Q May a county purchase and operate an asphalt production facility to sell not only excess asphalt generated in connection with projects for the county’s purposes but also asphalt produced for the sole purpose of sale to other governmental entities?

A No, because the county is not a profit making venture, producing asphalt for the sole purpose of selling it to other governmental entities is not a proper governmental purpose. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Ross, June 17, 2016)