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INVITATION TO BID

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County, Montana, will receive sealed bids for construction of: HIGHWAY 37 PATH – N OF EUREKA (CTEP) STPE 27(48), CONTROL NUMBER 8820

All sealed bids, plainly marked “SEALED BID – HIGHWAY 37 PATH – N OF EUREKA (CTEP), STPE 27(48), CONTROL NUMBER 8820 will be received at the Lincoln County North Annex Office, 66121 Hwy. 37, Eureka, MT 59917, until 11:00 o’clock a.m. local time on May 2, 2016. Bids will be opened and read aloud immediately following in the North Annex Office.

The Highway 37 Path – N of Eureka (CTEP), STPE 27(48), Control Number 8820 will be constructed as a Base Bid with Additive Alternates. Contractors must bid on both the Base Bid and Additive Alternates. The Base Bid will generally consists of excavation, embankment construction, retaining walls, placement of base gravel, construction of asphalt concrete pavement for a pedestrian/bike path, minor drainage and landscaping, and associated incidentals from the Lincoln County North Annex Office to a private driveway access located prior to Douglas Hill Road (adjacent to Highway 37). Additive Alternates will generally consists of excavation, earthen borrow (embankment construction), placement of base gravel, construction of asphalt concrete pavement, minor drainage and landscaping, light demolition, and associated incidentals for a pedestrian/bike path adjacent to Highway 37; the total length of the path is approximately 2.3 miles. The Owner may award either the Base Bid or the Base Bid plus the Additive Alternate based on available funds. The contract documents consisting of Drawings and Project Manual may be examined or obtained at the Lincoln County North Annex Office, 66121 Hwy. 37, Eureka, MT 59917, (406) 297­3139; TD&H Engineering, 450 Corporate Dr. Suite 101, Kalispell, Montana 59901, (406) 751­5246; and the Northwest Montana Plans Exchange, 2303 Highway 2 East, Kalispell, MT 59901, (406) 755­5888, in accordance with SECTION 00200 – CTEP Instructions to Bidders. Copies of the entire set of Contract Documents for use in preparing Bids may be obtained from the Lincoln County North Annex Office or TD&H Engineering at the addresses stipulated above upon receipt of a non­refundable deposit of $100.00, payable to TD&H Engineering, for each set of documents including 11” x 17” drawings. No bids will be considered unless they are submitted on the “official” Bid Proposal form and the Contractor’s name has been included on the Planholders List. There will be a Pre­Bid Conference in the Lincoln County North Annex Office Conference Room located at 66121 Hwy. 37, Eureka, MT 59917 at 11:00 o’clock a.m. on April 20, 2016. Interested CONTRACTORS are encouraged to attend. CONTRACTOR and any of the CONTRACTOR’S subcontractors doing work on this project will be required to obtain registration with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry

INVITATION TO BID

(DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604­8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1­406­444­7734. CONTRACTOR is not required to have registered with the DLI prior to bidding on this project, but must have registered prior to execution of the Construction Agreement. All laborers and mechanics employed by the CONTRACTOR or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as may be required by the laws of Lincoln County and the State of Montana. The CONTRACTOR must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Each bid or proposal must be accompanied by a Certified Check, Cashier’s Check, or Bid Bond payable to Lincoln County, in an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid. Successful BIDDERS shall furnish an approved Performance Bond and Labor and Materials Payment Bond, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the contract amount. Insurance, as required, shall be provided by the successful BIDDER(s) and a certificate(s) of that insurance shall be provided. Contactor and all subcontractors must be licensed to perform work in Lincoln County. Within 10 calendar days after the Notice of Award, the successful Bidder shall be required to furnish a Performance Bond and a Labor and Materials Payment Bond guaranteeing faithful performance and the payment of all bills and obligations arising from the performance of the contract, and a signed Agreement. The bonds will each be equal to 100 percent of the contract amount. No bid may be withdrawn within a period of 60 days after the scheduled date time for public opening of bids, which is 11:00 0’clock a.m., local time on May 2, 2016. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities, to postpone the award of the contract for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, and to accept the lowest responsive and responsible bid which is in the best interest of the OWNER. Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Issued at Lincoln County, Montana, this 6th day of April, 2016. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Lincoln County, Montana

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Montana on  April 14, April 21, and April 28, 2016. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR BUDGET AMENDMENT.

There will be a public hearing on a proposed budget amendment at the Eureka Town Hall on May 10, 2016 at 7:00 pm.

The Town proposes to amend the 2015‐2016 budget to authorize expenditure of loan payments to Glacier Bank for the new Town Hall per bond resolution.

The proposed amendment will not increase anyone’s taxes or other costs or fees. For further information regarding the proposed budget amendment, please contact the Town Clerk at Town Hall, PO Box 313, Eureka, MT 59917 or call 313‐297‐2123 during regular business hours. Lisa Flynn Town Clerk

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Montana, April 21 and April 28,  2016. MNAXLP

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

Notice is hereby given that Lincoln County will open a 45 day comment period on proposed projects under Title III of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self‐Determination Act. Eligible projects under Title III include activities under the Firewise Communities program, reimbursement of search and rescue costs on federal lands, and development of Community Wildfire Protection Plans.

Lincoln County has identified several projects to fund that meet these eligibility requirements. They include funding for costs of the County Search and Rescue organizations for searches on Federal lands, contracting with consultants and agencies for developing Firewise Community programs and development of Community wildfire Protection Plans. These projects will include fuels reductions, firesafe planning strategies, landowner and public education, and updating GIS information for firewise programs.

All comments must be submitted in writing and received by 5:00 p.m. June 15, 2016. Please mail comments to the Board of Lincoln County Commissioners, 512 California Avenue, Libby, MT 59923. For further information, please contact Clerk and Recorder Robin Benson at 406‐283‐2301 or email her at lcclerk@libby.org

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Mont., April 21 and April 28, 2016.  MNAXLP

Montana Nineteenth Judicial District Court, Lincoln Montana

In the matter of the Estate of James E. Crowston, deceased, Probate No. DP-16-25

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 mailed to Michael James Crowston, personal representative, return receipt requested, c/o J. Tiffin Hall, Attorney at Law, 124 Riverside Drive, Suite 101, Eureka, Montana, 59917, or filed with the Clerk of the above entitled Court. Dated this 20th day of April, 2016. Michael James Crowston, personal representative

Published in the Tobacco Valley News, Eureka, Mont., April 28, May 5, and May 12, 2016.

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