Section 11-81-28

Issuance, sale, etc., of negotiable notes in anticipation of sale of bonds.

Whenever bonds of any county or municipality shall have been authorized under this chapter at any election or by the governing body thereof in cases where an election is not required, such governing body may from time to time in anticipation of the sale of such bonds issue negotiable notes of such county or municipality for the purpose for which such bonds shall have been authorized and to an amount at any time outstanding not exceeding the maximum authorized amount of such bonds.

Such notes shall be general obligations of the issuing county or municipality, shall be signed as the governing body may prescribe, shall be made payable as the governing body may determine, not later than 12 months from their respective dates, and may be refunded from time to time by the issue of new negotiable notes under this section; provided, that no such refunding shall be effected which shall extend the final date for the payment of such notes to more than three years from the date of the original borrowing.

All notes issued under this section may be sold by the governing body at public sale after advertisement given in the manner provided in subsection (a) of Section 11-81-11, or they may be sold at private sale at not less than their par value plus accrued interest from the date thereof to the date upon which they are delivered and paid for.

Any bonds in anticipation of the sale of which such notes may be so issued shall be dated not later than the date of the original borrowing, and such notes and interest thereon shall be paid out of the proceeds derived from the sale of such bonds when sold.

This section shall not apply to revenue bonds authorized to be issued under this chapter.

(Acts 1927, No. 478, p. 534; Code 1940, T. 37, §268; Acts 1945, No. 471, p. 705.)