Maine Revised Statutes

§6109. Loans and assessments

1. Loan; commissioners' certificates; borrowing from the State.  After having taken over the administration of government and control of the financial affairs of any municipality under section 6106, the board, through the commissioner or commissioners in charge of that municipality, may make temporary loans to the extent of the constitutional debt limit of the municipality. The commissioner or commissioners may:
A. Issue negotiable commissioners' certificates which shall be a preferred claim against the assets of the municipality operated by the commissioner or commissioners; and [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]
B. Borrow from the State, if and when an amendment to the Constitution of Maine is adopted authorizing the loan, in an amount sufficient:
(1) To pay the outstanding state taxes of the municipality;
(2) To pay any expenses of the board that are allocated to the municipality; and
(3) For other lawful purposes. [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD).]
These obligations must be signed by the commissioner or commissioners and otherwise shall be issued in the same manner and form as provided by law upon the terms determined by the board, and thereby to become the valid debt of the municipality.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
2. Commissioners' authority.  In issuing temporary commissioners' certificates or any other acts pursuant to their duties in connection with the government of any municipality, the board has the same authority as is vested in the municipal officers and shall further have the right to issue its certificates as if authorized by the vote of the inhabitants of any such municipality at a regular election called for that purpose.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
3. Assessments and collection; statute of limitations tolled.  The board may make assessments upon the property in the municipality and may collect the same to pay deficiencies and accounts previously contracted by the municipality.
During the period of the control by the commissioner or commissioners, the statute of limitations shall not run on any obligations of the municipality.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, §106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, §§8, 10 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1987, c. 737, §§A2,C106 (NEW). 1989, c. 6, (AMD). 1989, c. 9, §2 (AMD). 1989, c. 104, §§C8,10 (AMD).