the accommodation that you need. Please contact Myla Kelly at the Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901; phone (406) 444-3639; fax (406) 444-4386; or e-mail MKelly2@mt.gov. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments, either orally or in writing, at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to Sandy Scherer, Legal Secretary, Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 E. Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901; faxed to (406) 444-4386; or e-mailed to sscherer@mt@gov, no later than 5:00 p.m., March 25, 2019. To be guaranteed consideration, mailed comments must be postmarked on or before that date. February 24, March 3, 10, 2019 MNAXLP _________________________

No. 25998 Public Notice: On or after March 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM, Stonehorse Storage, will have a public auction. Gardner Auction Service will conduct the auction at 200 United Drive, Kalispell MT 59901 and at gardnerauction.com. To be sold for cash, the personal items stored at Stonehorse Storage 7391 MT Hwy 35 Bigfork MT, by the following persons: Jeffery McDevitt and others that have received notice per MCA 70-6-420. Stonehorse Storage, 7391 MT Hwy 35 Bigfork 257-5252 February 24, March 3, 10, 2019 MNAXLP __________________________

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