2016 Mississippi Code
Title 19 - Counties and County Officers
Chapter 29 - Local and Regional Railroad Authorities
§ 19-29-23. Contracts or leases in connection with operation of railroad properties and facilities
(1) In connection with the operation of railroad properties and facilities owned or controlled by an authority, the authority may enter into contracts, leases and other arrangements with any persons:
(a) Granting the privilege of using or improving the railroad properties and facilities or any portion or facility thereof or space therein for railroad purposes;
(b) Conferring the privilege of supplying goods, commodities, things, services or facilities at railroad properties and facilities; and
(c) Making available services to be furnished by the authority or its agents at the railroad properties and facilities.
In each case the authority may establish the terms and conditions and fix the charges, rentals or fees for the privileges or services, which shall be reasonable and uniform for the same class of privilege or service and which shall be established with due regard to the property and improvements used and the expenses of operation to the authority.
(2) Except as may be limited by the terms and conditions of any grant, loan or agreement authorized by Section 19-29-9, an authority may, by contract, lease or other arrangements, upon a consideration fixed by it, grant to any qualified person for a term to be agreed upon, the privilege of operating, as agent of the authority or otherwise, any railroad owned or controlled by the authority.
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