Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Organization and Operation


85-8-307. Vacancies. If a vacancy occurs on the board of commissioners, the remaining members of the board shall elect some qualified elector to fill the vacancy, and the person elected holds office for the unexpired term and until a successor is elected and qualified. The person appointed must be appointed as a commissioner for the division in which the vacancy exists. If there is a vacancy or vacancies on the board of commissioners by reason of no appointment being made, due to the failure of the remaining members of the board to act or on account of no election being held, the judge of the court having jurisdiction over the drainage district shall, upon the receipt of a petition signed by 10% of the resident owners of land in the district, appoint to the vacancy or vacancies the person that the petition may designate.

History: En. Sec. 20, Ch. 129, L. 1921; re-en. Sec. 7284, R.C.M. 1921; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 50, L. 1925; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 169, L. 1929; re-en. Sec. 7284, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 89-2307; amd. Sec. 2806, Ch. 56, L. 2009.