§ 33.1-309. Miscellaneous
Each turnpike project when constructed and opened to traffic shall be maintained and kept in good condition and repair by the Board. Each such project shall also be policed and operated by such force of police, tolltakers and other operating employees as the Board may in its discretion employ.
All private property damaged or destroyed in carrying out the powers granted by this article shall be restored or repaired and placed in its original condition as nearly as practicable or adequate compensation made therefor out of funds provided under the authority of this article.
All counties, cities, towns and other political subdivisions and all public agencies and commissions of the Commonwealth, notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, are hereby authorized and empowered to lease, lend, grant or convey to the Board at its request upon such terms and conditions as the proper authorities of such counties, cities, towns, political subdivisions, agencies or commissions of the Commonwealth may deem reasonable and fair and without the necessity of any advertisement, order of court or other action or formality, other than the regular and formal action of the authorities concerned, any real property which may be necessary or convenient to the effectuation of the authorized purposes of the Board, including public roads and other real property already devoted to public use.
The governing body of any county or city may levy road taxes, or appropriate funds from general revenues, to supplement funds available to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for the purpose of maintaining and operating any project constructed under the provisions of this article, or for meeting the sinking fund requirements of the resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds for any project or of the trust indenture securing such bonds.
On or before the thirtieth day of January in each year the Board shall make an annual report of its activities for the preceding calendar year to the Governor and to the General Assembly. Each such report shall set forth a complete operating and financial statement covering its operation during the year. The Board shall cause an audit of its books and accounts to be made at least once in each year by certified public accountants and the cost thereof may be treated as a part of the cost of construction or operation of the project.
Any member, agent or employee of the Board who contracts with the Board or is interested, either directly or indirectly, in any contract with the Board or in the sale of any property, either real or personal, to the Board shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
The Board may, in its discretion, use any part of funds available for the construction of state highways, in any construction district in which any project is wholly or partly located to aid in the payment of the cost of such project and for the payment, purchase or redemption of revenue bonds issued in connection with any such project. The Board, may also in its discretion, use any part of funds available for the maintenance of state highways, in any construction district in which any project is wholly or partly located to provide for the operation, maintenance and repair of any such project and for the payment of interest on revenue bonds issued in connection with any such project.
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