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Missouri Revised Statutes Title XIV. Roads and Waterways § 235.150. Powers--authority and privileges of board

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For the purpose of providing for the maintenance of street lighting within the district, the district and, on its behalf, the board, shall have the following powers, authority and privileges:

(1) To have perpetual existence;

(2) To have and use a corporate seal;

(3) To sue and be sued, and be a party to suits, actions and proceedings;

(4) To enter into contracts, franchises and agreements with any person, partnership, association or corporation, public or private, affecting the affairs of the district;

(5) To acquire, dispose of and encumber real and personal property and any interest therein, including leases and easements;

(6) 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 improvements therein;

(7) To hire and retain agents, employees, engineers and attorneys;

(8) To have and exercise the power of eminent domain and in the manner provided by law for the condemnation of private property for public use to take any property within the district necessary to the exercise of the powers herein granted;

(9) To receive and accept by bequest, gift or donation any kind of property;

(10) To adopt and amend bylaws and any other rules and regulations not in conflict with the constitution and laws of this state, necessary for the carrying on of the business, objects and affairs of the board and of the district, and to refer to the proper authorities for prosecution any infraction thereof detrimental to the district.  Any person violating any such ordinance, rules and regulations is hereby declared to be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as is provided by law therefor;

(11) To have and exercise all rights and powers necessary or incidental to or implied from the specific powers granted herein.  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 law.

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