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Notwithstanding section 375.164, or any other contrary law, the county board of any county owning, operating or maintaining a translator system on April 14, 1976, may singly or jointly with contiguous counties appropriate from the general revenue fund an amount necessary to fund the construction, acquisition, improvement, maintenance and operations of a translator system either in or outside of the county to receive and transmit television broadcasting signals. The county may singly or jointly with contiguous counties acquire, by gift, lease or purchase, any real estate or interest in real estate upon the terms or conditions, including contracts for fees, it determines, either in or outside of the county, to establish, improve or operate a television translator system. No real estate located in another county may be acquired unless the county board of the county where the real estate is located approves the proposed acquisition. The county may issue bonds in accordance with chapter 475, for the acquisition, construction or improvement of television translator systems and the acquisition of real estate for them.