Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     85-7-104. Petition for organization. (1) For the purpose of establishing and organizing an irrigation district hereunder, a petition signed by the required number of holders of title or evidence of title to lands within the proposed district mentioned in 85-7-101 shall be filed with the clerk of the district court of the county in which the greatest portion of the lands of the proposed district is located. The petition shall set forth:
     (a) the name suggested for the proposed district;
     (b) a general description of the lands to be included in the proposed district;
     (c) the names of the holders of title or evidence of title to the lands in the proposed district, ascertained in the manner mentioned in 85-7-101 and 85-7-102, and if a holder is a nonresident of the county or counties in which the proposed district lies, the post-office address of the nonresident owner, if known;
     (d) generally, the source from which the lands in the proposed district are to be irrigated and the character of the works, water rights, canals, and other property proposed to be acquired or constructed for irrigation purposes in the proposed district;
     (e) a prayer that the lands embraced within the proposed district be organized as an irrigation district according to the applicable provisions of this chapter.
     (2) The petition shall be accompanied by:
     (a) a map or plat of the proposed district; and
     (b) a good and sufficient bond or undertaking, to be approved by the district court or judge thereof of the county in which the petition is required to be filed under the provisions of subsection (1), to pay all costs in and about the proceedings preliminary to the organization of the district in the event that the organization is not effected.
     (3) Mere error or omission in the description of any lands or in the names of any of the holders of title or evidence of title to lands does not render invalid any proceedings hereunder or deprive the district court of jurisdiction of the subject matter. Such misdescribed lands or misnamed persons may not be included in the district.

     History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 146, L. 1909; re-en. Sec. 7167, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 7167, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 14, Ch. 460, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 89-1202.

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