Public/Legal Notices

Madison County is soliciting statements of qualifications and experience (SOQ) to be used in selecting a Principal Consultant to provide Environmental Planning Services for Madison County’s Airports. Services are outlined in FAA Advisory Circular 150/5100-14E, Change 1, Section 1.4.1 including planning services, for the following project:
Standalone single project to prepare an Environmental Assessment in accordance with FAA Orders 5050.4 and 1050.1 for the Ennis/Big Sky Airport. Draft Master Plan Update will be posted on the Madison County Website at
Selection criteria contained in the FAA Advisory Circular 150/5100-14E, will be applied in the following order of importance: 
1. Degree of interest shown in undertaking the project and familiarity with and proximity to the geographic location of the project.
2. Recent experience in similar projects and airports.
3. Quality of previous projects
4. Qualifications of key personnel.
5. Capability of performing the projects.
6. Capability of meeting deadlines, schedules, and budgets.
7. Reputation and reference.
8. Meeting the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) contract goal, evidence documenting that the consultant met the DBE goal, or by documenting that it made adequate good faith efforts to meet the DBE goal. (See 49 CFR, § 26.53)
Upon review of the submitted material, Madison County may select a consultant based on the submitted material, or reduce the list of applicants to approximately three (3) for oral presentation. A detailed scope of work will be developed with the selected consultant. Firm consulting fees will be negotiated, utilizing an independent cost estimate as necessary, for the services to be performed under an FAA grant as approved by the FAA. This contract is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 11246 (Affirmative Action to Ensure Equal Employment Opportunity) and to the provisions of Department of transportation Regulations 49 CFR Part 26 (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Participation). DBE firms are encouraged to submit. To be considered for these services, please provide five (5) copies, plus one (1) unbound copy of a Statement of Qualification (SOQ) no later than 1:00 p.m. on or before August 29, 2017. All responses must be submitted in a sealed envelope plainly marked "Statement of Qualifications - Airport Engineering and Planning Services." The Statement of Qualifications should not exceed 30 pages. Questions or comments, and submittals should be addressed to Madison County Commissioners, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, Montana 59755-0278. Phone 406-843-4277.
/s/ James P. Hart, Chairman, Madison County Commission

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS: The Madison County Tax Appeal Board will be in session from July 1 through December 31, 2017, for the business of hearing appeals. Any taxpayer who disagrees with the appraised value of his or her property may file an appeal with the Madison County Tax Appeal Board on or before the first Monday in June or within 30 days of receipt of a Notice of Classification and Appraisal, or Notice to Change Valuation (assessment notice), whichever is later. It is possible that not all taxpayers will receive an assessment notice. Appeal forms are available online on the State Tax Appeal Board website at or from Laurie Buyan in the Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT, 843-4277, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office, 843-4270, or by email at
Road Surface Improvements in the Mountain Village of Big Sky CONTRACTORS, you are invited to bid on a road reconstruction and chip seal/overlay project in the Mountain Village of Big Sky. The project encompasses Turkey Leg Road and Beehive Basin Road, and will be completed for Madison County. It generally consists of pulverization and repaving of approximately 1,300 lineal feet of 25’ wide road along with an asphalt overlay of approximately 5,400 lineal feet of 24’ wide road. There is also some manhole and valve box adjustments required as part of the paving improvements. Interested contractors should contact Gaston Engineering & Surveying at (406) 586-0588,, or by mail at P.O. Box 861, Bozeman, MT 59771 to get a copy of the plans and specifications. This information is also available at the Bozeman Builder’s Exchange. The cost per plan set is $75, which is non-refundable. Bids must be sealed and delivered to the Madison County Commissioners Office at 103 W. Wallace St (Second Floor) in Virginia City no later than 11:00 AM Tuesday August 8, 2017. If delivery by mail is preferred, the Commissioner’s Office is P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755. All bids must be accompanied by a bid security. Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud during the Madison County Commissioners meeting, at 11:00 AM on Tuesday August 8, 2017.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON ORDINANCE 2-2017 REGARDING INTERFENCE WITH FAIR, RODEO, OR LIVESTOCK EXHIBITIONS IN MADISON COUNTY The Madison County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room of the Administrative Office Building, Virginia City, Montana, to receive public comment on the second reading of Ordinance 2-2017. The proposed ordinance would establish rules regarding interference with Fair, Rodeo, or Livestock Exhibitions in Madison County. Copies of the proposal are available for review at the following locations: Sheridan Public Library (107 E. Hamilton St.), Twin Bridges Library (206 S. Main St.); Ennis Madison Valley Public Library (210 E. Main St.); Thompson-Hickman Library, (217 Idaho St.), Madison County Commissioners’ Office (103 W. Wallace), the Clerk & Recorder’s Office (103 W. Wallace), Virginia City; and on the County’s website under current proposals at . Comments on the proposal are welcome. Written comments may be submitted at the hearing or delivered to the Madison County Commissioners’ Office prior to the hearing at P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755; faxed to (406) 843-5517; or e-mailed to Written comments must be received by close of the August 1, 2017, public hearing. For more information, contact the Commissioners’ Office at (406) 843-4277.
NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCIES: The Board of Commissioners has vacancies on the Mental Health Local Advisory Council (3 positions), the Planning Board representing the Pony, Norris, Harrison Area, the Road Review Committee, the Madison Valley Fire District Board, the Alder Rural Fire District Board and the Virginia City Fire District Board (2 positions). If you are interested in serving on any of these boards please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 406-843-4277, by email at , or visit our website at The Madison County Board of Commissioners also has a vacancy on the Big Sky Meadow Trails, Recreation, and Parks Special District Board, (“Members of this board must reside in the respective county and either own property or reside within the district boundary from which they are appointed…”).