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Legals for August, 23 2022

| August 23, 2022 12:00 AM

Notice of Public Hearing The City of Libby The City Council of the City of Libby has completed the preliminary budget for fiscal year 2023. A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 6th, 2022 for all interested citizens of the City of Libby. The Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 6:00 pm, to hear from any resident concerning the budget before it is finalized. The proposed budget has been placed on file and may be examined at City Hall, 952 E. Spruce St., weekdays 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. By order of the Mayor and Council: Leann Monigold City Clerk/Treasurer 293-2731 Published In The Western News August 16 and 23, 2022. MNAXLP

C. Mark Hash Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP Attorneys at Law 136 1st Ave. W. P. O. Box 1178 Kalispell, MT 59903-1178 (406) 755-6919 cmhash@hashlaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM E. BRINEGAR a/k/a Scott Brinegar, William S. Brinegar Deceased Cause No. DP-22-95 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 Tammy Anne Brinegar, the Personal Representative, 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 this 4th day of August, 2022 s/ Tammy Anne Brinegar Personal Representative Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/ C Mark Hash Published In The Western News August 9, 16, & 23 MNAXLP

C. Mark Hash Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP Attorneys at Law 136 1st Ave. W. P. O. Box 1178 Kalispell, MT 59903-1178 (406) 755-6919 cmhash@hashlaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF RUTH C. FORE Deceased Cause No. DP-22-93 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 Alton O. Fore, the Personal Representative, 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 this 29th day of July, s/ Alton O. Fore Personal Representative Hash, O'Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP By s/ C Mark Hash Published In The Western News August 9, 16 & 23, 2022. MNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE FY 2022-2023 Final Budget Public Hearing & Adoption NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners on August 31, 2022, at 11:30 AM in the Commissioner's Office located at 512 California Ave., Libby, Montana for the purpose of presenting the Preliminary FY 2022/2023 Lincoln County Budget. Final Budget Resolution and Adoption will be held September 7, 2022, at 11:30 AM 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. Vision Net is available at the Lincoln County Annex Building in Eureka. This service is available for Eureka residents who would like to attend the Final FY 2022/2023 Lincoln County Budget Adoption without traveling. For questions or further information, please contact the Finance Director, Wendy Drake at 406-283-2303 or email wdrake@libby.org. Published In The Western News, August 23 & 30, 2022. MNAXLP

Notice of Proposed Subdivision Public Hearing Indian Springs Ranch Subdivision - Phase 4 Lincoln County hereby gives notice that a public hearing will be held on Wednesday, August 31st at 1:30pm, or soon thereafter, in the Commissioners Room of the Lincoln County Courthouse located at 512 California Ave., Libby, Montana in order to inform the public and receive comments on a phase of a previously approved subdivision located approximately 1 mile north of Eureka. The proposal is for 10 residential lots that will access via the Indian Springs Ranch Road from US Hwy 93. The public will have the opportunity to offer written or oral comment on the proposed subdivision at this meeting. **If you cannot make it to the public hearing, please submit your comments IN WRITING so they can be added to the staff report and meeting minutes of record.** A copy of the proposal can be viewed on the Planning Department website. For further information, contact the Lincoln County Planning Department, 418 Mineral Ave., Libby, Montana, 59923; Phone (406) 283-2444 or kmrplanning@gmail.com Dated this 14th Day of August 2022. Kristin Smith, KMR Consulting For Lincoln County Environmental Health and Planning Published In TRhe Western News August 16 & 23, 2022. MNAXLP

Libby Creek Community Water and Wastewater Improvements Project Request for Qualifications for Engineering Services Issue Date: August 23, 2022 Reply Due Date: September 6, 2022 Introduction: The County of Lincoln is pleased to submit our Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for engineering services for a water and wastewater improvement project located just south of Libby, MT. The County of Lincoln has received a federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) award by the Montana Department of Commerce (MDOC) and an American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) award. The Project is intended to connect the Libby Creek Community to the City of Libby's water system and provide a new on-site wastewater treatment and disposal system. Location & Site Status: The project site is located in Lincoln County, Montana, just south of the City of Libby on the east side of U.S. Highway 2. The property is located in Section 15, Township 30 North, Range 31 West. Libby Creek Community is a small, affordable-housing mobile home community, consisting of 14 residential units located just south of Libby, Montana, along U.S. Highway 2. The community has existed for at least 50 years and their existing on-site water and sewer systems are in need of replacement. In 2018 the residents, with assistance from NeighborWorks Montana, formed a cooperative and collectively purchased the property. With the purchase, the cooperative acquired the private water and wastewater systems that serve the community. A Preliminary Engineering Report has been prepared identifying a preferred alternative and project budget. The water project will abandon (or repurpose for irrigation) the existing on-site water system and extend City of Libby water main to loop through the property and provide City water service. Each home will be individually metered. The wastewater project will abandon five old and/or failing multi-user septic systems and replace them with new collection mains and a new Level 2 wastewater treatment system and drainfield. This will be subject to public system regulations with discharge less than 5,000 gallons per day. In order to support the costs of these improvements, Lincoln County applied for CDBG and ARPA funding. The selected consultant must be familiar with these agencies and their requirements. Full funding through these programs has been awarded. Copies of the property conditions report, CDBG application, and contract and consecutive systems agreement are available upon request. Scope of Services: The selected Consultant's scope of services will include: *Create designs and specifications for replacement of sewer lines and mains including: project specifications, bid package, draft contract, addenda (if necessary), and bid forms *Conduct construction procurement per CDBG and ARPA regulations and requirements, including but not limited to an open bid, bid advertisement, pre-bid meeting and site walkthrough (if necessary), bid opening, and review and summary of bids, assistance with contractor selection, conducting the pre-construction conference, and issuance of the final contract. *Ensure compliance with procurement requirements related to Minority Business Enterprise, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, and Davis-Bacon Labor Standards per CDBG requirements. Consultant to coordinate review, as required, with CDBG Grants Administrator and other relevant agencies, as needed. *Conduct review of contractor's payroll for compliance with Davis-Bacon. *Provide Construction Administration services, including but not limited to site visits and correspondence required by the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ), along with processing of RFI's, review of submittals, review and recommendation of Change Orders, review and approval of contractor's pay applications, site field reports, etc. *On-site observation of construction work, and preparing reports. *Coordinate permitting with AHJ and Montana DEQ, as necessary. *Monitoring of construction activities to ensure work is being completed in accordance with the project specifications. *Ensure compliance with CDBG and ARPA regulations and requirements. *Act as liaison throughout the project with the Montana DEQ and other regulatory agencies. *Conduct final inspection and testing. *Prepare a final completion report along with ensuring receipt of a letter of no further action from the Montana DEQ. *Provide reproducible plan drawing to the County and appropriate federal or state agency upon project completion. *Prepare an operation and maintenance manual. Schedule: *September 20, 2022: Provide response to Department of Commerce with engineer and proposed timeline *December 1, 2024: Completion of construction *February 1, 2025: Project final inspection, Issue Certificate of Occupancy and CDBG Grant Close-Out. Deliverables Schedule: Please provide a proposed schedule for the following deliverables: *Project design and specifications *Bid package, including construction contract (draft for review) *Bid advertisement *Construction contractor selection *Completion of construction *Completion of project including all necessary DEQ communication Statements of Qualifications should Include: 1. The firm's legal name, address, and telephone number 2. The principal(s) of the firm and their experience and qualifications 3. The experience and qualifications of the staff to be assigned to project 4. A description of the firm's prior experience, including any similar projects (in particular those funded by CDBG), size of community, location, total construction cost, and name of a local official knowledgeable regarding the firm's performance 5. Discussion of the firm's ability to meet time and budget requirements as well as present and projected workloads 6. Ability to meet milestone dates and timeline of deliverables 7. Contact information for at least three professional references 8. The proposed work plan and schedule for activities to be proposed 9. Disadvantaged Business Enterprises are encouraged to respond Respondents will be evaluated according to the following factors: A. Overall Quality of the Response (5%) B. Qualifications of the professional personnel to be assigned to the project (including reference checks) (30%) C. The consultant's capability to meet time and project budget requirements, including present and projected workloads (20%) D. Location (5%) E. Related experience on similar projects, including but not limited to knowledge and experience with planning, oversight, and projects funded by federal grant funds, preference for experience with CDBG and ARPA (30%) F. Recent and current work for the entity issuing the RFP (10%) Contact Information: PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTIONS TO: Danielle Maiden, Cooperative Housing Director NeighborWorks Montana PO Box 1025 Great Falls, MT 59403 Ph: 406.406.6444 dmaiden@nwmt.org PLEASE SEND WRITTEN RESPONSES BY EMAIL OR MAIL TO: Attn: Libby Creek Community Water and Sewer Improvement Project Danielle Maiden, dmaiden@nwmt.org OR PO Box 1025, Great Falls, MT 59403 RESPONSE DUE DATE: September 6, 2022 Respondents should clearly label as "CONFIDENTIAL" any materials which they deem to contain proprietary information. NeighborWorks Montana agrees to treat these materials as confidential, but will not return them at the completion of the selection process. A selection committee comprised of Lincoln County, NeighborWorks Montana, and Libby Creek Community board members will review all responses, check references, and choose the most qualified respondent. Lincoln County will complete the review of submitted qualifications and proposals by September 6, 2022. Contracts will be negotiated on the basis of demonstrated qualifications and fair and reasonable prices. This solicitation is being offered in accordance with federal and state statutes governing procurement of professional services. Accordingly, Lincoln County 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. Lincoln County is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minority businesses are encouraged to apply. Lincoln County makes reasonable accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant's ability to compete in the recruitment and selection process or the Consultant's ability to perform the essential duties of the job. In order for Lincoln County to make such accommodations, the applicant must make known any needed accommodation. Persons using a TDD may call the Montana Relay Service: 711. Published In The Western News August 23, 2022. MNAXLP

MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT Lincoln County, Montana In the Matter of the Name Change of Alice Marie Sowa Rhodes Cause No. DV-22-98 Notice of Hearing on Name Change Matthew J Cuffe, Judge This is notice that Petitioner has asked the District Court for a change of name from Alice Marie Sowa Rhodes to Alice Marie Rhodes. The hearing will be on September 19, 2022 at 11:00am. The hearing will be at the Courthouse in Lincoln County. Dated August 11, 2022. Tricia Brtooks Clerk of District Court By s/s Kelsi Chambers Deputy Clerk of Court Published In The Western News August 16, 23, 30 and September 6, 2022. MNAXLP