Section 11-54B-22

Merger of business improvement districts.

(a) Without the approval of the governing body of the municipality or the owners of the real property located within the geographical areas of the districts, any two or more district management corporations located within the same municipality may merge into one of such district management corporations pursuant to Article 5 of Chapter 3A of Title 10, as well as this section.

(b) Each district management corporation shall adopt a plan of merger in compliance with subsection (b) of Section 10-3A-100, which plan of merger, in addition, shall designate the self-help business improvement district ordinance which shall be applicable to the surviving corporation, provided that such ordinance was applicable to at least one of the corporations prior to the merger.

(c) A plan of merger shall be approved pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of Section 10-3A-102.

(d) The articles of merger provided in Section 10-3A-103, shall designate the self-help business improvement district ordinance which shall be applicable to the surviving corporation, provided that the ordinance was applicable to at least one of the corporations prior to the merger.

(e) The self-help business improvement district ordinance which is designated as being applicable to the surviving corporation, upon the issuance of a certificate of merger by the Secretary of State, shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary to allow the surviving corporation to serve the geographical area comprising both self-help business improvement districts.

(Act 2007-479, p. 1035, §2.)