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Legals for August, 20 2021

| August 20, 2021 12:00 AM

American Covenant Senior Housing Foundation, at 234 Shelter Valley Drive, Kalispell, MT (406) 235-6593, and Community Action Partnership of NW MT, at 214 Main St, Kalispell, MT (406) 752-6565, both Non-Profit organizations, hereby notifies all interested persons of Libby, Montana, that we are requesting property tax exemption for Cabinet Affordable Housing, an affordable multi-family rental housing complex to be located at 400 Commerce Way, Libby, MT. We invite you to join us for comment at a public meeting to be held August 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The location of the meeting will be at the Libby City Hall Council Chambers at 952 E. Spruce Street, Libby, MT. Anyone who would like more information should contact Gerald Fritts, Executive Director, American Covenant Senior Housing Foundation, (406) 235-6593. Published In The Western News August 20, 2021. MNAXLP

The Purple Marten Sale is located within Portions of Sections 9,10,15,16,20,21,22,27,28,29,32,33, T25N, R32W, Sanders County, State of Montana, PMM. The Forest Service will receive Sealed bids at Supervisor's Office, Libby, MT before or at the time of public bid opening at 2:00 PM local time on 09/20/2021 for an estimated volume of 45609 ton of Douglas-fir & Other sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. In addition, there is within the sale area an estimated volume of 2695 ton of Combined Softwood non-saw that the bidder agrees to remove at a fixed rate. In addition, there is within the sale area an unestimated volume of Combined Softwood sawtimber, and Combined Softwood non-saw that the bidder may agree to remove at a fixed rate. Sale contains specified roads with an estimated public works construction cost of $241,171.53. Bidders qualifying as small business concerns under the Small Business Act may, when submitting a bid, elect for the Forest Service to build permanent roads. Additional information concerning this option is in the prospectus. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the Supervisor's Office, 31374 US HWY 2, Libby, MT 59923. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender. Published In The Western News August 20, 2021. MNAXLP

Public Notice: Envirocon/Dick Anderson Construction Joint Venture, 5512 Montana Highway 37, intends to temporarily lease and change water rights from the Kootenai River, Rainy Creek, and/or Carney Creek located near Libby, Montana pursuant to MCA § 85-2-402. The Lessor and owner of the water rights is the Kootenai Development Co., 7500 Grace Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21044. The Montana DNRC water right numbers for the temporarily changed water rights are 76D 303-00, 76D 304-00, 76D 305-00, 76D 310-00, and 76D 30023375. The purpose of the lease is for road construction and dust abatement. The source of water to be used under the temporary change is the Kootenai River, Rainy Creek, and/or Carney Creek. The diversion of water is proposed to start on May 7, 2021 and end on August 5, 2021. Under the temporary change: The proposed point of diversion for water rights 76D-30023375 and 76D-304-00 is the NE1/4, S1/4, NE1/4 of Section 32 in Township 31 North, Range 30 West Lincoln County on the Kootenai River; the proposed point of diversion for water rights 76D 303-00, 76D 305-00, and 76D 310-00 will be the NW1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 of Section 21, Township 31 North, Range 30 West Lincoln County, at the Mill Pond located at the confluence of Carney Creek and Rainy Creek; the proposed place of use is in sections 15, 16, 21, 22, 28 and 32 all in Township 31 North, Range 30 West Lincoln County. The maximum flow rate and volume for all water rights will not be exceeded, and the cumulative diversion and use of any rights will not exceed 120,000 gallons per day. The industrial water used under water rights 76D 303-00, 76D 304-00, 76D 305-00, 76D 310-00 will be temporarily curtailed during the term of this lease. The water right is not abandoned and the point of diversion and means of diversion are still functional. The 14.2 acres of irrigation use under water right 76D-30023375 will also be temporarily curtailed during the term of this lease. Analysis of flow records provided by the USGS at stream gauging station 12301933for the Kootenai River below Libby Dam near Libby Montana show that the minimum flow rate for the Kootenai River is 3,000 cfs (https://waterdata.usgs.gov/mt/nwis/uv?site_no=12301933). Withdrawing 120,000 gallons of water per day is approximately 0.0062% of the daily minimum flow of the Kootenai River which can be considered de minimis. The proposed point of diversion is not moving upstream or downstream of any other existing water user on the Kootenai River. There are no other water rights on Rainy Creek or Carney Creek, that could be adversely effected by the lease. Use of any water rights will continue to operate in priority, and within the historic appropriation. Accordingly, it does not appear that the water use will cause adverse effect to any other water users. If any water users are adversely effected, diversions will be immediately curtailed until the adverse effects subside. Questions, comments or concerns can be communicated to the Lessor representative Hafferman Engineering Inc. at kurt@haffermanengineering.com Published In The Western News August 20, 2021. MNAXLP

Public Notice DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION UNIT OFFICE TIMBER SALE The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, Libby Unit is proposing a timber harvest on approximately 438 acres on State Trust Land located in Sec.16, T30N, R29W within the Fisher River drainage. A brief description of the proposed action is listed below. Preliminary estimates indicate that approximately 1.5-2.5 million board feet of timber would be harvested. Approximately 6.1 miles of road maintenance would be required to access timber. with no permanent new construction. Ground based tractor logging systems would be utilized on approximately 408 acres and cable based logging systems would be utilized on the remaining acres. Proposed silvicultural harvest treatments would include shelterwood, as well as salvage trees damaged from insects and blowdown. Follow-up treatments could include machine piling and scarification, slash burning, broadcast burning, noxious weed spraying, hand planting tree seedlings and pre-commercial thinning. Harvest activities could begin during 2022. This timber sale is part of a program managing forested State Trust Land for revenue to support the Common Schools. The Department would like the public's input regarding the proposal to harvest timber on these parcels. Those interested should address written comments to: Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation attention: Jess Paoli, 177 State Lands Office Road, Libby, MT 59923, or E-mail at: jess.paoli@mt.gov. You can telephone at: (406) 283-3529. Comments need to be received by 5:00 p.m. on September 13th, 2021. Published In The Western News August 13, 20, 27, September 3 & 10, 2021. MNAXLP

Troy Public Schools PO Box 867 Troy, MT 59935 406-295-4321 Invitation To Submit Request for Qualifications ("RFQ") The Board of Trustees of Troy Public Schools ("the District") is calling interested parties to submit qualifications to perform Preconstruction Phase Services and Construction Phase Services for the construction of a new parking lot for the District, contingent upon obtaining grant funds. Interested parties can receive the Request for Qualifications by contacting Jacob Francom, Superintendent of Troy Public Schools at the number listed above or emailing Superintendent Francom at jfrancom@troyk12.org Primary Task: Assist the District during all phases of the planning, construction, and completion processes related to the anticipated Project. A successful submission will demonstrate the following characteristics: Pertinent experience with a background in school facilities Commitment to the project Understanding of the Distric's needs and requirements Innovative community engagement and communica tion strategies Competitive fee structure and costs Please submit proposals to: Superintendent Jacob Francom Troy Public Schools PO Box 867 Troy, MT 59935 406-295-4321 Closing date for proposal submission is October 1, 2021. No late proposals will be considered. Proposals will be read and considered by the Board of Trustees at a properly noticed school board meeting, date TBD. This request does not form or constitute a contractual document. Troy Public Schools shall not be liable for any loss, expense, damage or claim arising out of the advice given or not given or statements made or omitted to be made or work completed in connection with this Request for Qualifications. The Board of Trustees of Troy Public Schools reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals, to waive informalities, and/or to accept the proposal that is deemed to be in the best interest of the School District. Published In The Western News August 10, 13, 17 & 20, 2021 MNAXLP

Troy Public Schools PO Box 867 Troy, MT 59935 406-295-4321 Invitation To Submit Request for Qualifications ("RFQ") The Board of Trustees of Troy Public Schools ("the District") is calling interested parties to submitqualifications to perform Preconstruction Phase Services and Construction Phase Services to upgrade the HVAC systems across the District, contingent upon obtaining grant funds. Interested parties can receive the Request for Qualifications by contacting Jacob Francom, Superintendent of Troy Public Schools at the number listed above or emailing Superintendent Francom at jfrancom@troyk12.org Primary Task: Assist the District during all phases of the planning, construction, and completion processes related to the anticipated Project. A successful submission will demonstrate the following characteristics: *Pertinent experience with a background in school facilities *Commitment to the project *Understanding of the District's needs and requirements *Innovative community engagement and communication strategies *Competitive fee structure and costs Please submit proposals to: Superintendent Jacob Francom Troy Public Schools PO Box 867 Troy, MT 59935 406-295-4321 Closing date for proposal submission is October 1, 2021. No late proposals will be considered. Proposals will be read and considered by the Board of Trustees at a properly noticed school board meeting, date TBD. This request does not form or constitute a contractual document. Troy Public Schools shall not be liable for any loss, expense, damage or claim arising out of the advice given or not given or statements made or omitted to be made or work completed in connection with this Request for Qualifications. The Board of Trustees of Troy Public Schools reserves the right to reject any and/or all proposals, to waive informalities, and/or to accept the proposal that is deemed to be in the best interest of the School District. Published In The Western News August 20 & 27, 2021. MNAXLP