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Legal Notices 2-18

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF

NAWS PIPELINE PROJECT

WATER TRANSMISSION

PIPELINE WESTHOPE TO

SOURIS CORNER SEGMENT

(CONTRACT 2-4B) FOR THE

NORTH DAKOTA STATE WATER

COMMISSION

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the State of North Dakota, acting

through the State Water Commis-

sion, invites and will receive sealed

proposals (bids) up to the hour of

2:00 p.m., local time, on March 5th,

2020, for the furnishing to the State

of North Dakota of all transportation,

labor, materials, tools, equipment,

services, permits, utilities, and other

items necessary to construct said

work, in accordance with the draw-

ings and contract documents on file

in the office the North Dakota State

Water Commission. At said time,

said proposals will be publicly

opened and read aloud in the North

Dakota State Water Commission lo-

cated at:

North Dakota State Water

Commission

State Office Building

900 East Boulevard Avenue

Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0850

Bids shall conform to and be respon-

sive to the Contract Documents for

the work. The Contract Documents

will be available after February 4th,

2020. Copies of the Contract Docu-

ments will be on file and may be ex-

amined during normal office hours in

the office of the North Dakota State

Water Commission and at the fol-

lowing locations:

Houston Engineering, Inc.

18 3rd Street SE Suite 100

Minot, ND 58701-3700

Telephone (701) 852-7931

Fax (701) 858-5655

The scope of Work generally con-

sists of the following: Mobilization;

72,650 linear feet of 14 inch C900

DR 18 PVC water main; 180 linear

feet of 6 inch C900 DR 18 PVC wa-

ter main; 165 linear feet of 4 inch

C900 DR 18 PVC water main; 580

linear feet of 14 inch C900 DR 18

restrained joint pipe for excavated

coulee and wetland crossings; 5,230

linear feet of 16 inch C900 DR 14

Fusible PVC water main or 18 inch

DR 7 DIPS PE4710 water main in-

stalled by HDD across the J Clark

Salyer National Wildlife Refuge;

1,280 linear feet of 14″ C900 DR 18

restrained joint pipe installed by

HDD or open cut methods across

various coulee and wetland cross-

ings; two (2) Type I (2-Lane) Road

Crossings; nine (9) Type II Road

Crossings; one (1) Type IV Road

Crossing; one (1) Type IV Road and

Enbridge Pipeline Crossing; six (6)

Excavated Road Crossings; NAWS

2-4A System Interconnection; two

(2) combination air release/air vacu-

um valve manhole assemblies; two

(2) air release valve manhole as-

semblies; one (1) rural turnout

meter/control valve manhole assem-

bly; eight (8) gate valves with boxes;

three (3) flush risers; pipeline mark-

ers; erosion control; seeding; remo-

val and replacement of trees; and in-

cidental items. The Contractor will

not perform work or permit the per-

formance of Work by subcontractors

outside regular dusk to dawn work-

ing hours or on Saturdays, Sundays,

or legal State holidays without pro-

viding written notice of proposed

work to the Engineer a minimum of

5 days in advance and contingent on

the Owner’s written consent. The

Owner is not likely to consent to

Work involving pipe production,

backfill, or appurtenance installation.

In accordance with the current Ener-

gy and Water Development Ap-

propriations Act, to the greatest ex-

tent practicable, all equipment and

products purchased for use in this

contract shall be American-made.

Printed copies of plans and specifi-

cations may be obtained following

receipt of payment of $500.00 per

set, non-refundable, or a CD may be

obtained with the documents in elec-

tronic (pdf) format following receipt

of payment of $40 per set, nonre-

fundable, from the following:

Houston Engineering, Inc.

18 3rd Street SE Suite 100

Minot, ND 58701-3700

The contract documents may also

be viewed free of charge online at

www.houstoneng.com, or download-

ed for a fee of $25.00. Please con-

tact us at 701-852-7931 if you have

any questions. The Advertisement

for Bids, Planholders List, Adden-

dums, and Bid Results will be avail-

able from the “Bid Info” link located

on the Houston Engineering, Inc.

web site. Each bid shall be submit-

ted on a form furnished as part of

the contract documents and must be

accompanied by a separate en-

velope containing a Bidder’s Bond

with Acknowledgement of Surety in

an amount not less than 5% of the

full amount of the bid made payable

to the order of or for the benefit of

the North Dakota State Water Com-

mission. The bid bond shall be exe-

cuted by the bidder as principal and

by a surety company authorized to

do business in the State of North

Dakota, conditioned that if the

principal’s Bid be accepted and the

contract awarded to the principal,

within ten (10) days after Notice of

Award, the Principal shall execute a

contract in accordance with the

terms of the bid and contractor’s

performance and payment bonds as

required by law and the regulations

and determinations of the North

Dakota State Water Commission. A

bid submitted without this informa-

tion properly enclosed in the bid

bond envelope shall not be read nor

considered and the envelope shall

be resealed, and bid returned to the

bidder immediately. Each bid shall

be sealed and delivered to the North

Dakota State Water Commission at

the location designated in this notice

for the opening of bids at or before

the time in this notice provided. Un-

less a bidder obtains a contractor’s

license for the full amount of its bid

within twenty days after it is deter-

mined the bidder is the lowest

responsive and responsible bidder,

the bid must be rejected and the

contract awarded to the next lowest,

responsive, responsible, and

LICENSED bidder. Substantial

Completion for all WORK shall be

October 8, 2020. Final Completion

for all WORK shall be November 5,

2020. The State of North Dakota,

acting through the State Water Com-

mission, reserves the right to select

the schedule(s) under which the bids

are to be compared and contract(s)

awarded, to reject any and all bids,

to determine whether a bidder is

responsive and responsible and to

waive any and all irregularities in

any bid. BY THE ORDER OF THE

NORTH DAKOTA STATE WATER

COMMISSION.

Dated: January 29, 2020

/s/ Garland Erbele

Garland Erbele, PE,

Chief Engineer/Secretary

(February 4-11-18, 2020)

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

MINOT PUBLIC LIBRARY

EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS

Owner: City of Minot

Sealed proposals for Construction of

the Minot Public Library – Exterior

Renovations will be received at City

Hall – City Council Chamber, 515

2nd Avenue SW, Minot, ND 58701,

until 2:00 PM local time on Tuesday,

February 25, 2020 when bids will be

opened and read aloud. The Infor-

mation to Bidders, Form of Bid,

Form of Contract, Form of Perfor-

mance – Payment Bonds, Drawings,

Specifications, addenda, and other

contract documents as prepared by

JLG Architects may be examined at

the following places: The office of

JLG Architects, Minot, North Dakota;

the Builders Exchanges in

Fargo-Moorhead, Grand Forks,

Bismarck-Mandan, Bismarck, Minot

and Dickinson, North Dakota;

Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota;

Construction Connect and McGraw

Hill/FWDodge. Bid Documents are

available to Prime bidders at the of-

fices of JLG Architects, Minot, ND.

Digital copies are available at no

charge and physical copies are

available upon payment of $100.00

for each set. Any unsucccessful

bidder, upon returning such in good

condition within 15 days after the bid

opening, will be refunded their depo-

sit. Each bid must be accompanied

by a separate envelope containing

the contractor’s license and bid

security. The bid security must be in

a sum equal to five percent of the

full amount of the bid and must be in

the form of a bidder’s bond. A

bidder’s bond must be executed by

the bidder as prinicpal and by a

surety, conditioned that if the princi-

pals bid is accepted and the contract

awarded to the principal, the princi-

pal, within ten days after notice of

the award, shall execute a contract

in accordance with the terms of the

bid, the bid bond, and any conditions

of the governing body. Bids shall

comply with North Dakota Century

Code Chapter ’ 48-01.2 as amend-

ed. If a successful bidder does not

execute a contract within the time al-

lowed, the bidder’s bond shall be

forfeited to the governing body and

the project awarded to the next

lowest responsible bidder. No bidder

may withdraw their bid within 60

days after the actual date of the

opening therof. The Bid Bond of the

the three lowest Bidders for each

contract will be retained until the

contract has been awarded and exe-

cuted, but no longer than sixty (60)

days after the date of the Bid. All

Bidders shall hold a valid North

Dakota Contractor’s license of the

proper class for the full amount of

the bid as required by North Dakota

Law Sections ’ 43-07-05 and ’

43-07-12 and shall enclose a copy

of the license or Certificate of

Renewal of the license in the same

envelope as the Bidder’s Bond. A

Contractor shall be the holder of a

license at least ten days prior to the

date set for receiving Bids to be a

qualified Bidder. No bid will be read

or considered which does not fully

comply with the above requirements

as to bond and licenses, and any

deficient bid submitted must be

resealed and returned to the bidders

immediately. Bids shall be in accor-

dance with and submitted on the Bid

form supplied within the Bid Docu-

ments. Failure to do so may result in

rejection of the Bid. The Owner

reserves the right to reject any and

all bids and to waive any formalities

therein, and rebid the project until a

satisfactory bid is received. A

Pre-Bid Conference will be held at

the Minot Public Library, 516 2nd

Avenue SW, Minot, ND on Friday,

February 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM local

time.

(February 4-11-18, 2020)

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

Probate No. 51-2020-PR-00030

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF

WARD COUNTY, STATE OF

NORTH DAKOTA

In the Matter of the Estate of

Penny Bertsch, a/k/a Philipina

Bertsch, Deceased.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that

the undersigned has been appointed

personal representative of the above

estate. All persons having claims

against the said deceased are re-

quired to present their claims within

three months after the date of the

first publication or mailing of this no-

tice or said claims will be forever

barred. Claims must either be

presented to Kelly Bertsch, Personal

Representative of the estate, at

2525 Elk Drive, P. O. Box 1000,

Minot, ND 58702-1000, or filed with

the Court.

Dated this 12th day of February,

2020.

/s/Kelly Bertsch

Kelly Bertsch

Brent M. Olson – #05593

PRINGLE & HERIGSTAD, P. C.

2525 Elk Drive

P. O. Box 1000

Minot, ND 58702-1000

bolson@pringlend.com

Attorney’s for:

Personal Representative

(February 18-25; March 3, 2020)

SUMMONS

Civil No. 51-2019-CV-02146

IN DISTRICT COURT, WARD

COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA

The Industrial Commission of North

Dakota, acting as the North Dakota

Housing Finance Agency,

Plaintiff,

vs.

James Walker, Jr., an unmarried

person; United States of America

acting through the Secretary of

Housing and Urban Development;

and any other person in possession;

Defendants.

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFEN-

DANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY sum-

moned to answer the Complaint of

the Plaintiff which is herewith served

upon you and which will be filed in

the office of the Clerk of District

Court of Ward County, North Dako-

ta, and to serve a copy of your

answer thereto on the undersigned

at his office at 720 Main Avenue, in

the City of Fargo, County of Cass,

State of North Dakota, within twenty

one (21) days after service of this

Summons upon you, exclusive of

the date of service, and in case of

your failure to appear or answer as

above directed, judgment will be tak-

en against you by default for the re-

lief demanded in the Complaint

herein. MORTGAGOR IS NOTIFIED

FURTHER that this is a communi-

cation from a debt collector and this

is an attempt to collect a debt. Any

information obtained will be used for

that purpose.

Dated at Fargo, North Dakota, this

20th day of December, 2019.

/s/Stephen P. Welle

Stephen P. Welle (ND ID 07343)

Special Assistant Attorney General

for the Industrial Commission of

North Dakota acting as the North

Dakota Housing Finance Agency

Attorney for Plaintiff

720 Main Avenue

Fargo, North Dakota 58103

701.235.8000

steve@okeeffeattorneys.com

This action relates to the foreclosure

of a real estate mortgage owned by

above-named Plaintiff upon the fol-

lowing described property situated in

the County of Ward, State of North

Dakota, to-wit:

Lot 7, Thompson’s Sixth Plat in

NW1/4 Section 1, Township 154

North, Range 83 West of the 5th

P.M., Ward County, North Dakota.

(Street Address: 3804 Main Street

South, Minot, North Dakota

58701)

/s/Stephen P. Welle

Stephen P. Welle (ND ID 07343)

Special Assistant Attorney General

for the Industrial Commission of

North Dakota acting as the North

Dakota Housing Finance Agency

Attorney for Plaintiff

720 Main Avenue

Fargo, North Dakota 58103

701.235.8000

steve@okeeffeattorneys.com

(February 11-18-25, 2020)

SUMMONS FOR ASSET

FORFEITURE PURSUANT TO

NDCC ’ 19-03.1-36.3

Civil No. 51-2019-CV-00475

STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA,

COUNTY OF WARD, IN DISTRICT

COURT, NORTH CENTRAL

JUDICIAL DISTRICT

State of North Dakota,

Plaintiff,

vs.

Joseph Thomas Bott and $5,875.00

U.S. Currency,

Defendants.

THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFEN-

DANT: Joseph Thomas Bott (DOB:

1/4/1981): You are hereby sum-

moned and required to appear and

defend against the Complaint in this

action, which is herewith served

upon you, by serving upon the un-

dersigned an answer or other proper

response within twenty-one (21)

days after the service of this Sum-

mons upon you, exclusive of the day

of service. If you fail to do so, judg-

ment by default will be taken against

you for the relief demanded in the

Complaint.

Dated this 12th day of March, 2018

/s/Marie A Miller

Marie A. Miller NDID #06617

Assistant State’s Attorney

Ward County State’s Attorney’s

Office

Ward County Courthouse

315 3rd St. SE

P.O. Box 5005

Minot, N.D. 58702-5005

Phone: (701) 857-6480

E-mail: 51wardsa@wardnd.com

(February 18-25; March 3, 2020)

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