Code of Alabama - Title 11: Counties and Municipal Corporations - Section 11-57-8 - Powers - Generally

Section 11-57-8 - Powers - Generally.

The authority shall have the following powers and capacities, among others specified in this chapter, together with all powers incidental thereto or necessary to the discharge thereof:

(1) To have succession by its corporate name until dissolved as provided in this chapter;

(2) To sue others and to prosecute civil actions;

(3) To be sued by others in any form of litigation other than an action ex delicto and to defend any litigation brought against it;

(4) To have and use a corporate seal and to alter the same at pleasure;

(5) To adopt and alter bylaws for the regulation and conduct of its affairs and business;

(6) To acquire, whether by purchase, gift, lease, devise, or otherwise, property of every description which the board may deem necessary or desirable to the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, equipment, operation, or maintenance of a project and to hold title thereto;

(7) To construct, enlarge, improve, equip, maintain, and operate one or more projects;

(8) To borrow money for any of its corporate purposes and to sell and issue in evidence of such borrowing its interest-bearing revenue bonds as provided in this chapter;

(9) To sell and issue refunding revenue bonds;

(10) To secure any of its bonds by pledge and indenture as provided in this chapter;

(11) To appoint, employ, and compensate such agents, architects, and legal counsel as the business of the authority may require;

(12) To provide for such insurance as the board may deem advisable;

(13) To invest any of its funds pending need therefor as provided in this chapter;

(14) To contract, lease, and make lease agreements respecting its properties or any thereof as provided in this chapter; and

(15) To sell and convey any of its properties that may have become obsolete or worn out or that may no longer be needed or useful in connection with or in the operation of any project; provided, that it shall not have the power to sell or convey any project substantially as a whole except as provided in this chapter.

(Acts 1961, No. 895, p. 1407, §8; Acts 1961, Ex. Sess., No. 289, p. 2335, §8.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021