Code of Alabama - Title 11: Counties and Municipal Corporations - Section 11-61A-9 - Powers

Section 11-61A-9 - Powers.

The authority shall have the following powers, together with all incidental powers necessary:

(1) To have succession by its corporate name for the duration of time (which may be in perpetuity) specified in its certificate of incorporation.

(2) To sue and be sued in its own name in civil suits and actions.

(3) To adopt and make use of a corporate seal and to alter the seal at pleasure.

(4) To adopt and alter bylaws for the regulation and conduct of its affairs and business.

(5) To acquire, receive, take, and hold, whether by purchase, gift, lease, devise, eminent domain, or otherwise, property of every description, whether real, personal, or mixed, and to manage the property, and to develop any undeveloped property owned, leased, or controlled by it. An authority may not acquire or lease real property located outside the boundaries of the municipality. An authority created under this chapter may not exercise any power of eminent domain without a concurring resolution from the governing body authorizing the power.

(6) To execute contracts and other instruments and to take other necessary or convenient actions to carry out the purposes of this chapter or the exercise of any power granted by this chapter.

(7) To plan, establish, develop, acquire, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip, operate, regulate, and protect parking facilities.

(8) To lease or let the facilities or any of the facilities to a tenant or tenants for periods of time and compensation or rental and on such conditions as the authority may prescribe, subject to the limitations stated in Section 11-61A-10.

(9) To issue interest-bearing revenue bonds payable from the limited sources prescribed in this chapter.

(10) To pledge for payment of the bonds any revenues and funds from which the bonds are made payable.

(11) To make and enter into contracts, leases, and agreements incidental to or necessary for the accomplishment of any purpose for which the authority was organized.

(12) To appoint, employ, contract with and provide compensation of officers, employees, and agents, including engineers, attorneys, consultants, fiscal advisers, and other employees as the business of the authority may require, including the power to fix working conditions by general rule and other conditions of employment, and, at its option, to provide a system of disability pay, retirement compensation, and pensions, or any of them, and to employ and discharge servants, agents, employees, and officers at will.

(13) To fix, establish, collect, and alter parking fees, tolls, rents, and other charges for the use of any parking facility or other property owned or controlled by the authority, and to fix, establish, collect, and alter on-street metered parking fees within the municipality.

(14) To make and enforce rules and regulations governing the use of any parking facility owned or controlled by the authority.

(15) To secure insurance, including use and occupancy insurance.

(16) To invest any funds of the authority that the board may determine are not presently needed for its corporate purposes in any obligations which are direct general obligations of the United States of America or which are unconditionally guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States of America, or in bonds of this state or any county or municipality of the state.

(17) To cooperate with the state, any county, municipality, public corporation, agency, department, or political subdivision of the state, and to enter necessary contracts with them to accomplish the purposes for which the authority is established.

(18) To sell and convey any of its obsolete or unneeded properties.

(19) To receive and accept grants for or in aid of the construction, extension, improvement, maintenance, or operation of any parking facility from the United States of America or any agency thereof, and from the state, any political subdivision, department, or agency thereof, and to receive and accept money, property, labor, or other things of value from any source.

(20) To purchase necessary or convenient equipment and supplies for the exercise of any power of the authority. Powers exercised by the authority shall only be for those purposes necessary or incidental to the development, acquisition, construction, enlargement, maintenance, or operation of facilities for parking motor vehicles.

(Acts 1994, No. 94-254, p. 470, §9.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021