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Legals for January, 2 2022

| January 2, 2022 12:00 AM

No. 28246 INVITATION TO BID CITY OF WHITEFISH SPOKANE AVE. WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT MATERIALS SUPPLY PROJECT Notice is hereby given that bids for construction of the Spokane Ave. Water Main Replacement Materials Supply Project will be received by City of Whitefish, Public Works Office with address: PO Box 158, 418 E. 2nd Street, Whitefish, MT 59937; until 11:00 a.m. local time on January 10th, 2022, and then publicly opened and read aloud. The project will be awarded on January 12th, 2022. The project generally consists of, but is not necessarily limited to, the following major items: Purchase and delivery of materials to the City's laydown yard in Whitefish, MT for 3,750 linear feet of new 18" diameter AWWA C900 water main, including valves, fittings, hydrants, services, and appurtenances. Complete electronic Project Plans and Specifications are available at the Morrison-Maierle, Inc. website "www.m-m.net" by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab, then click "Projects Bidding," then click "View our current projects bidding page" and selecting this project from the project list which will direct you to the QuestCDN website. Documents can only be viewed and cannot be downloaded or printed without purchasing. To purchase and download the project documents in pdf format, click "Download Project PDF" and sign on to QuestCDN.com. Plan documents can be downloaded for a fee of $30.00. Please contact QuestCDN at 952-233-1632 or email "info@questcdn.com" for assistance in the free membership registration, downloading documents, and working with this digital project information. The bidding package must be purchased through QuestCDN. Hard copies of the project documents will not be available. There will be a virtual Pre-Bid Conference at 3:00 p.m. local time on January 3, 2022. Interested MATERIAL SUPPLIERS are encouraged to attend. A bid may not be withdrawn after the scheduled time for the public opening of the Bids specified above. The right is reserved to reject any or all Proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period of not to exceed thirty (30) days and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the City of Whitefish. December 26, 2021 & January 2, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 28231 Fire District Board Vacancies The Flathead County Commissioners are seeking individuals interested in serving as trustees on the following fire district boards: Big Mountain Fire District One partial term through May 31, 2022 One partial term through May 31, 2023 Martin City Rural Fire District One partial term through May 31, 2024 Olney Rural Fire District One partial term through May 31, 2024 Please note that you must be an elector (an individual qualified to vote under state law) who resides in the district, or any holder of title to lands within the district, who presents a proof of payment of taxes on the lands in the district for which you are applying in order to be considered for the position. Additional details are available online: https://flathead.mt.gov/commissioner. Letters of interest are being accepted through January 17, 2022 and may be sent to enelson@flathead.mt.gov or Flathead County Board of Commissioners, 800 South Main, Room 302, Kalispell, MT 59901. December 19, 2021 & January 2, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 28232 Flathead County Board Vacancies Flathead County has opportunities to serve on the following boards and committees: Fire Service Area Board Tax Appeal Board Transportation Advisory Committee Various term lengths are available and details are online: https://flathead.mt.gov/commissioner. Letters of interest are being accepted through January 17, 2022 and may be sent to enelson@flathead.mt.gov or Flathead County Board of Commissioners, 800 South Main, Room 302, Kalispell, MT 59901. December 19, 2021 & January 2, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 28244 NOTICE OF PASSAGE OF RESOLUTION OF INTENTION BLANCHARD LAKE 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. 966AQ) on December 21, 2021 to change the zoning designation in a portion of the Blanchard Lake Zoning District from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural). The boundaries of the areas proposed to be amended from AG-40 (Agricultural) to SAG-10 (Suburban Agricultural); Tract 1 of Certificate of Survey No. 11481, located and being in the East Half of the Southwest Quarter (E1/2 SW1/4) of Section 5, Township 30 North, Range 22 West, P.M.M., Flathead County, Montana. The regulations defining the AG-40 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 on the 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 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 Blanchard Lake 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 21st day of December 2021. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/ Randy. L. Brodehl Randy L. Brodehl, Chairman December 26, 2021 & January 2, 2022 MNAXLP _________________________

No. 28222 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS IRRIGATION WATER MANAGEMENT, REHABILITATION, BETTERMENT AND MODERNIZATION CHARLO IRRIGATION SERVICE AREA CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES (CSKT) DIVISION OF ENGINEERING AND WATER RESOURCES The CSKT Division of Engineering and Water Resources invites interested consultants to submit a Statement of Qualifications in response to the Request for Qualifications - Irrigation Water Management, Rehabilitation, Betterment and Modernization Charlo Irrigation Service Area. The Request for Qualifications (RFQ) may be obtained from: Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes: Attn: Seth Makepeace, DEWR Team Lead, seth.makepeace@cskt.org, Phone 406-676-2600. The Request for Qualifications may also be viewed and downloaded at the following website: http://nrd.csktribes.org/water-management/Charlo Irrigation Service Area Project. Statements of Qualification must be received at the email address listed in the RFQ no later than 4:00 PM (MST), January 20, 2022. This Project will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the CSKT's Indian Preference Ordinance 101A and Regulations. The selection of the successful consultant and award of this project will be per the provisions of Ordinance 101A and regulations. Tribal Contractors who wish to receive Indian Preference must obtain certification by the CSKT Indian Preference Office as a legitimate Indian owned business prior to the submission of their Statement of Qualification. Proof of Indian Preference Certification must be included with your Statement of Qualification in the form of a copy of the Certificate issued by the Indian Preference Office. Be advised that evidence of you membership or affiliation with a Tribe does not constitute Indian Preference Certification. Contractors must be certified by the Indian Preference Office in order to claim Indian preference. It is the sole responsibility of the submitter to obtain and provide proof of Indian Preference certification form the Indian Preference Office. December 12, 19, 26, 2021 & January 2, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 28227 PUBLIC NOTICE NO. MT-21-31 December 27, 2021 PURPOSE OF PUBLIC NOTICE The purpose of this notice is to state the Department's intention to issue a General Permit as described in this notice and to hold a public hearing on the issuance of this permit. This permit is issued by the Department under the authority of 75-5-402, Montana Code Annotated (MCA); the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.30.1301 et seq., Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES); and Sections 402 and 303 of the Federal Clean Water Act. The Water Protection Bureau has prepared a draft permit for the facility listed below. Copies of the draft permit, fact sheet and environmental assessment are available upon request from the Water Protection Bureau or on the Department's website https://deq.mt.gov/public/index APPLICANT INFORMATION PERMIT/CATEGORY: General Permit; Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity GEOGRAPHIC REGION: Statewide (except on Indian lands) FACILITIES: Owners/Operators of Construction Activities RECEIVING WATERS: State Surface Water PERMIT NUMBER: MTR100000 The renewal of this General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Construction Activity will continue to provide statewide general permit coverage for owner/operators of construction activities that discharge storm water to state surface waters. PUBLIC COMMENT Public comments are invited and must be received by 11:59 p.m. on JANUARY 31, 2022. Comments may be directed to the DEQ Water Quality Division, Water Protection Bureau, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620. All comments received or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2022, will be considered in the formulation of final determinations to be imposed on the permit. If you wish to comment electronically, you may e-mail DEQWPBPublicComments@mt.gov A public hearing will be held on the draft wastewater discharge permit, the fact sheet, and the environmental assessment, and the Department's tentative determination at 10:00 A.M. on January 31, 2022, in Room 111 of the Lee Metcalf Building located at 1520 E. 6th Avenue in Helena, Montana. Please contact Maya Rao at maya.rao@mt.gov on or before January 24, 2022, for details on how to attend remotely. The Department will respond to all substantive comments and issue a final decision within sixty-days of this notice or as soon as possible thereafter. Additional information may be obtained upon request by calling (406) 444-5546 or by writing to the aforementioned address. The complete administrative record, including permit application and other pertinent information, is maintained at the Water Protection Bureau office in Helena and is available for review during business hours. The State of Montana makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person's ability to participate in state government. Please notify the Water Protection Bureau for accommodations no later than January 17, 2022, to allow adequate time to make needed arrangements. You can contact the Water Protection Bureau at 444-5546 or write to the address noted to make your request known. January 2, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 28241 Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period on Water Quality Standards Rulemaking Before the Montana Department of Environmental Quality On November 19, 2021 the Department of Environmental Quality (department) initiated rulemaking on proposed amendments to Administrative Rules of Montana 17.30.1304 and a proposed rule (New Rule I) pertaining to implementation of narrative standards for nutrients in Montana surface waters. Nutrients, in this context, refers to total phosphorus and total nitrogen concentrations in state surface waters. In April 2021 the Montana legislature adopted Senate Bill 358 (now 75-5-321, MCA) which directs the department to adopt rules related to narrative nutrient standards by March 1, 2022. The law describes a process for implementing narrative nutrient standards in Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) permits and requires that these be developed in consultation with the advisory nutrient work group. The law includes the requirement to develop an adaptive management program which provides for an incremental, watershed approach for protecting and maintaining water quality. On February 8, 2022, at 2:00 p.m., a public hearing will be held in room 111 of the Metcalf Building, 1520 East Sixth Avenue, Helena, Montana, to consider the proposed amendments and New Rule I. You may also join the meeting virtually via Zoom. More information is available on the department's website, including instruction on how to attend remotely, at https://deq.mt.gov/water/Programs/sw#accordion2-collapse2 . The 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. You are invited to submit data, views, or arguments, either orally or in writing, at the hearing. Written data, views, or arguments may also be submitted to Loryn Johnson, Paralegal, Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901; faxed to (406) 444-4386; or e-mailed to loryn.johnson2@mt.gov no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 8, 2022. To be guaranteed consideration, mailed comments must be postmarked on or before that date. January 2, 9, 16, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 28251 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ARCHITECTURAL AND ENGINEERING SERVICES The City of Kalispell has been awarded a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $30,000 by the Montana Department of Commerce (DOC) for the rehabilitation of the existing Samaritan House administrative facility (the Armory), and the new construction of 16 units of multifamily housing for families with children at risk of homelessness or emerging from homeless status on the current campus (124 9th Avenue West in Kalispell). The Samaritan house Inc., as subrecipient of the CDBG grant funding is soliciting Firm-Fixed Price proposals for the architectural and engineering services to complete a Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) according to all applicable Community Development Block Grant/Planning (CDBG) funding requirements, and the architectural and engineering services to assist SH in designing, preparing bid documents and providing construction phase services for this project in compliance with all applicable funding requirements to be determined and in compliance with all applicable requirements under the Montana CDBG Program. SECTION 3 PUBLIC NOTICE: CDBG regulations governing the grant require that to the greatest extent feasible, opportunities for training and employment arising in connection with this CDBG-assisted project will be extended to local lower-income residents. Further, to the greatest extent feasible, business concerns located in or substantially owned by residents of the project area will be utilized. Disadvantaged, Minority Owned and Women Owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Copies of the detailed request for proposals (RFP), including a description of the services to be provided by respondents, the minimum content of responses, and the factors to be used to evaluate the responses, can be obtained by contacting Marney McCleary, RCAC, Project Developer at mmccleary@rcac.org or by calling 406-471-0079. All responses to the detailed RFP shall be received no later than 5:00pm by electronic submission on Friday January 21, 2022. No hard copies. Please state "Samaritan House Family Housing", Phases I and II, Architectural and Engineering Services Proposal" in the subject heading. Remit to: Marney McCleary, Project Developer, mmccleary@rcac.org. Samaritan House Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Dec. 29, 31, 2021 and Jan. 2, 2022 MNAXLP

No. 28257 Public notice is hereby given that StorageMax located at 3190 MT Hwy 35 Kalispell MT 59901 will be having an auction on Saturday January 8th at 11:00am to satisfy an operator's lien on the contents of the following units D159 Chrysalana Pyles and D175 Brandy Jones. Will sell to the highest bidder at time of auction for cash. Successful bidder will have 48 hours to remove ALL contents. January 2, 5, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 28255 DAVID F. STUFFT Attorney at Law P.O. Box 2957 Kalispell, MT 59903-2559 Telephone: (406)752-4107) E-mail:david@stufftlaw.com State of Montana Bar License #1501 Attorney for Brandon J. Langel MONTANA ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COUNTY OF FLATHEAD IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DOUGLAS KEITH LANGEL Deceased. Cause No. DP-2021-341-D NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed Personal Representative of the above-named estate. All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must either be mailed to BRANDON J. LANGEL, the Personal Representative, return receipt requested c/o David F. Stufft, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 2957, Kalispell, Montana 59903, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. DATED this 29th day of December 2021. /s/ David F. Stufft David F. Stufft, Attorney for Brandon J. Langel, Personal Representative January 2, 9, 16, 2022 MNAXLP __________________________

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