Section 11-89A-15

Cooperation, aid, and agreements from and with other bodies.

(a) For the purpose of attaining the objectives of this chapter, any county, municipality, or other political subdivision, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state, a county or municipality may, upon such terms and with or without consideration, as it may determine, do any or all of the following:

(1) Lend or donate money to any authority or perform services for the benefit thereof;

(2) Donate, sell, convey, transfer, lease, or grant to any authority, without the necessity of authorization at any election of qualified voters, any property of any kind;

(3) Do any and all things, whether or not specifically authorized in this section, not otherwise prohibited by law, that are necessary or convenient to aid and cooperate with any authority in attaining the objectives of this chapter; and

(4) To pay to any authority the proceeds of any special tax appropriated, apportioned, or allocated to such authority or to or for the benefit of any facility owned or operated by such authority.

(b) Any county, municipality, or other political subdivision, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state, a county or municipality are each hereby specifically authorized to enter into a contract or contracts obligating any such entity to dispose of its solid waste, or any part thereof, at a facility or facilities owned or operated by such authority and obligating such county, municipality, or other political subdivision, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state, a county or municipality to make payments to such authority for such disposal. The terms, provisions, and conditions of any such contract or contracts shall be such as a governing body of any such county, municipality, or political subdivision, public corporation, agency or instrumentality of the state, a county, or municipality deems appropriate. Any such contract or contracts may provide for the continuous disposal of such solid waste from year to year, but for a term not to exceed 45 years. Any costs to any such county, municipality, or other political subdivision, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state, a county or municipality shall be paid annually out of the general operating funds of any such county, municipality, or other political subdivision, public corporation, agency, or instrumentality of the state or any county or municipality, and the entering into of such contract or contracts shall not constitute the incurring of a debt by such county, municipality or other political subdivision, public corporation, agency or instrumentality of the state or any county or municipality within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitations on debts of the state, the counties, or the municipalities.

(Acts 1980, No. 80-278, p. 368, §16; Acts 1989, No. 89-744, p. 1476, §9.)