7-3-122. Definitions. As used in this part, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following definitions apply:

Terms Used In Montana Code 7-3-122

(1) ”Authority” means:

(a) a municipal or regional airport authority as provided in Title 67, chapter 11;

(b) a conservancy district as provided in Title 85, chapter 9;

(c) a conservation district as provided in Title 76, chapter 15;

(d) a drainage district as provided in Title 85, chapter 8;

(e) an irrigation district as provided in Title 85, chapter 7;

(f) a hospital district as provided in Title 7, chapter 34, part 21;

(g) a water conservation and flood control district as provided in Title 76, chapter 5, part 11;

(h) a county water and sewer district as provided in Title 7, chapter 13, part 22; or

(i) an urban transportation district as provided in Title 7, chapter 14, part 2.

(2) ”Finance administrator” means the individual responsible for the financial administration of the local government and generally means the county or city treasurer or town clerk unless the alternative form or governing body specifies a different individual.

(3) ”Form of government” or “form” means one of the types of local government enumerated in 7-3-102 and the type of government described in 7-3-111.

(4) ”Governing body” means the commission or the town meeting legislative body established in the alternative form of a local government under Title 7, chapter 3, parts 1 through 7.

(5) ”Local improvement district” means an improvement district in which property is assessed to pay for specific capital improvements benefiting the assessed property.

(6) ”Plan of government” has the meaning provided in 7-1-4121.

(7) ”Records administrator” means the individual responsible for keeping the public records of the local government and generally means the county, city, or town clerk unless the alternative form or governing body specifies a different individual.

(8) ”Subordinate service district” means a special district within a local government in which certain services are provided and in which taxes may be levied to finance the services.