COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE DISTRICT ACT
50-3105. District powers. (1) A district formed pursuant to this chapter, although a political subdivision of this state, is not a governmental entity of general purposes and powers, but is a special limited purposes district, with powers only as permitted under this chapter, which powers include the power to finance community infrastructure consistent with the general plan and, in implementing the general plan, to:
(a) Enter into contracts and expend moneys for any community infrastructure purposes and/or district operations;
(b) Enter into intergovernmental agreements as provided for in sections 67-2326 through 67-2333, Idaho Code;
(c) Enter into district development agreements;
(d) Acquire interests in real property and personal property for community infrastructure, within or without the district, and sell, dedicate, lease or otherwise dispose of district property if the sale, dedication, lease or conveyance is not a violation of the terms of any contract or bond covenant of the district;
(e) Plan, design, engineer, acquire, construct and install community infrastructure, including acquiring, converting, renovating or improving existing facilities;
(f) Employ and establish and pay compensation for staff, counsel and consultants;
(g) Reimburse a county, city or other political subdivision of this state for staff and consultant services supplied by the county, city or other political subdivision;
(h) Accept gifts or grants and incur and repay loans for any community infrastructure;
(i) Enter into agreements with owners concerning the advance of money by owners for community infrastructure or the granting of real property by the owners for community infrastructure;
(j) Establish, impose and collect or cause to be collected special assessments on real property located within an assessment area of the district and, in conjunction with the imposition of such assessments, set and collect or cause to be collected administrative fees for community infrastructure;
(k) Levy property taxes on real property located within the district and, in conjunction with the levy of such taxes, set and collect or cause to be collected administrative fees for community infrastructure;
(l) Incur expenses of the district incident to and reasonably necessary to implement the general plan, and pay the same, including the financial, legal and administrative costs of the district;
(m) Borrow money and incur indebtedness and evidence the same by certificates, notes, bonds or debentures, and enter into contracts, agreements and trust indentures to obtain credit enhancement or liquidity support for its bonds and process the issuance, registration, transfer and payment of its bonds and the disbursement and investment of proceeds of its bonds;
(n) Use public easements and rights-of-way in or across public property, roadways, highways, streets or other thoroughfares and other public easements and rights-of-way, whether in or out of the geographical limits of the district, county or city; and
(o) Sue and be sued and prosecute and defend, at law or in equity.
(2) Community infrastructure other than personalty, may be located only in or on lands, easements or rights-of-way publicly owned by this state or a political subdivision thereof.
(3) An agreement pursuant to subsection (1) of this section may include agreements to repay all or part of such advances, fees and charges from the proceeds of bonds if issued, or from advances, fees and charges collected from other owners or users or those having a right to use any community infrastructure. A person does not have authority to compel the issuance or sale of the bonds of the district or the exercise of any taxing power of the district to make repayment under any agreement.
(4) With respect to goods, services or construction to be paid for or financed pursuant to this chapter, the district, as a political subdivision of this state, shall comply with all applicable procurement statutes of this state, including section 67-2320, Idaho Code, and chapter 28, title 67, Idaho Code.
[50-3105, added 2008, ch. 410, sec. 1, p. 1146.]