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88.44 ACQUISITION OF PROPERTY.

Subdivision 1.Certificate of indebtedness; bond issues; tax levies.

For any of the purposes authorized in sections 88.28 to 88.46 and within the limits therein fixed, any county, town, or city may borrow money and issue bonds for the payment thereof, with the approval of a majority of the voters, as provided by the general laws relating to bond issues; may make all necessary, proper, and convenient provisions for sale of such bonds at not less than par, for payment of interest thereon at not more than six percent per annum, and of the principal thereof at maturity, or contingently at an earlier date; may issue promissory notes or certificates of indebtedness as far as reasonably necessary to procure funds in case of emergency not affording time to submit the matter to the voters; and for such purposes may levy and collect taxes annually upon all taxable property of such municipalities. As to counties, the powers conferred by this section shall be deemed supplementary to, but in no way lessening or detracting from, the powers and authority conferred by section 88.40.

Subd. 2.How acquired.

When necessary in the exercise of the powers and authority conferred by sections 88.28 to 88.46, any county, town, or city may acquire property or property rights by gift, by purchase, or by condemnation, in any manner now or hereafter provided by law.