Montana Code Annotated 2019



Part 44. Municipal Housing Authorities

Decision Of City Council

7-15-4406. Decision of city council. (1) After the hearing, the council shall determine:

(a) whether unsanitary or unsafe inhabited dwelling accommodations exist in the city and the surrounding area; and/or

(b) whether there is a lack of safe or sanitary dwelling accommodations in the city and the surrounding area available for all the inhabitants thereof.

(2) If it determines that either or both of the above-enumerated conditions exist, the council shall draft an ordinance authorizing the mayor to appoint seven commissioners to act as an authority.

(3) If the council, after a hearing, determines that neither of the above-enumerated conditions exist, it shall adopt a resolution denying the petition. After 3 months have expired from the date of the denial of a petition, subsequent petitions may be filed and new hearings and determinations made on the petitions.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 140, L. 1935; re-en. Sec. 5309.4, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 68, L. 1953; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 193, L. 1957; R.C.M. 1947, 35-104(part); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 514, L. 1989.