A district may sell or otherwise dispose of all or any part of its water facilities, sewer facilities or both, including both real and personal property, without an election. A sale or other disposition of district facilities shall be authorized by resolution adopted by the affirmative vote of not less than a majority of all members of the board. A district may immediately apply the proceeds derived from the sale or other disposition of its facilities to the retirement of outstanding bonds or place the proceeds in escrow in a commercial bank or trust company, either a state or national banking institution that possesses and is exercising trust powers, that is located within New Mexico and that is a member of the federal deposit insurance corporation, to be applied to the payment of any outstanding bonds upon their presentation for payment. Any escrow is not necessarily limited to proceeds of the sale or other disposal, but may include other money available for its purpose. Any proceeds in escrow, pending use pursuant to the provisions of this section, may be invested or reinvested in bills, certificates of indebtedness, notes or bonds that are direct obligations of, or the principal and interest of which obligations are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States or any other legal investment. The proceeds and investments in escrow, together with any interest to be derived from the investment, shall be used only to pay charges of the escrow agent, which are expressly made payable from the escrow, and to pay as many bonds as possible as they become due at their respective maturities or due at a designated prior redemption date in connection with which the board shall exercise a prior redemption option. A purchaser of any facilities that may be sold or otherwise disposed of shall in no manner be responsible for the application of the proceeds by the district or any of its officers, agents or employees. Nothing in this section shall be construed as changing or

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 73-21-44

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Personal property: All property that is not real property.

modifying any contractual agreement or covenant concerning any outstanding bonds as may be provided in the proceedings authorizing any outstanding bonds or otherwise appertaining to them.