Purposes for which authorities may be formed.
Public corporations may be formed under the provisions of this article as agencies or instrumentalities of this state for any one or more or all of the following purposes:
(1) To undertake and to make or cause to be made engineering, architectural, technical, financial, legal and other appropriate studies and surveys with respect to restoring, renovating, preserving, improving, protecting or maintaining any public or private property within the state that has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or providing vicinity improvements.
(2) To restore, construct, acquire, own and operate, singly or in conjunction with others, lease, sell and otherwise dispose of land, buildings, houses or other structures, facilities or property within the state that have been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and any vicinity improvements.
(3) To cooperate with and lend financial assistance and other aid to persons in any matters and undertakings having to do with or the end purpose of which is to restore, renovate, preserve, improve, protect or maintain any public or private property that has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places, or to provide vicinity improvements.
(Acts 1979, No. 79-441, p. 710, §3.)