2019 Tennessee Code
Title 7 - Consolidated Governments and Local Governmental Functions and Entities
Local Government Functions
Chapter 55 - Industrial Building Bond Act of 1955
§ 7-55-103. Powers of municipality -- Restrictions and limitations.

Universal Citation: TN Code § 7-55-103 (2019)
  • In addition to powers that it may otherwise have in its charter or the laws of this state, any municipality has the power under this chapter, subject to the conditions, limitations and restrictions provided in this chapter, to:
    • (1) Construct, acquire by gift or purchase, reconstruct, improve, better or extend any industrial building within or without the municipality or partially within or partially without the municipality, but in no event farther than ten (10) miles from the territorial boundaries of such municipality, and acquire by gift or purchase lands or rights in land in connection with the industrial building;

    • (2) Issue its bonds to finance in whole or in part the cost of the acquisition, purchase, construction, reconstruction, improvement, betterment or extension of any industrial buildings, including the acquisition of lands or rights in land in connection with the industrial buildings. The governing body of the municipality in determining such cost may include all costs and estimated cost of the issuance of such bonds, all engineering, inspection, fiscal and legal expenses, and interest that it is estimated will accrue during the construction period and for six (6) months thereafter on money borrowed or that it is estimated will be borrowed pursuant to this chapter;

    • (3) Rent or lease such industrial buildings to industrial concerns in such manner that rents to be charged for the use of the industrial buildings shall be fixed and revised from time to time, so as to produce income and revenues sufficient to provide for the prompt payment of interest upon all bonds issued under this chapter and create a sinking fund to pay the principal of such bonds when due, and provide for the operation and maintenance of such industrial buildings and for an adequate depreciation account in connection with the industrial buildings;

    • (4) Pledge to the punctual payment of bonds authorized under this chapter and interest on the bonds the income and revenues to be received from such industrial buildings, including improvements, betterments, or extensions to the buildings thereafter constructed or acquired, sufficient to pay the bonds and interest as they become due and create and maintain reasonable reserves for the bonds and interest;

    • (5) Further make certain the punctual payment of bonds authorized under this chapter, and interest on the bonds, by pledging the full faith and credit of the municipality under the conditions, restrictions and limitations set forth in this chapter; and

    • (6) Issue its bonds to refund in whole or in part, bonds theretofore issued by such municipality under authority of this chapter.

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