Texas Water Code
Sec. § 61.162
Lease and Rental of Facilities


A district may acquire and take over, by lease or rental agreements, for a period of not less than 25 years, the docks, wharves, buildings, railroads, land, improvements, and other facilities already provided, constructed, or owned by any incorporated municipality situated within the district only with the consent of the lawful authorities of the municipality and on terms mutually agreed on by the district and the municipality.

(1)

No agreement for the use, acquisition, or operation of the property or facilities of the municipality by the district shall be for a lease or rental value which is more than the annual net revenue derived or to be derived by the district after payment of the expenses of operation and maintenance of the property and facilities.

(2)

The district shall have no supervision or control over the property or facilities owned, controlled, or constructed by the municipality until agreement for the lease and rental of the property by the district has been made.

(3)

A district that is leasing land or facilities from a municipality may purchase or acquire the property in the manner provided in this subchapter.

(4)

The commission and the officials of the municipality shall be authorized to enter into an agreement stating the land and facilities to be acquired, the amount agreed on as the purchase price, and the terms of the sale.
Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 110, ch. 58, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 30, 1971.
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