Public/Legal Notices

MADISON COUNTY TAX APPEAL BOARD 2020 SESSION: In accordance with 15-15-101(6) MCA, the Madison County Tax Appeal Board will be in session from July 1st through December 31st, 2020, for the business of hearing appeals of property valuations set by the Montana Department of Revenue. Any taxpayer who disagrees with the appraised value of his or her property may file an appeal with the Madison County Tax Appeal Board within 30 days of the date on the Notice of Classification and Appraisal or Notice to Change Valuation (assessment notice). Appeal forms are available at the Madison County Commissioners’ Office, the Madison County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, or at . Upon receipt of the appeal form, the Board will notify the appellant and schedule a hearing. The Madison County Tax Appeal Board consists of three members, Monty Simonsen, Don McCune, and Kristi Millhouse. For further information, contact the Madison County Tax Appeal Board’s secretary at 406-843-4277. Dated this 21st day of May, 2020.  
INVITATION TO BID: Separate sealed bids for construction of the Giem Bridge Replacement Project will be received by the office of the Madison County Commission at 103 West Wallace Street, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, Montana 59755 until 2:00 P.M. local time on June 9th, 2020 and then publicly opened and read aloud.

​ The project consists of the construction of a new bridge located approximately 6.5 miles south of Twin Bridges in Madison County, Montana. The new bridge will replace the existing single-span, overhead steel truss bridge on Silver Bow Lane over the Beaverhead River. The proposed, 136-foot single-span bridge will be constructed of precast prestressed concrete bulb tee beams on a driven pile foundation. Improvements consist of but are not limited to: removal of the existing bridge structure, structure excavation, supply and installation of random riprap, supply and drive steel pipe piles, construction of cast-in-place concrete pile caps, wingwalls & end diaphragms, supply and installation of the bridge superstructure, install cast-in-place concrete bridge barrier rail & approach guardrail, structural backfill, roadway excavation, roadway embankment, gravel surface & base course, fencing, and other miscellaneous items.

​ Digital copies of the Bidding Documents are available at or 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, P.O. Box 4817, Helena, Montana 59604, 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 bridge location on June 3rd at 10:00 A.M. Interested Contractors are encouraged to attend. Available parking at the site can be found on the east side of the bridge on the shoulders of Silver Bow Lane, do not block existing gates.

​ 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, P.O. 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 Montana Prevailing Wage Rates. 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 partially funded by the Montana Department of Commerce – Treasure State Endowment Program (TSEP.)

​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 1:00 PM local time on June 5th, 2020. 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 Ryan Elliott of Great West Engineering by mail at: P.O. Box 4817, Helena, MT 59604 or email at: 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.

​Madison County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

​Published in The Madisonian on May 21st , May 28th, and June 4th, 2020

​ Madison County Commission
​103 West Wallace Street
​P.O. Box 278
​Virginia City, Montana 59755
NOTICE OF BOARD VACANCIES: The Madison County Board of Commissioners has vacancies on the Big Sky Transportation District Board; on the DUI Task Force; the Fair Board (representing the Ennis Area); three vacancies on the Mental Health Local Advisory Council, two vacancies on the Board of Health, one vacancy for a Substitute Member on the Tax Appeal Board; one vacancy on the Solid Waste Board, and one vacancy on the Madison Valley 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 PDF application forms can be found on the county website at Please return completed applications to: Madison County Commissioners’ Office P.O. Box 278 Virginia City, MT 59755  
DUI Task Force Vacancies: The Madison County Board of Commissioners is currently reorganizing the existing County DUI Task Force. If you are a current member of the task force or are interested in serving on the DUI Task Force, please contact the Commissioners’ Office at 406-843-4277, or by email at . PDF application forms can be found on the county website at ​ Please return completed applications to: Madison County Commissioners’ Office P.O. Box 278 Virginia City, MT 59755  

NOTICE: Re: April 27, 2020 Planning Board ‘virtual’ public hearing - Postponed to a subsequent date to be determined.  
VARNEY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION - For more information please go to VarneyBridge