2019 Tennessee Code
Title 13 - Public Planning and Housing
Chapter 30 - Tennessee Local Land Bank Program
§ 13-30-109. Corporate powers.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 13-30-109 (2019)
  • The corporation shall have the power, as limited by the legislative body of the creating local government or local governments, to:
    • (1) Adopt, amend and repeal bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business;

    • (2) Sue and be sued in its own name and plead and be impleaded in all civil actions, including, but not limited to, actions to clear title to the real property held in the land bank;

    • (3) Adopt a seal and to alter the same at pleasure;

    • (4) Borrow funds as may be necessary, for the operation and work of the corporation with the concurrence of the legislative body of the creating local government or local governments;

    • (5) Enter into contracts and other instruments necessary, incidental or convenient to the performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers, including, but not limited to, intergovernmental agreements under the existing Tennessee Code for the joint exercise of powers under this chapter;

    • (6) Make and execute contracts and other instruments necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers to acquire, hold and dispose of real property held in the land bank;

    • (7) Procure and enter into contracts for any type of insurance or indemnity against loss or damage to property from any cause, including loss of use and occupancy, against death or injury of any person, against employer's liability, against any act of any member, officer or employee of the corporation in the performance of the duties of such person's office or employment or any other insurable risk, as the board of directors, in its discretion, may deem necessary;

    • (8) Accept donations, contributions, revenues, capital grants or gifts from any individual, association, public or private corporation, municipality or county of the state of Tennessee, the state of Tennessee or the United States government, or any agency or instrumentality of the state of Tennessee or the United States, for or in aid of any of the purposes of this chapter and enter into agreements in connection with the donations, contributions, revenues, capital grants or gifts;

    • (9) Invest money of the corporation in investments that would be eligible investments for a municipality or county in the state and name and use depositories for its money with a bank or trust company which is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation;

    • (10) Enter into contracts which do not violate § 29-17-102, for the management of or the sale of real property in the land bank; such power shall include the power to preserve the value or prevent diminution of the value of any such property until disposed of by the corporation, including the following actions:

      • (A) Design, develop, construct, demolish, reconstruct, rehabilitate, renovate, relocate, and otherwise improve real property or rights or interests in real property;

      • (B) Fix, charge and collect rents, fees and charges for the use of real property of the land bank and for services provided by the corporation;

      • (C) Grant or acquire a license, easement, lease, as lessor and as lessee, or option with respect to real property in the land bank; and

      • (D) Enter into limited partnerships, limited joint ventures and other limited collaborative relationships with local governments and other public and private entities within the designated boundary for the ownership, management, development, and disposition of real property; and

    • (11) Do all other things necessary or convenient to achieve the objectives and purposes of the corporation related to the real property held in the land bank.

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