In lieu of the indenture agreement provided for hereinabove the principal of and interest on said bonds may be secured by a mortgage or deed of trust covering all or any part of the airport from which the revenues so pledged may be derived and the same may be secured by an assignment or pledge of the revenue received from the airport, less operating and maintenance costs and expenses. The proceedings under which such bonds are authorized to be issued, when such bonds are to be secured by a mortgage or deed of trust, may contain the same terms, conditions and provisions provided for herein when an indenture agreement is entered into between the county court and a trustee, and any such mortgage or deed of trust may contain any agreements and provisions customarily contained in instruments securing bonds, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing,provisions respecting the fixing and collection of revenue for any airport covered by such proceedings or mortgage, the terms to be incorporated in the agreement with respect to such airport, the maintenance and insurance of such airport, the creation and maintenance of special funds from the revenues received from such airport and the rights and remedies available to the bondholders, the county court or to the trustee under such mortgage or deed of trust, in event of default, all as the county court shall deem advisable and as shall not be in conflict with the provisions of this article or any existing law: Provided, That in making any such agreements or provisions a county shall not have the power to obligate itself by indenture, order, resolution, mortgage or deed of trust, except with respect to the airport and the application of the revenues therefrom, and shall not have the power to incur a pecuniary liability or a charge upon its general credit or against its taxing powers. The proceedings authorizing any bonds hereunder and any indenture, mortgage or deed of trust securing such bonds may provide that, in the event of default in payment of the principal of or the interest on such bonds or in the performance of any agreement contained in such proceedings, indenture, mortgage or deed of trust, such payment and performance may be enforced by the appointment of a receiver in a civil action with power to charge and collect revenue and to apply the revenues from the airport in accordance with such proceedings or the provisions of such indenture, agreement, mortgage or deed of trust. Any such mortgage or deed of trust may provide also that, in the event of default in such payment or the violation of any agreement contained in the mortgage or deed of trust, the mortgage or deed of trust may be foreclosed either by sale at public outcry or by proceedings in a civil action, and may provide that the holder of any of the bonds secured thereby may become the purchaser at any foreclosure sale, if the highest bidder therefor. No breach of any such agreement shall impose any pecuniary liability upon a county or any charge upon its general credit or against its taxing powers.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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