Email: Chapter 7, Article 3, Section 7
§7-3-7. Bonds for cost of real estate and public buildings.
Any county court is likewise authorized and empowered to acquire real estate for, construct, equip, furnish and maintain a courthouse, hospital or other public buildings or jail including a regional correctional center for either adult or youth offenders which is developed jointly by one or more counties, and to borrow funds from the United States government, the public works administration, or other governmental agency authorized to make loans, or any bank, or financial institution authorized by law to make loans, or any individual, or persons for the purpose of building, constructing, furnishing and equipping a courthouse, hospital, other buildings or jail, and for the purpose of acquiring real estate therefor, and shall have the right to acquire by purchase, condemnation, gift or otherwise, real estate on which to build the courthouse, hospital, other buildings or jail, including a regional correctional center for either adult or youth offenders which is developed jointly by one or more counties, within the discretion of the court. Such county court is authorized and empowered to issue bonds for the purpose of paying the cost of any real estate, building, furnishing and equipment and to pledge a sufficient amount of revenue within the Constitutional limitations and within the limitations as provided by general law, to pay the principal of the bonds and the interest thereon, within a period not to exceed thirty years. Such court is further authorized and empowered to do and perform any and all acts and make all contracts necessary to effectuate the general purpose of this act, including the acquisition, by original grant, gift, condemnation, or other lawful means of real estate, and of all necessary permits, easements and other rights in real estate, and title to and possession thereof, or to make any purchase and acquisition with the money borrowed, as provided in this act.
Such county court shall have authority, and is empowered, to make contracts, agreements and covenants between it and the United States government, or the public works administration, or other governmental agency, or bank, or financial institution, or individual, or persons for the loan of funds to said county court, and securing payment thereof as they may be able to effectuate, subject only to this limitation, that the bonds issued, or given as security thereof, shall be payable out of the levies now provided for by general law and by this act; to be levied by said county court in and for the county; to acquire needed real estate, to construct, equip, furnish and maintain a courthouse, hospital, other public buildings or jail including a regional correctional center for either adult or youth offenders which is developed jointly by one or more counties, and to make and enter into contracts, and to do and perform all acts as may be necessary for the construction, equipment, operation and maintenance of the courthouse, hospital, other buildings, jail or correctional center, subject to any burdens, restrictions and encumbrances as it may be necessary to incur and bear, in securing the bonds and the real estate construction, equipment and maintenance.
Bonds issued hereunder shall be exempt from taxation by the State of West Virginia, or any county therein, or any district or municipality thereof.