This section is from the book "The Law Of Contracts", by William Herbert Page. Also available from Amazon: Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Deals, Contracts, Agreements and Promises.
Under other statutes there must be a petition signed by a majority of the qualified voters to authorize certain contracts.1
6 Wilkins v. Waynesboro, 116 Ga. 359; 42 S. E. 767.
7 McKnight v. Senoia, 115 Ga. 915; 42 S. E. 256.
1 Pacific Improvement Co. v. Clarksdale, 74 Fed. 528; 20 C. C. A. 635.
2 Claybrook v. Rockingham Co., 117 N. C. 456; 23 S. E. 360; same case. 114 N. C. 453: 10 S. E. 503.
3 Brown v. Ingalls Township, 86 Fed. 261; 30 C. C. A. 27.
4 Louisville v. Park Commissioners, 112 Ky. 409; 65 S. W. 860.
5 Lebanon, etc., Co. v. Lebanon, 163 Mo. 246; 63 S. W. 809.
6 Bras v. McConnell, 114 Ia. 401; 87 N. W. 290.
7 Hammond v. San Leandro, 135 Cal. 450; 67 Pac. 692; (as to the time of closing the polls).
8 Lebanon, etc.. Co. v. Lebanon, 163 Mo. 246: 63 S. W. 809.
1 Ex rel. McWhirter v. Newberry,
If so many withdraw their consent before action is taken that less than the requisite number is left, authority to make such contract is lacking.2 A petition that the municipality let contracts and that three thousand dollars will be necessary therefor and will benefit the town is sufficient to indicate the wish of the petitioners that the municipality borrow such sum.3 If the petition must be signed by freeholders the name of one owning no property in such municipality and living on his wife's property therein is not sufficient.4