(a) The written application of the incorporators shall be filed with the probate judge, which application shall:
(1) Contain a statement that the incorporators propose to incorporate an authority pursuant to this chapter.
(2) State that each of the incorporators is a resident of the county of incorporation.
(3) Request that the governing body of the county of incorporation and each participating municipality adopt a resolution declaring that it is expedient that the proposed authority be formed, approving the written application, and authorizing the incorporators to proceed to form the proposed authority by filing for record articles in accordance with this chapter.
(b) The application shall include the form of articles of the proposed authority.
(c) The governing body of the county of incorporation and of each participating municipality shall review the contents of the application and the accompanying form of articles and shall adopt a resolution to deny the application or to declare that it is expedient that the proposed authority be formed, approving the form of the articles, and authorizing the incorporators to proceed to form the proposed authority by filing for record pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 11-86A-5.
(d) It shall not be necessary that a resolution be published in any newspaper or posted or be offered for more than one reading.
(e) One of the participating municipalities shall be a Class 4 municipality, as defined by Section 11-40-12, which has within 90 days of March 9, 2000, opted by ordinance to be a participating municipality.
(f) No authority may be formed until the application and the resolution have been adopted, and until the requirement of subsection (e) is satisfied.