Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 41. Strong Mayor Municipal Government

Strong Mayor Form Of Municipal Government

7-3-4101. Strong mayor form of municipal government. (1) The qualified electors of any city or town in this state may, in the manner provided in chapter 5, part 42, adopt an ordinance vesting any or all of the following powers with the office of mayor of the city or town:

(a) to appoint and remove, without consent of the council, all nonelective officers of the city or town;

(b) to exercise absolute control over all departments and divisions of the city or town created in this title or that may be created by the council;

(c) to appoint one or more administrative assistants to assist in the direction of the operations of the various city departments and agencies;

(d) to be solely responsible for the preparation of the annual budget in compliance with the procedures set forth in chapter 6, part 42;

(e) to appoint a budget and finance director whose functions include the preparation of the annual municipal budget under the direction of the mayor.

(2) If any ordinance duly adopted in accordance with this section is in conflict with 7-4-4114, 7-4-4303, 7-4-4305, 7-5-4102(1), 7-5-4122, 7-5-4205, and 7-5-4206, the provisions of this section prevail.

History: En. 11-802.1 by Sec. 1, Ch. 359, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 11-802.1(part); amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 485, L. 1997.