Section 11-50-345

Issuance of revenue bonds authorized; form, terms, denominations, etc.; execution, sale, etc.; disposition of proceeds from sale of bonds; issuance of interim receipts or temporary bonds.

(a) Any board of water and sewer commissioners created under the provisions of this article is hereby authorized by resolution, at one time or from time to time, to issue revenue bonds of the board for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of any water system or sewer system or any combination thereof and the cost of any improvements, extensions, and additions and for the purpose of refunding any bonds or obligations assumed by the board in connection with the acquisition of such system or systems or part thereof. The principal of and the interest on such bonds shall be payable solely from the funds provided by this article for such payment. The bonds of each issue shall be dated, shall bear interest at such rate or rates not exceeding 10 percent per annum, shall mature at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from their date or dates as may be determined by the board, and may be made redeemable before maturity, at the option of the board, at such price or prices and under such terms and conditions as may be fixed by the board prior to the issuance of the bonds. The board shall determine the form of the bonds, including any interest coupons to be attached thereto, and the manner of execution of the bonds and shall fix the denomination or denominations of the bonds and the place or places of payment of principal and interest, which may be at any bank or trust company within or without the state. In case any officer whose signature or a facsimile of whose signature shall appear on any bond or coupons shall cease to be such officer before the delivery of such bonds, such signature or such facsimile shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all purposes the same as if he had remained in office until such delivery. All revenue bonds issued under the provisions of this article shall have and are hereby declared to have all of the qualities and incidents of negotiable instruments under the negotiable instruments law of the state. The bonds may be issued in coupon or in registered form or both as the board may determine, and the provision may be made for the registration of any coupon bonds as to principal alone and also as to both principal and interest and for the reconversion into coupon bonds of any bonds registered as to both principal and interest. The issuance of such bonds shall not be subject to any limitation or conditions contained in any other law, and the board may sell such bonds in such manner and for such price as it may determine will best effect the purposes of this article.

(b) The proceeds of the bonds of each issue shall be used solely for the purpose for which such bonds shall have been authorized and shall be disbursed in such manner and under such restrictions, if any, as the board may provide in the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or in the trust agreement mentioned in Section 11-50-346 securing the same.

(c) Prior to the preparation of definitive bonds, the board may, under like restrictions, issue interim receipts or temporary bonds, with or without coupons, exchangeable for definitive bonds when such bonds shall have been executed and are available for delivery. The board may also provide for the replacement of any bonds which shall become mutilated or shall be destroyed or lost. Bonds may be issued under the provisions of this article without obtaining the consent of any department, division, commission, board, bureau, agency, or official of the state or of the city and without any other proceedings or the happening of any other conditions or things than those proceedings, conditions, or things which are specifically required by this article.

(Acts 1951, No. 775, p. 1359, §7; Acts 1970, Ex. Sess., No. 21, p. 2619; Acts 1975, No. 1149, §1.)