Section 11-81-179

Statutory mortgage lien of bondholders - Duration; enforcement.

(a) Any system or systems that shall be made subject to a statutory mortgage lien as provided for in Section 11-81-178 shall remain subject to such lien until payment in full of the principal of and the interest on the bonds to secure the payment of which such lien was created or until moneys sufficient for the payment thereof shall have been set aside in trust for payment thereof.

(b) Any holder of any of said bonds or of any of the interest coupons applicable thereto and the trustee under any trust indenture, if so provided in such indenture, may, by civil action, mandamus or other proceedings, protect, enforce and compel performance of all duties of the officials of the borrower, including the fixing of sufficient rates, the collection of revenues, the proper segregation of the revenues of the system or systems and the proper application thereof; provided, however, that such statutory mortgage lien shall not be construed to give any such holder of bonds or coupons or such trustee authority to compel the sale of such system or systems or any part thereof. Any trust indenture provided for by the authorizing proceedings may contain such provisions regarding the rights and remedies of the trustee thereunder and the holders of the bonds and coupons as the governing body may deem advisable and as are not in conflict with the provisions of this article, and may contain such provisions restricting the individual right of action of the holders of the bonds or coupons as are customary in indentures respecting bonds or debentures of corporations.

(Acts 1933, Ex. Sess., No. 102, p. 88; Acts 1936-37, Ex. Sess., No. 203, p. 236; Code 1940, T. 37, §314; Acts 1955, No. 494, p. 1127, §6.)