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Missouri Revised Statutes Title VII. Cities, Towns and Villages § 91.160. Management--form of bonds

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1. The said waterworks plant and system, when acquired, shall be subject to the control and management of a board known as “The Board of Waterworks Commissioners”, who shall have the power to issue to the person, firm or corporation, in payment for said waterworks system, bonds in such denomination as may be stated in the proposition to the city or as may be determined by the board, which bonds shall refer to and recite sections 91.090 to 91.300, as authority for their issuance, and shall be signed by each member of the board, attested by the secretary, under the seal of the board, and each bond shall contain substantially the following, among other appropriate recitals therein:

This bond shall constitute a first lien in the nature of a mortgage or vendor's lien upon all the property, rights, issues and revenue of the waterworks system in this city, or in any way appertaining thereto, including any and all funds that may have been or may be derived therefrom, whether in existence at the time of the issuing of this bond or thereafter acquired, but this bond shall not create any personal or general liability on the part of this city or the persons signing the same for the payment thereof, and the same shall be paid only out of the property constituting the waterworks system and the revenue derived therefrom, on which it shall be a first lien, as aforesaid, and in case of default in the payment of the principal hereof, or any interest due thereon, for a period of six months, all of the said property upon which it shall be a lien, as aforesaid, shall be conveyed by the waterworks commissioners to the holders of the waterworks bonds in the proportion that the bonds held by each bears to the entire bond issue;  provided, that said property may be conveyed to a trustee designated by a majority of the bondholders, to be held for the use of all the bondholders in the proportion aforesaid, and the conveyance of the said waterworks commissioners shall also convey all obligations due to the said board of waterworks commissioners from private corporations, individuals, or this city on account of water furnished or consumed, and shall also convey to them, their grantees and assigns, the right, privilege and franchise to continue thereafter the maintenance and operation of said waterworks system for a period of thirty years, and for that purpose to have the use of the streets, avenues, alleys and other public places of the city to maintain and operate the said waterworks plant.

2. The said bond shall run for a period of twenty years and draw interest at the rate of six percent per annum, payable semiannually, said interest to be evidenced by the coupons attached.  The bonds and coupons shall be negotiable in form.  The coupons may be signed only by the lithographed signatures of the president of the board and the secretary thereof.

Cite this article: - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VII. Cities, Towns and Villages § 91.160. Management--form of bonds - last updated January 01, 2018 |

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