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Legals for July, 10 2020

| July 10, 2020 12:00 AM

AUDIT PUBLICATION STATEMENT An audit of the City of Libby has been conducted by Denning, Downey & Associates, CPA's, PC. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019. Section 2-7-521, MCA, requires the publication of the following summary of significant findings. Summary of Significant Findings The audit report for the City of Libby for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019, were unmodified. The audit report also contained several auditor's reports. Following is a list of the reports and a summary of the findings included in each. This is only a summary and is not intended to be used as an audit report. 1. Report on Compliance and on Internal Control Over Financial Reporting Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance with Government Auditing Standards. This reports contained findings in the following matters: a) Advances to Other Funds b) Exceeding Budgetary Authority (repeat finding 2018-002) c) Sewer Revenue Bond requirements - Searies 2011 $678,000 2. Report on Other Compliance, Financial and Internal Accounting Control Matters. This report contained no findings. 3. Report on Audit Report Recommendations. This report summarized the findings from the prior audit report, and noted the action taken on them. a) Understated Revenues and Expenditures (Implemented) b) Exceeding Budgetary Authority (Repeated) Public Inspection of Audit Report The complete audit report is on file in its entirety and open to public inspection at City Hall. Very Truly Yours, Virginia Reeves, Clerk/Treasurer City of Libby Published In The Western News July 10, 2020. MNAXLP

CALL FOR BIDS The City of Libby will receive sealed bids up to and including 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 26th, 2020, for the purchase of unspecified amounts of the following items: 1. CRS2-CRS2P, MC250, HFE 300HP, and HF150S road oil in truck load lots as required (bids should state price per ton and net gallons per ton delivered F.O.B. Libby). 2. Unleaded Gasoline. 3. #2 Diesel Fuel Oil. 4. Propane. 5. Crushing and stockpiling 5/8" minus crushed gravel 3/8" minus crushed chips to meet NAAQ standards for PM-10 (Subchapter 3. Paragraph 75.1-303 EMISSION LIMITS) at the city gravel pit using city materials (gravel), unless other arrangement is made. Bids should state price per cubic yard. 6. PROCESS COLD MIXED ASPHALT: Using asphalt emulsion best suited for crushed aggregate provided by City (determined by samples taken from stockpile and lab tested). Mixing and stockpiling to be performed at City gravel pit on Pipe Creek Road unless other arrangements are made. 7. HOT MIXED ASPHALT PAVING: (bid price per square yard, 1" - 2" mat, compacted in place) to be done within the City Limits having existing cement curbs and gutters, storm drain catch basins, sewer manholes and water valve boxes. Bids to include a hot mix design to perform under business/residential traffic loads, preparation of existing street surface to efficiently accept hot mix overlay, tack coat, paving and compacting to current MDOT specifications. The City of Libby understands that preparation needs of street surfaces vary and that each street requires different treatment prior to paving. The average costs for preparation are needed as a guideline for budgeting purposes and information can be made more specific if funds become available. Purchase of fuels is to be made from a Key-Lock, Card-Lock, and in a facility accessible 24 hour per day. Your bids for the Propane, Unleaded Gasoline and Diesel Fuel must disclose the following: ___________ Supply Rack Posted Price Discount (if any) Freight to Libby State Tax DST Fee/Super Fund Fee Subtotal Minimum Mark up at 7% Additional Margin Total Bid Unleaded Gasoline Diesel Fuel Propane _________ ___________ Please quote your bid for prices effective on July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 and include a copy of the OPTS posting for the supply rack involved. It is understood that propane, unleaded gasoline and diesel fuel prices fluctuate. The successful vender may change prices as the supply rack prices change. The City reserves the right to request verification through OPTS posting from time to time during this contract. Bids will be accepted on one or all basis. The City will accept the lowest responsible bid, but the council reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any technicality or informality and accept any bid which may be deemed best for the interest of the City of Libby. The successful bidder will be required to abide by Federal and State minimum wage and fringe benefit laws, particularly Section 18-2-401, et seq. MCA and must comply with all requirements of applicable Federal laws in this State. Bid bonds requirements of Section 18-1-202 MCA shall be waived. Bids should be addressed to the City Clerk, Post Office Box 1428, Libby, Montana 59923-1428, sealed and be plainly marked "Bids". Bids will be opened Friday, June 26th, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. with a recommendation to the City Council at the next regular scheduled meeting or at the next scheduled special meeting, whichever is earlier. By order of the Mayor of the City of Libby, Montana, this 8th day of June 2020. Published In The Western News July 10 & 14, 2020. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF SALE Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Timber Sale The Cow Camp Timber Sale is located within Section 12, T29N-R27W, on the State's Libby Unit. Approximately 15,285 tons, consisting of primarily Douglas-fir sawlogs, are offered for sale. Sealed bids will be opened at the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, 2705 Spurgin Road, Missoula, Montana on June 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Bids may be hand delivered or mailed and will be accepted any time prior to the bid opening. DNRC recommends that bidders contact the Trust Land Management Division (406-542-4300) prior to the bid opening to ensure that your bid has been received. Bids must be accompanied by a deposit of $12,159.00, representing 5% of the minimum bid value of the sale in cashier's check, certified check, bank money order or bank draft to be applied to the first sale invoice for the successful bidder. Bid bonds will be accepted and, for the successful bidder, will be closed upon execution of the Timber Sale Contract and Timber Sale Bond. The sale will be awarded to the highest responsible bidder. Award of the timber sale is conditional upon approval of the timber sale by the State Board of Land Commissioners at their June 15, 2020 meeting. If the successful bidder is unable to execute the contract within 30 calendar days from the date the sale is awarded, the bid deposit will be retained by the Department as liquidated damages. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Prospective bidders can obtain the sale prospectus, sale contract and bid forms from the Department of Natural Resources & Conservation, Trust Land Management Division, in Missoula (406-542-4300). Visit our website at for upcoming sales and bid results. Published In The Western News June 26, July 3, 10, & 17, 2020. MNAXLP

MONTANA NINETHEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT LINCOLN COUNTY In the Matter of the Name Change of Heather Lynn James Cause No DV-20-115 Notice of Hearing On Name Change This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Heather Lynn James to Heather Lynn Love. The hearing will be on August 10, 2020 at 11am. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Lincoln County. Dated June 29, 2020. Tricia Brooks Clerk of District Court By s/s Jen Brown Deputy Clerk of Court Published In The Western News July 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2020. MNAXLP

Ben A. Snipes Kovacich Snipes Johnson, P.C. P.O. Box 2325 Great Falls, Montana 59403 (406) 761-5595 Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF FRANCES MARIE STANTON, Deceased Cause No. DP-20-30 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 Roy Raymond Stanton, the Personal Representative, return receipt request, in care of Kovacich Snipes Johnson, PC, 21 3rd Street North, Suite 301, Great Falls, Montana 59401, or filed with the Clerk of the above Court. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. DATED this 8th day of May, 2020. s/s Roy Raymond Stanton Personsal Representative KOVACICH SNIPES JOHNSON, P.C. s/s Ben A. Snipes P.O. Box 2325 Great Falls, MT 59403 Attorney for Personal Representative Published In The Western News July 3, 10, 17, 2020. MNAXLP

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 Requests for application material can be made electronically via the following website: General information about the application can be viewed at: (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 Published In The Western News July 3, 10, & 17, 2020. MNAXLP