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Chapter 100

< > Effective - 30 May 1986, see footnote    bottom

  100.390.  Authority to be a body corporate and politic, powers and duties of authority. — An authority shall constitute a public body corporate and politic, exercising public and essential governmental functions and having all the powers necessary or convenient to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this law, including the following powers in addition to others granted:

  (1)  To sue and to be sued; to have a seal and to alter the same at pleasure; to have perpetual succession; to make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers of the authority; and to make and from time to time amend and repeal bylaws, rules and regulations, not inconsistent with this law, to carry out the provisions of this law;

  (2)  To prepare or cause to be prepared plans for industrial development plans and to undertake and carry out industrial clearance projects for industrial development;

  (3)  To arrange or contract for the furnishing or repair, by any person or agency, public or private, of services, privileges, works, streets, roads, public utilities or other facilities for or in connection with a clearance project; and notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this law or any other provision of law, to agree to any conditions that it may deem reasonable and appropriate attached to federal financial assistance and imposed pursuant to federal law relating to the determination of prevailing salaries or wages or compliance with labor standards, in the undertaking or carrying out of a clearance project, and to include in any contract let in connection with such a project provisions to fulfill such of the conditions as it may deem reasonable and appropriate;

  (4)  Within its area of operation, to purchase, lease, obtain options upon, acquire by gift, grant, bequest, devise, eminent domain or otherwise, any real or personal property or any interest therein, including fee simple absolute title, together with any improvements thereon, necessary or incidental to a project; to construct, reconstruct, remodel, repair, improve, install improvements, buildings, plants, additions, stores, shops, shopping centers, office buildings, hotels and motels and parking garages, multi-family housing facilities, warehouses, distribution centers, machines, fixtures, structures and other facilities related to industrial and commercial uses; to sell, lease, exchange, transfer, assign, subdivide, retain for its own use, mortgage, pledge, hypothecate or otherwise encumber or dispose of any real or personal property or any interest therein; to enter into contracts with developers of property and with other public agencies containing covenants, restrictions and conditions regarding the use of such property for industrial and commercial and related purposes in accordance with the planned project and such other covenants, restrictions and conditions as the authority may deem necessary to prevent a recurrence of blighted, insanitary, undeveloped industrial areas or to effectuate the purposes of this law; to make any of the covenants, restrictions or conditions of the foregoing contracts covenants running with the land, and to provide appropriate remedies for any breach of any such covenants or conditions, including the right in the authority to terminate such contracts and any interest in the property created pursuant thereto; to borrow money and issue bonds and provide security for loans or bonds; to insure or provide for the insurance of any real or personal property or operations of the authority against any risks or hazards, including the power to pay premiums on any such insurance; and to enter into any contracts necessary to effectuate the purposes of this law; provided, however, that no statutory provision with respect to the acquisition, clearance or disposition of property by other public bodies shall restrict an authority or other public bodies exercising powers hereunder, in such functions, unless the legislature shall specifically so state;

  (5)  To invest any funds held in reserves or sinking funds, or any funds not required for immediate disbursement, in property or securities in which savings banks may legally invest funds subject to their control; to redeem its bonds at the redemption price established therein or to purchase its bonds at less than redemption price, all bonds so redeemed or purchased to be cancelled;

  (6)  To borrow money and to apply for and accept advances, loans, grants, contributions and any other form of financial assistance from the federal government, the state, county, municipality or other public body or from any sources, public or private, for the purposes of this law, to give such security as may be required and to enter into and carry out contracts in connection therewith; an authority, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, may include in any contract for financial assistance with the federal government for a project such conditions imposed pursuant to federal law as the authority may deem reasonable and appropriate and which are not inconsistent with the purposes of this law;

  (7)  Within its area of operation, to make or have made all surveys, studies and plans necessary to the carrying out of the purposes of this law and, in connection therewith, to enter into or upon any land, building or improvement thereon for such purposes and to make soundings, test borings, surveys, appraisals and other preliminary studies and investigations necessary to carry out its powers, but such entry shall constitute no cause of action for trespass in favor of the owner of such land, building or improvement except for injuries resulting from wantonness or malice; and to contract or cooperate with any and all persons or agencies, public or private, in the making and carrying out of the surveys, appraisals, studies and plans;

  (8)  To prepare plans and provide reasonable assistance for the relocation of families displaced from an industrial or commercial clearance project area to the extent essential for acquiring possession of and clearing the area or parts thereof;

  (9)  To make such expenditures as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this law; and to make expenditures from funds obtained from the federal government without regard to any other laws pertaining to the making and approval of appropriations and expenditures;

  (10)  To delegate to a municipality or other public body any of the powers or functions of the authority with respect to the planning or undertaking of a project, and the municipality or public body is hereby authorized to carry out or perform such powers or functions for the authority;

  (11)  To loan the proceeds of the bonds or temporary notes hereinafter authorized to provide for the purchase, construction, extension, and improvement of a project by an industrial developer pursuant to an industrial development contract approved by the authority in accordance with subdivision (2) of section 100.410;

  (12)  To exercise all powers or parts or combinations of powers necessary, convenient or appropriate to undertake and carry out plans and projects and all the powers herein granted.


(L. 1967 p. 172 § 10, A.L. 1980 H.B. 1477, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1411 & 1587, A.L. 1986 S.B. 591)

Effective 5-30-86


Bi-state development agency, bonds of, investment in authorized, 70.377

Multinational banks, securities and obligations of, investment in, when, 409.950

Savings accounts in insured savings and loan associations, investment in authorized, 369.194

---- end of effective  30 May 1986 ----

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