Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-1112. Resolution of intention to create or expand district -- notice. (1) Before creating or expanding a district, the governing body shall pass a resolution of intention to do so, designating the boundaries thereof.
     (2) Notice of passage of the resolution must be published for 5 days in a daily newspaper or in one issue of a weekly paper published in the municipality or county or, in case no newspaper is published in the municipality or county, then by posting for 5 days in three public places in the municipality or county. A copy of the notice shall be mailed to every owner of real property within the proposed district or within the proposed area of expansion listed on the last completed assessment roll for state, county, and school district taxes, at the owner's last-known address, on the same day the notice is first published or posted.
     (3) The notice must describe the general purpose of the district or the general reason for the expansion and designate the time when and the place where the governing body will hear and pass upon all protests that may be made against the creation of the district or the expansion of the existing district. The notice shall refer to the resolution on file with the governing body or clerk, if any, for the description of the boundaries.
     (4) The resolution to expand a district deals only with the question of the expanded area, and the existing district does not have to be reestablished.

     History: En. Sec. 5, Ch. 656, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 79, L. 1991.

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