Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-4135. Responsibility for repairs due to operation of street railway. (1) Whenever any portion of the surface of a paved street is occupied or used for railway or street railway purposes, it shall be the duty of the owner or operator of such railway or street railway to fully repair any injury or damage to such pavement caused by such railway or street railway, either in the operation of its cars or in the laying or repair of its tracks.
     (2) In case of a failure or refusal of such owner or operator to so repair such pavement within a reasonable time after notice by the city council or commission, the council or commission is authorized and empowered to cause such repairs to be made and to assess the cost thereof to such owner or operator and to enforce collection thereof as in the case of taxes.

     History: En. Sec. 14, Ch. 89, L. 1913; re-en. Sec. 5238, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 163, L. 1925; re-en. Sec. 5238, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 39, L. 1955; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 330, L. 1971; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 85, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 11-2214(2).

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