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No. 27117 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS RESORT TAX CODIFICATION On July 6, 2020, during the 7:00 p.m. regular council meeting, the City Council of the City of Columbia Falls, shall conduct a public hearing for the purpose of adopting Chapter 3.20 Resort Tax in the Columbia Falls Municipal Code. The hearing will be continued until the July 20, 2020 Council Regular Council meeting. The City Council will now complete the formal code adoption for the Columbia Falls Resort Tax as approved with the June 2, 2020 election. The proposed Chapter 3.20 Resort Tax is available for review at the office of the City Clerk, City of Columbia Falls 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT. Persons may contact the City Clerk or City Manager at 406-892-4391 or 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT for more information about the hearing. Responses to the public hearing may be in writing addressed to the City Clerk at 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912 or delivered in person to the City Council during the hearing. DATED THIS 15th day of June, 2020 Barb Staaland City Clerk July 5, 12, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27118 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the City Council of the City of Columbia Falls, Montana, will hold public hearings beginning on July 20, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia Falls City Hall, 130-6th Street West, Columbia Falls, Montana, for the following purposes: Preliminary Budget Presentation and consideration of the preliminary budget for fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. This hearing will be continued until final adoption of the budget after receiving the certified taxable valuation. Special Assessments Consideration of the adoption of the Street Lighting District and Street Maintenance District assessments for FY2020/2021. Council will hear any objections to the final adoption of the resolution levying special assessments for FY 2020/2021. Special Assessments are estimated as follows: Street Lighting District $30,049 Street Maintenance District $316,000 Individual property payment schedules are available for inspection ten (10) days from this notice, in the office of the City Clerk, 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, Montana, during regular hours Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Permissive Medical Levy Consideration of adoption on the proposed tax levy to fund health insurance premium contributions for group benefits beyond the amount of contributions in effect on June 30, 1999. The actual mills for consideration will be made available upon receipt of the certified tax valuation for the year. Taxpayers are encouraged to attend the hearings and give written or oral comments on any or all of the budget-related items. Written comments may be mailed to the City Clerk, 130 6th Street West, Room A, Columbia Falls, Montana, 59912. Questions regarding the proposed items can be made by contacting City Manager Susan Nicosia at 892-4391. DATED THIS 15th DAY OF JUNE, 2020 s/Barb Staaland, City Clerk July 5, 12, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27138 REQUEST FOR STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS TO PROVIDE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN STANDARDS FOR THE HISTORIC DOWNTOWN KALISPELL The City of Kalispell is seeking Statements of Qualifications from interested consultants to produce architectural design standards for the historic downtown Kalispell. A portion of downtown Kalispell is the only area within the Flathead Valley community with a significant stock of historic commercial structures and is classified as a historic district. Numerous buildings within the district have historical significance and are on the National Register of Historic Places. Any redevelopment of buildings in downtown Kalispell should reflect the style and theme within the area. The chosen consultant will be expected to provide a set of architectural design standards and applicable illustrations that will be used to guide redevelopment and restoration of downtown commercial structures. The intent of the standards is to define the character of downtown Kalispell and the atmosphere of the original downtown district aiding in the understanding of the resources role in the history and development of the City of Kalispell, thereby encouraging continuity. The consultant is also expected to attend a series of meetings with the Business Improvement District, Architectural Review Committee and Kalispell Planning Department during the formation of the standards and at least two public engagement events. Information and instructions to submitters, the anticipated scope of work, proposal selection criteria, requirements, and timetable can be found on the city website at: https://www.kalispell.com/bids.aspx. Four copies of the Statement of Qualifications must be received by the City Clerk at 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana, by 5:00 pm local time on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Aimee Brunckhorst City Clerk & Communications Manager City of Kalispell July 12, 19, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27150 Montana Department of Environmental Quality FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR THE CITY OF WHITEFISH WATER SOURCE AND TREATMENT CAPACITY EXPANSION PROJECT TO: ALL INTERESTED PERSONS Date: July 9, 2020 Action: Construction expansion for the City of Whitefish Surface Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and the Installation of Water Transmission and WTP associated Sewer Mains Location of Project: Approximately 0.7 Miles NE of Whitefish, Montana DWSRF Funding: $11,000,000 Total Project Cost: $12,418,000 An environmental review has been conducted by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for improvements to the water system in Whitefish, Montana. The proposed project includes the addition of two Trident conventional package treatment trains to supplement the existing four Trident trains that presently serve the city. The footprint of the plant will be expanded to accommodate the new treatment trains plus two additional trains in the future. Space is also provided for future ultraviolet disinfection equipment, should that be needed. The project will include new water transmission main pipe and new sewer pipe to accommodate residual waste removal; additionally, a new pump and portable backup power generation at the Whitefish Lake pump station will be provided as part of the project. The purpose of the project is to make improvements needed to ensure an adequate supply of water necessary to protect public health. The affected environment will primarily be in the vicinity of the existing WTP building approximately 0.7 miles northeast of the City of Whitefish and will extend west along Reservoir Road (see attached site location map). The human environment affected will include the City of Whitefish and the surrounding area. Based on the information provided in the references below, the project is not expected to have any significant adverse impacts upon terrestrial and aquatic life or habitat, including endangered species, water quality or quantity, air quality, geological features, cultural or historical features, or social quality. This project will be funded with a low-interest loan from the Montana Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) Program, administered by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. The Department of Environmental Quality used the following references in completing its environmental review of this project: Water Source and Treatment Expansion Project Preliminary Engineering Report, prepared for: City of Whitefish, Montana, May 2020, prepared by Morrison Maierle Kalispell, Montana. Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Application for the City of Whitefish, Montana, April 24, 2020, prepared the City of Whitefish, Montana. City of Whitefish Basis of Design Report, March 2020, prepared by Morrison Maierle, Kalispell, Montana. Project Manuals and Construction Plans 03/02/2020 Water Source and Treatment Capacity Expansion Project, prepared by Morrison Maierle. In addition to these references, letters were sent to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Montana State Historic Preservation Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (Ecological Services). Responses were received from the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service, the Montana Department of Natural Resources, and the Montana Historical Society's Historic Preservation Office. These references are available for review upon request by contacting: Denver Fraser, P.E. Department of Environmental Quality P.O. Box 200901 Helena, Montana 59620-0901 Phone: (406) 444-5318 Email: dfraser@mt.gov Craig Workman, P.E. Director of Public Works City of Whitefish P.O. Box 158 Whitefish, Montana 59937 cworkman@cityofwhitefish.org Comments on this finding or on the environmental assessment may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality at the above address. Comments must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2020. After evaluating all substantive comments received, the department will revise the environmental assessment or determine if an environmental impact statement is necessary. Otherwise, this finding of no significant impact will stand if no substantive comments are received during the comment period or if substantive comments are received and evaluated and the environmental impacts are still determined to be non-significant. Sincerely, Mark Smith, SRF Manager Engineering Bureau Water Quality Division July 12, 2020 MNAXLP _________________________

No. 27131 NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION OF INTENTION EVERGREEN ZONING DISTRICT The Board of Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 76-2-205(5), M.C.A., that it passed a Resolution of Intention (Resolution No. 797HA) on July 2, 2020 to change the zoning designation in a portion of the Evergreen Zoning District from R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential) to RA-1 (Residential Apartment). The boundaries of the areas proposed to be amended from R-2 (One-Family Limited Residential) to RA-1 (Residential Apartment) are described as: Lot 1 in Block 4 of South Addition to Ziesmer Acres, in Section 33, Township 29 North, Range 21 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana, according to the official map or plat thereof on file and of record in the office of the Clerk and Recorder of Flathead County, Montana. The regulations defining the R-2 and RA-1 zones are contained in the Flathead County Zoning Regulations, on file for public inspection at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder, Courthouse, 800 South Main, Kalispell, Montana, at the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office, 40 11th Street West, Kalispell, Montana, and online at: http://flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning/downloads.php. Documents related to the proposed zone change are also on file for public inspection 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 change proposed for a portion of the Evergreen Zoning District 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 2nd day of July, 2020. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/ Pamela J. Holmquist Pamela J. Holmquist, Chair July 5, 12, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27134 NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION OF INTENTION BIGFORK ZONING DISTRICT The Board of Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 76-2-205(5), M.C.A., that it passed a Resolution of Intention (Resolution No. 956EG) on July 2, 2020 to change the zoning designation in a portion of the Bigfork Zoning District from AG-20 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural). The boundaries of the areas proposed to be amended from AG-20 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) are described as: Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 18506, situated, lying and being in Government Lot 3 of Section 7, Township 27 North, Range 19 West and in the Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 12, Township 27 North, Range 20 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. The regulations defining the AG-20 and SAG-10 zones are contained in the Flathead County Zoning Regulations, on file for public inspection at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder, Courthouse, 800 South Main, Kalispell, Montana, at the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office, 40 11th Street West, Kalispell, Montana, and online at: http://flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning/downloads.php. Documents related to the proposed zone change are also on file for public inspection 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 change proposed for a portion of the Bigfork Zoning District 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 2nd day of July, 2020. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/ Pamela J. Holmquist Pamela J. Holmquist, Chair July 5, 12, 2020 MNAXLP _________________________

No. 27135 Flathead County Economic Development Authority Board Opportunity The Economic Development Authority is comprised of seven residents that explore economic development opportunities to stimulate commerce, support employment, advance local commerce, and strengthen the Flathead County tax base. There is one unexpired term available on this board that will begin upon appointment and run through December 31, 2021. Letters of interest are being accepted through 5:00 PM on Friday, July 24, 2020 and may be sent to: Flathead County Commissioners 800 South Main, Room 302 Kalispell, MT 59901 Email to: malbertson@flathead.mt.gov Please call 758-5537 or visit https://flathead.mt.gov/commissioner for more information. July 5, 12, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27147 NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION OF INTENTION RURAL WHITEFISH ZONING DISTRICT The Board of Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana hereby gives notice, pursuant to Section 76-2-205(5), M.C.A., that it passed a Resolution of Intention (Resolution No. 2417P) on July 9, 2020 to change the zoning designation in a portion of the Rural Whitefish Zoning District from SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural) to R-2.5 (Rural Residential). The boundaries of the area proposed to be amended from SAG-10 to R-2.5 are described as: Parcel A of Certificate of Survey No. 20612, located in US Government Lot 4 in Section 30, Township 31 North, Range 21 West, Flathead County, Montana. The regulations defining the SAG-10 and R-2.5 zones are contained in the Flathead County Zoning Regulations, on file for public inspection at the Office of the Clerk and Recorder, Courthouse, 800 South Main, Kalispell, Montana, at the Flathead County Planning and Zoning Office, 40 11th Street West, Kalispell, Montana, and online at: http://flathead.mt.gov/planning_zoning/downloads.php. Documents related to the proposed zone change are also on file for public inspection 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 change proposed for a portion of the Rural Whitefish Zoning District 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 9th day of July, 2020. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/ Pamela J. Holmquist Pamela J. Holmquist, Chair July 12, 19, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27128 INVITATION TO BID FLATHEAD COUNTY SOLID WASTE DISTRICT WASH WATER PAD AND LINED BASIN CONSTRUCTION PROJECT Notice is hereby given that the Flathead County Solid Waste District will receive bids for the construction of the Wash Water Pad and Lined Basin Construction Project. The project generally consists of construction of a reinforced concrete wash pad, membrane lined wash water basin, asphalt concrete access road, and gravel pad improvements. Work primarily consists of clearing, grubbing, demolition, earthwork, gravel site surface, asphalt concrete pavement, HDPE conveyance pipe, HDPE lined basin, minor stormwater improvements, and other miscellaneous items. The proposed project is located in Flathead County, MT, approximately 4.8 miles north of the City of Kalispell, MT. All sealed bids plainly marked "Flathead County Solid Waste District: Wash Water Pad and Lined Basin Construction Project" must be delivered to the Flathead County Solid Waste District, 4098 Highway 93 North, Kalispell, Montana 59901, at or before 2:00 p.m., local time Monday, July 20, 2020. All Bids that have been duly received will be opened and read aloud immediately thereafter at the Flathead County Solid Waste District Office. A mandatory pre-bid conference will be held at the Flathead County Solid Waste District Office commencing at 9:00 A.M. on July 14, 2020. Those interested in bidding the project should plan on attending this meeting. To ensure that specific requirements identified within the contract documents and specifications are met, attendance of the pre-bid conference is MANDATORY. All Bids must be in accordance with the Contract Documents on file at the following locations: Flathead County Solid Waste District Office, 4098 Highway 93 North, Kalispell, MT (406) 758-5773 and designated Plans Exchanges. Contract Documents for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from Flathead County Solid Waste District Office at the address listed above upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit of $100.00, payable to SWT Engineering for each set of documents including drawings. Prospective bidders must obtain or request Contract Documents no later than 3 days prior to bid opening. All sealed bids must be submitted on original forms. Copies of the Contract Documents obtained from other sources shall not be accepted. No bids shall be withdrawn for a period of 60 days after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids. Each bidder must deposit with his bid, a bid security in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the bid to secure the bidder's express covenant that if the bidder is awarded the contract, the bidder will, within fourteen (14) days following the notice of award, enter into a formal contract for completion of the project. Bid security shall be payable to Flathead County Solid Waste District and shall be in the form of lawful money of the United States, as cashier's check, certified check, bank money order, or bank draft issued by a Montana bank, or bid bond executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in Montana. A performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond each in the amount of One Hundred percent (100%) of the contract sum will be required of the successful bidder, to secure the contractor's covenant to faithfully perform all of the conditions of the contract in accordance with the law and that contract. The successful bidder must contract to pay prevailing wage rates, set by the Montana Department of Labor, and will be subject to withholding of 1% of all payments for transmittal to the Department of Revenue to pay the public contract tax. No bid shall be considered that does not carry the bidder's Montana Contractor's Registration Number on the bid form. Completion of the work is required within 68 calendar days after commencement on approximately August 17, 2020 and according to the construction schedule to be determined after the Notice to Proceed is issued. The project includes liquidated damages that will be assessed as set forth in the Special Provisions at $500.00 per calendar day, in addition to any damages required under the Contractor Reimbursed Engineering Costs Section of the Supplementary Conditions if the work is not complete within the allotted contract time. Flathead County reserves the right to accept or reject any bid, to waive any irregularities, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is deemed to be in the best interest of the County. The award of bid will be made solely by the issuance of a letter of award to the successful bidder by the Office of the Flathead County Solid Waste District. Dated this 29th day of June 2020. Flathead County Solid Waste District Flathead County, Montana By: /S/ David Prunty, Public Works Director July 5, 12, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27136 Legal Notice Notice of Application for an Amendment to an Operating Permit (pursuant to the Metal Mine Reclamation Act, Section 82-4-353 (1), Montana Code Annotated (MCA)). The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) received an application for an amendment held by Schellinger Construction Company, Inc., (Schellinger) for the Essex Quarry, operating permit No. 00045. The quarry is located near Essex approximately 28 miles southeast of West Glacier in Flathead County, Montana. The site is in Sections 33 and 34, Township 30 North, Range 16 West. The amendment area would cover a total of 20.6 acres, all of which would proposed to be disturbed. In total 60.5 acres would be permitted for disturbance. The life of mine would extend to 2060. Schellinger would use trucks and heavy equipment to remove the stone used for riprap and ballast. Blasting would be required about once a year. The application can be viewed by the public at the DEQ office located at 1520 E. 6th Ave., in Helena, MT by appointment only. For further information please contact: Herb Rolfes Operating Permit Section Supervisor Hard Rock Mining Bureau Department of Environmental Quality P.O. Box 200901 Helena, MT 59620-0901 (406) 444-3841 or e-mail at hrolfes@mt.gov Requests for application material can be made electronically via the following website: https://montanadeq.govqa.us/WEBAPP/_rs/(S(biglsjr54ug5tndxzucjfpf1))/supporthome.aspx General information about the application can be viewed at: http://deq.mt.gov/Mining/hardrock (the website for electronically requesting information is also linked from this page). Comments should be submitted to DEQ, Hard Rock Mining Bureau, PO Box 200901, 1520 E Sixth Ave, Helena, MT 59620-0901, or by calling Herb Rolfes at (406) 444-3841 or hrolfes@mt.gov. July 5, 12, 19, 2020 MNAXLP __________________________