Public Notices

Thursday, June 23, 2022

INVITATION TO BID

Separate sealed bids for construction of the Town of Richey, Montana Water System Improvements will be received by The town of Richey, Montana at 112 Antelope Avenue E, Richey, MT 59259 until 2:00 PM local time on June 30th, 2022, and then publicly opened and read aloud.

The project consists of 4 schedules. The first schedule includes approximately 3,200 feet of 8”, 6” and 4” PVC water main that replaces 8”, 6” and 4” AC. Schedule 2 includes approximately 1,700 feet of 8” and 6” PVC water main that replaces 6” AC. Schedule 3 includes approximately 1,025 feet of 8” PVC water main that replaces 4” AC. Schedule 4 includes approximately 1,050 feet of 8” and 4” PVC water main that replaces 4” AC. All 4 schedules include new gate valves, fittings, services and fire hydrants.

Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at www.greatwesteng. com or www.questcdn.com for a fee of $20.00. These documents may be downloaded by selecting this project from the “Current Projects Bidding” tab. The contract documents, consisting of half size Drawings and Project Manual, may be examined or obtained at the office of Great West Engineering, located at 6780 Trade Center Avenue, Billings, MT 59101, phone (406) 652-5000 in accordance with Article 2.1 of Instructions to Bidders. Required fee of $50 per set, which is not refundable.

In addition, the Drawings and Project Manual may also be examined at the following locations:

Billings Builders Exchange

Great Falls Builders Exchange

Bozeman Plan Exchange

Helena Copy Center

Butte Builders Exchange

Missoula Plans Exchange

There will be a Pre-Bid Conference at the office of Town of Richey at 112 Antelope Avenue East at 2:00 PM on Tuesday June 21st, 2022. Interested Contractors are encouraged to attend.

Contractor and any of the Contractor’s Subcontractors bidding or doing work on this project will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, PO Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena MT 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling (406) 444-7734. All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractor or Subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid wages at rates as required by the higher of either Montana State Prevailing Wages or Davis Bacon Wage Act. 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 the Town of Richey, 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 a 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.

This project is funded in part or in whole with grant/ loan funding from the Montana Coal Endowment Program (MCEP), the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

Award of the project will be contingent upon receiving funding and award concurrence from MCEP, DNRC and ARPA. Bids may only be withdrawn as provided in Section 16.02 of the Instructions to Bidders after the scheduled time for the public opening of bids.

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 that is in the best interest of the Owner.

All questions about the meaning or intent of the Contract Documents are to be submitted in writing to and must be received by Great West Engineering no later than 2:00 PM local time on June 24th. 2022. Questions received after this date will not be answered. Oral questions will only be accepted at the Pre-Bid conference. Written comments may be submitted to Greg Lukasik of Great West Engineering by mail at: 6780 Trade Center Avenue, Billings, MT 59101 or email at: glukasik@greatwesteng.com. Interpretations or clarifications considered necessary by Engineer in response to such questions will be issued by Addenda delivered to all parties recorded as having received the Bidding Documents. Only questions answered by Addenda will be binding. Oral and other interpretations or clarifications will be without legal effect.

Town of Richey is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Published at the Glendive Ranger Review, Glendive, Montana, this June on the days of the 2nd, 9th, and 23rd, 2022.

Town of Richey, Montana NaDean Brown, Mayor

112 Antelope Avenue East, Richey, MT 59259

Publish: 6/2, 6/9 & 6/23/22

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Notice to Creditors

Estate of Fay D. Dear

Date of Birth August 08, 1942

To All Creditors:

Notice To Creditors: The decedent, Fay D. Dear, who lived at 104 Maple HC, Glendive, Montana 59330 died January 26, 2021.

Creditors of the decedent are notified that all claims against the estate will be forever barred unless presented to COREEN SCHUMACHER, named personal representative or proposed personal representative, at PO box 85, Opheim, Montana 59250, or to both the probate court and the named/proposed personal representative within 120 days after the date of publication of this notice.

COREEN SCHUMACHER, Personal Representative for the Estate

PO box 85

Opheim, Montana 59250

Publish: 6/9, 6/16 & 6/23/22

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AUDIT PUBLICATION INTRODUCTION

An audit of the affairs of DAWSON COUNTY, Montana, has been conducted by OLNESS & ASSOCIATES, PC, CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS. The audit covered the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. Section 2-7-521, MCA, requires the publication of the following summary of significant findings.

Summary of Significant Findings

The audit report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 contained an Independent Auditor’s Report on the basic financial statements. The rnport issued for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021 was qualified.

The audit report also contained other auditor’s reports. Following is a listing of the reports and a summary of the findings included. 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 Or FINANCIAL STATEMENTS PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS

2. REPORT ON COMPLIANCE WITH REQUIREMENTS APPLICABLE TO EACH MAJOR PROGRAM AND ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER COMPLIANCE REQUIRED BY THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE

SCHEDULE OF FINDINGS AND QUESTIONED COSTS

SEGREGATION OF DUTIES

AUDITOR PREPARED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

TOTAL POST-EMPLOYMENT BENEFIT LIABILITY NOT RECORDED

COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FUND

3. REPORT ON PRIOR AUDIT RECOMMENDATIONS

4. CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN

Public Inspection of Audit Report

The complete audit report is on file in it’s entirety and open to public inspection.

A copy of the audit is available at the Clerk & Recorder’s office in the Dawson County Courthouse.

Publish: 6/23 & 6/30/22

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COP Construction LLC requests quotes from qualified MBE/WBE/DBE subcontractors and suppliers from all trades for the construction of the “Montana Water System Improvements” project for the Town of Richey. Bid date is June 30th, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Bids are due by June 29th, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Types of work needed include, but are not limited to: Traffic Control, Asphalt, Trucking, Seeding, and Concrete Flatwork. Contact Dave Loyning at dloyning@copconstruction.com or at COP Construction LLC, 242 S. 64th St West, Billings, MT 59106, 406-656-4632 or by fax at 406-655-9286. Plans and specifications are available at online at copconstruction. com/bid-opportunities/ or www.questcdn.com, or may be obtained at Billings Builders Exchange, Bozeman Plan Exchange, Butte Builders Exchange, Great Falls Builders Exchange, Helena Copy Center and Missoula Plans Exchange. COP Construction LLC is an EEO company.

Publish 6/23/22

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Call for bids. Dawson County is accepting bids to clean the County Attorney Building beginning July 15, 2022. Please submit written bids to the Dawson County Commissioners, 207 W. Bell St. Glendive, MT 59330 by July 5th at 10 a.m. for bid opening. A list of duties is listed on the county webpage at www. dawsoncountymontana. org ,or may be obtained from the Clerk & Recorders office. Prevailing wages may apply. Proof of liability insurance must be provided by date of contract. The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive irregularities or to accept any bid they deem to be in the best interest of Dawson County.

Publish: 6/23 & 6/30/22

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