(1)The district and any subdistrict thereof shall also have the following powers:
(a)To pay or otherwise defray and to contract to pay or defray, for any term not exceeding seventy-five years, without an election, except as otherwise provided in this article, the principal of, any prior redemption premiums due in connection with, any interest on, and any other charges pertaining to any securities or other obligations of the federal government, any subdistrict or the district, respectively, any political subdivision, or any person which were incurred in connection with any property thereof subsequently acquired by the district or any subdistrict and relating to either’s facilities;
(b)To establish, operate, and maintain facilities within the district or any subdistrict or elsewhere, across or along any public street, highway, bridge, or viaduct or any other public right-of-way or in, upon, under, or over any vacant public lands, which public lands now are, or may become, the property of a political subdivision of this state, without first obtaining a franchise from the political subdivision having jurisdiction over the same; but the district or subdistrict shall cooperate with any political subdivision having such jurisdiction, shall promptly restore any such public street, highway, bridge, or viaduct or any such other public right-of-way to its former state of usefulness as nearly as may be and shall not use the same in such manner as permanently to impair completely or materially the usefulness thereof;
(c)To adopt, amend, repeal, enforce, and otherwise administer such reasonable resolutions, rules, regulations, and orders as the district or subdistrict shall deem necessary or convenient for the operation, maintenance, management, government, and use of the facilities of the district or subdistrict, as the case may be, and any other facilities under its control, whether situated within or without or both within and without the territorial limits of the district or subdistrict; and
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(I)To adopt, amend, repeal, enforce, and otherwise administer under the police power such reasonable resolutions, rules, regulations, and orders pertaining to water or electric services performed by any person through the district’s or subdistrict’s facilities or pertaining to facilities of the district or subdistrict, any political subdivision, or any person, or any combination thereof, reasonably affecting the activities of the district or subdistrict, directly or indirectly, as the board of directors may from time to time deem necessary or convenient.
(II)No such resolution, rule, regulation, or order shall be adopted or amended except by action of the board of directors on the behalf and in the name of the district or subdistrict, respectively, after a public hearing thereon is held by the board of directors, in connection with which any political subdivision owning or authorizing any facilities comparable to facilities of the district or subdistrict, as the case may be, whether therein or thereout, or both therein and thereout, and other persons of interest have an opportunity to be heard, after mailed notice of the hearing is given at least thirty days prior to the hearing by the secretary to each such political subdivision wholly or partly within the district or subdistrict proceeding under this article, and after notice of such hearing is given by publication at least once a week for three consecutive weeks in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the district or such subdistrict by the secretary to persons of interest, both known and unknown, the first publication to be made at least thirty days prior to the hearing.
(2)Without limiting any other express or implied authority provided to the district or to a subdistrict of the district by this article 47, to secure and protect an adequate supply of water, the district may conduct or participate in forest health projects, as defined in section 37-95-103 (4.9), within and outside the district boundaries that reduce the risk of wildfire within the watersheds within which the district collects, transports, or stores its water supply. In addition to any other district financial powers, the district may acquire, sell, or lease real or personal property and enter into lease-purchase agreements as set forth in section 29-1-103.
Section 37-47-148 — Miscellaneous powers,
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