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  91.130.  Proposition to sell to be in writing — publication — deed, how made. — 1.  The proposition so submitted by the said person, firm or corporation shall be in writing, and shall state the price at which the city may acquire the property, and shall contain an agreement to accept in payment of such price the bonds provided for by sections 91.090 to 91.300, which bonds shall not create any personal or general liability on the part of the city, or the persons signing the same, for the payment of the bonds, nor shall the city be liable to pay for the city waterworks system other than by the execution and delivery of bonds as provided in said sections.  In case the waterworks system is owned by a corporation, the proposition submitted by it to the city shall be authorized by the board of directors of the corporation, and also shall have the consent of a majority of the stockholders of the corporation owning the waterworks system and a majority of the bondholders thereof, which consent shall be obtained at a meeting of the stockholders of the corporation in pursuance to notice published for three weeks in a newspaper published in the city where the corporation is located, signed by the president or the secretary of the corporation, stating the object of the meeting; and by a written notice addressed to each stockholder at his usual place of residence, postage prepaid and deposited in the United States post office, ten days before the meeting.

  2.  The deed to said waterworks property shall be placed in escrow when the proposition is made to the city, and the person, firm or corporation submitting such proposition shall, at the time of submitting the same, deposit with the city clerk a sum sufficient to defray the expenses of the election held to vote on such proposition.  The city shall be the grantee in said deed, which deed shall convey to it the title to said property, subject to the payment of the bonds provided for in said sections, given for the purchase price thereof, and the deed may contain the following reservation, to wit:

The power is reserved in the members of the board of waterworks commissioners and their successors in office to convey the property hereby conveyed — in case of default in the payment of the bonds or interest coupons provided for in sections 91.090 to 91.300, RSMo, authorizing the city to purchase a waterworks system and issue bonds in payment therefor, as is provided in said sections; that is to say:  That in case of default in the payment of said bonds and interest coupons, the property hereby conveyed shall be conveyed by said board of waterworks commissioners by deed of conveyance to the bondholders, to be held by them in the relative proportion that the bonds held by each shall bear to the entire bond issue; provided, that said property may be conveyed to a trustee designated by a majority of the bondholders to be held for the use of all the bondholders in the proportion aforesaid.  The power hereby reserved in said board of waterworks commissioners is to be irrevocable, and the city, by the acceptance of this deed, hereby recognizes such irrevocable power in said board of waterworks commissioners for the purpose of securing the payment of said bonds and coupons.

  3.  At the time of the delivery of the deed, the delivery thereof shall be accompanied with at least a majority of the bonds of the corporation, if there are any outstanding bonds; and in case all of the bonds are not delivered, the person, firm or corporation so making the deed to the city shall deposit sufficient money in the depositary selected for the waterworks system, as herein provided in said sections, to pay off any such outstanding bonds as are not delivered at the time of the delivery of the deed, so that the city will receive the property free and clear of all liens, and subject to no lien except the lien of the bonds given by the city, as provided in said sections for the purchase price thereof.


(RSMo 1939 § 7810)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 7665; 1919 § 9103; 1909 § 9928

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