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  141.983.  Powers. — Subject to the other provisions of this chapter and all other applicable laws, a land bank agency established under this chapter shall have all powers necessary or appropriate to carry out and effectuate the purposes and provisions of this chapter as they relate to a land bank agency, including the following powers in addition to those herein otherwise granted:

  (1)  To adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;

  (2)   To sue and be sued, in its own name, and plead and be impleaded in all civil actions, including, but not limited to, actions to clear title to property of the land bank agency;

  (3)  To adopt a seal and to alter the same at pleasure;

  (4)   To receive funds as grants from or to borrow from political subdivisions, the state, the federal government, or any other public or private sources;

  (5)  To issue notes and other obligations according to the provisions of this chapter;

  (6)  To procure insurance or guarantees from political subdivisions, the state, the federal government, or any other public or private sources, of the payment of any bond, note, loan, or other obligation, or portion thereof, incurred by the land bank agency, and to pay any fees or premiums in connection therewith;

  (7)  To enter into contracts and other instruments necessary, incidental, or convenient to the performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers, including, but not limited to, agreements with other land bank agencies and with political subdivisions for the joint exercise of powers under this chapter;

  (8)   To enter into contracts and other instruments necessary, incidental, or convenient to the performance of functions by the land bank agency on behalf of political subdivisions, or agencies or departments of political subdivisions, or the performance by political subdivisions, or agencies or departments of political subdivisions, of functions on behalf of the land bank agency;

  (9)  To make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers of the land bank agency; and any contract or instrument when signed by the chair or vice chair of the land bank agency, or by an authorized use of their facsimile signatures, and by the secretary or assistant secretary, or treasurer or assistant treasurer of the land bank agency, or by an authorized use of their facsimile signatures, shall be held to have been properly executed for and on its behalf;

  (10)  To procure insurance against losses in connection with the property, assets, or activities of the land bank agency;

  (11)  To invest the money of the land bank agency, including amounts deposited in reserve or sinking funds, at the discretion of the board, in instruments, obligations, securities, or property determined proper by the board, and name and use depositories for its money;

  (12)  To enter into contracts for the management of, the collection of rent from, or the sale of the property of the land bank agency;

  (13)  To design, develop, construct, demolish, reconstruct, rehabilitate, renovate, relocate, equip, furnish, and otherwise improve real property or rights or interests in real property held by the land bank agency;

  (14)  To fix, charge, and collect rents, fees, and charges for the use of the property of the land bank agency and for services provided by the land bank agency;

  (15)  Subject to the limitation set forth in subsection 1 of section 141.980, to acquire property, whether by purchase, exchange, gift, lease, or otherwise, to grant or acquire licenses and easements, and to sell, lease, grant an option with respect to, or otherwise dispose of, any property of the land bank agency;

  (16)  Subject to the limitation set forth in subsection 1 of section 141.980, to enter into partnership, joint ventures, and other collaborative relationships with political subdivisions and other public and private entities for the ownership, management, development, and disposition of real property; and

  (17)  Subject to the other provisions of this chapter and all other applicable laws, to do all other things necessary or convenient to achieve the objectives and purposes of the land bank agency or other laws that relate to the purposes and responsibility of the land bank agency.

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(L. 2012 H.B. 1659 & 1116)


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