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File #: 161128    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/13/2016 In control: FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 1/18/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing the Commissioners of the Public Debt to market general obligation corporate purpose bonds.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: DEBTS, PUBLIC, GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, PUBLIC DEBT COMMISSION
Attachments: 1. Comptroller Letter, 2. Revised Exhibit A, 3. Fiscal Impact Statement, 4. Hearing Notice List, 5. Obsolete Exhibit A, 6. Comptroller's Certified Copy
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/26/20171 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/18/20171 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/20171 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE AMENDED

Minutes note: Individual appearing: Richard Li, Comptroller's Office Ald. Murphy moved to amend the file by accepting a Revised Exhibit A in lieu of the original. (Prevailed 4-0)
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
1/11/20171 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTIONPass4:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
1/6/20171 FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
1/4/20171 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Number

161128

 

Version

Substitute 1

 

Reference

160690, 160691

 

Sponsor

The Chair

 

Title

Substitute resolution authorizing the Commissioners of the Public Debt to market general obligation corporate purpose bonds.

 

Sections

Analysis

This resolution authorizes the Commissioners of the Public Debt to issue and sell City of Milwaukee general obligation "corporate purpose bonds" in the amount of $788,838,118.12.

 

Body

Whereas, General obligation bonds have been authorized in the 2013, 2014,  2015, 2016, and 2017 municipal budgets; and

 

Whereas, initial resolutions have been adopted authorizing the issuance of such general obligation bonds; and

 

Whereas, resolutions 160690 and 160691authorizes up to $150,000,000 and $80,000,000, respectively, of Direct Loans outstanding from time to time (the “Direct Loan Notes”); and

 

Whereas, the City desires to provide permanent long-term financing of the Direct Loan Notes; and

 

Whereas, the file 161024 authorizes the refunding of certain General Obligation Corporate Bonds in the amount of $33,120,000 (the “Outstanding Bonds”); and

 

Whereas, the Common Council desires to combine general obligation bonds authorized under the various initial resolutions into one issue and to designate such bonds as "corporate purpose bonds"; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee in accordance with section 67.05(13) and 67.05(15), Stats., that the Commissioners of the Public Debt are authorized and requested to issue and sell general obligation corporate purpose bonds in the aggregate amount of $788,838,118.12 for each of the public purposes provided by the underlying initial resolutions and in the amounts shown in Exhibit A, which includes $75,500,000 for refunding Direct Loan Notes and $33,120,000 for the refunding of Outstanding Bonds; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That debt issued for purposes and amounts set forth in Exhibit A apart from this resolution, other than as Direct Loan Notes, shall not like wise be issued pursuant to this resolution. Debt issued as Direct Loan Notes for purposes set forth in Exhibit A may be refunded under this resolution; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the general obligation corporate purpose bonds herein authorized shall be sold by the Commissioners of the Public Debt at public sale, and/or directly to the Public Debt Amortization Fund, and at such times as the Commissioners shall determine to be prudent and appropriate; and that the bonds shall be designated as determined by the Commissioners; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the general obligation corporate purpose bonds herein authorized shall be issued on or before May 30, 2018; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Commissioners of the Public Debt are authorized to prepare the forms and establish the procedures required in the issuance and sale of general obligation corporate purpose bonds herein authorized in accordance with the provisions of Ch. 67, Stats., and the provisions of the City of Milwaukee ordinances, such bonds to be in a form approved by the City Attorney and to be executed by those officers of the City whose signatures are required by law; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the general obligation corporate purpose bonds herein authorized shall be sold at a price of not less par and accrued interest thereon; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the general obligation corporate purpose bonds sold on a tax-exempt basis shall have coupon rates as determined by the Commissioners of the Public Debt, not to exceed 9%; with an issue True Interest Cost Rate not to exceed 7%; and that the general obligation corporate purpose bonds sold on a taxable basis shall have coupon rates as determined by the Commissioners of the Public Debt, not to exceed 12%; with an issue True Interest Cost Rate not to exceed 10%; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the general obligation corporate purpose bonds shall be dated as of the date of delivery, or the first or fifteenth day of the month in which they are issued, and bear interest payable semi-annually; that the Commissioner of the Public Debt may establish call dates at par for any or all of the bonds; that the Commissioners of the Public Debt shall specify the due dates for, and the amounts of, the payment of principal of said bonds, not to exceed 20 years, and interest thereon, and that such payment schedule shall be entered upon the permanent record of the Commissioners of the Public Debt and formally communicated to the City Clerk; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That a direct annual irrepealable tax shall be levied in each year that such bonds are outstanding, in an amount sufficient to pay and for the express purpose of paying the interest on said bonds, as it falls due, and also to pay and discharge the principal thereof at maturity, and shall be extended upon the tax roll of the City of Milwaukee and shall be collected by the officers of the City in the same manner and at the same time as taxes for general City purposes for such years are extended and collected, and when so collected, the proceeds of said taxes shall be used solely for paying the principal and interest on such bonds so long as any bonds of said issue remain outstanding; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That interest on or principal of the bonds falling due at any time when there shall be on hand insufficient funds from proceeds of the tax levy for the payment of such interest or principal shall be paid promptly when due from other funds of the City, which funds shall be reimbursed thereof out of the proceeds of the taxes above levied when such taxes shall have been collected; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Continuing Disclosure Certificate, in substantially the form of the Supplemental Certificate authorized by File Number 100846 adopted on November 23, 2010, is authorized to be executed and delivered by the Comptroller for the bonds; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the City of Milwaukee authorizes and directs the appropriate officers and employees of the City to take all action necessary or appropriate to comply with and carry out all of the provisions of the Continuing Disclosure Certificate as amended from time to time. Notwithstanding any other provision of the resolution, failure of the City to perform in accordance with the Continuing Disclosure Certificate shall not constitute a default under the resolution and the Continuing Disclosure Certificate may be enforced only as provided therein; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That a global certificate shall be issued for each stated maturity date and registered only in the name of CEDE & Co. as nominee of The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York, for delivery and immobilization by the Depository Trust Company following the closing. The Depository Trust Company will act as securities depository of the bonds. The City will make payment of principal, redemption premium if any, and interest on the bonds on the due dates to the Depository Trust Company, or its nominee, as registered owner of the bonds, in same-day funds. Notices, if any, given by the City to the registered owner of the bonds will be given to the Depository Trust Company. In the event that the securities depository relationship with the Depository Trust Company for the bonds is terminated and the City does not appoint a successor securities depository, the City will prepare, authenticate and deliver at its expense fully-registered certificated bonds in the denominations of $5,000 or in the integral multiple thereof in the aggregate principal amount by maturity then outstanding to the beneficial owners of the bonds; provided however, that should any bond be owned by the Public Debt Amortization Fund, such bond may be registered in the name of the Public Debt Amortization Fund and be in denominations of any amount; and be it

 

Further Resolved, That with respect to the issuance of any general obligation corporate purpose bonds sold on a tax-exempt basis, the City covenants with the holders from time to time of said bonds that (i) throughout the term of said bonds and (ii) through the date that the final rebate, if any, must be made to the United States in accordance with Section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") it will comply with the provisions of Sections 103 and 141 through 150 of the Code, and the applicable regulations of the Internal Revenue Service adopted thereunder, that must be satisfied in order that interest on said bonds shall be and continue to be excluded from gross income for federal income tax purposes under said Section 103; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Comptroller is authorized to prepare and distribute a Preliminary Official Statement and an Official Statement for the sale of bonds; to deem the Preliminary Official Statement final for purposes of SEC Rule 15c2-12(b)(1); and authorizes the Official Statement and the information contained therein to be used by underwriters of the debt in connection with the sale of the bonds; and be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Comptroller is authorized to call for redemption prior to maturity Direct Loan Notes and/or Outstanding Bonds that are refunded; and be it

 

Further Resolved, That the cost of issuing the bonds and marketing same shall be paid from amounts appropriated for said purpose, or the proceeds of the bond sale, or deducted from same, and the project account or accounts credited with the net proceeds of the sale or sales.

 

Requestor
Comptroller


Drafter
Richard Li

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