2019 Code of Alabama
Title 33 - Navigation and Watercourses.
Chapter 15 - Bear Creek Development Authority.
Section 33-15-3 - Procedure for incorporation.

Universal Citation: AL Code § 33-15-3 (2019)
Section 33-15-3Procedure for incorporation.

To become a corporation, the persons who are designated to become members of the initial board of directors of the authority, as provided in Section 33-15-4, shall present to the Judge of Probate of Franklin County a certificate of incorporation signed by them which shall contain:

(1) The name and official residence of each of the said persons;

(2) The term of office of each of the said persons as such directors;

(3) The name of the proposed corporation which shall be Bear Creek Development Authority;

(4) The location of the principal office of the proposed corporation which shall be in one of said named counties; and

(5) Any other matter relating to the incorporation that the said persons may choose to insert and which is not inconsistent with this article or the laws of the State of Alabama.

The certificate of incorporation shall be accompanied by:

(1) A certificate by the clerk of each of the municipalities of Red Bay, Vina, Hodges, Hackleburg, Bear Creek, Haleyville, Phil Campbell, Russellville and Cherokee, which certificate shall identify the mayor or other chief executive officer of such municipality and shall set forth the date on which the current term of office of the mayor or other chief executive officer will expire;

(2) A certificate by the clerk of each governing body of the Counties of Marion, Colbert, Franklin and Winston, which certificate shall set forth the date on which the term of office of each member of such governing body expires;

(3) A certified copy of a resolution adopted by each of the governing bodies of the Counties of Marion, Colbert, Franklin and Winston, appointing a director from such county; and

(4) A certified copy of an order of the Governor appointing a director.

The signing of the certificate of incorporation by any person as mayor or other chief executive officer of one of the aforenamed municipalities shall be void unless, at the time of such signing and at the time the authority comes into existence, the said person is the mayor or other chief executive officer of such municipality. The signing of the certificate of incorporation by any person appointed as a director by the governing body of any county shall be void unless, at the time the authority comes into existence, at least two thirds of the membership of such governing body is the same as the membership at the time of the adoption by such governing body of a resolution appointing such person as a director. The signing of the certificate of incorporation by any person as the director appointed by the Governor shall be void unless, at the time the authority comes into existence, the same Governor is in office who appointed such person.

The certificate of incorporation shall be subscribed and sworn to by each of the said persons before an officer authorized by the laws of this state to take acknowledgments to deeds. The said judge of probate shall examine the certificate of incorporation presented to him and, if he finds that it substantially complies with the requirements of this section, he shall receive and file it and shall record it in an appropriate book of records in his office. When the certificate of incorporation has been made, presented, filed and recorded as herein provided, the said persons shall constitute a public corporation under the aforesaid name, and the authority shall thereupon come into existence. There shall be no fees paid to the judge of probate for any work done in connection with the incorporation above provided for.

(Acts 1965, No. 584, p. 1080, §4.)
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