The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana on May 30, 1976 · Page 40
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The Daily Inter Lake from Kalispell, Montana · Page 40

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We, the Study Commissioners of Plalhead Countv. do hereby certify that this is the Proposed Plan of Government approved by the Study Commissioners of Flathead County. In testimony whereof, we set our hands. Done at Kalispell. MT.. this Nineteenth day of May, 1976 LOCAL GGVEFL'KEST STUDY CGM-tlSSlGTiERS CERTIFICATE ESTABLISHING THE EXISTING PLAN OF GOVERNMENT FOR FLATHEAD COUNTY If retained by the voters, the government of Flathead County shall be organized under the following provisions of Section 47A-3-205: Revised Codes of Montana 1947. (1) {2} (a) (iii) (2) (b) (i) (2) (c) (i) (2) (d) (ii) (2) (e) (ii) (2) (f) (ii) (2) (g) (3) (a) (i) (3) (b) (i) (3) (c) (i) (3) (d) (i) (3) (e) (i) (3) (f) (i) (3) (g) (i) (3) (E) (i) (3) (i) (i) (3) (i) (i) (3) (k) (i) (4) These sections establish the following form of government which shall be called the COMMISSION FORM. (1) The Commission form consists of an elected commission and other elected officers as provided in this section. All legislative, executive, and administrative powers and duties of the local government not specifically reserved by law or ordinance to other elected officers shall reside in the commission. The commission shall appoint department heads and other employees other than those employees appointed by elected officials. (2) The plan of government shall also include the following: (a) The Commission shall be nominated by districts in which candidates must reside and which are apportioned by population, but elected at laree. The Daily Inter (b) Local government elections shall be conducted on a partisan basis as provided in this title. (c) The chairman of the commission, who may be referred to as the mayor, shall be the presiding officer of the commission. All members of boards and committees shall be appointed by the chairman with the consent of the commission. The chairman shall be recognized as the head of the local government unit and he may vote as other members of the commission. He shall be elected by the members of the commission from their own number for a term established by ordinance. (d) The commission may appoint one or more administrative assistants to assist them in the supervision and operation of the local government. (e) Commission members shall be elected for overlapping terms of office. (f) The size of the commission shall be three (3) members, and community councils to advise commissioners may be authorized by ordinance. (g) The term of office of the commissioners shall be six (6) years. Other elected officials shall serve four (4) year terms. (3) The plan of government shall further define the structural characteristics of the form by including the following: (a) A legal officer (called the county attorney) shall be elected. (b) A law enforcement officer (called the sheriff) shall be elected. (c) A clerk and recorder shall be elected. (d) A clerk of district court shall be elected. (e) A treasurer shall be elected. (f) A surveyor shall be elected. (g) A superintendent of schools shall be elected. (h) An assessor shall be elected. (i) A coroner shall be elected. (j) A public administrator shall be elected. (k) An auditor shall be elected. (4) The plan of government shall have general government powers. We. the Study Commissioners of Flathead County do hereby certify that this is Die existing Plan of Government as established by Section 47A-3-206: Revised Codes of Montana 1M7. In testimony wtiereof, -.re set our hands. Done at Kalispell, MT. this Nineteenth day of May. 1976 FLATHEAD CXX^ Lake, Kalispell, Montana, Sunday. May 30, 1976 D--7 CERTIFICATE ESTABLISHING THE DATE OF THE SPECIAL ELECTION AT WHICH THE ALTERNATIVE FORM OF GOVERNMENT SHALL BE PRESENTED TO THE ELECTORS OF FLATHEAD COUNTY. The alternative form of government proposed by the Local Government Study Commission shall be submitted to the voters of Flathead County at a special election to be held with the general election on November 2,1976. We. the Study Commissioners of Flathead County, do hereby certify that this is the Proposed Plan of Government approved by the Study Commissioners of Plalhead County. In testimony whereof, we set our hands. Done at Kalispell. MT., this Nineteenth day of May. 197S .,, ^T · .^. / . H t, RECORDER nf Fl.AlrfF.AD (-.Olirr- LOCAL COVEF.SXEIiT STCD CERTIFICATE ESTABLISHING THE OFFICIAL BALLOT FOR THE NOVEMBER 2, 1976 SPECIAL ELECTION Instructions to voters: Place an "X" in the box which expresses your preference. The full text of the proposed form of government and of the existing from of government are available at your polling place. OFFICIAL BALLOT BALLOT ON ALTERNATIVE FORM OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT Vote for one. D D For adoption of the self- government Charter with a commission-manager structure proposed in the report of the Flathead County local government study commission. For the existing form of government.

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