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  88.815.  Assessment notes may be issued by certain cities for improvements — content — how paid and secured — sales procedure. — 1.  Any city authorized to make assessments and issue special tax bills under section 88.812 may issue assessment notes secured by a special fund into which the city has deposited the special tax bills, and the proceeds of any assessment notes issued to fund a reserve, and other funds to provide additional security for the noteholders as shall be available for such purposes.  A city issuing such assessment notes shall assign to the special fund for the benefit of the holders or registered owners of the assessment notes, or to a trustee for the holders or registered owners of such notes, the special tax bills evidencing the tax liens provided for in section 88.103.  Proceeds from the special tax bills so deposited shall be used only for the payment of the assessment notes issued for the particular improvement.

  2.  Assessment notes issued under authority of sections 88.811 to 88.815 shall be payable solely from the assessments derived or to be derived from the special tax bills issued for the particular improvement and from such other funds as deposited in the special fund.  No assessment notes issued pursuant to sections 88.811 to 88.815 shall constitute an indebtedness of the city, town or village within the meaning of any constitutional, statutory or charter restriction, limitation or provision.  The face of each assessment note shall state in substance that the note has been issued under the provisions of sections 88.811 to 88.815, that the general taxing power of the city, town or village issuing the note is not pledged to the payment thereof either as to principal or interest and that the note and the interest thereon are payable solely from the special fund as established pursuant to subsection 1 of this section.

  3.  Any city, town or village issuing assessment notes is authorized to covenant* with the holders of such notes that it will diligently and faithfully enforce and collect all the special assessments and interest and penalties thereon arising from the special tax bills and tax liens deposited into the special fund for the particular improvement; to foreclose such tax liens so assigned to such special fund or represented by the special tax bills deposited in the special fund, after such tax liens have become delinquent, and deposit the proceeds derived from such foreclosure, including interest and penalties, in such special funds; and to make any other covenants** deemed necessary or advisable in order to properly secure the holders of such assessment notes.

  4.  (1)  Notwithstanding the provisions of section 108.170, all such assessment notes shall be sold at public sale as provided in subdivision (2) of this section or shall be sold at negotiated sale if the governing body of the issuer shall determine a negotiated sale is in the best interest of the issuer.  If the governing body determines it is in the best interest of the issuer to sell such assessment notes at negotiated sale, the specific reasons for concluding a negotiated sale is in the best interest of the issuer shall be recited in the ordinance or resolution authorizing the negotiated sale.

  (2)  Notice of the public sale of assessment notes shall contain the following:

  (a)  The name of the issuer;

  (b)  The issue date, maturity dates, amounts to mature on each maturity date, and interest payment dates;

  (c)  The time, date and place where bids will be received;

  (d)  The name, address and telephone number of a person from whom additional information may be obtained; and may contain additional information.

  (3)  Notice of the public sale of assessment notes shall be given by publication in at least one newspaper of general circulation within the bounds of the issuer of the assessment notes.  Such notice shall be published not more than twenty-five days nor*** less than ten days prior to the date of assessment note sale.  The issuer may provide such additional notice of the assessment note sale as it deems desirable.

  (4)  The governing body of an issuer may reject any and all bids received for assessment notes offered at public sale.  If the governing body rejects such bids, the assessment notes offered may be sold at negotiated sale at any time within thirty days after the date advertised for the receipt of bids provided the negotiated sale results in a lower net interest cost in dollars over the life of the issue to the issuer than the best bid received at the public sale.


(L. 1984 S.B. 613 §§ 1 to 4, A.L. 1985 H.B. 676)

Effective 6-18-85

*Word "convenant" appears in original rolls.

**Word "convenants" appears in original rolls.

***Word "or" appears in original rolls.

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