Section 11-94-3Application for incorporation of authority; approval by local governing bodies and State Docks Department.
Whenever any number of natural persons not less than three shall file with the governing body of a county and with the governing body of any municipality located, in whole or in part, in such county, an application in writing for authority to incorporate a public corporation under the provisions of this chapter and shall attach to such application a proposed form of certificate of incorporation for such corporation, said governing bodies shall each proceed to consider such application. If said governing bodies shall each by appropriate resolution duly adopted, find and determine that each applicant was a duly qualified elector of and taxpayer in the county in which the application was filed and that it is wise, expedient, necessary or advisable that the authority be formed, shall authorize the persons making such application to proceed to form such authority and shall approve the form of certificate of incorporation proposed to be used in organizing such authority, then the persons making such application shall execute, acknowledge and file a certificate of incorporation for the authority as provided in Section 11-94-4.
No authority shall be formed unless such application shall have first been filed as hereinabove provided and the governing bodies of the authorizing subdivisions shall each have adopted resolutions as provided in this section. Provided, however, said authority must also be approved by the Alabama State Docks Department.
(Acts 1980, No. 80-647, p. 1220, §3.)