Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-12-4305. Consideration of protest. (1) At the next regular meeting of the city council after the expiration of the time within which said protests may be made, the city council shall proceed to hear and pass upon all protests so made, and its decision shall be final and conclusive. When the protest is against the proposed work and the cost thereof is to be assessed upon property embraced within the boundaries of the district and if the city council finds that such protest is made by the owners of a majority of the property embraced within the district to be assessed for the proposed work, no further proceedings shall be taken for a period of 6 months from the date when said protest was received by the city clerk of said city council.
     (2) In determining the sufficiency of protest, each protest shall be weighted in proportion to the amount of the assessment to be levied against the lot or parcel with respect to which it is made.
     (3) In determining whether or not sufficient protest has been filed in a proposed district to prevent further proceedings therein, property owned by a county, city, or town shall be considered the same as other property in the district.
     (4) The city council may adjourn said hearing from time to time.

     History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 143, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 5261, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 143, L. 1927; re-en. Sec. 5261, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 11-2247(4), (5); amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 682, L. 1983.

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