Legals for September, 1 2020

| September 1, 2020 12:00 AM

Notice for the Second CDBG Public Hearing The City of Libby will hold a public hearing on the 8th Day of September 2020 in the Council Chambers at City Hall 952 East Spruce at 6:30 PM MDT for the purpose of obtaining public comments regarding a proposed application to the Montana Department of Commerce;s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and other programs, as applicable, for a project to replace the waste water treatment plant computer control system, PLLC, and three sections of collection system piping which have serious deficiencies. At the public hearing, the proposed project will be explained, including the purpose and proposed area of the project, activities, budget, possible sources of funding, and cost to the waste water system users and tax payers. All interested persons will be given the opportunity to ask questions and to express their opinions regarding this proposed project. Comments may be given orally at the hearing or submitted in writing at the meeting. Anyone who would like more information or who wants to submit questions or comments should contact Jim Hammons, City Administrator, 406-293-2731, ext. 4 Published In The Western News August 25 & September 1, 2020. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF SALE FOR STATE SCHOOL TRUST LAND The Dept. of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) will offer the following parcels of state land located in Lincoln County for sale at public auction on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 9:00 AM at DNRC's Libby Unit Office at 177 State Lands Office Road in Libby, MT under terms and conditions provided herein. Sale No. 1022 Acres: 7.083± Legal Description: Tract 1, COS 4670, Sec. 36, T31N-R34W Property Address: 175 Iron Grouse Road, Troy, MT 59935 Minimum Bid for Land: $80,000 Value of Improvements on Property: $190,000 BID PARTICIPATION A bid packet containing an Offer to Purchase and Bid Deposit Receipt Form and Invitation to Purchase State Land at Public Oral Auction and General Terms & Conditions for Sale is available on DNRC's website, or from DNRC upon request. For Open House dates, go to All persons wishing to participate in the auction must submit a bid deposit postmarked by 5:00 PM on Thursday, September 10, 2020. The bid deposit must be in the form of a certified check made payable to DNRC equal to five percent (5%) of the minimum bid indicated for that parcel and submitted with a completed Offer to Purchase and Bid Deposit Receipt Form. Failure to submit the bid deposit or Offer to Purchase and Bid Deposit Receipt Form as provided herein will prohibit participation in the auction. All Offer to Purchase and Bid Deposit Receipt Forms and payments must be sent to: DNRC, Attn: Cabin/Home Site Sales, PO Box 201601, 1539 Eleventh Avenue, Helena, MT 59620-1601, (406) 444-4289 or TERMS OF SALE for SALE No. 1022: 1. The improvements and any other personal property on the cabin/home sites are owned by the lessee or other 3rd party. The successful bidder shall be required to pay the appraised value of the improvements in addition to the purchase price of the cabin/home site determined by the highest bid at the auction in accordance with MCA §77-2-318. 2. The minimum acceptable bids for the land are the values indicated above. 3. The parcel will be sold to the high bidder of that parcel. However, the current lessee of the parcel shall retain the option to exercise their preference right for purchase by matching the high bid for that parcel. If that right is exercised, the lessee will be deemed the purchaser of the parcel. If the preference right is not exercised, the high bidder shall be deemed to be the purchaser. The high bidder will be responsible to pay the lessee for the value of improvements located on the property. 4. In addition to the purchase price for each parcel and the purchase of the improvement, the purchaser shall also be responsible for the following costs (if applicable to that particular sale) including, but not limited to: Advertising, Appraisal, Filing Fees, Water Right Transfers, Cost of Closing. DNRC will follow all state recommendations to conduct public auctions safely for staff, participants, and public attendees. Registered bidders will be notified of any updates to the auction location and measures available to accommodate social distancing. For information on how to attend as a member of the public or for additional questions, call (406) 444-4289 or email All inquiries, bid deposits, or requests for forms must be sent to: DNRC, Attn: Cabin/Home Site Sales, PO Box 201601, 1539 Eleventh Avenue, Helena, MT 59620-1601, (406) 444-4289 or Published In The Western News August 11, 18, 25 and September 1, 2020. MNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE FY 2020-2021 Public Budget Hearing & Adoption NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners on August 26, 2020 at 2:30 PM in the Commissioner's Office located at 512 California Ave., Libby, Montana for the purpose of presenting the Preliminary FY 2020/2021 Lincoln County Budget. Final Budget Resolution and Adoption will be held September 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Commissioner's Office. The Commission invites and encourages the public to attend. Public Hearings are for the purpose of hearing comments regarding the budget appropriations and revenues. Preliminary Budget Information is available at the Lincoln County Courthouse, Finance Office. For questions or further information, please contact the Finance Director, Wendy Drake at 283-2303 or email or the County Administrator, Patrick McFadden at 283-2345 or Published In The Western News August 25 & September 1, 2020. MNAXLP.

MATTHEW J. CUFFE, District Judge 512 California Avenue Libby, MT 59923 MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF L.A.H., A Youth In Need of Care. Cause No. DN-18-16 CITATION FOR PUBLICATION TO: UNKNOWN PUTATIVE FATHER YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition has been filed in the above-entitled Court by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Child and Family Services Division (DPHHS) requesting permanent legal custody, termination of parental rights with right to consent to adoption. NOW, THEREFORE, YOU ARE HEREBY DIRECTED to appear on October 5, 2020, at 3:00 o'clock p.m., at the Montana Nineteenth Judicial District Court, 512 California Avenue, Libby, Montana, then and there to show cause, if any you may have, why DPHHS's requests for relief should not be granted. The youth was born on 07/15/2014 in Kalispell, Montana. The youth's mother is Jennifer Freeman. The youth's putative father is unknown. You have the right to be represented by an attorney in these proceedings. If you are unable to afford an attorney, you have the right to ask the Court to appoint an attorney to represent you. Your failure to appear at the hearing constitutes a denial of your interest in the above-named child, which denial may result, without further notice of this proceeding or any subsequent proceeding, in judgment by default being entered for the relief requested in the petition. A copy of the Petition is filed with the Clerk of District Court in Lincoln County, 406-283-2342. WITNESS the Honorable Matthew J. Cuffe, Judge of the above-entitled Court and the Seal of this Court, this 26th day of August, 2020. TRICIA BROOKS Clerk of District Court By: /s/ Kelsi Chambers Deputy Clerk Published In The Western News September 1, 8 & 15, 2020. MNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE BNSF Agrees to Future Operation and Maintenance of Remedy within Railroad Corridors for Libby Asbestos Superfund Site Consent Decree is Now Available for Public Comment The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is inviting the public to comment on the proposed Consent Decree for BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) to manage future operations and maintenance and institutional controls for Operable Unit 6 (OU6) of the Libby Asbestos Superfund site in Libby, Mont. On Aug.27, 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice lodged a proposed Consent Decree with the United States District Court for the District of Montana in the lawsuit entitled United States of America et al v. BNSF Railway Company, Civil Action No. 9:20-cv-00126-DLC. In accordance with Montana Code Annotated (MCA) Section 75-10-713, the State of Montana is inviting the public to comment on the proposed OU6 Consent Decree. The settlement will resolve claims brought by the United States and the State of Montana against BNSF Railway Company under 106 and 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act and Sections 711, 715, and 722 of Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (Montana Superfund Law) for the work, past response costs, and future response costs. These covenants shall take effect upon the effective date. These covenants are conditioned upon the satisfactory performance by BNSF Railway Company of its obligations under this Consent Decree. These covenants extend only to BNSF Railway Company and do not extend to any other person. Under the proposed Consent Decree, BNSF will develop institutional controls for the area to ensure the remedy remains protective and will implement best practices to reduce the potential for exposure. Protective measures include securing properties, limiting unauthorized entry and minimizing the potential for the disturbance of soils in the approximately 42 miles of right-of-way in OU6. OU6 is comprised of railroad rail line, right-of-way, and rail yards located in Libby and Troy, all property of BNSF. EPA does not anticipate any further cleanup requirements within OU6. The State of Montana has reserved the right to withdraw or withhold its consent to the proposed Consent Decree if the public comments disclose facts or considerations that indicate this proposed settlement is inappropriate, improper or inadequate. The 30-day public comment period is open until 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2020. To view the documents and submit public comment visit: For more information, or to receive hard copies of the documents, contact Joann Wiggins by phone or email at: or 406-444-6795 DEQ will hold a public meeting, on or before Sept. 30, 2020, upon written request to DEQ from 10 or more persons or by a group of 10 or more persons (but not including a liable person). Published In The Western News September 1, 2020. MNAXLP