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74.400 District may acquire, develop, maintain and operate gas system -- Procedure. (1) Any county judge/executive, except in counties containing a city of the first class, upon petition of seventy-five (75) resident freeholders of a water district organized <br>under the provisions of KRS 74.010, may authorize said water district to acquire, <br>develop, maintain, and operate a system for the distribution of gas to the citizens of <br>the county. The petition shall describe the territory intended to be included in the <br>area to be served and shall set out the reasons a gas distribution system is needed. (2) When the petition is filed, the county judge/executive shall give notice of the filing by publication as provided in KRS Chapter 424. Within thirty (30) days after the <br>publication, any resident of the district may file objections, and the county <br>judge/executive shall set the matter for hearing within ten (10) days. If the county <br>judge/executive finds the establishment of a gas distribution system by such district <br>reasonably necessary for the public health, convenience, and comfort of the <br>residents, he shall make an order authorizing the establishment or acquisition of the <br>gas distribution system. (3) The county judge/executive may in his order strike off any part of the territory that the testimony shows will not be benefited by the creation of the distribution system. <br>If the county judge/executive does not find that the gas distribution system is <br>necessary he shall dismiss the petition. Either party may appeal the order to the <br>Circuit Court. Effective: June 17, 1978 <br>History: Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 384, sec. 191, effective June 17, 1978. -- Amended 1966 Ky. Acts ch. 170, sec. 3; and ch. 239, sec. 24. -- Created 1952 Ky. <br>Acts ch. 133, secs. 1 to 3.