Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Industrial Development Projects

General Municipal And County Powers

90-5-102. General municipal and county powers. (1) In addition to any other powers which it may now have, each municipality and each county may:

(a) acquire, by construction, purchase, devise, gift, or lease or any combination of such methods, one or more projects located within this state. The projects may be located within, without, or partially within and partially without the municipality or county.

(b) lease to others any or all of its projects for such rentals and upon such terms and conditions, consistent with the provisions of this part, as the governing body considers advisable;

(c) enter into agreements, upon terms the governing body considers advisable and not in conflict with the provisions of this part, to loan the proceeds of its revenue bonds to others for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring or improving any project;

(d) issue revenue bonds for the purpose of defraying the cost of acquiring or improving any project or projects and secure the payment of such bonds as provided in this part. The revenue bonds may be issued in two or more series or issues where considered advisable, and each such series or issue may contain different maturity dates, interest rates, priorities on revenues available for payment of the bonds, priorities on securities available for guaranteeing payment thereof, and such other differing terms and conditions as are considered necessary and are not in conflict with the provisions of this part; and

(e) sell and convey any real or personal property acquired as provided by subsection (1)(a) of this section and make any order respecting it as may be conducive to the best interest of the municipality or county, provided that such sale or conveyance shall be subject to the terms of any lease but shall be free and clear of any other encumbrance.

(2) No municipality or county may operate any project financed by the sale of revenue bonds as a business or in any manner except as the lessor thereof. No municipality or county may acquire any such project or any part thereof by condemnation.

History: En. Sec. 2, Ch. 51, L. 1965; R.C.M. 1947, 11-4102; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 51, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 656, L. 1979.