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8/22/2021 - Ordinance No. 21-11064

ORDINANCE NO. 21-11064

 

AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING AND PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, SERIES 2021-B, OF THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING FUNDS TO REFUND A PORTION OF THE CITY’S OUTSTANDING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY AND COLLECTION OF AN ANNUAL TAX FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID BONDS AS THEY BECOME DUE; AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER DOCUMENTS AND ACTIONS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH; AND MAKING CERTAIN COVENANTS WITH RESPECT THERETO.

 

 

            WHEREAS, the City of Salina, Kansas (the “City”) is a city of the first class, duly created, organized and existing under the Constitution and laws of the State; and

 

            WHEREAS, the City heretofore issued and has outstanding the Refunded Bonds and is authorized by K.S.A. 10-427 et seq. to issue general obligation refunding bonds of the City for the purpose of refunding the Refunded Bonds; and

 

            WHEREAS, in order to achieve interest cost savings through early redemption of the Refunded Bonds, reduce debt service requirements of the City for certain years, restructure the debt payments on the Refunded Bonds and provide an orderly plan of finance for the City, it has become desirable and in the best interest of the City and its inhabitants to refund the Refunded Bonds; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Governing Body has advertised the sale of the Bonds in accordance with the law and at a meeting held in the City on this date awarded the sale of such Bonds to the best bidder.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS, AS FOLLOWS:

 

            Section 1.        Definitions of Words and Terms.  In addition to words and terms defined elsewhere herein, the following words and terms in this Ordinance shall have the meanings hereinafter set forth.  Unless the context shall otherwise indicate, words importing the singular number shall include the plural and vice versa, and words importing persons shall include firms, associations and corporations, including public bodies, as well as natural persons.

 

            “Act” means the Constitution and statutes of the State including K.S.A. 10-101 to 10-125, inclusive, K.S.A. 10-427 et seq., and K.S.A. 10-620 et seq., all as amended and supplemented from time to time.

 

            “Bond and Interest Fund” means the Bond and Interest Fund of the City for its general obligation bonds.

 

            “Bond Resolution” means the resolution to be adopted by the Governing Body prescribing the terms and details of the Bonds and making covenants with respect thereto.

 

            “Bonds” means the City’s General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-B, dated September 8, 2021, authorized by this Ordinance.

 

            “City” means the City of Salina, Kansas.

 

            Clerk means the duly appointed and acting Clerk of the City or, in the Clerk’s absence, the duly appointed Deputy, Assistant or Acting Clerk.

 

            Finance Director means the duly appointed and acting Finance Director of the City or, in the Finance Director’s absence, the duly appointed Deputy, Assistant or Acting Finance Director of the City.

 

            “Governing Body” means the City Commission of the City.

 

            “Mayor” means the duly elected and acting Mayor of the City or, in the Mayor’s absence, the duly appointed and/or elected Vice Mayor or Acting Mayor of the City.

 

            “Ordinance” means this Ordinance authorizing the issuance of the Bonds.

 

            “Refunded Bonds” means collectively:  (a) the Series 2013-B Bonds maturing in the years 2022 to 2033, inclusive, in the aggregate principal amount of $2,395,000; and (b) the Series 2014-A Bonds maturing in the years 2022 to 2034, inclusive, in the aggregate principal amount of $4,000,000.

 

            “Series 2013-B Bonds” means the City’s General Obligation Internal Improvement Bonds, Series 2013-B, dated July 15, 2013.

 

            “Series 2014-A Bonds” means the City’s General Obligation Internal Improvement Bonds, Series 2014-A, dated July 30, 2014.

 

            “State” means the State of Kansas.

 

            Section 2.        Authorization of the Bonds.  There shall be issued and hereby are authorized and directed to be issued the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-B, of the City in the principal amount of $6,220,000, for the purpose of providing funds to:  (a) refund the Refunded Bonds; and (b) pay costs of issuance of the Bonds.

 

            Section 3.        Security for the Bonds.  The Bonds shall be general obligations of the City payable as to both principal and interest in part from special assessments levied upon the property benefited by the construction of improvements financed by the Refunded Bonds and, if not so paid, from ad valorem taxes which may be levied without limitation as to rate or amount upon all the taxable tangible property, real and personal, within the territorial limits of the City.  The balance of the principal and interest on the Bonds is payable from ad valorem taxes which may be levied without limitation as to rate or amount upon all the taxable tangible property, real and personal, within the territorial limits of the City.  The full faith, credit and resources of the City are hereby irrevocably pledged for the prompt payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds as the same become due.

 

            Section 4.        Terms, Details and Conditions of the Bonds.  The Bonds shall be dated and bear interest, shall mature and be payable at such times, shall be in such forms, shall be subject to redemption and payment prior to the maturity thereof, and shall be issued and delivered in the manner prescribed and subject to the provisions, covenants and agreements set forth in the Bond Resolution hereafter adopted by the Governing Body.

 

            Section 5.        Levy and Collection of Annual Tax.  The Governing Body shall annually make provision for the payment of principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Bonds as the same become due by levying and collecting the necessary taxes and/or assessments upon all of the taxable tangible property within the City in the manner provided by law.

 

            The taxes and/or assessments above referred to shall be extended upon the tax rolls in each of the several years, respectively, and shall be levied and collected at the same time and in the same manner as the general ad valorem taxes of the City are levied and collected, shall be used solely for the payment of the principal of and interest on the Bonds as and when the same become due and the fees and expenses of the paying agent for the Bonds.  The proceeds derived from said taxes and/or assessments shall be deposited in the Bond and Interest Fund.

 

            If at any time said taxes and/or assessments are not collected in time to pay the principal of or interest on the Bonds when due, the City Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay said principal or interest out of the general funds of the City and to reimburse said general funds for money so expended when said taxes and/or assessments are collected.

 

            Section 6.        Further Authority.  The Mayor, Finance Director, Clerk and other City officials are hereby further authorized and directed to execute any and all documents and take such actions as they may deem necessary or advisable in order to carry out and perform the purposes of the Ordinance, and to make alterations, changes or additions in the foregoing agreements, statements, instruments and other documents herein approved, authorized and confirmed which they may approve, and the execution or taking of such action shall be conclusive evidence of such necessity or advisability.

 

            Section 7.        Governing Law.  This Ordinance and the Bonds shall be governed exclusively by and construed in accordance with the applicable laws of the State.

 

            Section 8.        Effective Date.  This Ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage by the Governing Body and publication of the Ordinance or a summary thereof in the official City newspaper.

 

            PASSED by the City Commission on August 16, 2021 and SIGNED by the Mayor.

                                                                       

Mayor

                                                                      

Clerk