The following terms wherever used or referred to in this article shall have the following meaning, unless a different meaning plainly appears from the context:
The term "public body" shall mean any city, town, county, public service district, sanitary district or the State of West Virginia acting through any of its agencies, boards, commissions or departments having power to issue revenue obligations.
The term "governing body" shall mean board, council or other body having power to borrow money on behalf of a public body.
The term "law" shall mean any act or statute, general, special or local, of this state, including, without being limited to, the charter of any public body.
The term "enterprise" shall mean any work, undertaking, or project which the public body is or may hereafter be authorized to construct and from which the public body has heretofore derived or may hereafter derive revenues, for the refinancing, or the refinancing and improving of which enterprise, refunding bonds are issued under this article, and such enterprise shall include all improvements, betterments, extensions and replacements thereto, and all appurtenances, facilities, lands, rights in land, water rights, franchises, and structures in connection therewith or incidental thereto.
The term "federal agency" shall include the United States of America, the president of the United States of America, the federal emergency administrator of public works, reconstruction finance corporation, or any agency, instrumentality or corporation of the United States of America, which has heretofore been or may hereafter be designated or created by or pursuant to any act or acts or joint resolution or joint resolutions of the Congress of the United States of America, or which may be owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the United States of America.
The term "improving" shall mean reconstructing, replacing, extending, repairing, bettering, equipping, developing, embellishing or improving; or any one or more, or all of the foregoing.
The term "refunding bonds" shall mean notes, bonds, certificates or other obligations of a public body issued pursuant to this article, or pursuant to any other law, as supplemented by, or in conjunction with this article.
The term "refinancing" shall mean funding, refunding, paying or discharging, by means of refunding bonds or the proceeds received from the sale thereof, all or any part of any notes, bonds, or other obligations heretofore or hereafter issued to finance or to aid in financing the acquisition, construction or improving of an enterprise and payable solely from all or any part of the revenues thereof, including interest thereon in arrears, the redemption premiums, if any, payable on the redemption of such notes, bonds or other obligations, the interest to accrue thereon to the payment or redemption date, whether or not such interest is represented by coupons or interest certificates, and the costs of issuance of the refunding bonds.
The term "revenues" shall mean all fees, tools, rates, rentals and charges to be levied and collected in connection with and all other income and receipts of whatever kind or character derived by the public body from the operation of any enterprise or arising from any enterprise, and including earnings derived from investments and bank deposits.
The term "holder of bonds" or "bondholder" or any similar term shall mean any person who shall be the bearer of any outstanding refunding bond or refunding bonds registered to bearer or not registered, or the registered owner of any such outstanding bond or bonds which shall at the time be registered other than to bearer.
Words importing the singular number shall include the plural number in each case and vice versa, and words importing persons shall include firms and corporations.