(a) Prior to beginning construction on a project, the board shall provide by resolution for the construction of the project and shall also provide in the same or subsequent resolutions for the supervision of such work by a professional engineer, governmental agency or any other person designated by the board. The board may provide for the construction of the project by one of the two following methods or any combination thereof:
(1) If there exists a governmental agency with the experience, knowledge and authority to construct the project, the board may elect to enter in a contract with such agency for the construction of all, or a part of, the project or for any other service necessary or incident to the construction of the project, in which case such governmental agency shall be responsible for entering into contracts, subject to the board's approval, with such other persons as may be necessary or incident to the construction of the project; or
(2) The board may elect to enter into one or more contracts with such contractors and other persons as may be necessary or incident to the construction of the project, in which case it shall solicit competitive bids. All contracts for work on any project, the expense of which will exceed $50,000, shall be awarded to the lowest qualified responsible bidder who shall furnish a sufficient performance and payment bond. The board may reject any and all bids and if it rejects all bids, notices shall be published as original required before any other bids may be received. The board may let portions of the work necessary to complete a project under different contracts.
(b) The resolution described in subsection (a) of this section shall also provide for payment of the cost of the project.
(c) Prior to the construction of the project, the board shall obtain such permits and licenses required by law for the construction and operation of the project.
(d) No project shall be undertaken by a district that includes a ski slope or ski lift.