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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 29. Municipal Government
- Chapter 35. Municipal Powers and Duties
- Section 620. Powers.
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AS 29.35.620. Powers.
If provided in the enabling ordinance, an authority may
- (1) sue and be sued;
- (2) have a seal and alter it at pleasure;
- (3) acquire an interest in a project as necessary or appropriate to provide financing for the project, whether by
purchase, gift, or lease;
- (4) lease to others a project acquired by it and upon the terms and conditions the authority may consider advisable,
including, without limitation, provisions for purchase or renewal;
- (5) sell, by installment sale or otherwise, exchange, donate, convey, or encumber in any manner by mortgage or by creation
of another security interest, real or personal property owned by it, or in which it has an interest, including a
project, when, in the judgment of the authority, the action is in furtherance of the authority's purposes;
- (6) accept gifts, grants, or loans, under the terms and conditions imposed under the gift, grant, or loan, and enter into
contracts, conveyances or other transactions with a federal agency or an agency or instrumentality of the state, a
municipality, private organization, or other person;
- (7) deposit or invest its funds, subject to agreements with bondholders;
- (8) purchase or insure loans to finance the costs of projects;
- (9) provide for security within the boundaries of the authority;
- (10) enter into loan agreements with respect to one or more projects upon the terms and conditions the authority considers
- (11) acquire, manage, and operate projects as the authority considers necessary or appropriate to serve the authority's
- (12) assist private lenders to make loans to finance the costs of projects through loan commitments, short-term financing,
- (13) charge fees or other forms of remuneration for the use or possession of projects in accordance with the agreements
described in this section, other agreements relating to the projects, covenants, or representations made in bond
documents relating to the projects, or regulations of the authority relating to the projects;
- (14) exercise the powers of eminent domain and declaration of taking within its physical boundaries under AS 29.35.030
to acquire land or materials for authority purposes;
- (15) regulate land use within the boundaries of the authority;
- (16) defend and indemnify a current or former member of the board, employee, or agent of the authority against all costs,
expenses, judgments, and liabilities, including attorney fees, incurred by or imposed upon that person in connection
with civil or criminal action in which the person is involved as a result of the person's affiliation with the
authority if the person acted in good faith on behalf of the authority and within the scope of the person's official
duties and powers;
- (17) purchase insurance to protect and hold harmless its employees, agents, and board members from an action, claim, or
proceeding arising out of the performance, purported performance, or failure to perform in good faith, of duties for,
or employment with the authority and to hold them harmless from expenses connected with the defense, settlement, or
monetary judgments from that action, claim, or proceeding; the purchase of insurance is subject to the discretion of
the board; insurance purchased under this paragraph may not be considered compensation to the insured person; and
- (18) protect its assets, services, and employees by purchasing insurance or providing for certain self-insurance
retentions; an authority may also maintain casualty, property, business interruption, marine, boiler and machinery,
pollution liability, and other insurance in amounts reasonably calculated to cover potential claims against the
authority or a municipality for bodily injury, death or disability, and property damage that may arise from or be
related to authority operations and activities.
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