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Title XXV INCORPORATION AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN UTILITIES AND CARRIERS

Chapter 393

Effective - 28 Aug 2007 bottom

  393.710.  Municipalities, public water supply districts and sewer districts may form commission — purposes — contents of contract — board of directors. — 1.  Municipalities, joint municipal utility commissions, public water supply districts, and sewer districts may, by joint contract, establish a governmental entity to be known as a joint municipal utility commission, to effect the joint development of a project or projects in whole or in part for the benefit of the inhabitants of such municipalities, public water supply districts and sewer districts.

  2.  Any joint contract establishing a commission under this section shall specify:

  (1)  The name and purpose of the commission and the functions or services to be provided by the commission;

  (2)  The establishment and organization of a governing body of a commission which shall be a board of directors in which all powers of the commission are vested.  The joint contract may provide for the creation by the board of an executive committee of the board to which the powers and duties of the board may be delegated as the board or state statute shall specify;

  (3)  The number of directors, the manner of their appointment, terms of office and compensation, if any, and the procedure for filling vacancies on the board.  Each contracting municipality, public water supply district, and sewer district shall have the power to appoint one member and an alternate to the board of directors and shall be entitled to remove that member and alternate at will;

  (4)  The manner of selection of the officers of the commission and their duties;

  (5)  The voting requirements for action by the board, but, unless specifically provided otherwise, a majority of directors shall constitute a quorum and a majority of the quorum shall be necessary for any action taken by the board;

  (6)  The duties of the board which shall include the obligation to comply or to cause compliance with this section and the laws of the state and, in addition, with each and every term, provision and covenant in the joint contract creating the commission on its part to be kept or performed;

  (7)  The manner in which additional municipalities, public water supply districts, and sewer districts may become parties to the joint contract;

  (8)  The manner of financing the commission and of establishing and maintaining a budget and annual audit for the commission;

  (9)  The ownership interests of the contracting municipality electric cooperative associations, municipally owned or public utilities in a project or the manner of determining such ownership interest, which ownership interest shall be subject to any mortgage of a project pursuant to section 393.735;

  (10)  Provisions for the disposition, division or distribution of any property or assets of the commission on dissolution; and

  (11)  The term of the joint contract, which may be a definite period or until rescinded or terminated, and the method, if any, by which the joint contract may be rescinded or terminated so long as the commission has no bonds outstanding, unless provision for full payment of such bonds, by escrow or otherwise, has been made pursuant to the terms of the bonds or the resolution, trust indenture or security instrument securing the bonds.

  3.  A commission shall, if the joint contract so provides, be the successor to any nonprofit corporation, agency, or another entity theretofore organized by the contracting municipalities to provide the same function, service or facility, and the commission shall be entitled to all rights and privileges and shall assume all obligations and liabilities of such other entity under existing contracts to which such other entity is a party.

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(L. 1978 H.B. 1126 § 3, A.L. 1983 H.B. 204, A.L. 1986 S.B. 488, A.L. 1987 H.B. 148, A.L. 1999 H.B. 450 merged with S.B. 160 & 82, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1171, A.L. 2007 S.B. 22)


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