Montana Code Annotated 1995

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     7-6-2311. Filing of estimate of revenues and expenses with county clerk -- exception. (1) Before June 1 each year the county clerk and recorder shall notify in writing each county official in charge of an office, department, service, institution, or county-funded district court program of the county to file with the county clerk and recorder, before June 10, detailed and itemized estimates, both of the probable revenue from sources other than taxation and of all expenditures required by the office, department, service, or institution for the next fiscal year.
     (2) (a) The county commissioners shall submit to the county clerk and recorder the estimate of expenditures for all purposes for the board and a detailed statement showing all new road and bridge construction to be financed from county road and bridge funds, from any special road or bridge fund, from any special highway fund, and from bond issues issued or authorized for the next fiscal year, together with the cost of that construction as computed by the county surveyor or, if for construction in charge of a special engineer, then by that engineer. The county commissioners shall also submit to the county clerk and recorder detailed estimates of all expenditures for construction or improvement purposes proposed to be made from the proceeds of bond issues not yet authorized and from the proceeds of tax levies that are required to be approved at an election to be held.
     (b) The county surveyor and any special engineer shall prepare the estimates of cost of road and bridge construction for the county commissioners. They shall also submit a similar statement showing road and bridge maintenance expenditures as nearly as can be estimated.
     (c) The county treasurer shall prepare the estimates for interest and debt reduction.
     (d) The county clerk and recorder shall prepare all other estimates that properly fall within the duties of the office.
     (3) The estimates required in this section must be submitted on forms provided by the county clerk and recorder and prescribed by the department of commerce. The forms may only be varied or departed from with permission and approval of that department. Each of the officials shall file the estimates within the time and in the manner provided in the form and notice.
     (4) In the absence or disability of an official, the duties required by this section or 7-6-2312 devolve upon the official or employee in charge of the office, department, service, or institution.
     (5) This section does not apply to a county that has adopted the alternative accounting method provided for in Title 7, chapter 6, part 6.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 148, L. 1929; re-en. Sec. 4613.1, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 48, L. 1947; amd. Sec. 63, Ch. 348, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 22, Ch. 213, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 16-1901(part); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 405, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 274, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 287, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 17, Ch. 430, L. 1995.

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