Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-6408 Powers And Duties Of The Board

48-6408. Powers and duties of the board

A. The board shall determine its organizational and procedural structure, adopt, amend or repeal bylaws, rules and forms consistent with the requirements of this chapter and prescribe a system of accounts.

B. The board may:

1. Manage and conduct the business and affairs of the district.

2. Make and execute all necessary contracts, including intergovernmental agreements pursuant to title 11, chapter 7, article 3.

3. Sue and be sued.

4. Adopt a seal for the district to be used to attest to documents.

5. Provide for payment of all debts and appropriate claims against the district from the appropriate funds.

6. Employ such administrative, legal, engineering, accounting, clerical and other staff as may be necessary and prescribe the duties, terms and conditions of employment.

7. Retain outside professional services, including legal counsel.

8. Perform all other acts necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter.

C. In addition to the administrative powers and duties of the board prescribed in subsections A and B of this section, the board, for and in the name of the district, may:

1. Acquire in any lawful manner, except as limited by this chapter, and sell, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of real and personal property, easements and rights-of-way that are necessary or required for the uses and purposes of the district.

2. Purchase, construct, own, lease, maintain and operate all works, facilities and other property necessary for the uses and purposes of the district.

3. Acquire, transport, deliver, treat or recharge water pursuant to this chapter, including recharging stormwater and providing or selling water to a person or entity that makes direct deliveries of water.

4. Issue bonds and pledge all or part of its revenue from any source for security and payment of its bonds pursuant to section 48-6433.

5. Negotiate, make, execute, acknowledge and perform any contract, agreement or obligation it deems advisable for the interest of the district to carry out or accomplish the purposes of this chapter, including agreements to acquire water supplies and water rights for water exchanges, recharge, underground storage and water deliveries.

6. Plan, coordinate, construct, operate, maintain and dismantle water augmentation projects that are operated by the district, including treatment, recharge, underground storage and recovery and retention projects, water treatment, and wastewater treatment and reuse projects.

7. Enter into intergovernmental agreements, memoranda of understanding or other contracts with single or multiple parties, including federal agencies that provide funding to meet the goal of the district, to further the district's purposes.

8. Acquire energy resources to operate district facilities.

9. Impose and collect fees as provided in section 48-6431, borrow monies or receive gifts, grants and donations from any public or private source.

10. Enter into contracts, intergovernmental agreements or memoranda of understanding for public education programs in the district relating to water conservation.

11. Apply for and hold storage facility permits, water storage permits and recovery well permits under title 45, chapter 3.1.

12. Acquire, hold, assign or otherwise dispose of credits registered to storage accounts under any provision of title 45, chapter 3.1.

13. Apply for and receive loans or grants under title 49, chapter 8.

14. Consult and confer with any governmental agency with respect to matters within the district's powers and duties under this chapter.

15. Conduct any other activities that are reasonably necessary and related to the powers and duties described by this chapter.

D. The county attorney for the county may advise or represent the district on matters within the district's authority under this chapter if the county attorney determines that the advice or representation is appropriate and not in conflict with the county attorney's duties under section 11-532.

E. Notwithstanding any other law, the county board of supervisors may require the district to reimburse the county for the cost of services provided to the district, including the use of the county attorney. The board of supervisors shall establish a schedule for reimbursement of county services and shall distribute this schedule to the district before providing any service named in the schedule. The reimbursement schedule shall not exceed the actual costs for the services provided by the county. The district may elect to perform for itself any of the services provided by the county in lieu of reimbursement, except election services provided by the county.

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