Section 22-21-145Bonds - Recital and notice of issuance; limitation on actions to contest.
Any resolution authorizing any bonds under this article shall contain a recital that they are issued pursuant to the provisions of this article, which recital shall be conclusive evidence that said bonds have been duly authorized pursuant to the provisions of this article, notwithstanding the provisions of any other law now in force or hereafter enacted or amended. Upon the adoption by the board of any resolution providing for the issuance of bonds, the authority may, in its discretion, cause to be published once a week, for two consecutive weeks, in a newspaper then published in the municipality or, if there is no newspaper then published in the municipality, then, in a newspaper published or circulated in the county, a notice in substantially the following form, with any appropriate changes, to the extent applicable and with the blanks being properly filled in:
"_____, a public corporation and a political subdivision of the State of Alabama, has authorized the issuance of $ _____ principal amount of bonds of the said authority to be dated _____ for purposes authorized in Article 5 of Chapter 21 of Title 22 of the Code of Alabama of 1975 and has entered into a lease with the (city or town) _____ of _____ respecting the project described therein and pledged said lease and the rentals payable thereunder as security for said bonds. Any action or proceeding questioning the validity of the said bonds, or the pledge and the indenture to secure the same or the said lease, must be commenced within 20 days after the first publication of this notice.
[here insert name of authority] ______________________ By _______________ Its President"Any action or proceedings in any court to set aside or question the validity of the proceedings for the issuance of the bonds referred to in said notice or to contest the validity of any such bonds, or the validity of any lease agreement pledged therefor, or the validity of any pledge made therefor or the validity of the indenture must be commenced within 20 days after the first publication of such notice. After the expiration of the said period, no right of action or defense questioning or attacking the validity of the said proceedings, or of the said bonds, or any such lease agreement, or any pledge herein authorized or the indenture shall be asserted, nor shall the validity of the said proceedings, bonds, lease agreement (if any), pledge or indenture be open to question in any court on any ground whatsoever except in an action commenced within said period.
(Acts 1961, No. 109, p. 134, §23; Acts 1978, No. 409, p. 394, §8; Acts 1979, No. 79-438, p. 704, §2.)