Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, is in part implemented by this chapter in furtherance of the public purposes of the state to create or preserve jobs and employment opportunities and to improve the economic welfare of the people of the state. An issuer acting through its issuing authority may in accordance with Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution:
(A) Acquire by gift or purchase and hold and mortgage real estate and interests therein and personal property to be used as a project or a part thereof;
(B) Purchase, construct, reconstruct, enlarge, improve, furnish, and equip and lease, sell, exchange, and otherwise dispose of projects or parts thereof for those of the purposes set forth in Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, that are specified in the first sentence of this section, including, without limitation thereto, the sale of projects by conditional or installment sale, under which title may pass prior to or after completion of construction of a project or payment or provision for payment of all principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the bonds, or at any other time provided in the agreement pertaining to such sale, and including sale under an option to purchase upon agreed terms which may include a price which may be a nominal amount or less than true value at the time of purchase;
(C) Issue its bonds to provide funds, by loans or otherwise, for acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, enlarging, improving, furnishing, or equipping one or more projects or parts thereof;
(D) Make loans for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, enlargement, improvement, furnishing, or equipping of projects or parts thereof upon such terms as the issuing authority may determine or authorize, including secured or unsecured loans, and, in connection therewith, enter into loan agreements and other agreements, accept notes or other forms of obligation to evidence such indebtedness and security interests to secure such indebtedness, and take such action as may be considered by it appropriate to protect such security and safeguard against losses, including, without limitation thereto, foreclosure and the bidding upon and purchase of property upon foreclosure or other sale;
(E) Enter into contracts and execute all instruments necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of Chapter 165. of the Revised Code;
(F) Fix, alter, and collect rentals and other charges for the use and occupancy of a project and lease the project to others, including a contract with, or the granting of an option to the lessee to purchase the project for such price as the issuing authority in its sole discretion determines to be appropriate, after retirement or redemption, or provision therefor, of all the bonds of the issuer issued to provide funds for the project;
(G) Retain, contract with, or employ and fix the compensation of financial consultants, appraisers, accounting experts, architects, engineers, attorneys at law, and other employees, agents, and independent contractors as are necessary in the judgment of the issuing authority to carry out the provisions of Chapter 165. of the Revised Code;
(H) Pledge, assign, hypothecate, or otherwise encumber as security for the bonds, the rentals, revenues, and other income, charges, and moneys realized from the use, lease, sale, or other disposition of one or more projects or parts thereof as may be designated in the bond proceedings and enter into trust agreements or indentures of mortgage for the benefit of bondholders;
(I) Enter into appropriate arrangements with any federal or state department or agency, county, township, municipal corporation, or other political subdivision, taxing district, or public body or agency for the planning and installation of streets, roads, alleys, water supply and distribution facilities, storm and sanitary sewage collection and disposal facilities, and other necessary appurtenances to a project;
(J) Purchase fire and extended coverage and liability insurance for a project, insurance protecting the issuer and its officers and employees against liability for damage to property or injury to or death of persons arising from the project, and any other insurance the issuer may agree to provide under the bond proceedings;
(K) Sell, lease, release, or otherwise dispose of real and personal property or interests therein, or a combination thereof, acquired by the issuer under authority of Chapter 165. of the Revised Code and no longer needed for the purposes of such chapter or of the issuer, and grant such easements and other rights in, over, under, or across a project as will not interfere with its use of such property. Such sale, lease, release, disposition, or grant may be made without competitive bidding and in such manner and for such consideration as the issuing authority in its judgment deems appropriate.
(L) Do all other acts necessary or appropriate to carry out those of the purposes of Section 13 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, that are specified in the first sentence of this section, and the purposes of this chapter.
Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 10-26-1999