TITLE 1

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Chapters:

 

1.01   Code Adoption.

1.04   General Provisions.

1.08   Corporate Seal.

1.12   Official Time.

1.16   Election Wards.

1.18   Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum.

1.20   General Penalty.

 

Chapter 1.01

 

CODE ADOPTION

 

Sections:

 

1.01.010  Adoption.

1.01.020  Title‑‑Citation‑‑Reference.

1.01.030  Provisions codified.

1.01.040  Ordinances passed prior to adoption of the code.

1.01.050  Reference applies to all amendments.

1.01.060  Title, chapter and section. headings.

1.01.070  Reference to specific ordinances.

1.01.080  Effect of code on past actions and obligations.

1.01.090  Effective date.

1.01.100  Constitutionality.

 

1.01.010 Adoption. There is adopted the "Missoula Municipal Code," as published by Book Publishing Company, Seattle, Washington. (Ord. 2200 §l, 1981).

 

1.01.020  Title‑‑Citation‑‑Reference. This code shall be known as the "Missoula Municipal Code" and it may be referred to as the "Missoula Municipal Code" in any prosecution for the violation of any provision thereof or any proceeding at law or equity. Prosecutions for violations of the city, Montana's ordinances and actions based thereon shall refer to the "Missoula Municipal Code" sections as well as the underlying ordinance upon which the prosecution or action is based. Amendments to any ordinance or portions thereof of the city shall also refer to the "Missoula Municipal Code" sections under which such ordinances are codified. (Ord. 2200 §2, 1981).

 

1.01.030  Provisions codified. This code consists of all the regulatory and penal ordinances and certain of the administrative ordinances of Missoula, Montana. (Ord. 2200 §3, 1981).

 

1.01.040 Ordinances passed prior to adoption of the code. The last ordinance included in this code was Ordi­nance 2182, passed December 22, 1980. The following ordi­nances, passed subsequent to Ordinance 2182, but prior to adoption of this code, are adopted and made a part of this code:  Ordinances 2183, 2185 and 2194. (Ord. 2200 §4, 1981).

 

1.01.050  Reference applies to all amendments. Whenever a reference is made to this code as the "Missoula Municipal Code" or to any portion thereof, or to any ordinance of the city of Missoula, Montana, the reference shall apply to all amendments, corrections and additions heretofore, now or hereafter made. (Ord. 2200 §5, 1981).

 

1.01.060  Title, chapter and section headings. Title, chapter and section headings contained in this code shall not be deemed to govern, limit, modify or in any manner af­fect the scope, meaning or intent of the provisions of any title, chapter or section hereof. (Ord. 2200 §6, 1981).

 

1.01.070  Reference to specific ordinances. The provi­sions of this code shall not in any manner affect matters of record which refer to, or are otherwise connected with ordinances which are therein specifically designated by num­ber or otherwise and which are included within the code, but such reference shall be construed to apply to the correspond­ing provisions contained within this code. (Ord. 2200 §7, 1981).

 

1.01.080  Effect of code on past actions and obligations. Neither the adoption of this code nor the repeal or amendments hereby of any ordinance or part or portion of any ordinance of the city of Missoula shall in any manner affect the prose­cution for violations of ordinances, which violations were committed prior to the effective date of the ordinance codified in this chapter, nor be construed as a waiver of any license, fee, or penalty at said effective date due and un­paid under such ordinances, nor be construed as affecting any of the provisions of such ordinances relating to the collec­tion of any such license, fee, or penalty, or the penal pro­visions applicable to any violation thereof, nor to affect the validity of any bond or cash deposit in lieu thereof re­quired to be posted, filed or deposited pursuant to any ordi­nance and all rights and obligations thereunder appertaining shall continue in full force and effect. (Ord. 2200 §8, 1981).

 

1.01.090  Effective date. This code shall become ef­fective on the date the ordinance adopting this code as the "Missoula Municipal Code" becomes effective. (Ord. 2200 §9, 1981) .

 

1.01.100  Constitutionality. If any section, subsec­tion, sentence, clause or phrase of this code is for any reason held to be invalid or unconstitutional, such decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this code. The council declares that it would have passed this code, and each section, subsection, sentence, clause and phrase thereof, irrespective of the fact that any one or more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses or phrases had been declared invalid or unconstitutional, and if for any reason this code shall be declared invalid or unconsti­tutional, then the original ordinance or ordinances shall be in full force and effect. (Ord. 2200 §10, 1981).

 

Chapter 1.04

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

Sections:

 

1.04.010 Citation.

1.04.020 Definitions.

1.04.030 Title of office.

1.04.040 Interpretation of language.

1.04.050 Grammatical interpretation.

1.04.060 Acts by agents.

1.04.070  Prohibited acts include causing and permitting.

1.04.080  Computation of time.

1.04.090  Construction of provisions.

1.04.100  Catchlines of sections.

1.04.110  Effect of repeal of ordinances.

1.04.120  Severability.

1.04.130  Provisions considered as continuations of existing ordinances.

 

1.04.010  Citation. This compilation, revision and codification of the general ordinances of the city consti­tutes the official code of the general ordinances of the city of Missoula. The code may be cited as the "Missoula Municipal Code." (Ord. 2653 §1, 1989: Ord. 2037 §1, 1979: prior code §1‑1).

 

1.04.020  Definitions. The following words and phras­es, whenever used in the ordinances of the city, shall

be construed as defined in this section unless from the con­text a different meaning is intended or unless a different meaning is specifically defined and more particularly di­rected to the use of such words or phrases:

 

1.  Bond. When a bond is required, an undertaking in writing shall be sufficient.

 

2. "The city" or "this city" means the city of Mis­soula, in the county of Missoula and state of Montana, ex­cept as otherwise provided.

 

3.  "Council" means the city council of the city.

 

4.  "County" means Missoula County, Montana, unless otherwise specified.

 

5.  Joint Authority. All words giving a joint authori­ty to three or more persons or officers shall be construed as giving such authority to a majority of such persons or officers.

 

6.  The words "keeper" and "proprietor" mean and in­clude persons, firms, associations, corporations, clubs and co-partnerships, whether acting by themselves or as a ser­vant, agent or employee of same.

 

7.  "Law" denotes applicable federal law, the Constitu­tion and statutes of the state, the ordinances of the city, and, when appropriate, any and all rules and regulations which may be promulgated thereunder.

 

8.  "Mayor" means the mayor of the city.

 

9.  "May" is permissive.

 

10. "Month" means a calendar month.

 

11. "Must" and "shall" are each mandatory.

 

12. "Oath" includes an affirmation or declaration in all cases in which, by law, an affirmation may be substitut­ed for an oath, and in such cases the words "swear" and "sworn" shall be equivalent to the words "affirm" and "af­firmed."

 

13. "Or" may be read "and" and "and" may be read "or" if the sense requires it.

 

14. "Owner," applied to a building or land, includes any part owner, joint owner, tenant in common, joint tenant, tenant by the entirety of the whole or a part of such build­ing or land.

 

15. "Person" includes a natural person, joint venture, joint stock company, partnership, association, club, compa­ny, corporation, business, trust, organization, or the man­ager, lessee, agent, servant, officer or employee of any of them.

 

16. "Personal property" includes money, goods, chat­tels, things in action and evidences of debt.

 

17. "Preceding" and "following" mean next before and next after, respectively.

 

18. "Property" includes real and personal property.

 

19. "Real property" includes lands, tenements and her­editaments.

 

20. "Sidewalk" means that portion of a street between the curbline and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.

 

21. "Signature" or "subscription" includes a mark when the person cannot write, his name being written near it and witnessed by a person who writes his own name as witness.

 

22. The words "the state" or "this state" shall be con­strued to mean the state of Montana.

 

23. The word "street" includes any public ways, roads, highways, avenues, alleys and lanes within the city.

 

24. The words "tenant" and "occupant," applied to a building or land, includes any person who occupies the whole or a part of such building or land, whether alone or with others.

 

25. Words used in the past or present tense include the future as well as the past and present.

 

26. The word "writing" includes printing.

 

27. The word "year" means a calendar year. (Ord. 2037 §2, 1979: prior code §1‑2).

 

 

1.04.030 Title of office. Use of the title of any officer, employee, department, board or commission means that officer, employee, department, board or commission of the city. (Ord. 2037 §3, 1979: prior code §1‑3).

 

1.04.040  Interpretation of language. All words and phrases shall be construed according to the common and ap­proved usage of the language, but technical words and phrases and such others as may have acquired a peculiar and appropriate meaning in the law shall be construed and under­stood according to such peculiar and appropriate meaning. (Ord. 2037 §4, 1979: prior code §1‑4).

 

1.04.050  Grammatical interpretation. The following grammatical rules shall apply in the ordinances of the city, unless it is apparent from the context that a different con­struction is intended:

 

A.  Gender. Each gender includes the masculine, femi­nine and neuter genders.

 

B.  Singular and Plural. The singular number includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.

 

C.  Tenses. Words used in the present tense include the past and the future tenses and vice versa, unless mani­festly inapplicable. (Ord. 2037 §5, 1979: prior code §1‑5) .

 

1.04.060 Acts by agents. When an act is required by an ordinance, the same      being such that it may be done as well by an agent as by the principal, such requirement shall be construed to include all such acts performed by an au­thorized agent. (Ord. 2037 §6, 1979: prior code §1‑6).

 

1.04.070  Prohibited acts include causing and permit­ting. Whenever in the ordinances of the city, any act or omission is made unlawful, it shall include causing, allow­ing, permitting, aiding, abetting, suffering, or concealing the fact of such act or omission. (Ord. 2037 §7, 1979: prior code §1‑7).

 

1.04.080  Computation of time. Except when otherwise provided, the time within which an act is required to be done shall be computed by excluding the first day and in­cluding the last day, unless the last day is Saturday, Sun­day or a holiday, in which case it shall also be excluded. (Ord. 2653 §2, 1989: Ord. 2037 §8, 1979: prior code 51‑8).

 

1.04.090 Construction of provisions. The provisions of the ordinances of the city, and all proceedings under them, are to be construed with a view to effect their ob­jects and to promote justice.  (Ord. 2037 §9, 1979: prior code §1‑9).

 

1.04.100  Catchlines of sections. The catchlines of the several sections of this code printed in boldface type are intended as mere catchwords to indicate the contents of the sections and shall not be deemed or taken to be titles of

such sections, nor as any part of such sections, nor, unless expressly so provided, shall they be so deemed when any of such sections, including the catchlines, are amended or re­enacted. (Ord. 2037 §10, 1979: prior code §1‑10).

 

1.04.110  Effect of repeal of ordinances. The repeal of an ordinance shall not revive any ordinances in force before or at the time the ordinance repealed took effect. The repeal of an ordinance shall not affect any punishment or penalty incurred before the repeal took effect, nor any suit, prosecution or proceeding pending at the time of the repeal, for an offense committed under the ordinance re­pealed. (Ord. 2037 §11, 1979: prior code §1‑11).

 

1.04.120  Severability. It is declared to be the in­tention of the mayor and the city council that the sections, paragraphs, sentences, clauses and words of this code are severable, and if any word, clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this code shall be declared unconstitutional by the valid judgment or decree of any court of competent ju­risdiction, such unconstitutionality shall not affect any of the remaining words, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sec­tions of this code, since the same would have been enacted by the mayor and the city council without the incorporation in this code of any such unconstitutional word, clause, sen­tence, paragraph or section. (Ord. 2037 §12, 1979: prior code §1‑12).

 

1.04.130 Provisions Considered As continuations of existing ordinances. The provisions appearing in this code, so far as they are the same as those of ordinances existing at the effective date of this code, shall be considered as

continuations thereof and not as new enactments. (Ord. 2037 §13, 1979: prior code §1‑13).

 

 

Chapter 1.08

 

CORPORATE SEAL*

 

Sections:

 

1.08.010 Described.

 

1.08.010  Described.

 

A. Prior to February 1, 1988, the city seal shall be a seal in circular form with the words, "City of Missoula, Montana," on the outer circle, and the words and figures, "Missoula County, 1889," with a representation of a sheaf of wheat on the interior and center of such circle, shall be the seal of the city, to be used in all cases in which, by the laws and customs of nations, it is necessary to use a seal by a corporation.

 

B.  Subsequent to February 1, 1988, the city seal shall be a seal in circular form with the words, "City of Missoula, Missoula County, Montana" on the outer circle, and the city logo in effect on February 1, 1988 on the interior and center of such circle. The city logo is described as an oval with the words "The Garden City" and "Hub of Five Valleys" on the outer oval circle with the word "Missoula" and representations of clouds, mountains, the sun, pine trees, and river currents on the interior and center of such oval.  A facsimile of the City logo appears here.  (Ord. 2595 §1, 1987; Ord. 2037 §16, 1979: prior code §116) .

 

Chapter 1.12

 

OFFICIAL TIME

 

Sections:

 

1.12.010  Designated.

 

1.12.010  Designated. The official time for the city is designated as mountain time. This designation includes both mountain standard time as well as mountain daylight savings time. All official business of the city shall be transacted and conducted in accordance with the mountain time which is in effect at the time business is transacted and conducted. (Ord. 2037 §17, 1979: prior code §1‑17).

 

Chapter 1.16

 

ELECTION WARDS

 

Sections:

 

1.16.010  Division of City Into Wards.

1.16.020  Precinct Boundaries (Repealed).

1.16.030  Holdover Alderpersons.

 

1.16.010 Division of city into wards. For the purposes of elections and other purposes, the city is divided into six wards. The boundaries of such wards shall be as depicted on the most recently revised ward map which is attached hereto and incorporated by reference.  A copy of the current ward boundary map shall be posted in the City Clerk Office for citizens to view.  (Ord. 3588, 2017; Ord. 3540, 2015; Ord. 3457, 2011; Ord. 3173, 2001; Ord. 3024, 1997; Ord. 2666 §1, 1989: Ord. 2319 §1, 1983: Ord. 1983, 1978: prior code §8‑3).

 

1.16.020 Repealed. (Ord. 3457, 2011; Ord. 3398 §1, 2009; Ord. 3340, 2007; Ord. 3296, 2005; Ord. 3173, 2001; Ord. 3024, 1997; Ord. 2847 §1, 1993: Ord. 2769 §2, 1991: Ord. 2670 §1, 1989: Ord. 2666 §2, 1989: Ord. 2544 §1, 1987: Ord. 2319 §2, 1983).

 

1.16.030  Holdover alderpersons. Pursuant to Montana state law, a city council alderperson shall hold office for a term of four years and until the qualification of a suc­cessor unless elected in an election to fill the remaining two years or a city council position that had become va­cant. The alderpersons elected to four‑year terms shall not be required to run for reelection at midterm as a re­sult of any city council ward reappointment or redistrict­ing accomplished for purposes of conducting a city elec­tion. (Ord. 2666 §3, 1989: Ord. 2544 §2, 1987: Ord. 2319 §3, 1983).

 

 

Chapter 1.18

 

NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCILS AND THE COMMUNITY FORUM

 

Sections:

 

1.18.010  Purpose.

1.18.020  Definitions.

1.18.030  Authority.

1.18.040 Duties.

1.18.050  Leadership Team.

1.18.060  Meetings.

1.18.070  Boundaries.

1.18.080  Responsibilities of the City.

1.18.090  Implementation.

 

1.18.010 Purpose.

 

A)      The City of Missoula recognizes that our democracy is enriched by the active participation of an informed citizenry. Therefore, it is the purpose of this ordinance to strengthen neighborhood participation in City governance where such participation exists, and to encourage and support neighborhood participation in City governance where it does not yet exist.

 

B)      Pursuant to Article VI, Section 6.1(2) of the Missoula City Charter, Neighborhood Councils are hereby established to provide a structure for increased citizen participation in the governance of the City, and to build cooperation and improved communication between citizens and City officials.

 

C)      Pursuant to Article VI, Section 6.1(4) of the Missoula City Charter, a Community Forum is hereby established to provide an arena for Neighborhood Councils to come together, share information, and make recommendations to the City government on neighborhood or citywide issues.

 

D)      Neighborhood Councils and Leadership Teams are encouraged to build opportunities for neighborhood communication, neighborhood-initiated projects, interaction, and problem-solving. (Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.020  Definitions

 

A)      Neighborhood Council - includes all residents physically located in one of the neighborhood districts.

 

B)      Community Forum - a body consisting of one representative and one alternate elected by each Neighborhood Council.

 

C)      Regularly or regular basis - reporting information on neighborhood and citywide issues with sufficient frequency and consistency for citizens to engage in informed participation in the City policy making process.

 

D)      Timely or timely manner - reporting information on neighborhood and citywide issues in sufficient time for citizens to engage in informed participation in the City policy making process.

 

E)      Modified town meeting process - consists of three key features: (1) all members of the Neighborhood Council, as defined in (A) above, who attend meetings shall participate in the conduct of business and the process of deliberation and decision making; (2) each leadership team shall make every reasonable effort to provide members with timely notice regarding the location and agenda of all Neighborhood Council meetings; (3) Neighborhood Council meetings shall be conducted by a moderator selected by the Neighborhood Council.

 

F)      Neighborhood Liaison—A liaison under the supervision of the City Clerk who facilitates communication between the City government and the Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum, pursuant to Article VI, Section 6.2(8) of the Missoula City Charter.

 

G)      Vacant position—A Community Forum Representative, Community Forum Alternate, or Neighborhood Council Leadership Team member’s position shall be considered vacated if one or more of the following conditions apply: (1) the member no longer resides within the Neighborhood Council boundaries; (2) the member has submitted written resignation (via U.S. mail or email) to the Neighborhood Liaison of his/her resignation; (3) the member has abandoned the position demonstrated by a failure to respond to three or more written attempts by the Neighborhood Liaison to contact the member. (Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.030       Authority

 

A)        Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum may advise the City government on neighborhood and citywide issues.

 

B)        Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum shall adopt bylaws governing the conduct of its business. Such bylaws shall be approved by the City Council.

 

C)        Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum may submit a budget proposal each year pursuant to the City-established review processes and procedures for consideration, review and approval by the Mayor and City Council. Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum may spend any monies allocated and approved by the City Council in accordance with State Law and City purchasing policies and procedures. Neighborhood Council and Community Forum spending is subject to the oversight of the City Council.

 

D)        Each Neighborhood Council and Community Forum may apply for, receive and expend grant funds and other donations in accordance with State Law and City purchasing policies and procedures.

 

E)        Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum may act, in accordance with law, to increase citizen participation in the governance of the City and to enhance communication between citizens and City officials.

 

F)        The Neighborhood Councils, the Community Forum, or the Neighborhood Liaison shall have the authority to call a meeting of a Neighborhood Council.(Ord. 3347, 2007; Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.040       Duties

 

A)        Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum shall advise the City government on neighborhood and citywide issues. Each Neighborhood Council or the Community Forum shall determine the issues on which advice will be given. Those members of a Neighborhood Council or the Community Forum who disagree with advice to be given to the City government shall have a reasonable opportunity to produce a minority report. If such a minority report is produced, it shall accompany the advice submitted to the City government.

 

B)        The Community Forum shall be a venue for Neighborhood Councils to share skills and information. The Community Forum shall be a place for neighborhoods to discuss neighborhood issues with multi-district or citywide implications, and shall be a place where neighborhoods may seek community-wide support for projects and goals. The Community Forum shall observe the operation of the Neighborhood Councils system and make recommendations for changes to Neighborhood Councils, City officials, and the City Council.

 

C)        Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum shall report to the City government regarding concerns and interests of the residents in the neighborhoods and in the City as a whole on a regular basis, and in a timely manner.

 

D)        Each Neighborhood Council shall make every reasonable effort to provide eligible members with timely information regarding City-initiated projects which impact the neighborhood.

 

E)        All residents shall be eligible for voting and decision making in the Neighborhood Council. No person shall have more than one vote. Representatives from businesses, schools and other organizations are welcome to participate in neighborhood councils and the Community Forum, but may not vote.

 

F)        Each Neighborhood Council shall elect one person and one alternate to serve as its representative on the Community Forum.

 

G)        Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum shall strive to increase citizen participation in the governance of the City.

 

H)      Neighborhood Councils and Leadership Teams are encouraged to build opportunities for neighborhood communication, neighborhood-initiated projects, interaction, and problem-solving. (Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.050       Leadership Team

 

A)        Each Neighborhood Council shall elect a leadership team in accordance with its bylaws to perform administrative functions on behalf of the Neighborhood Council.

 

B)        Each Neighborhood Council shall strive to have a leadership team that consists of between five and seven persons. Each Neighborhood Council shall structure the team according to the Council's needs.

 

C)        The functions of a leadership team shall include, but shall not be limited to: convening and administering Neighborhood Council meetings; establishing a nominating committee to seek candidates for leadership team positions and for the Community Forum representative and alternate; appointing replacements for leadership team positions, and Community Forum representative and alternate positions, when such positions become vacant prior to regularly scheduled Neighborhood Council general meetings or elections; communicating with City government as directed by the Neighborhood Council and with Neighborhood Council members; communicating with the Community Forum and with the Neighborhood Liaison; assisting in establishing and implementing communication system components such as telephone trees, an annual survey, neighborhood kiosk; promoting participation in City governance; and establishing committees to carry out these and other functions as appropriate. In the event that the Leadership Team has appointed any replacement as provided for above, elections shall be held for that appointed position at the next general Neighborhood Council meeting.

 

D)      Neighborhood Councils and Leadership Teams are encouraged to build opportunities for neighborhood communication, neighborhood-initiated projects, interaction, and problem-solving. (Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.060       Meetings

 

A)      Neighborhood Council meetings shall be conducted using a modified town meeting process. All members of the Neighborhood Council, as defined in Section 1.18.020(A) above, who attend meetings are encouraged to participate in the conduct of business and the process of deliberation and decision making.

 

B)      Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum shall establish rules for decision making and adopt bylaws subject to the approval of the City Council. Suggestions for bylaws may be found in the Neighborhood Councils handbook.

 

C)      Each Neighborhood Council shall meet with the residents of its neighborhood district on a regular basis.

 

D)      All Neighborhood Council and Community Forum meetings shall be noticed and conducted in accordance with relevant city, state, and federal statutes including the Montana Open Meeting Law, Public Participation in Government Operations statute, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and in accordance with Neighborhood Council or Community Forum bylaws. Each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum shall be responsible for fulfilling city, state, and federal meeting notification and location requirements. Official records including meeting minutes, agendas and bylaws of Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum shall be filed by the City Clerk in accordance with state law.

 

E)      All decisions regarding budget proposals; election of leadership team members; election of the Community Forum representative; and advice to the City government shall be made by a meeting of the Neighborhood Council. (Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.070       Boundaries

 

A)      Every part of the City shall be included in a neighborhood district. Neighborhood district boundaries shall not overlap.

 

B)      Initial boundaries for each neighborhood district shall be established as delineated in the Neighborhood Council Proposal Map of March 19, 1997.

 

C)      Neighborhood Councils may request boundary modifications in accordance with their bylaws, subject to the approval of the City Council with input from the Community Forum.  Community Forum will evaluate boundary modification requests, considering factors such as the City's Charter requirements, population density, geographic area, existing landmarks, and neighborhood support.  Boundary modifications may address, but are not limited to, the following situations:

 

1.     Boundary line modification between existing Neighborhood Councils, as agreed upon by all affected Neighborhood Councils. 

2.     Subdivision of an existing Neighborhood Council into multiple Neighborhood Councils.

3.     Creation of a new Neighborhood Council to integrate newly annexed or subdivided properties. 

 

D)      The Community Forum will forward recommendations for boundary modifications to the City Council for final approval and funding. (Ord. 3347, 2007; Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.080       Responsibilities of the City

 

A)      The City of Missoula shall work with each Neighborhood Council and the Community Forum to strengthen neighborhood participation in City governance where such participation exists, and to encourage and support neighborhood participation in City governance where it does not yet exist.

 

B)      The City of Missoula shall provide information on City and neighborhood issues to all Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum regularly and in a timely manner. The City shall make every reasonable effort to provide Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum timely information regarding City-initiated projects which impact their neighborhood. Any additional notification shall be made at important project milestones (if any) and whenever communications are required by ordinance.

 

C)      To ensure that the City is able to comply with paragraph (B) above, the City of Missoula shall examine its project development schedules and alter these schedules to conform with the following standard: that project development schedules include early notification and time sufficient to enable citizens to participate in an informed manner in the policy making process concerning projects under development. All project development schedules initiated one year following this examination shall conform to the standard contained in this paragraph, except projects initiated during and in response to a City emergency. Such emergency projects shall be exempt from the communication process described in this ordinance.

 

D)      The City-initiated projects to which paragraphs (B) and (C) above refer include, but are not limited to: Wastewater Facilities Plan Updates, Amendments to Zoning Plans, Annexations (10 parcels or more), Annual Sidewalk Program, Annual Street Maintenance Program, CIP Hearings, Community Development Block Grant, Special Meetings, Comprehensive Planning Changes, SID Maintenance Districts (perpetual), Zoning and Rezoning Requests and proposals, Legal Notifications from City Clerk, New Special Improvement Districts, Park Development Projects, Subdivision Proposals, Annual Snow Removal Plan Modifications, Street Vacations, Transportation, Master Plan Amendments, Non-motorized Master Plan Modifications and Implementation of Major Projects, Annual Transportation Improvement Program

 

E)      Pursuant to Article VI, Section 6.2(8) of the Missoula City Charter, the city shall designate a liaison between City government and the Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum. This position shall be known as the Neighborhood Liaison. The Neighborhood Liaison shall report directly to the City Clerk. The Neighborhood Liaison shall work directly with Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum to: strengthen neighborhood participation where it exists and encourage neighborhood participation where it does not yet exist; train participants; promote inclusiveness; facilitate communication between Neighborhood Councils, the Community Forum, and the City of Missoula; and in general coordinate the functioning of the Neighborhood Council system.

 

F)      The City Council shall provide funding reasonable and sufficient to support the efforts associated with the formation and operations of Neighborhood Councils and the Community Forum. (Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

1.18.090       Implementation

 

A)        Nothing in this ordinance shall preclude any individual or individuals from access to, or participation with, the City Council, the Mayor, or City departments. (Ord. 3335, 2007; Ord. 3312, 2006; Ord. 3288, 2005; Ord. 3030, 1997)

 

 

Chapter 1.20

 

GENERAL PENALTY*

 

Sections:

 

1.20.010 Designated.

1.20.020 Fine Payment.

 

1.20.010 Designated.

 

A.         Any person violating any of the provisions or failing to comply with any of the manda­tory requirements of any ordinance of the city is guilty of a misdemeanor. Except in cases where a different punish­ment is prescribed by any ordinance of the city, any person convicted of a misdemeanor under the ordinances of the city shall be punished by a fine of not less than thirty dollars ($30) or more than five hundred dollars ($500) or by imprisonment not to exceed six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

 

B. Each such person is guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any vio­lation of any provisions of the ordinances of the city is committed, continued or permitted by any such person, and s/he may be punished accordingly. (Ord. 3438, 2010; Ord. 2037 §14, 1979: prior code §1‑14).

 

1.20.020  Fine payment. A judgment that any person convicted for any offense under this code or other ordi­nances of the city pay a fine, may also direct that such person be allowed to pay his or her fine in monthly in­stallments, not to exceed five installment payments. (Ord. 2037 §15, 1979: prior code §1‑15).

 

*           For statutory provisions authorizing a fine of up to five hundred dollars and imprisonment of up to six months for any one offense, see MCA §7‑5‑4207.