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Subchapter 004 : ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 241)
§ 241. Powers of municipalities
Municipalities shall have the following powers in addition to any other powers given them by law:
(1) To engage in projects under this subchapter within the municipality or partially within the municipality but entirely within the State, to acquire ownership or possessory interests in eligible facilities and related property, and to dispose of them;
(2) To issue bonds to pay project costs, or to reimburse a user or a related person for payments for project costs made before or after the bonds are issued, or to refund bonds previously issued;
(3) To execute financing documents and security documents and to perform obligations and exercise powers created by them;
(4) In the event of default by a user under a financing document, but only to the extent authorized by the financing document or security document, to dispose of all or part of the eligible facility by sale or otherwise for the benefit of the bondholders under the security document;
(5) To make contracts or take any other action that is necessary or desirable in connection with the exercise of the foregoing powers. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize a municipality to operate an eligible facility itself or to conduct any business enterprise with it.
(6) To acquire and to enter into commitments to acquire any federally guaranteed security and to pledge or otherwise use any such federally guaranteed security in such manner as the Authority shall approve to secure or otherwise provide a source of repayment on any of its bonds or to enter into any appropriate agreement with one or more users whereby the municipality may make a loan to any such user for the purposes of enabling such user to fund or refund directly or indirectly, the cost of acquiring or entering into commitments to acquire any federally guaranteed security; provided, however, that the federally guaranteed security is evidence of a federally insured project loan or, if not such evidence, that the Authority determines that the federally guaranteed security has been issued to pass through a federally insured project loan. (Added 1973, No. 197 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1975, No. 18, § 8, eff. March 27, 1975; 1981, No. 54, § 8, eff. April 28, 1981; 1993, No. 89, § 3(b), eff. June 15, 1993.)