Montana Code Annotated 2014

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     85-7-1803. Requirements for petition to eliminate lands. (1) The petition for this purpose must be signed by the required number of holders of title or evidence of title to lands within such district, as hereinbefore specified, and the same shall be filed with the clerk of the district court as herein designated.
     (2) Such petition shall set forth:
     (a) the name of the district;
     (b) a general description of the lands to be eliminated or excluded from the district;
     (c) the names of the holders of title or evidence of title to the lands sought to be excluded; the names of the holders of title or evidence of title to the remainder of the lands of said district, ascertained in the manner mentioned in 85-7-101 and 85-7-102; and if any holder of title is a nonresident of the county or counties in which the district lies, the post-office address of such nonresident owners, if known;
     (d) a brief description of the character of the works, water rights, canals, and other property acquired or proposed to be acquired or constructed for irrigation purposes in the district;
     (e) a brief statement of the reasons why the lands sought to be excluded should be eliminated from the district;
     (f) a prayer for the exclusion of the lands sought to be eliminated therefrom.
     (3) The petition shall be accompanied by a map or plat of the district, showing thereon the lands sought to be eliminated therefrom, and 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 hereof, to pay all costs in and about the proceedings and the hearing thereof in the event that said petition is denied.

     History: En. Sec. 23, Ch. 146, L. 1909; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 98, L. 1919; re-en. Sec. 7188, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 7188, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 89-1401(part).

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