Montana Code Annotated 2014

Clickable Image

     85-7-1831. Withdrawal of lands to organize separate or consolidated district for cooperation with federal projects -- petition. (1) Whenever the holders of title or evidence of title to a part of the lands of an irrigation district organized and existing under the provisions of 85-7-101 through 85-7-103, which lands lie within and are served by an irrigation and/or drainage project constructed, operated, and maintained by the United States, desire a separation of said lands from said irrigation district for the purpose of forming a new district or combining with another existing district in order to cooperate with the United States as provided in 85-7-101 through 85-7-103, said separation, organization of a new district or combination with another existing district may be effected by petitioning the district court of the county in which the lands of the district or the greater portion thereof are situated for an order or decree changing the boundaries of the district by the elimination therefrom of such lands and their incorporation in another existing district or in a new and separate district.
     (2) Such changes shall not otherwise impair or affect the organization of the district now including said lands or its rights in or to property or any of its rights or privileges of whatsoever kind or nature, nor shall it affect, impair, or discharge any contract, obligation, lien, or charge for or upon which it was or might become liable or chargeable had such changes not been made.

     History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 98, L. 1933; re-en. Sec. 7187.1, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 89-1315.

Previous Section MCA Contents Part Contents Search Help Next Section