Section 11-50-239

Acquisition, operation, etc., of waterworks system located in another municipality; execution of contract for conveyance of system in other municipality thereto upon payment in full of indebtedness of corporation.

(a) Each waterworks board now or hereafter organized under this division, in addition to all other powers conferred on it by law, is hereby further authorized and empowered to acquire, by purchase from the owner or owners thereof, all or any part of a waterworks plant or system and any rights incidental thereto located within the limits of any incorporated municipality in this state other than the municipality within which such board was organized to operate and thereafter to manage, operate, extend, enlarge, lease, mortgage, convey, and otherwise control the same as a part of its waterworks system in the municipality within which such board was organized to operate in all respects as if the properties so purchased were located in the municipality within which such board was organized to operate.

(b) Any such board may and is hereby further authorized and empowered to enter into a contract with such other municipality providing that when such board shall have paid all indebtedness incurred by it for the system acquired by it and located in such municipality (other than for operating expenses) then it shall thereupon convey to such other municipality the entire waterworks plant and system and all rights incidental thereto which may be owned by it and which may be located within the limits of such other municipality and also any property located outside of such other municipality which may be owned by it and which may be necessary for the operation therein of such waterworks plant and system, all as may be provided in such contract. If any such contract shall be so made then upon payment in full by such board of all such indebtedness, such board shall thereupon convey to such other municipality the properties and rights so agreed to be conveyed under the provisions of such contract. No election of the qualified voters of any such municipality shall be necessary to authorize such conveyance; provided, that nothing contained in this subsection shall authorize or empower any such board to convey to such other municipality any portion of the waterworks plant and system at any time owned by such board which may be necessary to the continued operation of that portion of its waterworks plant and system which may be located within the limits of the municipality within which such board was organized to operate.

(Acts 1943, No. 316, p. 306.)