§ 159I‑12. Units of local government authorized to borrow money from the Board by loans.
(a) Any unit of local government determined by the Board to be eligible pursuant to G.S. 159I‑10 may borrow money from the Board for the purpose of financing or refinancing the cost of the acquisition or construction of a project by a unit. The unit shall enter into a loan agreement with the Board. The loan agreement shall set forth the terms and conditions of the loan, including the terms and conditions described in G.S. 159I‑6(b), as determined and approved by the governing body of the unit.
(b) The obligation of a unit of local government under any loan agreement entered into with the Board pursuant to this section shall be payable and otherwise secured as provided in G.S. 159I‑13.
(c) In connection with entering into a loan obligation, any unit of local government may enter into a credit facility, as defined in G.S. 159I‑13(g), and the obligation of a unit of local government under the credit facility to repay any drawing thereunder may be made payable and otherwise secured, to the extent applicable, as provided in G.S. 159I‑13.
(d) The Board or a unit of local government may propose an amendment, including an amendment restructuring or otherwise relating to the principal repayment schedule and the interest payment schedule set forth in such loan agreement, upon a determination by the Board that such amendment is:
(1) Consistent with the then existing financial condition of the unit of local government and its ability to meet its agreement under the loan agreement; and
(2) Consistent with the then existing financial condition of the Board and the administration of the Board's duties and responsibilities under this Chapter.
Nothing in this Chapter shall be deemed as restricting the power of the Board or the unit of local government to agree to any amendment to a loan agreement.
(e) No loan agreement or amendment to a loan agreement may become effective without the approval of the Local Government Commission. In determining whether a loan agreement or any amendment thereto should be approved, the Local Government Commission may consider, to the extent applicable as shall be determined by the Local Government Commission, the criteria set forth in G.S. 159‑52 and G.S. 159‑86. The Local Government Commission shall approve any such loan agreement, or any amendment thereto, if, upon the information and evidence it receives, it finds and determines that such loan agreement, or amendment thereto, will satisfy its criteria and is consistent with the purposes of this Chapter. After considering a loan agreement or an amendment thereto, the Local Government Commission shall enter its order either approving or disapproving such agreement or amendment. An order of approval may not be regarded as an approval of the legality of such agreement or amendment. The order of the Local Government Commission disapproving such agreement or amendment is final. (1989, c. 756, s. 1; 2011‑266, s. 1.26(c).)