Section 11-89B-1

Public corporation given power to sell and issue bonds, to pledge for payment proceeds, revenues, etc., and to issue bonds or notes for temporary borrowing.

In addition to all other powers now or hereafter granted by law, each public corporation organized under the laws of the State of Alabama which is authorized by law (i) to operate a water system consisting of land, plants, systems, facilities, buildings and other property, or any combination of any thereof, which are used or useful or capable of future use in providing, furnishing, supplying or distributing water and (ii) to borrow money for use for one or more of its corporate purposes shall have the following powers, together with all powers incidental thereto or necessary to the discharge thereof in corporate form:

(1) To sell and issue bonds of such public corporation in order to provide funds for any corporate function, use or purpose for which such public corporation is otherwise authorized by law to borrow money, any such bonds to be payable solely out of one or more of the following: (i) any or all proceeds of or receipts from any privilege, license, excise or other tax (whether such tax is levied by the State of Alabama or any county, municipality or public corporation thereof) received by such public corporation, including, without limitation, any tax proceeds or receipts which are required by law to be paid to or deposited to the credit of such public corporation and (ii) the revenues derived from any water, sewer or garbage system or other revenue-producing facility of such public corporation;

(2) To pledge for payment of any bonds issued by such public corporation any proceeds, receipts or revenues from which those bonds are made payable as provided in this chapter; and

(3) In evidence of any temporary borrowing of said public corporation, to issue from time to time revenue bonds or notes maturing not later than 36 months from the date of issuance. Any such temporary borrowing may be made in anticipation of the sale and issuance of long-term revenue bonds, and in such event, the principal proceeds from the sale of such long-term revenue bonds shall, to the extent necessary, be used for payment of the principal of and the interest on the temporary revenue bonds or notes issued in anticipation of the sale and issuance of such long-term revenue bonds. Any temporary bonds or notes issued pursuant to this paragraph may be refunded or renewed or extended for an additional period of not more than 36 months from the date of maturity of the temporary bonds or notes being refunded or renewed or extended, but otherwise pursuant to all of the terms and conditions of this paragraph, whether or not the project with respect to which the outstanding temporary bonds or notes were issued has been completed.

(Acts 1991, No. 91-551, p. 1015, §1.)