Section 11-47-251

Powers of coastal municipalities.

(a) Any coastal municipality may do any of the following:

(1) Plan, establish, develop, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, regulate, and protect beach projects, including, without limitation, joint beach projects with one or more other coastal municipalities.

(2) Finance the cost of beach projects in whole or in part by the issuance of bonds, warrants, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness.

(3) Pledge to the payment thereof its full faith and credit and any taxes, licenses, or revenues which the coastal municipality may then be authorized to pledge to the payment of bonded or other indebtedness.

(4) Make and enforce rules and regulations governing the use of and activities upon the areas included within any beach project established by the coastal municipality with the concurrence of the Commissioner of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, acting through the Lands Division of the department.

(5) Acquire or condemn lands or rights, easements, or interests therein for use in the establishment and maintenance of beach projects in accordance with Article 7 of this chapter or Chapter 1A of Title 18.

(6) Execute contracts and other instruments and take such other action as may be necessary or convenient in connection with beach projects.

(b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or repeal the powers and authority otherwise granted to a municipal corporation under Chapter 48 of this title.

(Act 2000-676, p. 1365, §1.)