Section 11-44-34


Published: 2015

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Section 11-44-34

Section 11-44-34Resolutions, bylaws, or ordinances granting franchises, etc., for use of streets, public highways, etc. - Objections thereto and elections thereon.

Pending the passage of any such resolution, bylaw, or ordinance or during the time intervening between its final passage and the expiration of the 30 days during which publication shall be made as provided in Section 11-44-33, the legally qualified voters of said city or town may by written petition or petitions addressed to said board of commissioners object to such grant and, if, during said period, such written petition or petitions signed by at least a number of qualified voters equal to four for every 100 inhabitants of said city or fraction thereof according to the last federal census shall be filed with the said board of commissioners, said board shall forthwith order an election at which election the legally qualified voters of said city or town shall vote for or against the proposed grant as set forth in said bylaw, resolution, or ordinance. In the call for said election the said resolution, bylaw, or ordinance making said grant shall be published at length and in full at the expense of the city or town in some newspaper in said city or town by one publication.

(Acts 1911, No. 504, p. 591; Code 1923, §2361; Code 1940, T. 37, §60.)