The bonds of a district incorporated under this article shall be authorized by resolution of the board of directors of the district and may be issued in one or more series, may bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, bear interest at such rate or rates, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered or both, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment, at such place or places, be nonredeemable or subject to such terms of redemption, with or without premium and be subject to being declared or becoming due before the maturity date thereof as such resolution or resolutions may provide. Said bonds may be issued for money or property, either at public or private sale and for such price or prices as the board of directors shall determine. Such authorizing resolution shall provide for the execution and delivery of bonds of the district by its officers therein designated. Coupons may be executed with the facsimile signature of any officer designated by the board of directors.
Any bonds issued by the district may thereafter at any time (whether before, at or after maturity thereof) and from time to time be refunded by the issuance of refunding bonds, which may be sold by such district at public or private sale at such price or prices as may be determined by its board of directors, or which may be exchanged for the bonds to be refunded or which may be partly sold and partly exchanged. Any such refunding bonds may be issued at any time and from time to time as the board of directors may deem it advisable, whether or not the bonds to be refunded are then subject to redemption, and may be issued in a principal amount not exceeding the principal amount of the bonds to be refunded plus any premium necessary to redeem or retire such bonds, any interest (accrued or to accrue) on such bonds to the date of redemption or retirement thereof and any expenses estimated to be incurred in connection with such refunding; and, if deemed advisable by the board of directors, bonds may be issued by any district incorporated under this article for the combined purpose of so refunding any outstanding bonds and of acquiring, constructing, providing, improving or extending any gas system or systems. The district may pay all expenses, premiums and commissions which its board of directors may deem necessary or desirable in connection with any financing done by it. All bonds issued by such district shall be construed to be negotiable instruments although payable solely from a specified source, and bona fide holders of such bonds for value shall be entitled to all benefits provided by the negotiable instruments law of the State of Alabama. Pending the preparation or execution of definitive bonds, interim receipts or certificates or temporary bonds may be delivered to the purchaser or purchasers of said bonds. Any bonds issued by it may be purchased by a district out of any funds available for such purchase, but such right of purchase may be limited in the authorizing resolution. All bonds so purchased shall be cancelled.