Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-4101. Petition to organize municipalities. (1) Whenever the inhabitants of any part of a county desire to be organized into a city or town, they may apply by petition in writing, signed by not less than two-thirds of the registered electors but not more than 300 such electors, who are residents of the state and residing within the limits of the proposed incorporation, to the board of county commissioners of the county in which the territory is situated.
     (2) (a) The petition must describe the limits of the proposed city or town and of the several wards thereof, each of which shall contain 50 or more registered electors and must not exceed 1 square mile for each 500 inhabitants resident therein.
     (b) The petitioners must annex to the petition a map of the proposed territory to be incorporated and state the name of the city or town.
     (3) The petition and map must be filed in the office of the election administrator.

     History: En. Sec. 315, 5th Div. Comp. Stat. 1887; re-en. Sec. 4720, Pol. C. 1895; re-en. Sec. 3208, Rev. C. 1907; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 56, L. 1909; re-en. Sec. 4961, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 4961, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 86, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 515, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 11-203(part); amd. Sec. 289, Ch. 571, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 255, L. 1981.

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