This chapter provides a means for the joint financing by public agencies of works or facilities useful and necessary for the collection, treatment, purification, and disposal in a sanitary manner of liquid and solid waste, sewage, and industrial waste, facilities used for the conversion of solid waste to energy, and also electric power facilities constructed within the state of Iowa, except that hydroelectric power facilities may also be located in the waters and on the dams of or on land adjacent to either side of the Mississippi or Missouri river bordering the state of Iowa, water supply systems, swimming pools or golf courses. This chapter applies to the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, ownership, operation, repair, extension, or improvement of such works or facilities, by a separate administrative or legal entity created pursuant to chapter 28E or chapter 389. When the legal entity created under this chapter is comprised solely of cities, counties, and sanitary districts established under chapter 358, or any combination thereof or any combination of the foregoing with other public agencies, the entity shall be both a corporation and a political subdivision with the name under which it was organized. The legal entity may sue and be sued, contract, acquire and hold real and personal property necessary for corporate purposes, adopt a corporate seal and alter the seal at pleasure, and execute all the powers conferred in this chapter.
A city shall not join an entity created under this chapter for the purpose of financing electric power facilities unless that city had established a municipal electric utility as of July 1, 1984. Power supplied by a municipal power agency shall not be furnished to a municipal utility not existing as of July 1, 1984.
After July 1, 1981, a city shall not join an entity created under this chapter or any separate administrative or legal entity created pursuant to chapter 28E for the purpose of utilizing the provisions of this chapter for financing electric power facilities until the proposal for the city to join such an entity has been submitted to and approved by the voters of the city.
The proposal shall be submitted at any city election by the council on its own motion. If a majority of those voting in the city does not approve the proposal, the same or a similar proposal may be submitted to the voters no sooner than one year from the date of the election at which the proposal was defeated.
[C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, S81, § 28F.1; 81 Acts, ch 31, § 1]
83 Acts, ch 127, § 4; 85 Acts, ch 78, § 2; 87 Acts, ch 225, § 402; 91 Acts, ch 168, §1
Referred to in § 28F.2, 28F.3, 28F.13, 28F.14, 389.3
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