Part 1 General Provisions § 85-9-101 – § 85-9-104
Part 2 Creation of Districts § 85-9-201 – § 85-9-209
Part 3 Dissolution of Districts § 85-9-301 – § 85-9-306
Part 4 Organization and Procedure § 85-9-401 – § 85-9-421
Part 5 Alteration of Districts § 85-9-501 – § 85-9-504
Part 6 Finance § 85-9-601 – § 85-9-632

Terms Used In Montana Code > Title 85 > Chapter 9 - Conservancy Districts

  • Board of supervisors: means the board of supervisors of the soil and water conservation district in which the largest portion of the taxable valuation of real property of the proposed district is located. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Cost of works: means the cost of construction, acquisition, improvement, extension, and development of works, including financing charges, interest, and professional services. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Court: means the district court of the judicial district in which the largest portion of the taxable valuation of real property of the proposed district is located and within the county in which the largest portion of the taxable valuation of real property of the proposed district is located within the judicial district. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Department: means the department of natural resources and conservation provided for in Title 2, chapter 15, part 33. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Directors: means the board of directors of a conservancy district. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • District: means a conservancy district. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Elector: means a person qualified to vote under 85-9-421. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Owners: means the person or persons who appear as owners of record of the legal title to real property according to the county records, whether the title is held beneficially or in a fiduciary capacity, except that a person holding a title for purposes of security is not an owner and the owner for security may not affect the previous title for purposes of this chapter. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Person: means a natural person, firm, partnership, cooperative, association, public or private corporation, including the state of Montana or the United States, foundation, state agency or institution, county, municipality, district or other political subdivision of the state, federal agency or bureau, or any other legal entity. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Process: means a writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Montana Code 1-1-202
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • Real property: means lands, tenements, hereditaments, and possessory title to public lands. See Montana Code 1-1-205
  • Works: means all property, rights, easements, franchises, and other facilities, including but not limited to land, reservoirs, dams, canals, dikes, ditches, pumping units, mains, pipelines, waterworks systems, recreational facilities, facilities for fish and wildlife, and facilities to control and correct pollution. See Montana Code 85-9-103
  • Writing: includes printing. See Montana Code 1-1-203