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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

   
JOB NOTICE:
The Madison County Commissioners’ Office is accepting applications until filled for the full time position of Commission Office Clerk. The primary duties of this position include working closely with the Executive Assistant to help process the flow of information to the Commissioners and other individuals as necessary. The position provides clerical support to the Commissioners’ Office and assists with the secretarial duties including drafting and presenting written minutes for weekly Commission meetings and other meetings as requested. This position assists with answering and directing calls, processing and distributing mail, making copies, responding to office email, sorting/filing, and maintaining office files, maintaining office inventory, and assisting with other everyday office procedures. Starting wage for the position is $18.81 per hour. Interested candidates may request a full job description and employment application by contacting the Madison County Commissioners’ Office at 406-843-4277, via e-mail at madco@madisoncountymt.gov or visit our website at www.madisoncountymt.gov.
Madison County is an equal opportunity employer.

 
   
PUBLIC NOTICE
Ennis and McAllister Cemetery Improvements
The Madison Valley Cemetery Board is wishing to make improvements to the Ennis and McAllister Cemeteries.
These improvements involve the straightening, and re-erection of Tombstones and Monuments that have fallen, settled or are tilting to the point of failure. The Cemetery Board is reaching out to the owners of these headstones/monuments but the age of most (75 to 100 years) will make it difficult to locate family members and responsible parties.
The Cemetery Board has entered into discussions with an experienced, reputable contractor who specializes in tombstone/monument corrections. The work will be performed in a professional and discrete manor at no cost to those who may own the monuments.
The Cemetery Board will wait for responses until September 30, 2022. If you or someone you know has questions and/or knowledge of ownership, please contact the Madison Valley Cemetery Board at MVCemetery1866@gmail.com , 406-581-0367, or email the County Commissioners at madco@madisoncountymt.gov.
Thank you,
John S. Heckler, Madison County Commissioner, District 3

 
   
SECTION 00100
INVITATION TO BID
Separate sealed bids for construction of the Cliff and Wade Lake Road Gravel Surfacing project will be received by the office of the Madison County Commission at 103 West Wallace Street, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755 until 2:00 pm local time on Tuesday August 16th, 2022 and then publicly opened and read aloud.
The project consists of providing and placing crushed top surfacing. The project begins at the intersection of Cliff-Wade Lake Road and Highway 287 and continues 9.4 miles southeast to the intersection of Horn Creek Road and State Highway 87. The base bid includes the spur road to Wade Lake. The project also includes an additive alternate to add dust palliative to the new top surfacing. The gravel surfacing will match the existing road widths which vary from 12-ft to 18-ft.
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 2501 Belt View Drive, Helena, MT 59601, phone (406) 449-8627 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 Madison County Administrative Office Building at 103 West Wallace Street in Virginia City at 11:00 A.M. on August 4th, 2022. Interested Contractors are encouraged to attend. Virtual attendance through Webex is also an option. https://globalpage-prod.webex.com/join, Meeting Number: 2550 902 0804, Password: VCMadison or Join by Phone: 1-408-418-9388, Password: 82623476
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 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 Madison 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 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 from the Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP).
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.
Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
   
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 10:05am, the Madison County Communications Center received a 911 call from the area of South Main Street in Twin Bridges.
Deputies and emergency medical personnel responded to an initial report of an adult female victim that had been injured in a possible assault. The reported suspects were two adult males that had fled the incident scene. Witnesses at the scene reported the fleeing suspects were possibly armed with a firearm.
Madison County Deputies and Montana Highway Patrol responded to the Sheridan area in an attempt to locate the fleeing vehicle and suspects.
The male suspects were reported driving on Mill Creek Road outside Sheridan. At 11:38am, MHP Troopers and Madison County Deputies performed a high-risk traffic stop with the individuals near the 200 block of Mill Creek Road. One of the suspects was arrested on scene with charges now pending. The second suspect was detained at the scene and subsequently released without charges.
The female victim was transported from the scene to a medical facility to receive care for her injuries.
If you witnessed any part of the incident or have any further information regarding the incident, please contact the Madison County Sheriff's Office at 406-843-5301.

 
   
NOTICE: PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION LICENSE REQUIRED BY LAW
DO YOU OWN AND/OR OPERATE A SHORT-TERM RENTAL PROPERTY SUCH AS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, AN AIRBNB OR VRBO? MONTANA STATE LAW REQUIRES THAT ALL SHORT-TERM RENTAL PROPERTIES BE LICENSED THROUGH THE MONTANA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. *SEE MONTANA CODE ANNOTATED 50-51-201.

PLEASE CONTACT THE MADISON COUNTY SANITARIAN OFFICE TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING YOUR PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION LICENSE.

 -ZACHARY KOZICKY, RS
 CELL: 406-465-7339
EMAIL: ZKOZICKY@MADISONCOUNTYMT.GOV
OFFICE PHONE: (406) 843-4275
FAX: (406) 843-5362
 
   
Notice to Madison County Irrigators
Madison County Ordinance 3-98 prohibits water from any irrigation ditch or sprinkler system to flood or spray upon any county road or to thereby obstruct or prevent vehicular traffic or render the road unsafe for vehicular passage. Any person found guilty of purposely or knowingly violating the terms of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined in an amount not to exceed One Hundred Dollars ($100) and/or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days, or both.

 
   
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON RESOLUTION PRESENTING TO QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF MADISON COUNTY THE QUESTION OF A 3% LOCAL OPTION MARIJUANA EXCISE TAX PURSUANT TO HB701
The Madison County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in the courtroom of the Madison County Administrative Office Building, 103 West Wallace, Virginia City, Montana, to receive public comment on a resolution presenting to qualified electors of Madison County the question of a 3% local-option marijuana excise tax pursuant to HB701
Copies of the proposed resolution 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 public/legal notices at www.madisoncountymt.gov .
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 madco@madisoncountymt.gov . Written comments must be received by close of the August 2, 2022 public hearing.
For more information, contact the Commissioners' Office at (406) 843-4277.

 
   
NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCIES:
The Madison County Board of Commissioners has one vacancy on the Big Hole River Advisory Board; two vacancies on the Board of Health; two vacancies on the County Compensation Board; one vacancy on the DUI Task Force; one vacancy on the Library Board; one vacancy on the Mental Health Local Advisory Council; one vacancy on the Planning Board; two vacancies on the Road Review Committee; one vacancy on the Solid Waste Board; one vacancy for a substitute member on the Tax Appeal Board; and one vacancy on the Taylor Cemetery District Board.

If you are interested in filling any of these vacancies, please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 406-843-4277, or by email at madco@madisoncountymt.gov 

PDF application forms can be found on the county website at https://madisoncountymt.gov/DocumentCenter/View/833 

Please return completed applications to:
Madison County Commissioners’ Office
P.O. Box 278
Virginia City, MT 59755

 
   
NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS:
The Madison County Tax Appeal Board will be in session from July 1 through December 31, 2022 for the business of hearing property valuation and classification appeals. Any taxpayer who disagrees with the appraised value or classification of his or her property may file an appeal with the Madison County Tax Appeal Board within 30 days of receipt of a Notice of Classification and Appraisal, or Notice to Change Valuation (assessment notice) established by the Montana Department of Revenue. Appeal forms are available from www.mtab.mt.gov. Appeals must be filed with the County Clerk and Recorder who will notify the County Tax Appeal Board to schedule a hearing.
For further information, contact:
Laurie Buyan, Secretary
406-843-4277
lbuyan@madisoncountymt.gov