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  67.788.  Lake authority — powers — funds — condemnation — security force — zoning. — 1.  The authority may:

  (1)  Acquire, own, construct, lease, and maintain recreational projects;

  (2)  Acquire, own, lease, sell or otherwise dispose of interests in and to real property and improvements situated thereon and in personal property necessary to fulfill the purposes of the authority;

  (3)  Contract and be contracted with, and to sue and be sued;

  (4)  Accept gifts, grants, loans or contributions from the United States of America, the state of Missouri, political subdivisions, municipalities, foundations, other public or private agencies, individuals, partnerships or corporations;

  (5)  Employ such managerial, engineering, legal, technical, clerical, accounting , advertising, stenographic, and other assistance as it may deem advisable.  The authority may also contract with independent contractors for any of the foregoing assistance;

  (6)  Disburse funds for its lawful activities and fix salaries and wages of its employees;

  (7)  Fix rates, fees and charges for the use of any projects and property owned, leased, operated or managed by the authority;

  (8)  Adopt, alter or repeal its own bylaws, rules and regulations governing the manner in which its business may be transacted; however, said bylaws, rules and regulations shall not exceed the powers granted to the authority by sections 67.781 to 67.790;

  (9)  Either jointly with a similar body, or separately, recommend to the proper departments of the government of the United States, or any state or subdivision thereof, or to any other body, the carrying out of any public improvement;

  (10)  Provide for membership in any official, industrial, commercial, or trade association, or any other organization concerned with such purposes, for receptions of officials or others as may contribute to the advancement of the authority and development therein, and for such other public relations activities as will promote the same, and such activities shall be considered a public purpose;

  (11)  Cooperate with municipalities and other political subdivisions as provided in chapter 70; and

  (12)  Enter into any agreement with any other state, agency, authority, commission, municipality, person, corporation, or the United States, to effect any of the provisions contained in sections 67.781 to 67.790.

  2.  The state or any political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof may in its discretion, with or without consideration, transfer or cause to be transferred to the authority or may place in its possession or control, by deed, lease or other contract or agreement, either for a limited period or in fee, any property wherever situated.

  3.  The state or any political subdivision may appropriate, allocate and expend such funds of the state or political subdivision for the benefit of the authority as are reasonable and necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 67.781 to 67.790.

  4.  The authority may exercise the power of eminent domain under chapter 523.  If the authority exercises such power, condemnation proceedings shall be maintained by and in the name of the authority, and it may proceed in the manner provided by the laws of this state for any municipality.  The authority shall not exercise such power of eminent domain in any area which lies more than three hundred feet beyond the probable maximum flood level of any recreational lake, except for the purpose of establishing parks or recreational facilities or constructing roads, parking facilities or parkways, bridges, water and sewer systems and other infrastructure improvements.  For purposes of this section, "probable maximum flood level" means the potential flood level as determined by a nationally recognized engineering firm utilizing current probable maximum precipitation figures as determined by the U. S. Weather Service.

  5.  The authority is authorized to contract for or to provide for and maintain a security force with respect to any project or other property owned, leased, operated or under the control of the authority and within the territory thereof.  A member of such force shall be a peace officer and, as such, shall have authority equivalent to the authority of a law enforcement officer of the county in which he is discharging his duties.

  6.  The authority shall have the authority to exercise all zoning and planning powers that are granted to cities, towns and villages under sections 89.010 to 89.140, except that the authority shall not exercise such powers inside the corporate limits of any city, town or village which has adopted a city plan under the laws of this state before August 28, 1990.

  7.  The authority may sell and supply water and construct, own and operate infrastructure projects in areas within its jurisdiction, including but not limited to roads, bridges, water and sewer systems and other infrastructure improvements.


(L. 1990 S.B. 776)

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