2019 Florida Statutes
(1) The local agency is authorized to fix and to collect fees, rents, and charges for the use of any project or projects, and any part or section thereof, and to contract with any person, partnership, association, or corporation respecting the use thereof. The local agency may require that the lessee or users of any project or any part thereof, shall operate, repair, and maintain the project and shall bear the cost thereof and other costs of the local agency in connection with the project or projects leased, as may be provided in the agreement of lease or other contract with the local agency, in addition to other obligations imposed under such agreement or contract.
(2) The fees, rents, and charges, or other payments under a financing agreement, shall be so fixed as to provide a fund sufficient to pay the principal of and the interest on such bonds as the same shall become due and payable and, if so provided in the bond resolution or trust agreement, to create reserves for such purposes. The fees, rents, and charges and all other revenues and proceeds derived from the project or projects in connection with which the bonds of any issue shall have been issued, except such part thereof as may be necessary for such reserves or any expenditures as may be provided in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or in the trust agreement securing the same, shall be set aside, at the time or times as may be specified in the resolution or trust agreement, in a sinking fund which is hereby pledged to and charged with the payment of the principal of and the interest on such bonds as the same shall become due and the redemption price or the purchase price of bonds retired by call or purchase as therein provided. Such pledge shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made. The fees, rents, charges, and other revenues and moneys so pledged and thereafter received by or on behalf of the local agency shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the local agency, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution nor any trust agreement by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded, except in the records of the local agency. The use and disposition of money to the credit of the sinking fund shall be subject to the provisions of the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bonds or of such trust agreement. Except as may otherwise be provided in such resolution or trust agreement, the sinking fund shall be a fund for all such bonds without distinction or priority of one over another.
History.—s. 12, ch. 69-104; s. 9, ch. 80-287.