90-5-104. Hearing. (1) Prior to the issuance of any bonds under the authority of this part by any municipality or county to pay the costs of acquiring or improving a project, the governing body shall give notice and hold a public hearing on the proposed project. At least once a week for 3 consecutive weeks prior to the date set for the hearing, the governing body shall publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality or county a notice of the time and place of the hearing, the general nature of the project, the name of the lessee, borrower, or user of the project, and the estimated cost of the project. The governing body may not issue the bonds to pay the costs of acquiring or improving a project unless it appears after the public hearing that the acquisition or improvement of the project is in the public interest of the municipality or county.
(2) The provisions of subsection (1) do not apply to refunding bonds issued under 90-5-107 to refund bonds issued to pay the costs of acquiring or improving a project as to which a hearing was held under subsection (1).