Section 11-42-180

Payment, execution, etc., of debts, bonds, contracts for local improvements, etc., of absorbed municipalities.

When any municipal corporation has been absorbed or its government extinguished by the alteration or rearrangement of the boundary lines of another city or town, the city or town whose boundary lines have been altered and rearranged shall assume and pay all and any debts, liabilities, and bonds of every kind and character and the interest thereon when the same becomes due which may have been lawfully contracted or issued by the city or town so absorbed or whose government has been extinguished, and the city or town whose boundary lines have been altered and rearranged, thereby absorbing and extinguishing the government of another municipality, shall assume, carry on, and complete all contracts for local improvements which may have been entered into by the city or town so absorbed or whose government has been so extinguished, and the said city or town whose boundary lines have been so altered or rearranged shall have all the powers with reference to the making of assessment for local improvements and the collection thereof as if such local improvements had been originally instituted by it, and such last described city or town may grant to property owners the same privileges of paying local assessments in installments as they would be entitled to if their municipal organization had not changed and, for the purpose of carrying into effect this privilege, the city or town whose boundary lines have been so altered or rearranged shall issue its bonds in the place and stead of the bonds which would have been issued by the city or town whose government has been extinguished to the end that all contracts for local improvements and the sale of bonds to carry on the same shall be faithfully observed and executed.

(Code 1907, §1156; Acts 1909, No. 160, p. 234; Code 1923, §§1827, 1870; Code 1940, T. 37, §229.)