Notice of Intention to Issue Certificates of Obligation
Publication Date: December 7, 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Brenham, Texas (the “City”), will meet at 200 W. Vulcan, Brenham, Texas at 1:00 p.m. on the 3rd day of February, 2022, which is the time and place tentatively set for the passage of an ordinance and such other action as may be deemed necessary to authorize the issuance of the City’s certificates of obligation (the “Certificates”), in the maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed TEN MILLION DOLLARS ($10,000,000), payable from ad valorem taxes and from a limited pledge of certain surplus revenues of the City’s combined utility system in an amount not to exceed $1,000, bearing interest at any rate or rates not to exceed the maximum interest rate authorized by law, as shall be determined within the discretion of the City Council of the City at the time of issuance of the Certificates, and maturing over a period not to exceed forty (40) years from the date of issuance, for the purposes of evidencing the indebtedness of the City for all or any part of the costs associated with the (1) construction of, and improvements to, City streets, sidewalks and drainage, including in each case the acquisition of land and rights-of-way in connection therewith; (2) improvements to City sanitary sewer facilities, including in each case the acquisition of land and rights-of-way in connection therewith; (3) improvements to the City’s waterworks system, including in each case the acquisition of land and rights-of-way in connection therewith; (4) improvements and renovations to existing City airport facilities; (5) acquisition of a new fire truck; (6) acquisition of heavy equipment for street improvement and maintenance purposes; and (7) professional services incurred in connection with items (1) through (6), and to pay the costs incurred in connection with the issuance of the Certificates. The estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the Certificates on time and in full is $12,728,222.22. Such estimate is provided for illustrative purposes only, and is based on an assumed interest rate of 2.5%. Market conditions affecting interest rates vary based on a number of factors beyond the control of the City, and the City cannot and does not guarantee a particular interest rate associated with the Certificates. As of the date of this notice, the aggregate principal amount outstanding of tax-supported debt obligations of the City (excluding public securities secured by an ad valorem tax but designated by the City as self-supporting a resolution adopted by City Council on December 2, 2021, which resolution is available from the City upon request) is $15,503,064, and based on the City’s expectations, as of the date of this notice the combined principal and interest required to pay all of the outstanding tax-supported debt obligations of the City (excluding public securities secured by an ad valorem tax but designated by the City as self-supporting) on time and in full is $19,000,290.64. WITNESS MY HAND, this 2nd day of December, 2021.
Jeana Bellinger, TRMC, CMC
City of Brenham, Texas