Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-2202. Apportionment of costs of maintaining lighting system. (1) The cost of the maintenance and operating service to said rural improvement district may be apportioned among the various tracts of land within said improvement district:
     (a) in proportion to the assessed value of said lands within said improvement district, as determined by the board of county commissioners;
     (b) at the option of said board and as determined by said board, in proportion to the lineal front footage of each tract, any part of which is in the district and abuts the street or roadway along which the lighting system is to be maintained; or
     (c) in proportion to the area, as determined by said board, of that portion of each tract included in the district.
     (2) (a) Before the first Monday of September of each year, the board shall pass and finally adopt a resolution levying and assessing upon all the property within the district an amount equal to the whole cost of maintaining said lighting system. The same shall be proportioned against the several tracts of land in said district as provided in this part.
     (b) Said resolution levying assessments to defray the cost of maintenance shall be prepared and certified to in the manner as near as may be to a resolution levying assessments for making, constructing, and installing the improvements in said special improvement districts.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 58, L. 1933; re-en. Sec. 4601.1, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 217, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 16-1629(part).

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