Code of Alabama - Title 11: Counties and Municipal Corporations - Section 11-60-1 - Definitions

Section 11-60-1 - Definitions.

Whenever used in this chapter, unless a different meaning clearly appears in the context, the following terms, whether used in the singular or plural, shall be given the following respective meanings:

(1) CORPORATION. Any corporation organized pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.

(2) MUNICIPALITY. Any incorporated city or town in this state with respect to which a corporation may be organized.

(3) PROJECT. Any land and interest therein, including forests, rivers, streams, waterways, and lakes, and any buildings or other improvements thereon, and all real and personal properties deemed necessary in connection therewith, whether or not now in existence, which shall be suitable for a public park or other recreational uses and all buildings, facilities, and improvements incident thereto or useful in connection therewith, including, but without limitation, picnic areas, campsites, trailer sites, cabins, lodges, roads and trails for hiking, bicycling or horseback riding, nature trails, botanical gardens, zoos, museums, athletic fields, golf courses, tennis, handball and badminton courts, public restroom facilities, boats, rides, amusement facilities, bowling alleys, skeet, trap, rifle and archery ranges, gymnasiums, swimming pools, bathhouses, beaches, docks and marinas, boating facilities, areas and facilities for fishing and hunting, areas and facilities for aquatic entertainment and sports, stadiums, coliseums, arenas, grandstands, auditoriums, meeting halls, pavilions, centers for cultural entertainment, music, drama, exhibitions and exhibits, amphitheatres, administrative or office buildings, and public accommodation facilities as defined in subsection (4) of this section.

(4) PUBLIC ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES. Buildings, facilities and improvements for the accommodation of visitors to such public parks, including, without limitation of the foregoing, motels, restaurants, coffee shops, stores to provide groceries, drugs, and other items, sports, gift and souvenir shops and launderettes; provided, however, that nothing contained in this chapter is intended to authorize any such corporation itself to operate as a commercial enterprise any such shops, stores, motels, or restaurants.

(Acts 1967, Ex. Sess., No. 218, p. 264, §2; Acts 1973, No. 1296, p. 2210, §1; Acts 1983, No. 83-584, p. 916.)

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