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  238.402.  County first class transit authority — powers, generally. — Any transit authority established pursuant to section 238.400 shall have the following powers:

  (1)  To acquire by gift, purchase or lease, sell or otherwise dispose of, and to plan, construct, operate and maintain, or lease to others for operation and maintenance, any airports, rail systems, wharves, docks, harbors, and industrial parks adjacent to and necessary and convenient thereto, bridges, tunnels, warehouses, grain elevators, commodity and other storage facilities, sewage disposal plants, passenger transportation facilities, and air, water, rail, motor vehicle and other terminal or parking facilities;

  (2)  To plan, construct, operate, maintain, or lease to or contract with others for operation and maintenance of any facilities described in subdivision (1) of this section;

  (3)  To contract with municipalities or other political subdivisions for the services or use of any facility owned or operated by the transit authority, or owned or operated by any such municipality or other political subdivision;

  (4)  To borrow money and to issue the negotiable notes, bonds or other instruments in writing in evidence of the sum or sums to be borrowed;

  (5)  To issue negotiable refunding notes, bonds or other instruments in writing for the purpose of refunding, extending or unifying the whole or any part of its valid indebtedness from time to time outstanding, whether evidenced by notes, bonds or other instruments in writing;

  (6)  To provide that all negotiable notes, bonds or other instruments in writing issued either pursuant to subdivision (4) or pursuant to subdivision (5) of this section shall be payable, both as to principal and interest, out of the revenues collected for the use of any facility or combination of facilities owned or operated by the transit authority or out of any other resources of the transit authority, and may be further secured by a mortgage or deed of trust upon any property owned by the transit authority.  All notes, bonds or other instruments in writing issued by the transit authority shall mature in not to exceed thirty years from the date thereof, shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding fourteen percent per annum, and shall be sold for not less than ninety-five percent of the par value thereof.  The transit authority may prescribe the details of such notes, bonds or other instruments in writing, and of the issuance and sale thereof, and may enter into covenants with the holders of such notes, bonds or other instruments in writing, not inconsistent with the powers granted in sections 238.400 to 238.412 to the transit authority, without further legislative authority;

  (7)  To condemn any and all rights or property, of any kind or character in accordance with applicable provisions of* Sections 26, 27, and 28 of Article I of the Constitution of Missouri, necessary for the operation of facilities of the transit authority, except that no rights or property of any kind or character, now or hereafter owned, leased, controlled, operated or used, in whole or in part, by any common carrier engaged in interstate commerce shall be taken or appropriated by the transit authority without first obtaining the written consent and approval of such common carrier.  The transit authority shall follow the procedure provided by the laws of the state of Missouri for the appropriation of land or other property taken for telegraph, telephone or railroad rights-of-way;

  (8)  To contract and to be contracted with, and to sue and to be sued in contract;

  (9)  To charge and collect fees for use of the facilities owned or operated by it;

  (10)  To receive for its lawful activities any contributions or moneys appropriated by municipalities, counties, the state or any other political subdivisions or agencies, or by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof, and to levy and collect proceeds of the sales tax established in section 238.410;

  (11)  To disburse funds for its lawful activities, and to fix salaries and wages of its officers and employees; and

  (12)  To invest funds not needed for immediate disbursement in property or securities in the same manner as excess funds may be invested by any other political subdivision.


(L. 1991 S.B. 235 § 2)

*Word "of" does not appear in original rolls.

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