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67-4912.  General powers of board. For and on behalf of the district the board shall have the following powers:
(a)  To have perpetual existence;
(b)  To have and use a corporate seal;
(c)  To sue and be sued, and be a party to suits, actions, and proceedings;
(d)  Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, to enter into contracts and agreements, cooperative and otherwise, affecting the affairs of the district, including contracts with the United States of America and any of its agencies or instrumentalities, and contracts with corporations, public or private, municipalities, or governmental subdivisions, and to cooperate with any one (1) or more of them in building, erecting, marketing or constructing facilities within the district. Except in cases in which a district will receive aid from a governmental agency, purchasing shall be accomplished in accordance with the provisions of chapter 28, title 67, Idaho Code;
(e)  To borrow money and incur indebtedness and evidence the same by certificate, notes or debentures, and to issue bonds, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter;
(f)  To acquire, dispose of and encumber real and personal property, and any interest therein, including leases and easements within said district;
(g)  To refund any bonded indebtedness of the district without any election; provided, however, that the obligations of the district shall not be increased by any refund of bonded indebtedness. Otherwise the terms and conditions of refunding bonds shall be substantially the same as those of an original issue of bonds;
(h)  To have the management, control and supervision of all the business and affairs of the district, and the construction, installation, operation and maintenance of district facilities therein or therefor;
(i)  To hire and retain agents, employees, engineers and attorneys;
(j)  To construct and maintain works and establish and maintain facilities across or along any public street or highway, and in, upon or over any vacant public lands, which public lands are now, or may become, the property of the state of Idaho, and to construct works and establish and maintain facilities across any stream of water or watercourse; provided, however, that the district shall promptly restore any such street or highway to its former state of usefulness as nearly as may be, and shall not use the same in such manner as to completely or unnecessarily impair the usefulness thereof;
(k)  To fix and from time to time to increase or decrease rates, tolls or charges for services or facilities furnished by the district, and to pledge such revenue for the payment of any indebtedness of the district. The board shall fix rates, tolls and charges;
(l)  To petition to enlarge the district by obtaining the consent of not less than ten percent (10%) of the qualified electors of any area to be so included, and then to follow the procedure set forth herein for creating said district;
(m)  To promote any functions for said district, provided that said board shall not engage in operations that are inconsistent with the purpose of said district; and it shall be the policy of the board not to compete with existing facilities and services in the district, wherever practicable;
(n)  To adopt and amend bylaws not in conflict with the constitution and laws of the state for carrying on the business, objects and affairs of the board and of the districts;
(o)  To have and exercise all rights and powers necessary or incidental to or implied from the specific powers granted herein, except that districts formed prior to January 1, 1987, or districts with twenty-five thousand (25,000) or more population shall have no power to levy and collect property taxes. Such specific powers shall not be considered as a limitation upon any power necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes and intent of this chapter.

[67-4912, added 1959, ch. 137, sec. 12, p. 299; am. 1978, ch. 276, sec. 4, p. 669; am. 1987, ch. 70, sec. 3, p. 133; am. 1998, ch. 21, sec. 4, p. 126; am. 2005, ch. 213, sec. 38, p. 679.]

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