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USA Statutes : alabama
Title : Title 11 COUNTIES AND MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.
Chapter : Title 1 Chapter 23 INDUSTRIAL PARKS.
Section 11-23-1

Section 11-23-1
Authority of county commissions to establish; written approval of owners required; petition for designation.

Subject to the written approval of the owners of 100 percent in interest based on assessed value for ad valorem tax purposes of each 10 acres, or the part thereof to be included in the proposed industrial park, the county commission of any county in the state of Alabama may establish industrial parks composed of territory wholly within the county boundaries and without the boundaries of any municipality. Any person, firm or corporation who desires to obtain a designation of an area as an industrial park shall file a petition with the county commission of the county wherein the property is located requesting that the county commission designate the area proposed as an industrial park, and include with such petition the consent of the land owners as above required. The consent of each consenting owner shall be acknowledged before a notary public or other person authorized to take acknowledgements to deeds in Alabama.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §1.)Section 11-23-2

Section 11-23-2
Land which may be included.

An industrial park may include any compact body of land which is used exclusively for industrial purposes or which is primarily suited for industrial development.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §2.)Section 11-23-3

Section 11-23-3
Public hearing required; resolution of designation by county commission; filing of maps, etc.

Before any designation is made of an industrial park or any change is made of the boundaries of an existing one, the county commission shall hold not less than one public hearing thereon. The county commission shall give notice of the purpose, time and place of the public hearing by one publication in a newspaper of general circulation throughout the county not less than 10 days prior to the date set for the hearing. The designation of an industrial park or any change of the boundaries of an existing one shall be by resolution of the county commission. The resolution shall refer expressly to the map or maps and descriptive and other matter related to the industrial park, and the action taken by the county commission shall be recorded on the map or maps and descriptive and other matter by the identifying signature of the presiding officer of the county commission. Certified copies of the map or maps and descriptive and other matter shall be filed with the county commission and with the clerk of probate court.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §3.)Section 11-23-4

Section 11-23-4
Restrictions on use of land following designation; enforcement of restrictions.

Whenever a county commission has designated an industrial park or has made a change of the boundaries of an existing one and has filed certified copies thereof as provided in section 11-23-3, no facilities shall be thereafter located therein that are not industrial in character or reasonably related thereto; provided, that no construction or installation permits shall be required, but the county commission may resort to judicial process to enforce such industrial requirements.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §4.)Section 11-23-5

Section 11-23-5
Bylaws governing industrial park and listing facilities to be furnished.

The person, firm or corporation that files a petition with the county commission seeking to have land designated as an industrial park may file with the probate judge of the county in which the land is located, a set of bylaws governing the industrial park and listing the facilities to be furnished by the governing body of the industrial park.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §5.)Section 11-23-6

Section 11-23-6
Certain services to be provided by industries within industrial park; contracts with county or municipalities for services; industrial parks not subject to annexation or police jurisdiction of municipalities; jurisdiction of county sheriff and courts; public road access required.

(a) Those industries located within the boundaries of any industrial park shall each privately furnish and maintain upon their own premises within the area of their individual facilities, or the industries located within the boundaries of any industrial park or governing body of any industrial park shall furnish and maintain individually or as a group, the following services usually provided by county or local governments:

(1) The construction and cleaning of streets;

(2) Street lighting;

(3) Sewers and sewerage works;

(4) Water service;

(5) Fire protection;

(6) Garbage and refuse collection and disposal;

(7) Police protection; and

(8) Wharf and dock facilities, where applicable.

(b) Agreements between the industries located within the boundaries of an industrial park and the county commission and/or any municipality or municipalities located nearby may be made for mutual police and fire protection, water service or any other service. No industrial park shall be subject to municipal annexation, nor shall it be considered as a part of the police jurisdiction of any municipality. All industrial parks shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the sheriff and courts of the county in which they are located in the same manner that cities and towns are subject to such jurisdiction.

(c) All industrial parks so created shall include provision for access by public road to any and all entrances to the premises of each and every plant in such area which entrances are provided for use by employees of such company, or for use by employees of independent contractors working on such premises, or for delivery of materials or supplies, other than by rail or water transportation to such premises.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §6.)Section 11-23-7

Section 11-23-7
Abolition of industrial park or removal of territory therefrom.

The county commission may abolish an industrial park or remove a portion of the territory from an industrial park if (1) the industries located therein request the abolishment of the industrial park or the removal of a portion of the territory from an industrial park; or (2) the property or a portion of the property within the industrial park ceases to be used for industrial park purposes. The county commission may abolish an industrial park or remove a portion of the territory from an industrial park only by resolution adopted after not less than one public hearing on the question. The resolution of a county commission to abolish an industrial park or remove a portion of the territory from an industrial park shall be effective 30 days after the resolution is adopted by the county commission; provided, that no resort to the courts is taken challenging such action prior to the expiration of such 30 days by a property owner within the area affected. If such action is taken by a property owner, the resolution of the county commission shall be effective only when a judgment adverse to the property owner has been rendered and is final, executory and definitive. The results of any final action taken under this section which in any way alters the boundaries of the industrial park shall be filed with the clerk of probate court.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §7.)Section 11-23-8

Section 11-23-8
Rights and responsibilities of county not limited by creation of industrial park.

When an industrial park has been created, such action shall not limit or diminish the rights and responsibilities of the county commission concerning the industrial park. The county commission shall retain the right to tax the industrial park as it does all other areas of the county.



(Acts 1978, No. 604, p. 858, §8.)

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