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14-1045. Same; election; requirements for approval; resolution and order of governing body. No gas wells shall be commenced pursuant to this act until after the question has been submitted to a vote of the qualified electors of the city at a general city election or a special election held for that purpose. Notice of the election shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city paper, the second publication to be not less than 10 days prior to the election. If the question is approved by affirmative votes equal in number to not less than 65% of the votes cast for mayor at the last general city election or, if no mayor is elected, 65% of the votes cast for the commissioner or council member receiving the highest number of votes at the last general city election, the wells shall be commenced. Otherwise the proposal shall fail.

Any city proposing to take action as herein authorized shall by resolution and order of the governing body of the city set out the terms and conditions which will govern the drilling of the wells; the names and addresses of such persons, firms or corporations (if any) as will be associated with the city in such enterprise; a description of all of the lands constituting the drilling unit; and the precise location of the proposed gas well. In addition, the resolution and order shall fix the time when an election will be held for the purpose of voting on the proposal. Such resolution and order shall be published as a part of the notice of the election.

History: L. 1951, ch. 186, § 5; L. 1955, ch. 122, § 1; L. 1981, ch. 173, § 50; July 1.


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