SEC. 51-15-111. Hearing.
The chancery court of Forrest County may hear the petition at any term thereof, or the chancellor of said court may fix a time to hear such petition at any time in vacation, may determine all matters pertaining thereto, may adjourn the hearing from time to time, and may continue the case for want of sufficient notice or other good cause. And if said petition shall prove defective in any manner, the petitioners, upon motion, shall be permitted to amend the same.
Upon the day set for hearing said petition, or a day to which same may be continued by the court or chancellor, all parties interested may appear and contest the same. If, upon the hearing of such petition, it is found that such projects are feasible and practical, and if the creation of the waterway district under the terms of this article would meet a public necessity both local and statewide and would be conducive to the public welfare of the state as a whole, such court or chancellor shall so find and shall make and enter an order upon the minutes of the said chancery court stating that the said district, to be known as the Pat Harrison Waterway District, should be organized subject to all of the terms and provisions of this article.
If the chancellor finds that the proposed waterway district should not be organized, he shall dismiss the proceedings and the costs shall be paid by the Pat Harrison Waterway Commission.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Secs. 5956-176, 5956-177; Laws, 1962, ch. 222, Sec. 4(c, d); 1962, 2d Ex. Sess., ch. 31, Sec. 1(c, d), eff from and after passage (approved Dec. 21, 1962).