Resolution #2012-6 Oil Development Impacts

Cities and towns in Eastern and Central Montana are responsible for managing some of the heaviest impacts of large scale oil exploration and production.   Most Montanans welcome the economic opportunities connected to this development, but many are concerned that the cities and towns in the oil patch are not prepared…

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Resolution #2012-7 Land Use and Environmental Regulation

Cities and towns have worked many years to protect Montana’s land and water resources through wise community development policies that emphasize centralized water and sewer systems, efficient delivery of services to concentrated populations and compliance with fair and affordable environmental standards.  Now, most new development in Montana is sprawling beyond…

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Resolution #2012-8 Delinquent Property Taxes

There have been several incidents in recent years where Montanans have lost their homes to out of state companies that specialize in manipulation of provisions of the laws that apply to delinquent property taxes.  These companies pay the delinquent taxes, acquire the home, evict the owner, sell the property and…

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