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Legals for January, 11 2021

| January 11, 2021 12:00 AM

No. 27475 NEPA PUBLIC NOTICE The U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (EDA) is considering a request for Federal assistance from the City of Columbia Falls to construct the 12th Avenue West Roadway and Utilities Improvements Project in the City of Columbia Falls, Flathead County, Montana. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, EDA is conducting an environmental assessment (EA) of the proposed project. The project includes reconstruction of approximately 1,300 linear feet of 12th Avenue West, between 9th St West/Hwy 2 and the Truck Route. Roadway construction will include a five foot sidewalk, six foot landscaped boulevard and street and pedestrian lighting. Additionally, 1,300 linear feet of water main and 750 linear feet of sewer main will be installed. The project will be located adjacent to the new medical complex, Cedar Palace LLC, 500 12th Ave. West, Columbia Falls, MT. Project information is available for review at the office of the City Manager, 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, (406) 892-4384 or email: If you have any information regarding potential environmental impacts associated with this proposed project, please provide it in writing via EMAIL to: Regional Environmental Officer US Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration Denver Region 1244 Speer Blvd Ste 431 Denver, Colorado 80204 If you do not have access to email, you instead may contact EDA's Denver Regional Office at 303-844-4715. Comments received in the EDA Regional Office by 5:00 pm on insert date 15 days after the third day of publication of this notice will be considered. A copy of the NEPA decisional document will be available upon request at the above EDA Regional Office. January 10, 11, 12, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27444 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Whitefish Fire Department Master Plan The City of Whitefish Fire Department is accepting Statements of Qualifications from Consultants to produce a Master Plan for the City of Whitefish Fire Department which serves the City of Whitefish, the Whitefish Fire Service Area, portions of the Flathead Fire Service Area, with possible future annexations. The scope-of-work for the project is can be obtained by contacting Fire Chief Joe Page. FORMAT AND CONTENT OF SUBMITTAL Three (3) copies of the Consultant's statements of qualifications shall be submitted to Whitefish City Clerk, Michelle Howke, 418 E 2nd Street, P.O. Box 158, Whitefish, Montana 59937, no later than 9:00 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2021. Faxed or emailed proposals will not be considered. Each envelope shall be plainly marked: "Qualifications - WFD Master Plan" and include the Consultant's company name. Interested qualified Consultants must submit the following: 1. Cover Letter: Provide a letter of transmittal introducing your firm. 2. Description of Approach: Up to two pages of narrative describing the Consultant's typical approach to projects similar to this one, including the public process and intended extent of public involvement. 3. Team Expertise: Brief description of general qualifications, the multi disciplinary nature of the team assembled for this project, specific evidence of relevant experience creating similar products, and listing of key personnel that would be available to work on this project. 4. Comparable Projects: Summary of similar projects in progress or completed, with the following information for each: a. Reference name, with current contact information b. Current status of project (draft in progress, draft completed, adopted) c. Size and scale of geographic area 5. Sample document: Please include one or more sample documents selected from the list of comparable projects. EVALUATION OF SUBMITTALS Consultants responding to this RFQ must demonstrate the following: 1. Experience in completing similar projects. 2. Strong written and oral communication skills. 3. Experience in identifying, evaluating, codifying, and explaining the essential qualities of an all-hazard emergency response including fire, hazmat, rescue, and EMS. The City of Whitefish will evaluate all submittals to determine which Consultants have the experience and qualifications that are most suited for this project. The City of Whitefish will request interviews with the three highest ranked Consultants. Additional information may be requested after the interview, which may include the following: 1. Detailed description of the methodology being proposed. 2. Work program detailing: a. Tasks to be performed. b. A task timeline. c. Tentative allocation of person-days by task. d. Schedule of work products. 3. Methods the Consultant proposes to use to manage the project and communicate with the City of Whitefish as to project progress, reviews, and conduct of public meetings, if applicable. 4. Identification of key personnel to be assigned to the project and their roles, with resumes of all key personnel. 5. Proposed cost for project completion. 6. Data expected to be provided by the City of Whitefish. The City of Whitefish reserves the right to reject any and/or all submittals, to waive technicalities or informalities, and to accept any proposal deemed to be in the best interest of the City of Whitefish Fire Department. If you have any questions, please e-mail Fire Chief Joe Page. Sincerely, Joe Page Fire Chief Office: (406) 863-2491 December 28,2020, January 4, 11, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27428 A storage auction for Grizzly Mini Storage is set for January 12, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at 466 Ash Road, Kalispell, MT. 736 Cunnington 604 Clayton 080 Hermann 223 Hardgrove 09A Hardgrove 225 Coolidge 228 Coolidge 301 Basnett 419 Windbigler 224 Smith 502 Klingele 083 Hansonl 333 Hansonl 213 Smith 404 Gonzales 210 Averett/Gangewer Grizzly Mini Storage Sandy Johnson 466 A Ash Road Kalispell, Mt 59901 (406)756-6969 January 4, 11, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 27480 Service Date: January 7, 2021 DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICE REGULATION BEFORE THE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF MONTANA IN THE MATTER OF South Dry Creek Partnership's Petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding the Currently Valid QF-1 Tariff Schedule REGULATORY DIVISION DOCKET NO. 2020.12.125 NOTICE OF PETITION AND OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT On December 29, 2020, South Dry Creek Partnership ("SDCP") filed with the Montana Public Service Commission ("Commission") a Petition for Declaratory Ruling Regarding the Currently Valid QF-1 Schedule ("Petition"). SDCP seeks a declaration from the Commission clarifying the currently effective QF-1 tariff schedule following the Montana Supreme Court's decision in Vote Solar v. Mont. Dep't Pub. Serv. Reg., 2020 MT 213A, 401 Mont. 85, 473 P.3d 963. SDCP states that it has attempted good faith negotiations with NorthWestern Energy to establish an avoided cost rate in a renewed power purchase agreement, but the parties have been unable to reach an agreement. SDCP is concerned that it will not have a valid agreement in place by the time its current contract expires on June 30, 2021. SDCP asks the Commission to declare that the only currently valid QF-1 standard rate is the standard rate affirmed in In re NorthWestern Energy's Application for Qualifying Facility Tariff Adjustment, Dkt. D2014.1.5, Order 7338b (May 4, 2015). If the question of the proper QF-1 tariff schedule is not resolved before the expiration of SDCP's current contract, SDCP requests an order from the Commission applying the 2014 QF-1 standard tariff rate on an interim basis. A copy of SDCP's Petition is publicly available online at the Commission's website ( under Docket No. 2020.12.125. On March 20, 2020, the Commission issued a Notice of Operational Changes in Response to Coronavirus ("Notice"). Under the "Office Closed to Public" section of the Notice, the Commission outlined a temporary change for office closure during business hours. Therefore, a copy of the Petition is not currently available at the Commission's business office. A copy of the Petition may be available at the office of the Montana Consumer Counsel ("MCC"), 111 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 1B, P.O. Box 201703, Helena, MT 59620-1703, (406) 444-2771. The MCC should be contacted to inquire of any operations changes due to coronavirus. The MCC is available to represent the interests of the consuming public in this matter. Interested parties can register on the Commission's website to be added to the Watch List for notice of filings in this docket (select "EDDI", create ePass account, and under "Watch List" tab, enter Docket No. 2020.12.125). The Commission invites any interested person directly affected by the Petition to file comments and requests for further process no later than January 29, 2021. Written public comments on this matter can be submitted to the Commission's address at 1701 Prospect Ave., P.O. Box 202601, Helena, MT 59620; through the Commission's website at (select "Documents & Proceedings" tab; select "Comment on a Proceeding"; select "Continue as Guest"; complete form'; select "Submit"); or by email at The Commission's jurisdiction over this matter is provided in Title 69 and Title 2, Chapter 4 of the Montana Code Annotated; Title 38, Chapters 2 and 5 of the Montana Administrative Rules, and any prior orders of the Commission relevant to the issues presented. DONE AND DATED this 7th day of January, 2021, by delegation to Commission staff. BY THE MONTANA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION JAMES BROWN, Chairman BRAD JOHNSON, Vice Chairman TONY O'DONNELL, Commissioner RANDALL PINOCCI, Commissioner JENNIFER FIELDER, Commissioner January 11, 2021 MNAXLP __________________________