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Legals for April, 17 2024

| April 17, 2024 12:00 AM

NO. 1782 NOTICE OF HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT  BUILDING RESERVE LEVY ELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Board of Trustees (the “Board”) of High School District No. 6 (Columbia Falls), Flathead County, Montana (the “High School District”), that pursuant to a resolution duly adopted at a meeting of the Board on February 12, 2024, an election of the registered voters of the High School District will be held by mail ballot election on May 7, 2024 for the purpose of voting on the following question: Shall the Board of Trustees of the High School District be authorized to impose a building reserve levy of 20.53 mills per year to raise approximately $1,375,000 per year for 2 years for a total amount of approximately $2,750,000 for the purpose of providing funds to pay or finance the costs of replacing the existing roof on the east wing of the high school building and associated improvements and costs? If this building reserve levy proposition passes, it is estimated that property taxes on a home with an assessed market value for tax purposes of $100,000 would increase by approximately $2.31 per month or approximately $27.72 per year, of $300,000 would increase by approximately $6.93 per month or approximately $83.16 per year, and of $600,000 would increase by approximately $13.86 per month or approximately $166.32 per year. An increase in property taxes may lead to an increase in rental costs. The election will be conducted by the District Clerk solely by mail ballot. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible registered voters in the High School District on April 19, 2024, and must be returned by each voter, by mail or in person to the Flathead County Elections Department, 290 North Main Street, Suite B, in Kalispell, MT 59901, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), April 22, 2024 through May 7, 2024. Ballots may also be dropped off at the Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located at 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana, during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), April 22, 2024 through May 7, 2024. On Election Day, May 7, 2024, the only places for deposit of voted ballots will be the Flathead County Elections Department located at 290 North Main Street, Suite B in Kalispell, Montana, or the Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana, which will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. All ballots will be tabulated in accordance with Montana law with the preliminary results, if known, expected to be released after 8:00 p.m. on that day. A qualified voter who will be absent from the High School District during the time the election is being conducted may: (a) vote in person at the office of the District Clerk as soon as the ballots are available and until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day; or (b) contact the District Clerk’s office as early as practicable to make arrangements for delivery of the ballot to an address other than that which appears on the registration records. An elector may obtain a replacement ballot if his or her ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by the elector, by filling out and mailing, emailing, or faxing back a completed replacement ballot request form or by the elector by personally appearing at the Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana. Ballots may be returned in person at the place of deposit listed above, or returned by mail. If returning by mail, please use the then-prevailing first-class-postage price or one Forever Stamp. Postmark date does not apply; ballots returned by mail must be received at the Flathead County Elections Department by the 8:00 p.m. Election Day deadline to be counted. Please note, all electors, as defined in Section 20-20-301, M.C.A., are those who reside within the High School District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on April 8, 2024. For electors who miss the close of registration deadline, such electors may register late by appearing in person at the office of the Flathead County Election Administrator located at 290 North Main Street, Suite B, in Kalispell, Montana and providing to the County Election Administrator the electors’ voter registration information in verifiable form prior to 8 p.m. on May 7, 2024. DATED this 12th day of February, 2024. /s/Dustin Zuffelato, District Clerk April 17, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________

NO. 1783 NOTICE OF ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION Notice is hereby given by the undersigned Clerk of Columbia Falls School District No. Six, Flathead County, State of Montana that the Annual School Election will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, by mail ballot. Ballots may be returned to the following locations, at the following times: Location Prior to Election Day: Flathead County Elections Department, 290 North Main Street, Suite B, in Kalispell, MT 59901, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), April 22, 2024 through May 7, 2024. Ballots may also be dropped off at the Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located at 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana, during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.), weekdays (exclusive of holidays), April 22, 2024 through May 7, 2024. Location on Election Day: Flathead County Elections Department located at 290 North Main Street, Suite B in Kalispell, Montana, or the Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana, which will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.   Electors will consider the following issues at the election: • Mill levy proposition to finance the school’s High School District General Fund. shall the Board of Trustees be authorized to impose an increase in local taxes to support the High School District General Fund in the amount of $ 157,463 dollars, which is approximately 2.35 mills for the purpose of meeting needs for operation and maintenance of the district. • Mill levy proposition to finance the school’s Elementary District General Fund. shall the Board of Trustees be authorized to impose an increase in local taxes to support the Elementary District General Fund in the amount of $430,667 dollars, which is approximately  7.45 mills for the purpose of meeting needs for operation and maintenance of the district. A qualified registered elector who will be absent from the district during the time the election is being conducted may: a) vote in person in the School District election administrator’s office as soon as the ballots are available and until noon the day before the ballots are scheduled to be mailed; b) make a written request, signed by the applicant and addressed to the election administrator, that the ballot be mailed to an address other than the address that appears on the registration card. The district clerk/election administrator’s office is located at: Columbia Falls School District Election Administrator: 501 6th Avenue West. Columbia Falls, MT 59912 A qualified voter who will be absent from the High School District during the time the election is being conducted may: (a) vote in person at the office of the District Clerk as soon as the ballots are available and until 8:00 p.m. on Election Day; or (b) contact the District Clerk’s office as early as practicable to make arrangements for delivery of the ballot to an address other than that which appears on the registration records. An elector may obtain a replacement ballot if his or her ballot is destroyed, spoiled, lost, or not received by the elector, by filling out and mailing, emailing, or faxing back a completed replacement ballot request form or by the elector by personally appearing at the Columbia Falls Public Schools Administration Office, located 501 6th Ave West, in Columbia Falls, Montana. Ballots may be returned in person at the place of deposit listed above, or returned by mail. If returning by mail, please use the then-prevailing first-class-postage price or one Forever Stamp. Postmark date does not apply; ballots returned by mail must be received at the Flathead County Elections Department by the 8:00 p.m. Election Day deadline to be counted. Please note, all electors, as defined in Section 20-20-301, M.C.A., are those who reside within the High School District and are registered to vote by the close of registration on April 8, 2024. For electors who miss the close of registration deadline, such electors may register late by appearing in person at the office of the Flathead County Election Administrator located at 290 North Main Street, Suite B, in Kalispell, Montana and providing to the County Election Administrator the electors’ voter registration information in verifiable form prior to 8 p.m. on May 7, 2024. DATED this 8th day of APRIL, 2024. /s/Dustin Zuffelato, District Clerk April 17, 2024 MNAXLP __________________________