SEC. 19-9-28. Borrowing in anticipation of receipt of funds from confirmed federal or state grants or loans.
(1) Any county that shall have received a binding commitment from the United States of America, or any agency thereof, or the State of Mississippi, or any agency thereof, for a grant or loan may borrow money in anticipation or receipt of funds from such confirmed grant or loan unless prohibited by federal or state law or by the terms of the agreement concerning such grant or loan and may assign and pledge as security for such interim financing the proceeds of any such grant or loan. The board of supervisors may borrow said money, as hereinbefore provided, from any available fund in the county treasury, excepting the funds or accounts described in Sections 27-39-323 and 27-39-329 (2)(b), or may borrow said money from any other source, and such loan shall be repaid from the first available federal funds received by the county in the manner and subject to the same terms as herein provided.
(2) Such interim financing shall be upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the issuing county and the party advancing such interim funds or the purchaser of the obligations evidencing such indebtedness; provided, however, that the principal on any such loan, including interfund loans, shall be repaid within a reasonable time after receipt of funds from the United States of America, or from the State of Mississippi, or any agency thereof, the anticipation of which gave rise to said interim financing, and provided that the interest rate on such interim financing shall not exceed that allowed in Section 75-17-107, Mississippi Code of 1972.
(3) In borrowing money under the provisions hereof, it shall not be necessary to publish notice of intention so to do or to secure the consent of the qualified electors, either by election or otherwise. Such borrowing may be authorized by resolution of the board of supervisors of the issuing county and may be evidenced by a negotiable note or notes in such form as may be prescribed in such resolution. The indebtedness incurred under this section shall not be considered when computing any limitation of indebtedness of the issuing county established by law.
(4) Such borrowing, whether or not evidenced by a negotiable note or notes, may be placed or sold at public or private sale for such price and in such manner and from time to time as may be determined by the issuing county and the issuing county may pay all expenses, premiums and commissions which its board of supervisors may deem necessary or advantageous in connection with the issuance thereof.
(5) Such borrowing shall be limited to the sum of: (a) the amount of the confirmed grant or loan; (b) the amount of interest payable on such interim financing; and (c) the reasonable cost of incurring such indebtedness or issuing the note or notes evidencing such indebtedness. All moneys borrowed under the authority of this section, including any interfund loans, shall be secured by and repaid from the grant or loan proceeds, earnings on the investment of the grant or loan proceeds and the proceeds of the interim financing, and from any other proceeds, revenues or earnings received by the issuing county in connection with such grant or loan or with the interim financing, and may be further secured by and repaid from available revenues of a county-owned utility.
(6) In the event grant or loan proceeds pledged to the repayment of the interim financing have not been received in time to pay at maturity all or a portion of the principal of and interest on the indebtedness incurred pursuant to this section, the issuing county may borrow additional moneys pursuant to this section in anticipation of the aforesaid grant or loan proceeds in order to pay at maturity the outstanding principal and interest on the indebtedness previously incurred, provided that the indebtedness originally incurred shall be promptly repaid upon receipt of proceeds of such subsequent borrowings. The issuing county may enter into agreements with one or more lenders obligating such lenders to provide such additional financing upon such terms and conditions as may be agreed upon by the issuing county and the lenders.
(7) This section, without reference to any other statute, when dealing with grant or loan anticipation notes, shall be deemed to be full and complete authority for the borrowing of such funds and the issuance of a note or notes to evidence such indebtedness, and shall be construed as an additional and alternative method therefor, and none of the present restrictions, requirements, conditions or limitations of law applicable to the issuance or sale of bonds, notes or other obligations by the issuing county in this state shall apply to the borrowing of funds under this section, and no proceedings shall be required for the borrowing of such funds other than registration and those provided for and required herein, and all powers necessary to be exercised in order to carry out the provisions of this section are hereby conferred.
SOURCES: Laws, 1975, ch. 493, Secs. 1, 2; 1977, ch. 427; 1980, ch. 473, Sec. 2; 1982, ch. 451, Sec. 1; 1983, ch. 541, Sec. 7; 1985, ch. 514, Sec. 3, eff from and after October 1, 1985.