Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-2-4314. Hearing on question of annexation -- resolution of annexation. (1) The clerk shall, at the next regular meeting of the city council of a city of the first class after the expiration of the 20-day period, forward all written communication received by the clerk for the city council's consideration. Except as provided in subsection (2), if after considering any written communication the city council adopts a resolution approving the annexation, the boundaries of the city must be extended to include the platted tracts or parcels of land or unplatted land for which a certificate of survey has been filed. The resolution must state the date on which the annexation takes effect.
     (2) The resolution may not be adopted by the city council if disapproved in writing by a majority of the real property owners of the area proposed to be annexed, and further resolutions relating to the annexation of the area or any portion of the area may not be considered or acted upon by the council on its own initiative, without petition, for a period of 1 year from the date of disapproval.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 30, L. 1905; re-en. Sec. 3214, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 4978, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 52, L. 1925; re-en. Sec. 4978, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 239, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 238, L. 1959; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 217, L. 1961; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 281, L. 1967; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 510, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 11-403(part); amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 66, L. 1995.

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