Montana Code Annotated 1997

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     76-1-601. Master plan -- contents. The planning board shall prepare and propose a master plan for the jurisdictional area. The plan may propose ordinances or resolutions for possible adoption by the appropriate governing body. The plan may include:
     (1) careful and comprehensive surveys and studies of existing conditions and the probable future growth of the city and its environs or of the county;
     (2) maps, plats, charts, and descriptive material presenting basic information, locations, extent, and character of any of the following:
     (a) history, population, and physical site conditions;
     (b) land use, including the height, area, bulk, location, and use of private and public structures and premises;
     (c) population densities;
     (d) community centers and neighborhood units;
     (e) blighted and slum areas;
     (f) streets and highways, including bridges, viaducts, subways, parkways, alleys, and other public ways and places;
     (g) sewers, sanitation, and drainage, including handling, treatment, and disposal of excess drainage waters, sewage, garbage, refuse, and other wastes;
     (h) flood control and prevention;
     (i) public and private utilities, including water, light, heat, communication, and other services;
     (j) transportation, including rail, bus, truck, air, and water transport and their terminal facilities;
     (k) local mass transit, including motor and trolley bus; street, elevated, or underground railways; and taxicabs;
     (l) parks and recreation, including parks, playgrounds, reservations, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public grounds, spaces, and facilities of a recreational nature;
     (m) public buildings and institutions, including governmental administration and service buildings, hospitals, infirmaries, clinics, penal and correctional institutions, and other civic and social service buildings;
     (n) education, including location and extent of schools, colleges, and universities;
     (o) land utilization, including areas for manufacturing and industrial uses, concentration of wholesale business, retail business, and other commercial uses, residential uses, and areas for mixed uses;
     (p) conservation of water, soil, agricultural, and mineral resources;
     (q) any other factors which are a part of the physical, economic, or social situation within the city or county;
     (3) reports, maps, charts, and recommendations setting forth plans for the development, redevelopment, improvement, extension, and revision of the subjects and physical situations of the city or county set out in subsection (2) so as to substantially accomplish the object of this chapter as set out in 76-1-101 and 76-1-102;
     (4) a long-range development program of public works projects, based on the recommended plans of the planning board, for the purpose of eliminating unplanned, unsightly, untimely, and extravagant projects and with a view to stabilizing industry and employment and the keeping of such program up-to-date for all separate taxing units within the city or county, respectively, for the purpose of assuring efficient and economic use of public funds;
     (5) recommendations setting forth the development, improvement, and extension of areas, if any, to be set aside for use as trailer courts and sites for mobile homes.

     History: Ap. p. Sec. 31, Ch. 246, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 12, Ch. 247, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 156, L. 1973; Sec. 11-3831, R.C.M. 1947; Ap. p. Sec. 3, Ch. 246, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 247, L. 1963; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 349, L. 1973; Sec. 11-3803, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 11-3803(part), 11-3831.

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