Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 41. Special Improvement Districts

Procedure If Person Entering Contract Defaults On Work

7-12-4152. Procedure if person entering contract defaults on work. (1) If the contractor or owner who may have taken a contract does not complete the contract within the time limited in the contract or within a further time that the city council may give, the city engineer shall report the delinquency to the council.

(2) (a) The council may relet the unfinished portion of the work after pursuing the formalities prescribed in 7-12-4141 through 7-12-4145 for the letting of the contract in the first instance.

(b) The city may, at its option, complete the contract and deduct any cost in excess of the contract price from any money, bonds, or warrants due the contractor or owners. If there is no money, bonds, or warrants due the contractor or owners from which to deduct the cost, then the city may sue the contractor or owners and recover the cost.

History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 89, L. 1913; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 142, L. 1915; re-en. Sec. 5235, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 5235, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 11-2212; amd. Sec. 546, Ch. 61, L. 2007.