Section 11-89B-2

Form, terms, denominations, etc. of bonds; execution and delivery; interest; sale; issuance of refunding bonds; liability on bonds; source of payment; use of proceeds; mortgage, deed of trust, etc., containing certain agreements.

All bonds issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter shall be signed by the chairman of the board of directors or other governing body or other chief executive officer of such public corporation and attested by its secretary and the seal of such public corporation shall be affixed thereto; provided, that a facsimile of the signatures of both of the officers whose signatures will appear on the bonds may be imprinted or otherwise reproduced thereon in lieu of being manually signed if the proceedings in which the bonds are authorized to be issued provide for the manual authentication of such bonds by a trustee, registrar or paying agent; provided further, that a facsimile of the seal of such public corporation may be imprinted or otherwise reproduced on any such bonds in lieu of being manually affixed thereto.

Any such bonds may be executed and delivered by such public corporation at any time and from time to time, shall be in such form and denominations and of such tenor and maturities, shall contain such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this chapter and shall bear such rate or rates of interest, or no interest, computed, compounded (if determined by its board of directors or other governing body to be advantageous), payable at such time or times, and evidenced in such manner, as may be provided by resolution of its board of directors or other governing body. All such bonds of such public corporation may be sold at either public or private sale in such manner and at such price or prices and at such time or times as may be determined by its board of directors or other governing body to be most advantageous. The principal of and interest on any such bonds issued or obligations assumed by such public corporation may thereafter at any time (whether before, at or after maturity of any such principal and whether at, after or not exceeding six months prior to the maturity of any such interest) and from time to time be refunded by the issuance of refunding bonds of such public corporation, which may be sold by such public corporation at public or private sale at such price or prices as may be determined by its board of directors or other governing body to be most advantageous or which may be exchanged for the bonds or other obligations to be refunded. Such public corporation may pay all expenses, premiums and commissions which its board of directors or other governing body may deem necessary and advantageous in connection with any financing done by it. All such bonds issued by such public corporation shall be construed to be negotiable instruments although payable solely from a specified source. Neither a public hearing nor consent of the State Department of Finance shall be prerequisite to the issuance of such bonds by such public corporation. All such bonds issued by such public corporation and the income therefrom shall be exempt from all taxation in the State of Alabama.

All obligations created or assumed and all such bonds issued or assumed by such public corporation shall be solely and exclusively an obligation of such public corporation and shall not create an obligation or debt of any county or municipality; provided, that the provisions of this sentence shall not be construed to release the original obligor from liability on any bond or other obligation assumed by such public corporation.

Any such bonds issued by such public corporation shall be limited or special obligations of such public corporation payable solely out of the proceeds, receipts or revenues specified in the proceedings authorizing those bonds. Any such proceedings may provide that the bonds therein authorized shall 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 the leasing, sale or operation of all water, sewer and garbage systems and other revenue-producing facilities owned by such public corporation or solely out of the revenues from the leasing, sale or operation of any one or more of such systems or facilities or parts thereof, regardless of the fact that those bonds may have been issued with respect to or for the benefit of only certain particular systems or facilities of such public corporation.

Such public corporation may pledge for the payment of any of its bonds the revenues from which such bonds are payable and may execute and deliver a trust indenture evidencing any such pledge or a mortgage and deed of trust conveying as security for such bonds the water, sewer or garbage systems or other revenue-producing facilities or any part of any thereof, the revenues or any part of the revenues from which are so pledged. Any mortgage and deed of trust or trust indenture made by such public corporation may contain such agreements as its board of directors or other governing body may deem advisable respecting the operation and maintenance of the property and the use of the revenues subject to such mortgage and deed of trust or affected by such trust indenture and respecting the rights, duties and remedies of the parties to any such instrument and the parties for the benefit of whom such instrument is made; provided, that no such instrument shall be subject to foreclosure.

(Acts 1991, No. 91-551, p. 1015, §2.)