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The Madison County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. at the Alder Fire Hall, Alder, Montana, to receive public comment on a petition to relocate and abandon portions of the disputed right-of-way of Adobetown Road and establish a county road right-of-way along portions of Telegraph Road and portions of an unnamed Bureau of Land Management road in Madison County Road District 1.
Copies of the petition are available for public review and comment at the Madison County Commissioners’ Office.
Comments on the proposal are welcome. Written public comments may be submitted or delivered to the Madison County Commissioners’ Office, P.O. Box 278, Virginia City, MT 59755; faxed to (406) 843-5517; or emailed to Written comments must be received by close of the May 17, 2022, public hearing.

Guidelines for Adobe Town Road Public Hearing:
 A sign-in sheet will be available when you arrive. Please print clearly, indicate if you wish to speak and if you are pro, con, or neutral.
 The petitioner will be allowed 15 minutes to give a presentation on the proposed petition.
 One presenter will be allowed 15 minutes to present the opposing position.
 All other members of the public will be allowed a maximum of 3 minutes to make comments. Please be brief, direct, and to the point.
 Speakers are requested to step up to the podium, state your name clearly for the record and spell if necessary.
 Please do not repeat previous comments, merely indicate which comment you agree with.
 Please do not interrupt when someone else is speaking.
 The hearing will be limited to discussion relevant to the petition.
 Verbal attacks on other individuals will not be allowed.
 Written comments are encouraged and will become a part of the public record.
 Please maintain decorum. Do not clap, cheer or boo.
 This public hearing is not a debate. It is for the purpose of gathering information only.

WebEx Information:
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Meeting Number: 2551 180 8554
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How to use WebEx: 
 When participating by WebEx, please identify yourself.
 If you choose to speak, please use the hand icon and wait until you’re called on.
 You are welcome to submit written comments through the WebEx portal.


EQUIPMENT, Ennis, Montana will be received until 2 pm local time on May 27, 2022 at Madison County, 103
West Wallace Street, Virginia City, Montana 59755. Bids received after that time will not be opened or
considered for this project. The bids will be publicly opened and read at 10:30 a.m on May 31, 2022. Virtual
meeting attendance is encouraged and information will be available on Madison County’s official website.
Bids include the supplying of an exterior commercial kitchen walk in cooler and freezer combo unit,
condensing units, and related accessories per contract documents, as well as associated warranties
and delivery to Ennis, MT.
Contract Documents: May be examined without charge at the offices of SMA ARCHITECTURE AND
DESIGN, P.C., 920 Front Street, Suite 101, Helena, Montana 59601. One complete set of Drawings and
Specifications may be procured from the Architect’s office upon deposit of $25.00 as a guarantee of the safe
return of the Drawings and Specifications. The full amount of this deposit will be returned to each bidder
immediately upon the return of the Drawings and Specifications in good condition. Only those Contractors
participating in the bidding process will be eligible for a refund. No refund on documents returned later than
ten (10) days after the bids are opened will be obligatory. Plans may also be examined at plans rooms
located in major Montana cities.
Each bidder will be expected to comply with all fair labor practices and must meet the requirements of
applicable State of Montana, Madison County, and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) rules and
statutes. This project is exempt from payment of the public contractor’s gross receipts tax.
No bidder may withdraw their bid for at least thirty (30) days after the scheduled time for receipt of bids,
except as noted. All proposals must be on a lump sum basis.
The Owner reserves the right to waive informalities, award the contract to the responsible Bidder whose bid is
responsive and conforms with all material terms and conditions of the bidding documents and proposed
Contract Documents, is lowest in price, and the bid which is determined to be in the best interest of the
Owner, or to not award any proposals.
If the contract is to be awarded, the Owner will award the contract to the responsible Bidder whose bid is
responsive and conforms with all material terms and conditions of the bidding documents and proposed
Contract Documents, is lowest in price, is in the best interest of the project, and other factors considered.
Madison County has received notice of the award of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds
from the Montana Department of Commerce. Madison County will soon commence implementation of an
infrastructure upgrades project. CDBG regulations governing the grant require that to the greatest extent
feasible, opportunities for training and employment arising in connection with this CDBG assisted project will
be extended to local lower-income residents. Further, to the greatest extent feasible, business concerns
located in or substantially owned by residents of the project area will be utilized. For more information, please
contact Community Development Division (Montana Department of Commerce, 301 South Park Avenue,
Helena, MT 59620).
All prospective general contractors and subcontractors must be registered with prior to
submitting bids. There is NO registration fee for Any registration costs seen are the result
of using a third party company to complete the SAM registration.
Davis Bacon Wage Rates
This project must comply with Davis-Bacon and Related Acts and adherence to the current U.S.
Department of Labor Wage Decision. State of Montana Prevailing Wage Rates and Davis-Bacon Wage
Rates apply to this project.
Madison County, MT
AB - 2
103 West Wallace Street
Virginia City, MT 59755
Madisonian Legal Advertisement Dates: 5/12/2022, 5/19/2022, 5/26/2022
Montana Standard Legal Advertisement Dates: 5/15/2022, 5/18/2022, 5/22/2022
Bozeman Chronicle Legal Advertisement Dates: 5/15/2022, 5/18/2022, 5/22/2022
Publication Date/Time:
5/11/2022 12:00 AM
Closing Date/Time:
5/27/2022 2:00 PM
Related Documents:
Jack Creek Road Safety Improvements - Notice of Construction Startup
Construction of the Jack Creek Road improvements is anticipated to begin on May 9, 2022, weather permitting, and wrap up by July 2022. Work will be taking place on Jack Creek Road from the intersection of Jack Creek Bench Road to the Moonlight Basin property access gate; approximately 3.1 miles in length. Road improvements will consist of adjustments to the horizontal road alignment to create a buffer from the top of the Jack Creek bank; widening the roadway to County standard width where viable, adjusting the horizontal and vertical grade at seven "blind" corner locations to provide increased sight distance; and improving roadside drainage. All improvements are designed to stay within the County's right-of-way.
Travelers using Jack Creek Road should expect delays and single-lane closures during construction. Jack Creek Road may be closed to through traffic for up to one-hour during the hours of 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
For more information, please contact the Madison County Commission at (406) 843-4277 or Project Design Consultant Jeremiah Theys at (406) 495-6193.


The Madison County Board of Commissioners has one vacancy on the Big Hole River Advisory Board; one vacancy on the Board of Health; one vacancy on the DUI Task Force; two vacancies on the Mental Health Local Advisory Council; one vacancy on the Planning Board; one vacancy 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 

PDF application forms can be found here and on the county website at

Please return completed applications to:

Madison County Commissioners’ Office
P.O. Box 278
Virginia City, MT 59755


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