Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-2101. Definitions. (1) The term "board of county commissioners" includes any body or board which under the law is the legislative department of the government of the county.
     (2) The word "blocks", shall mean such blocks, whether regular or irregular, as are bounded by main streets or partially by a boundary line of the city.
     (3) The word "city" and the word "municipality", as used in this part, shall be understood and so construed as to include all corporations heretofore organized and now existing and hereafter organized for municipal purposes.
     (4) The terms "clerk" and "county clerk", as used in this part, include any person or officer who shall be clerk of the board of county commissioners.
     (5) The term "county treasurer", as used in this part, means and includes any person who, under whatever name or title, is the custodian of the funds of the county.
     (6) The term "engineer", as used in this part, means the person, firm, or corporation who is designated by the board of county commissioners as the engineer for the improvement.
     (7) The term "incidental expenses", as used in this part, includes:
     (a) the compensation of the engineer for work done by him;
     (b) the cost of printing and advertising, as provided in this part;
     (c) interest on warrants of the county issued to pay costs of improvements as provided in this part;
     (d) costs of issuance of the bonds or warrants of the special improvement district, including costs of printing the bonds, bond registration fees, attorneys' fees and financial consultants' fees, a premium for bond insurance, any price paid by the original purchaser of the bonds that is less than the face amount thereof, and interest to accrue on bonds or warrants of the special improvement district before assessments levied by the district are collected in amounts and at times sufficient to pay such interest; and
     (e) a reasonable administrative fee payable to the county for the creation and administration of the district by the county, its officers, and its employees.
     (8) The term "main street" means such actually opened street or streets as bound a block.
     (9) The words "paved" or "repaved", as used in this part, shall be held to mean and include pavement of stone, whether paving blocks or macadam; of bituminous rock or asphalt; or of wood, brick, or other material, whether patented or not, which the board of county commissioners by rule or resolution shall adopt.
     (10) The term "quarter block", as used in this part as to irregular blocks, includes all lots or portions of lots having any frontage on either intersecting street halfway from such intersection to the next main street or when no main street intervenes, all the way to the boundary line of any city.
     (11) The word "street", as used in this part, includes avenues, highways, lanes, alleys, crossings or intersections, courts, and places which have been dedicated and accepted according to the law or in common and undisputed use by the public for a period of not less than 5 years next preceding.
     (12) The term "street intersection", wherever used in this part, means that parcel of land at the point of juncture or crossing of intersecting streets, which lies between lines drawn from corner to corner of all lot lines immediately cornering at such juncture.
     (13) The words "work", "improved", and "improvements", as used in this part, shall include all work or the securing of property, by purchase or otherwise, mentioned in this part and also the construction, reconstruction, maintenance, and repair of all or any portion of said work.

     History: En. Ch. 123, L. 1915; superseded by Ch. 156, L. 1917; amd. Ch. 67, L. 1919; superseded by Sec. 26, Ch. 147, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4599, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4599, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 134, L. 1961; R.C.M. 1947, 16-1626(part); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 665, L. 1985.

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