35-16-202. Petition for incorporation -- contents and filing -- bond. (1) Such persons must prepare, sign, acknowledge, and file a petition with the clerk of the district court of the county in which the lands or the greater portion of the lands included in the petition are situate, such petition to state:
(a) the name of the corporation or district proposed to be formed;
(b) the purpose for which it is formed;
(c) the place where its principal business is to be transacted;
(d) the number of its directors or trustees, which shall not be less than three, and the names and residences of those who are selected for the first 3 months and until their successors are elected and qualified. Such directors or trustees shall at all times be resident freeholders in the state of Montana.
(e) the names and addresses of the petitioners applying for such incorporation or district, with a description of the lands which each owns and proposed to be submitted to said corporation or district and the character of the same and their production, also a consent of the owners to submit the lands to the provisions hereof;
(f) the assessed valuation of the land;
(g) the term for which it is to exist, not exceeding 40 years;
(h) if shares, acres, production, or other evidences of membership are to be used, the basis for issuing the same in either value, acreage, or production.
(2) In addition to provisions required in subsection (1), the petition for incorporation may also contain provisions not inconsistent with law regarding liability as set forth in 35-1-216.
(3) Such petition shall be accompanied by a map giving location of the lands sought to be included in such corporation or district, nothing herein to be construed as requiring such lands to be contiguous.
(4) A bond in the sum of $1,000 to be approved by the clerk, conditioned for the payment of all costs incurred in the creation of such corporation or district, shall be filed with the petition.
History: En. Sec. 2, Art. 1, Ch. 152, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6398, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 6398, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 14-302; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 559, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 208, Ch. 368, L. 1991.