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Legals for May, 14 2023

| May 14, 2023 12:00 AM

No. 29382 SECTION 00100 INVITATION TO BID The Board of County Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana will receive sealed bids for the 2023 Flathead County East Lakeshore Guardrail Project. The project primarily consists of furnishing materials, labor, and equipment required to complete the replacement of approximately 750 linear feet of guardrail. Digital project bidding documents are available upon request at the office of Robert Peccia & Associates (RPA), 102 Cooperative Way, Suite 300, Kalispell, Montana 59901, (406) 752-5025. Contact Robert Peccia & Associates for a digital copy of the bidding documents. You may download and print the Contract Documents at no charge from their website, www.rpa-hln.com, however, all Prime Contractors that intend to offer a bid for this project must contact Robert Peccia & Associates at the address stipulated above to obtain an “Official” Bid Packet, at no charge, and to get their name added to the Planholders List. The entire set of project documents may also be obtained, in the form of printed plans, contract documents, specifications, and an “Official” Bid Packet for a non-refundable deposit of $100.00, if the Contractor chooses not to download and print their own documents. No bids will be considered unless they are submitted with the “Official” Bid Packet and the Contractor’s name has been included on the Planholders List. The Contractor and any of the Contractor’s Subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project are required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) at the time of bid submission. Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, PO Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena MT 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling (406) 444-7734. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Any bidder wanting more information may contact Robert Peccia & Associates at (406) 752-5025. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the office of Robert Peccia & Associates, 102 Cooperative Way, Suite 300, Kalispell, Montana 59901 at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Meeting. Bids will be received at the Board of County Commissioners of Flathead County, 800 South Main Street, Room 302, Kalispell, Montana 59901 until 4:00 PM, local time, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 9:00 AM, local time, Thursday, May 25, 2023, in the Commissioners’ Chambers, located on the third floor of the County Courthouse. All bidders shall, as bid security, accompany the bid with 1) lawful currency of the United States or a cashier’s check; or 2) a certified check or bank money order drawn and issued by a national bank located in Montana or by a banking corporation incorporated in Montana; or 3) a bid bond or bonds, executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in Montana. The bid security shall be in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount bid. Any such bank instrument shall be payable to Flathead County. If a contract is awarded, the bidder whose bond is accepted and who shall thereafter refuse to enter into and execute the proposed contract, or as stated in the covenant, shall absolutely forfeit such moneys or bank instruments to the County, and become immediately liable on said bid bond in said sum. The bid security shall be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. All bids must expressly covenant that if the bidder is awarded the contract, the bidder shall within ten (10) calendar days of the acceptance of said bid by the County Commissioners, enter into a contract, and give good and sufficient bond to secure the performance of the terms and conditions of the contract. In the event the successful bidder does not enter into a formal contract within ten (10) calendar days or give sufficient bond to secure performance, the bidder shall pay unto the County the difference between the amount of the bid of said bidder and the amount for which the County legally contracts with another party to perform said work if the latter amount is more than the former. Award of the project will be contingent upon funding and award concurrence from the County Commissioners. Bids may only be withdrawn as provided in Article 15 of the Instructions to Bidders after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids. Except as provided in the aforementioned Article 15, no bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the County Commissioners for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled time of receiving the bids. The County will accept the lowest responsible bid, but the County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any technicality or informality and accept any bid which may be deemed in the best interest of the County. The successful bidder will be required to furnish an acceptable security for the full amount of the contract for faithful performance thereof and payment of labor, material, and subcontractor claims. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish to the County evidence of insurance in accordance with the Seventh Edition of the Montana Public Works Standard Specifications. The successful bidder shall for the purpose of the Contract with the County, name Flathead County and Robert Peccia & Associates, Inc. as additional insured on said policy while performing work under County contract. The successful bidder will be assessed the Montana Contractor’s withholding tax. The successful bidder will be required to abide by Federal and State laws, particularly Section 18-2-401 et seq., M.C.A. (Montana Prevailing Wage Rates). Authorized by order of the Board of County Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana, in a regular meeting dated this 18th day of April 2023. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/Brad W. Abell Brad W. Abell, Chairman May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29392 INVITATION TO BID The City of Kalispell, Montana will receive sealed bids for the Grandview Lift Station and Four Mile Drive Forcemain Project. The project primarily consists of furnishing materials, labor, and equipment required to complete the construction of a new lift station and the installation of forcemain, per the following Schedules: Schedule 1: Construct a new Lift Station and associated piping adjacent to the existing lift station site, southeast of Grandview Drive and Highway 93 in Kalispell, MT. Schedule 2: Construct approximately 5,540 lineal feet of 10-inch forcemain via trenching and Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD). Approximately 1,190 lineal feet of 10-inch HDPE IPS forcemain is to be installed via HDD. This Schedule is located on Four Mile Drive from the intersection of Stillwater Road to the eastside of Highway 93, near the new lift station in Kalispell, MT. Full bidding instructions and the portal to QuestCDN are located at https://kalispell.com/bids.aspx. The City will be only accepting online electronic bids through QuestCDN. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held in the City Hall First Floor Conference Room, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901 at 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 4th, 2023. Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Meeting. Bids will be received by QuestCDN until 2:00 pm on Thursday, May 25th, 2023. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in the City Hall First Floor Conference Room, 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana 59901. Authorized by order of the City Council of the City of Kalispell, Montana, in a regular meeting held on August 15th, 2022. City of Kalispell, Aimee Brunckhorst, City Clerk & Communications Manager April 30, May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29394 C. Mark Hash Hash, O’Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP 136 1st Avenue West P. O. Box 1178 Kalispell, MT 59901 (406) 755-6919 cmhash@hashlaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, FLATHEAD COUNTY In The Matter of The Estate of: Velma F. Heinrichson, a/k/a Velma Fay Heinrichson, Deceased. Cause No. DP-23-120(E) 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 be either mailed to the Personal Representative, Patti Jo Everett, by certified mail, return receipt requested, c/o Hash, O’Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP, Attorneys at Law, P.O. Box 1178, Kalispell, Montana 59903-1178, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. Dated: April 24, 2023. /s/ Patti Jo Everett Personal Representative HASH, O’BRIEN, BIBY & MURRAY, PLLP By /s/ C Mark Hash Attorneys for Personal Representative April 30, May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29396 Timothy J. Shaffer Michelle Finch Mary Kate Moss Melissa Stones-Smith Gravis Law, PLLC 1830 3rd . Ave. E., Ste. 302 Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone: 406-451-7248 Fax: 866-419-9269 tshaffer@gravislaw.com Attorneys for Co-Petitioners MONTANA ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, FLATHEAD COUNTY IN RE THE GUARDIANSHIP OF: JAMES SCOTT MALTESE, Minor Child. Cause No. DG-2022-117 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MONTANA sends greetings to Jessica Alger: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to respond to the Petition in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the Courthouse, Kalispell, Montana, and to file your Response and serve a copy thereof upon the Co-Petitioners’ attorney, whose name and address are listed above, within twenty-one (21) days of the date of the last publication of this Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or respond, a Decree will be taken by default for the relief prayed for in the Petition, to-wit: an order appointing permanent guardian of the minor child in favor of Co-Petitioners. DATED this 18th day of April, 2023. PEG L. ALLISON Clerk of Court By: Prisha Quesada Deputy Clerk April 30, May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29397 Timothy J. Shaffer Michelle Finch Mary Kate Moss Melissa Stones-Smith Gravis Law, PLLC 1830 3rd . Ave. E., Ste. 302 Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone: 406-451-7248 Fax: 866-419-9269 tshaffer@gravislaw.com Attorneys for Co-Petitioners MONTANA ELEVENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, FLATHEAD COUNTY IN RE THE GUARDIANSHIP OF: JOSEPH CHRISTOPHER MALTESE, Minor Child. Cause No. DG-2022-116 SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION THE STATE OF MONTANA sends greetings to Jessica Alger: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to respond to the Petition in this action, which is filed in the office of the Clerk of the Court at the Courthouse, Kalispell, Montana, and to file your Response and serve a copy thereof upon the Co-Petitioners’ attorney, whose name and address are listed above, within twenty-one (21) days of the date of the last publication of this Summons; and in case of your failure to appear or respond, a Decree will be taken by default for the relief prayed for in the Petition, to-wit: an order appointing permanent guardian of the minor child in favor of Co-Petitioners. DATED this 26 day of April, 2023. PEG L. ALLISON Clerk of Court By:/s/ JESSICA McMULLEN Deputy Clerk April 30, May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29416  NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING A proposal to enact a pretreatment ordinance and related resolutions in order to implement and enforce national pretreatment standards and requirements in accordance with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as required by Federal and State law, will be presented at two Public Hearings, Monday, May 15, 2023 and Monday, June 19, 2023, in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 201 1st Avenue East, Kalispell, Montana, at 7:00 P.M. The City of Kalispell is required to comply with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency National Pretreatment Program published in 40 CFR Part 403, which provides the regulatory basis to require industrial and nondomestic dischargers to comply with pretreatment standards to ensure that attainability of the goals of the Clean Water Act (CWA). Any person wishing to address the proposed ordinance may appear at this hearing and make oral statements or present same in writing. The proposed documents can be viewed on the City’s website at www.kalispell.com/679/Council-Public-Hearings or in the office of the City Clerk at 201 First Avenue East, Kalispell.  Any person wishing to address the proposed documents may appear at this hearing and make oral statements or present same in writing. Written comments may be submitted for council consideration by delivering the same to the City Clerk at 201 First Avenue East, (PO Box 1997, 59903) Kalispell, MT 59901, or by email to publiccomment@kalispell.com prior to the hearing. For additional information please contact the City Clerk at (406) 758-7756. Dated this 1st day of May, 2023. Aimee Brunckhorst, City Clerk May 14, 28, June 18, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29417 SECTION 00100 INVITATION TO BID The Board of County Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana will receive sealed bids for the 2023 Crack Seal Project. The project primarily consists of furnishing materials, labor, and equipment required to complete crack sealing efforts throughout the Flathead County Roadway System. Various roadways will be receiving crack sealing improvements in Flathead County, and the Contractor should be prepared to mobilize equipment on a daily basis. Digital project bidding documents are available upon request at the Flathead County Road & Bridge Department, 1249 Willow Glen Drive, Kalispell, Montana 59901, (406) 758-5790. Contact the Flathead County Road & Bridge Department for a digital copy of the bidding documents. You may download and print the Contract Documents at no charge from their website, www.flathead.mt.gov/department-directory/roads-and-bridges, however, all Prime Contractors that intend to offer a bid for this project must contact the Flathead County Road & Bridge Department at the address stipulated above to obtain an “Official” Bid Packet, at no charge, and to get their name added to the Planholders List. The entire set of project documents may also be obtained, in the form of printed plans, contract documents, specifications, and an “Official” Bid Packet for a non-refundable deposit of $100.00, if the Contractor chooses not to download and print their own documents. No bids will be considered unless they are submitted with the “Official” Bid Packet and the Contractor’s name has been included on the Planholders List. The Contractor and any of the Contractor’s Subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project are required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) at the time of bid submission. Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, PO Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena MT 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling (406) 444-7734. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Any bidder wanting more information may contact the Flathead County Road & Bridge Department at (406) 758-5790. A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at the office of the Flathead County Road & Bridge Department commencing at 2:00 PM on Thursday, May 18, 2023. Interested Bidders are encouraged to attend the Pre-Bid Meeting. Bids will be received at the Board of County Commissioners of Flathead County, 800 South Main Street, Room 302, Kalispell, Montana 59901 until 4:00 PM, local time, on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 9:00 AM, local time, Thursday, May 25, 2023, in the Commissioners’ Chambers, located on the third floor of the County Courthouse. All bidders shall, as bid security, accompany the bid with 1) lawful currency of the United States or a cashier’s check; or 2) a certified check or bank money order drawn and issued by a national bank located in Montana or by a banking corporation incorporated in Montana; or 3) a bid bond or bonds, executed by a surety corporation authorized to do business in Montana. The bid security shall be in the amount of ten percent (10%) of the amount bid. Any such bank instrument shall be payable to Flathead County. If a contract is awarded, the bidder whose bond is accepted and who shall thereafter refuse to enter into and execute the proposed contract, or as stated in the covenant, shall absolutely forfeit such moneys or bank instruments to the County, and become immediately liable on said bid bond in said sum. The bid security shall be returned to the unsuccessful bidders. All bids must expressly covenant that if the bidder is awarded the contract, the bidder shall within ten (10) calendar days of the acceptance of said bid by the County Commissioners, enter into a contract, and give good and sufficient bond to secure the performance of the terms and conditions of the contract. In the event the successful bidder does not enter into a formal contract within ten (10) calendar days or give sufficient bond to secure performance, the bidder shall pay unto the County the difference between the amount of the bid of said bidder and the amount for which the County legally contracts with another party to perform said work if the latter amount is more than the former. Award of the project will be contingent upon funding and award concurrence from the County Commissioners. Bids may only be withdrawn as provided in Article 15 of the Instructions to Bidders after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids. Except as provided in the aforementioned Article 15, no bid shall be withdrawn after the opening of bids without the consent of the County Commissioners for a period of sixty (60) days after the scheduled time of receiving the bids. The County will accept the lowest responsible bid, but the County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any and all bids or to waive any technicality or informality and accept any bid which may be deemed in the best interest of the County. The successful bidder will be required to furnish an acceptable security for the full amount of the contract for faithful performance thereof and payment of labor, material, and subcontractor claims. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish to the County evidence of insurance in accordance with the Seventh Edition of the Montana Public Works Standard Specifications. The successful bidder shall for the purpose of the Contract with the County, name Flathead County as additional insured on said policy while performing work under County contract. The successful bidder will be assessed the Montana Contractor’s withholding tax. The successful bidder will be required to abide by Federal and State laws, particularly Section 18-2-401 et seq., M.C.A. (Montana Prevailing Wage Rates). Authorized by order of the Board of County Commissioners of Flathead County, Montana, in a regular meeting dated this 2nd day of May 2023. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Flathead County, Montana By: /s/Brad W. Abell Brad W. Abell, Chairman May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29423 CITY OF COLUMBIA FALLS NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING – MAY 15, 2023 CONSIDERATION OF ANIMAL CONFLICT PREVENTION MEASURES On Monday May 15, 2023 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 discussing animal control prevention measures. Last year due to the significant increase in bear activity within the City, the Council enacted an emergency ordinance defining preventative measures that applied to all residences and businesses within the City to reduce animal encounters. The measures included securing or storing garbage and attractants inside, storing bird feeders and domestic animal food inside at night, securing chicken coops and storing other attractants. In addition to the emergency ordinance, the City also helped push out the “Bear Aware” program. Fish, Wildlife and Parks reported a reduction in bear conflicts after these measures were put in place. City Council is now reviewing the emergency ordinance and evaluating whether a permanent ordinance or policy should be adopted to continue the preventative measures started last year. City Council is encouraging residents and business owners to attend the hearing. 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. Comments regarding this matter may be made in writing addressed to the City Clerk at 130 6th Street West, Columbia Falls, MT 59912, or email: staalandb@cityofcolumbiafalls.com or delivered in person to the City Council during the hearing. DATED THIS 3rd day of May, 2023 Barb Staaland City Clerk May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29428 PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO PROTEST TRANSFER OF LOCATION OF MONTANA ALL-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSE BPO ELKS #725 (, Owner(s)) has applied to transfer Montana All-Alcoholic Beverages License No. 07-901-2477-005 to be operated at ELKS CLUB, 1820 Us Highway 93 S, Kalispell, Flathead County. The public may protest this license transfer in accordance with the law. Who can protest this transfer? Protests will be accepted from residents of the county of the proposed location Flathead County, residents of adjoining Montana counties, and residents of adjoining counties in another state if the criteria in 16-4-207(4)(d), Montana Code Annotated (MCA), are met. What information must be included? Protest letters must be legible and contain (1) the protestor’s full name, mailing address, and street address; (2) the license number 07-901-2477-005 and the applicant’s name BPO ELKS #725; (3) an indication that the letter is intended as a protest; (4) a description of the grounds for protesting; and (5) the protestor’s signature. A letter with multiple signatures will be considered one protest letter. What are valid protest grounds? The protest may be based on the applicant’s qualifications listed in 16-4-401, MCA, or the grounds for denial of an application in 16-4-405, MCA. Examples of valid protest grounds include: (1) the applicant is unlikely to operate the establishment in compliance with the law; (2) the proposed location cannot be properly policed by local authorities; and (3) the welfare of the people in the vicinity of the proposed location will be adversely and seriously affected. How are protests submitted? Protests must be postmarked to the Department of Revenue, Office of Dispute Resolution, P.O. Box 5805, Helena, Montana 59604-5805 on or before May 24, 2023. What happens if the transfer is protested? Depending on the number of protests and the protest grounds, a public hearing will be held in Helena or Kalispell. All valid protestors will be notified of the hearing’s time, date and location. Hearings typically are scheduled within 90 days. A protester’s hearing testimony is limited to the grounds in the protester’s letter. Following the hearing, the Department of Revenue will notify the public whether the license transfer is approved or denied. How can additional information be obtained? The cited MCA statutes are online at leg.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/. Questions may be directed to Lisa Patzer, Compliance Specialist for the Department of Revenue’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, at 444-4332 or LPatzer@mt.gov. May 7, 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29448 Canvass of Votes and Declaration of Results CANVASS OF VOTES CAST AT THE KALISPELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 5 ELECTION, FLATHEAD COUNTY, ON THE 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2023. Office or Issue: TWO (2) ELEMENTARY TRUSTEES, 3- YEAR TERM CANDIDATE NUMBER OF VOTES PATRICK CLAVIN 842 JINNIFER MARIMAN 3,538 SHAUN PANDINA 1,844 JESSE SCHULZ 1,651 SCOTT WARNELL 3,798 Total Votes Cast: 11,673 Office or Issue: ELEMENTARY GENERAL FUND LEVY PROPOSITION NUMBER OF VOTES For the Levy 3,762 Against the Levy 3,331 Total Votes Cast: 7,093 CANVASS OF VOTES CAST AT THE FLATHEAD HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, Districts I, II, III, IV and V ELECTION, FLATHEAD COUNTY, ON THE 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2023. Office or Issue: HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 1 TRUSTEE, 3- YEAR TERM CANDIDATE NUMBER OF VOTES KRISTA BULS 1,085 WILL HIATT 804 Total Votes Cast: 1,889 Office or Issue: HIGH SCHOOL GENERAL FUND LEVY PROPOSITION NUMBER OF VOTES For the Levy 6,027 Against the Levy 8,849 Total Votes Cast: 14,876 Denise Williams, District Clerk/Director of Business Services Kalispell Public Schools May 14, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

No. 29449 REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Notice is hereby given that the Arlee Joint School District, Arlee, Montana, will accept submittals for Qualifications for General Contractor/Construction Manager Services for the Elementary School Addition and Renovations at its Arlee Campus. The RFQ submittal due date is June 2 nd , 2023, at 2:00 p.m. (MST) in the District Office Building at 72220 Fyant Street, Arlee, MT 59821. Address submittals to Dr. Mike Perry, Superintendent. Late submittals will not be accepted. Individual RFQ Submittal packets are available at the District Office Building and posted on the School District website at http://arleeschools.org. All submittals must be plainly marked on the outside of the envelope. “Response to Request for Qualifications for General Contractor/Construction Manager Services Elementary School Additional and Renovations. Attn: Dr. Mike Perry, Superintendent Arlee Joint School District #8 72220 Fyant Street Arlee, MT 59821 May 14, 21, 28, 2023 MNAXLP __________________________

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