2016 Mississippi Code
Title 17 - Local Government; Provisions Common to Counties and Municipalities
Chapter 5 - Jails, Waterworks and Other Improvements
§ 17-5-3. Counties and municipalities with military camps, etc., authorized to construct waterworks and sewage disposal systems

MS Code § 17-5-3 (2016) What's This?

(1) Counties or municipalities of such counties of the State of Mississippi having in whole or in part a national guard camp, United States army training camp, army air base or artillery range are hereby authorized and empowered, by resolution adopted by a majority vote of their governing bodies, (a) to acquire, lease, construct, improve or extend, within and without their territorial limits, waterworks systems, sewer systems, sewage disposal systems, garbage disposal systems, rubbish disposal systems, or any one or any combination thereof; and (b) to borrow money and issue bonds therefor, pursuant to the provisions of Sections 17-5-3 through 17-5-11 without regard to the limitations and restrictions of any other law, for the purpose of financing the acquisition, leasing, construction, improvement or extension of any one or any combination of such systems or public works, which bonds shall be payable as to both principal and interest from revenues derived from the operation of any one or any combination of such systems or public works, as the same may be added to, extended or improved. Bonds issued pursuant to Sections 17-5-3 through 17-5-11 shall be subject to validation under the laws of this state, and nothing in the provisions of such sections shall operate to dispense with approvals respecting the authorized systems or public works by any state department or agency in accordance with law.

(2) The provisions of subsection (1) of this section authorizing the acquisition, leasing, construction, improvement or extension of garbage disposal systems and rubbish disposal systems shall not apply in any county having a land area of more than seven hundred (700) square miles and a population of more than ten thousand two hundred (10,200) but not more than ten thousand two hundred fifty (10,250) according to the 1990 federal census.

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