Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-2209. Hearing and notice on petition. (1) Upon the filing of such petition or petitions and affidavits with the clerk of the board of county commissioners, said clerk shall forthwith fix a date to hear the proof of the petitions and of any opponents thereto, which date must be not later than 30 days after the filing of such petition with the clerk of said board.
     (2) The county clerk shall also, at the same time, designate a newspaper of general circulation published in the old counties but not within the proposed new county and also a newspaper of general circulation published within the boundaries of the proposed new county, if there be such, in which the county clerk shall order and cause to be published, at least once a week for 2 weeks preceding the date fixed for such hearing, a notice in substantially the following form:

     Notice is hereby given that a petition has been presented to the board of county commissioners of .... County (naming the county represented by the board of county commissioners with which said petition was filed), praying for the formation of a new county out of portions of .... County and .... County (naming the county or counties of which it is proposed to form the new county), and that said petition will be heard by the board of county commissioners at its place of meeting (designating the city or town and the day and hour of the meeting to be so held), when and where all persons interested may appear and oppose the granting of said petition and make any objections thereto.
     Dated .... at ...., Montana. ^tur ...., County Clerk

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 226, L. 1919; re-en. Sec. 4393, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4393, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 406, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 16-504(part); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 220, L. 1985.

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