SEC. 19-3-101. Creation of county cooperative service district.
(1) The board of supervisors of any county in this state may, by order duly entered on its minutes, join with any other county or counties in this state to establish a county cooperative service district for the purpose of instituting planning and mutual cooperation among counties to improve the delivery of services to, and the provision of benefits for, all citizens of participating counties by the joint financing, construction and administration of governmental services and facilities.
(2) Any power, authority or responsibility which may be lawfully exercised by a county, except for the imposition of taxes, may be exercised jointly by participating counties through the board of commissioners of a county cooperative service district, hereinafter in Sections 19-3-101 through 19-3-115, Mississippi Code of 1972, referred to as the "district," unless in a resolution of a board of supervisors creating the district the exercise of a particular power is specifically excluded. The district shall have authority to prepare or have prepared a water resources study or other environmental studies; however, any action by the district which will have an impact upon groundwater resources shall only be implemented consistent with an official statewide water management plan or with the approval of the Commission on Natural Resources.
SOURCES: Laws, 1989, ch. 519, Sec. 1; 1990, ch. 556, Sec. 2, eff from and after passage (approved April 4, 1990).