(Published in The The Salina Journal, November 5, 2021)
ORDINANCE NO. 21-11086
AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS TO ISSUE ITS TAXABLE INDUSTRIAL REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2021 (GREAT PLAINS PROJECT) FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE ACQUISITION, RENOVATION AND EQUIPPING A COMMERCIAL FACILITY; AND AUTHORIZING CERTAIN OTHER RELATED DOCUMENTS AND ACTIONS.
THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS HAS FOUND AND DETERMINED:
A. The City of Salina, Kansas (the "Issuer") is authorized by K.S.A. 12-1740 et seq., as amended (the "Act"), to acquire, construct, improve and equip certain facilities (as defined in the Act) for commercial, industrial and manufacturing purposes, to enter into leases and lease-purchase agreements with any person, firm or corporation for the facilities, and to issue revenue bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of the facilities .
B. The Issuer's governing body finds that it is necessary and desirable in connection with the issuance of the Series 2021 Bonds to execute and deliver the following documents (collectively, the "Bond Documents"):
(i) a Trust Indenture (the "Indenture"), with BOKF, N.A., Kansas City, Missouri, as Trustee (the "Trustee"), prescribing the terms and conditions of issuing and securing the Series 2021 Bonds;
(ii) a Site Lease (the "Site Lease"), with the Tenant under which the Tenant will lease an interest in the Real Property to the Issuer;
(iii) a Project Lease (the "Project Lease"), with the Tenant, under which the Issuer will acquire, renovate and improve the Project and lease it to the Tenant in consideration of Basic Rent and other payments; and
(iv) a Bond Purchase Agreement (the "Bond Purchase Agreement") providing for the sale of the Series 2021 Bonds by the Issuer to GPM No. 2, LLC, Salina, Kansas (the “Purchaser”); and
(v) The Issuer's governing body has found that under the provisions of K.S.A. 79-201a Twenty-Fourth, the Project purchased or constructed with the proceeds of the Series 2021 Bonds is eligible for exemption from ad valorem property taxes for up to 10 years, commencing in the calendar year following the calendar year in which the Bonds are issued, if proper application is made, provided no exemption may be granted from the ad valorem property tax levied by a school district pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 72-53,113, and amendments thereto. Prior to making this determination, the governing body of the Issuer has conducted the public hearing and reviewed the analysis of costs and benefits of the exemption required by K.S.A. 12-1749d.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF SALINA, KANSAS:
Section 1. Definition of Terms. All terms and phrases not otherwise defined in this Ordinance will have the meanings set forth in the Indenture and the Project Lease.
Section 2. Authority to Cause the Project to Be Purchased and Constructed. The Issuer is authorized to lease the Real Property and cause the Project to be acquired, constructed and equipped in the manner described in the Indenture, the Site Lease and the Project Lease.
Section 3. Authorization of and Security for the Bonds. The Issuer is authorized and directed to issue the Series 2021 Bonds, to be designated "City of Salina, Kansas Taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds, Series 2021 (Great Plains Project)" in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $20,000,000, for the purpose of providing funds to pay the costs of the acquisition, improving, renovating and equipping of the Project. The Series 2021 Bonds will be dated and bear interest, will mature and be payable at the times, will be in the forms, will be subject to redemption and payment prior to maturity, and will be issued according to the provisions, covenants and agreements in the Bond Agreement. The Series 2021 Bonds will be special limited obligations of the Issuer payable solely from the revenues derived from the Project Lease. The Series 2021 Bonds will not be general obligations of the Issuer, nor constitute a pledge of the faith and credit of the Issuer, and will not be payable in any manner by taxation.
Section 4. Authorization of Indenture. The Issuer is authorized to enter into the Indenture with the Trustee in the form approved in this Ordinance. The Issuer will pledge the Trust Estate described in the Indenture to the Trustee for the benefit of the owners of the Series 2021 Bonds on the terms and conditions in the Indenture.
Section 5. Lease of the Project. The Issuer will lease an interest in the Real Property and acquire, construct and equip the Project and lease it to the Tenant according to the provisions of the Site Lease and Project Lease in the form approved in this Ordinance.
Section 6. Authorization of Bond Purchase Agreement. The Issuer is authorized to sell the Series 2021 Bonds to the Purchaser, according to the terms and provisions of the Bond Purchase Agreement, in the form approved in this Ordinance.
Section 7. Execution of Bonds and Bond Documents. The Mayor of the Issuer is authorized and directed to execute the Series 2021 Bonds and deliver them to the Trustee for authentication on behalf of the Issuer in the manner provided by the Act and in the Indenture. The Mayor or member of the Issuer's governing body authorized by law to exercise the powers and duties of the Mayor in the Mayor's absence is further authorized and directed to execute and deliver the Bond Documents on behalf of the Issuer in substantially the forms presented for review prior to final passage of this Ordinance, with the corrections or amendments as the Mayor or other person lawfully acting in the absence of the Mayor may approve, which approval shall be evidenced by his or her signature. The authorized signatory may sign and deliver all other documents, certificates or instruments as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes and intent of this Ordinance and the Bond Documents. The City Clerk or the Deputy City Clerk of the Issuer is hereby authorized and directed to attest the execution of the Series 2021 Bonds, the Bond Documents and the other documents, certificates and instruments as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the intent of this Ordinance under the Issuer's corporate seal.
Section 8. Property Tax Exemption. The Project will be exempt from ad valorem property taxes for ten years, commencing in the calendar year after the calendar year in which the Series 2021 Bonds are issued, provided no exemption may be granted from the ad valorem property tax levied by a school district pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 72-53,113, and amendments thereto. The Tenant will prepare the application for exemption and submit it to the Issuer for its review. After its review, the Issuer will submit the application for exemption to the State Board of Tax Appeals.
Section 9. Authority To Correct Errors and Omissions. The Mayor or member of the Issuer's governing body authorized to exercise the powers and duties of the Mayor in the Mayor's absence, the City Clerk and any Deputy City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to make any alterations, changes or additions in the instruments herein approved, authorized and confirmed which may be necessary to correct errors or omissions therein or to conform the same to the other provisions of said instruments or to the provisions of this Ordinance.
Section 10. Further Authority. The officials, officers, agents and employees of the Issuer are authorized and directed to take whatever action and execute whatever other documents or certificates as may be necessary or desirable to carry out the provisions of this Ordinance and to carry out and perform the duties of the Issuer with respect to the Series 2021 Bonds and the Bond Documents.
Section 11. Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect after its final passage by the governing body of the Issuer, signature by the Mayor and publication once in the Issuer's official newspaper.
PASSED by the governing body of the Issuer on Ordinance and SIGNED by the Mayor.