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File #: 0023X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/16/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 2/4/2019 Final action: 2/5/2019
Title: To determine to proceed with the issue of bonds and certifying same to the board of elections in the amount of $250,000,000.00 for water, power, sanitary sewers and storm sewers. ($250,000,000.00) Section 44-1(e) of the City Charter.
Explanation

This legislation resolves that is it necessary to proceed with the issue of bonds and certifying same to the board of elections in the amount of $250,000,000 for water, power, sanitary sewers and storm sewers ($250,000,000). The election will be held May 7, 2019.

Section 44-1(e) of the City Charter.

Title

To determine to proceed with the issue of bonds and certifying same to the board of elections in the amount of $250,000,000.00 for water, power, sanitary sewers and storm sewers. ($250,000,000.00)

Section 44-1(e) of the City Charter.

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WHEREAS, the City Council (the “Council”) of the City of Columbus, Ohio, (the “City”) at its regular meeting on January 28, 2019, determined that it is necessary to issue bonds in the amount of $250,000,000 (the “Bonds”) for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, renovating, and improving infrastructure for the Department of Public Utilities, including water, power, sanitary sewers and storm sewers, acquiring real estate and interests in real estate, landscaping and otherwise improving the sites thereof, and acquiring furnishings, equipment and appurtenances, and that it is necessary that a direct tax be annually levied on all the taxable property in the City outside of the ten-mill limitation to meet the debt charges on the Bonds and any securities issued in anticipation thereof; and

WHEREAS, the County Auditor of Franklin County, Ohio has certified to the Council that an estimated annual levy of one and three hundredth (1.03) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which is 10.3 cents ($0.103) for each one hundred dollars of tax valuation, will be required to produce the average annual property tax levy necessary to pay the principal of and interest on the Bonds over 25 years (the maximum maturity of the Bonds);

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS, that:

Section 1. It is necessary to proceed with the issuance of the Bonds in the amount and for the purpose descr...

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