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Legals for October, 29 2021

| October 29, 2021 12:00 AM

REQUEST FOR STATEMENTS OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES Contingent upon sufficient funding, the City of Libby is soliciting Statements of Qualifications for consulting services to assist with the preparation of a Water System Preliminary Engineering Report (PER). This will be a comprehensive review of the existing distribution and treatment system. An Amended Water System PER was completed in 2018. The Amended PER recommended numerous water main replacements and treatment plant improvements. Major distributions system improvements have been made, but areas being served still do not have adequate pressure or flow for peak demand. Water lose is still significant. A leak survey maybe needed to identify major leaks. Construction was completed on the water treatment plant about 20 years ago. Since completion there have been few improvements. A thoughtful review is needed of the plant facilities to identify needed improvements. The PER will develop a list of system improvement needs. With City input the needs will be prioritized. The City will provide access to records on past projects for the selected consultant's use, such as water billing and plant production records and leak repair summaries. A water system map was prepared for the distribution system in 1995. Updating this map to show recent projects and pressure zones will be part of the final work product. Software for the City to add information will be purchased by the City, for use in modifying the water system map. The consultant should plan on two public meetings during the planning process and several meetings with City staff. A funding strategy will be developed which address multiple projects over a 20 year period. The City expects the consultant to provide the City staff regular updates of possible funding opportunities. The City may retain the consultant to assist in preparing applications for funding to Montana Coal Endowment Plan, Community Development Block Grant, Rural Development, Renewable Resources and other programs, State or Federal, funding infrastructure. Upon satisfactory completion of the PERs and contingent upon sufficient funding, the City may at its discretion retain the consultant to provide grant administration, preliminary and final design services, bidding assistance, and construction administration for improvements. Where state or federal grant and/or loan funds are to be used, plans and specifications and construction administration are to be in strict compliance with all applicable requirements under the respective funding programs. Upon successful funding of a project the City may, at its discretion amend the consultant agreement to include: Grant and/or loan administration in conformance with the guidelines of the respective funding agencies. Design water system improvements including preparing plans and specifications and assembling a bid package in conformance with applicable requirements; Provide bid evaluation services such as preparing the advertisements for bid solicitation, conducting the bid opening, and evaluating the bids received; Provide construction engineering services such as conducting the preconstruction conference, field staking, on-site inspection of construction work, compaction density testing, preparing inspection reports, and reviewing contractor requests for payment; Conduct final inspection and preparing project certification; Submit certified record drawings to the City and appropriate regulatory agency upon project completion; and Prepare operation and maintenance manuals in compliance with guideline(s) set by the State. Responses to this request should include: 1. The firm's legal name and address of main office; 2. Location of managing office and contact information; 3. Organizational structure of the firm, firms history and areas of expertise; 4. The experience, qualifications and location of the staff to be assigned to project; 5. A description of the firm's prior experience with amending PERS and preparing new PERS, location, including size of community, water supply, treatment options, storage type, wastewater treatment method, disposal and name of a local staff knowledgeable regarding the firm's performance; 6. A description of the firm's current work activities and how these would be coordinated with the project, as well as the firm's anticipated availability during the term of the project; and 7. The proposed work plan and schedule for activities to be performed. Respondents will be evaluated on following criteria: 1. Overall Quality of Proposal, 10%. 2. Qualifications of the professional personnel to be assigned to the project, 30%. 3. Consultant's prior performance in meeting time and project budget for similar projects, 15%. 4. Availability to Libby, 10%. 5. Experience with alternative funding sources, 15%. 6. Related experience on similar projects, 20%. Limit proposals to 20 pages, plus cover letter, cover page, table of contents and appendices with employee resumes and a list of references. One page shall be interpreted as one side of single-spaced, typed, 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. The selection of the Consultant may be based only on an evaluation of the written responses or the City may elect to interview firms based upon an evaluation of the written responses. The selection will be made to the most qualified offeror whose proposal is deemed most advantageous to the City, all factors considered. Unsuccessful offerors will be notified as soon as possible. Questions and responses should be directed to City Administrator, Mr. Samuel Sikes at 406-293- 2731, ext. 2 or by emailing sam.sikes@cityoflibby.com .Questions must be submitted by the close of business November 8, 2021. Responses to questions will be distributed within five days. All proposals must be received no later than 4:00 pm on 19th day of November, 2021. Please state "Professional Services Proposal" on the outside of the response package and provide 8 copies of the proposal. This solicitation is being offered in accordance with state statutes governing procurement of professional services. Accordingly, the City of Libby reserves the right to negotiate an agreement based on fair and reasonable compensation for the scope of work and services proposed, as well as the right to reject any and all responses deemed unqualified, unsatisfactory or inappropriate. Done this the 27th day of October, 2021. By: s/s_Peggy Williams, Mayor Published In The Western News October 29 & November 5, 2021. MNAXLP

Lincoln County Public Notification 10/26/2021 Bobtail Area Fall Management Burns Private landowners participating in the Lincoln County Kootenai Forest to Rivers (KFRI) cost-share fuel reduction program in the Bobtail area near Libby will be burning slash piles between October 27th and November 10th depending on weather conditions. Smoke from slash pile burning may impact the Bobtail and Pipe Creek areas, and possibly the Rawlings Tracts and River Road areas. Slash burning is a management tool to reduce logging debris and hazardous fuels during hazardous fuel reduction activities. Slash burning is planned in the following areas: Hutton Drive and Bobtail Lane. Smoke will be visible from Libby and has the potential to impact the Bobtail, Pipe Creek and Rawlings Tracts areas. All fall management burns in the Libby Air Pollution Control District must comply with air quality regulations, which are guided and monitored by the Montana/Idaho State Airshed Group and the Lincoln County Health Department. Understanding that smoky conditions can be unpleasant, burning will take place when air dispersion and weather forecasts are favorable. Every effort is made to mitigate smoke effects and reduce impacts to the public. Please take extra care if traveling in the Bobtail, Pipe Creek and Rawlings Tracts areas when smoke is present. Additional notifications will be posted on the Lincoln County Emergency Management Facebook Page. The Lincoln County Code Red system will be also utilized for notifying residents in the Bobtail and Pipe Creek areas on the days of the burns. For more information about these burns, please contact Jennifer Nelson, Lincoln County Forester, 406-283-2322 or Steve Lauer, Fire Marshal, 406-283-1883. Published In The Western News OOctober 26 & 29, 2021. MNAXLP

PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO PROTEST TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF MONTANA ALL-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSE STAGECOACH BILLY LLC (DARREN SMITH, MARK & PATRICIA WOOLPERT LIVING TRUST, WILLIAM & NANCY GERRISH FAMILY TRUST, Owner(s)) has applied to transfer Montana All-Alcoholic Beverages License No. 56-999-4457-010 to be operated at THE DIRTY SHAME SALOON, 29253 Yaak River Rd, Troy, Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 56-999-4457-010 and the applicant's name STAGECOACH BILLY LLC; (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 November 8, 2021. 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 Troy. 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 Charlene Sholey, Compliance Specialist for the Department of Revenue's Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, at 444-3505 or Charlene.Sholey@mt.gov. Published In The Western News October 22 & 29, 2021. MNAXLP

PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO PROTEST TRANSFER OF OWNERSHIP OF MONTANA ALL-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES LICENSE STAGECOACH BILLY LLC (DARREN SMITH, MARK & PATRICIA WOOLPERT LIVING TRUST, WILLIAM & NANCY GERRISH FAMILY TRUST, Owner(s)) has applied to transfer Montana All-Alcoholic Beverages License No. 56-999-4499-001 to be operated at YAAK RIVER MERCANTILE AND TAVERN, 29238 Yaak River Rd, Troy, Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 56-999-4499-001 and the applicant's name STAGECOACH BILLY LLC; (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 November 8, 2021. 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 Troy. 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 Charlene Sholey, Compliance Specialist for the Department of Revenue's Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, at 444-3505 or Charlene.Sholey@mt.gov. Published In The Western News October 22 & 29, 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 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 com 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 October 29, November 2, 5 & 9, 2021. MNAXLP