Wednesday, July 06, 2022
72.0°F

Legals for May, 24 2022

| May 24, 2022 12:00 AM

AUDIT PUBLICATION An audit of the affairs of the City of Troy, Montana has been conducted by Nicole M. Noonan, CPA, P.C. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020. Section 2-7-521, MCA, requires the publication of the following summary of significant finings. Summary of Significant Findings The audit report for the City of Troy, Montana for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020, contains an Independent Auditor's Report on the City's basic financial statements. The report issued fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 contains unqualified opinions. The audit report also contains several other auditors' reports. Following is a listing 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 Internal Control Over Financial Reporting and on Compliance and Other Matters Based on an Audit of Financial Statements Performed in Accordance With Government Auditing Standards. This report contains no findings. Public Inspection of Audit Report The complete audit report is on file in its entirety and is open to public inspection at Troy City Hall. /s/ Tracy Rebo, City Clerk Published In The Western News May 24, 2022. MNAXLP

NOTICE THAT A TAX DEED MAY BE ISSUED IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS NOTICE, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PROPERTY TO: NO OCCUPANT Ryan L. Mercer R.R. 8-10-26 Lethbridge, AB CANADA T1J 4P4 Ryan L. Mercer 73057 Highway 845 Lethbridge County, AB CANADA T1K 8G9 Annette H. Mercer R.R. 8-10-26 Lethbridge, AB CANADA T1J 4P4 Annette H. Mercer 73057 Highway 845 Lethbridge County, AB CANADA T1K 8G9 Lincoln County Treasurer Attn: Sedaris Carlberg 512 California Ave Libby, MT 59923 Pursuant to 15-18-219, Montana Code Annotated, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: As a result of a property tax delinquency, a property tax lien exists on the following described real property in which you may have an interest: Property described in the Lincoln County Treasurer's Office under Tax Sale Certificate No. 2018000626 and Tax Code Parcel No. 53787 as follows: Lot 30, Bull Lake Estates, according to the plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk and Recorder, Lincoln County, Montana. Corrected Plat 6561. Street address: None. The property taxes became delinquent on June 1, 2019. The property tax lien was attached on August 1, 2019. The lien was subsequently assigned to Guardian Tax MT LLC on July 16, 2021. As of the date of this notice, the amount of tax due is: TAXES: $5,085.89 PENALTY: $ 101.74 INTEREST: $1,154.27 COST: $ 242.15 TOTAL: $6,584.05 For the property tax lien to be liquidated, the total amount listed in paragraph 5, plus additional interest and costs, must be paid by August 1, 2022, which is the date that the redemption period expires or expired. If all taxes, penalties, interest, and costs are not paid to the county treasurer on or prior to August 1, 2022, which is the date the redemption period expires, a tax deed may be issued to the assignee or county that is the possessor of the tax lien on the day following the date that the redemption period expires. The business address and telephone number of the county treasurer who is responsible for issuing the tax deed is: Lincoln County Treasurer, 512 California Ave., Libby, MT 59923, (406) 283-2401. FURTHER NOTICE FOR THOSE PERSONS LISTED ABOVE WHOSE ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN The address of the interested party is unknown. The published notice meets the legal requirements for notice of a pending tax deed issuance. The interested party's rights in the property may be in jeopardy. DATED at Billings, Montana this 17th day of May, 2022. By: Eli J. Patten Crowley Fleck PLLP PO Box 2529 Billings, MT 59103 Attorney for: GUARDIAN TAX MT, LLC IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND THIS NOTICE, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PROPERTY Published In The Western News May 17 & 24, 2022. 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 ยง 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 July 10, 2022 and end on October 8, 2022. Under the temporary change: The proposed point of diversion for water rights 76D-30023375 and 76D-304-00 is the NE', SW', NE' 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 NW' NE' SE' 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 12301933 for 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 May 24, 2022. MNAXLP

MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRCT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY JUDGE Honorable Matthew J. Cuffe Natasha Haines, Petitioner Tatum Haines, Respondent Cause No. DR-22-26 Summons THE STATE OF MONTANA SENDS GREETINGS TO THE ABOVE-NAMED RESPONDENT: YOU, THE RESPONDENT, ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Petition in this action which is filed in the office of the above-named Court, a copy of which is herewith served upon you, and to file your answer and serve a copy thereof upon Petitioner's attorney within 21 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service; and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default, for the relief demanded in this Petition. GIVEN under my hand this 7th day of Marh, 2022. Tricia Brooks, Clerk of Court By: Michelle Freese Published In The Western News May 10, 17 & 24, 2022. MNAXLP