(a) The certificate of incorporation of any corporation organized under this article shall state:
(1) The name of the corporation, which shall be a name indicating the system or systems for operation of which the corporation is organized (e.g., "The Waterworks and Sewer Board of the City (or Town) of _____");
(2) The location of its principal office and the post office address thereof;
(3) The period for the duration of the corporation (if the duration is to be perpetual, this fact should be stated); and
(4) The objects for which the corporation is organized.
The certificate of incorporation may also contain any provisions not contrary to law which the incorporators may choose to insert for the regulation and conduct of the affairs of the corporation.
(b) Any corporation organized under this article may at any time amend its certificate of incorporation so as to provide for the operation of a system in addition to the system for the operation of which the corporation was originally organized, and shall at the same time make any change in the name of the corporation which may be made appropriate by reason of any amendment respecting the objects for which the corporation is organized. Any such amendment may be effected in the following manner: The board of directors of the corporation shall adopt a resolution setting forth the proposed amendment, which shall include any proposed change in the name of such corporation. If the governing body of the municipality which authorized the incorporation of the corporation shall, by resolution of its governing body, consent to such proposed amendment, the chairman of the board of directors, or other chief executive officer of the corporation, and the secretary of the corporation shall then file in the office of the judge of probate of the county in which the certificate of incorporation of the corporation is filed a certificate, in the name of and in behalf of the corporation and under its seal, reciting the adoption of the said respective resolutions by the board of directors and by the said governing body and setting forth the said proposed amendment. The proposed amendment shall become effective upon the filing of such certificate in the said office.
Last modified: May 3, 2021