Current as of: 2013
(1) All deeds, mortgages, contracts, leases, purchases, or other agreements regarding real property, including agreements to acquire or dispose of real property, shall be approved and executed in the name of the commission or the incorporating unit, as specified by ordinance or resolution of the governing body. For purposes of this section, contracts or leases regarding real property mean contracts to purchase or lease from a third party or other transactions under which rights or possession of real property are acquired, but do not include contracts, management agreements, or leases of that property with tenants or facility managers. Contracts or leases with tenants or facility managers shall be executed by and in the name of the commission.
(2) Subsection (1) does not require contracts for the purchase of necessary materials and contracts related to the powers and duties of the commission under section 12 to be approved and executed by an incorporating unit.
(3) A governing body may transfer property to the commission for use by the commission for a purpose authorized by this act. The transfer of property to the commission, including property taken under the incorporating unit's power of eminent domain, shall be considered necessary for public purposes and for the benefit of the public.
(4) If an ordinance or resolution of the governing body provides in accordance with subsection (1) for the execution of agreements regarding real property in the name of the commission, or if a commission is empowered by the incorporating unit to act as a borrower for purposes of this act, the commission may sue and be sued with respect to those agreements executed or obligations issued by the commission. This subsection does not affect a limitation provided by this act or by the terms of an agreement upon the funds available or the pledge made for the payment of a claim against the commission.
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