A Resolution is a statement of policy by the governing body or an order by the governing body that a specific action be taken. Resolutions usually apply only within the municipal government itself.

As is the case with ordinances, two separate bodies of state law define the process of adopting or vetoing a resolution.

Title 7, both Parts 1 and 42 of Chapter 5 provide specific guidance on the process. For example:

  • Resolutions may be submitted and adopted at a single meeting of the council 7-5-121, MCA.
  • Resolutions become effective upon adoption unless a delayed effective date is specified therein 7-5-121, MCA.
  • After adoption, the resolution shall be entered into the minutes and signed by the chairperson of the governing body 7-5-121, MCA.