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File #: 2009-0632    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2009 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/14/2009
Enactment date: 12/21/2009 Enactment #: 16721
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance and sale of multi-modal limited tax general obligation bonds (payable from sewer revenue) in the principal amount of not to exceed $50,000,000 to finance capital improvements to the county's sewer system; providing the covenants and conditions under which the bonds will be issued, including options for liquidity support and credit enhancement for the bonds; authorizing the form, terms, maturity and method of determining interest rates of the bonds; appointing a remarketing agent; and providing for the sale of the bonds to Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Sponsors: Larry Gossett, Larry Phillips
Indexes: Bonds, Taxes
Attachments: 1. 16721.pdf, 2. 2009-0632 2009 Sewer VRDBs fiscal note.xls, 3. 2009-0632 transmittal letter.doc, 4. Staff Report 12-09-09, 5. A. Form of 2010A Bonds, 6. B. 2010A Remarketing Agreement, 7. C. $50,000,000 King County, Washington Multi-Modal Limited Tax General Obligation Bonds (Payable from Sewer Revnue), Series 2010A, 8. D. Form of Liquidity Facility, 9. 2009-0632 StAm 1- 12-14-09.pdf
Drafter
Clerk 12/15/2009
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AN ORDINANCE authorizing the issuance and sale of multi-modal limited tax general obligation bonds (payable from sewer revenue) in the principal amount of not to exceed $50,000,000 to finance capital improvements to the county's sewer system; providing the covenants and conditions under which the bonds will be issued, including options for liquidity support and credit enhancement for the bonds; authorizing the form, terms, maturity and method of determining interest rates of the bonds; appointing a remarketing agent; and providing for the sale of the bonds to Goldman, Sachs & Co.
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PREAMBLE:
The county owns and operates facilities for the conveyance and treatment of sewage and control of combined sewer overflows that include, but are not limited to, wastewater treatment plants, interceptor and trunk sewers, pumping stations, regulator stations, outfall sewers, storm sewers to divert stormwater from sanitary sewers, lands for application of biosolids, property rights, and buildings and other structures (collectively the "Sewer System" or the "System"), all in accordance with a comprehensive plan for metropolitan water pollution abatement under the authority of chapters 36.56 and 35.58 of the Revised Code of Washington ("RCW").
Long term service agreements with participating municipalities (the "Participants") obligate the county to treat and dispose of sewage collected by the Participants. The Participants must pay the costs of such services including debt service on bonds payable from sewer revenues. Comparable rates and charges have been established for customers who deliver sewage to the System but are not subject to a contract with the county for such service.
In accordance with RCW 35.58.200(3), the county has declared that the health, safety and welfare of people within the metropolitan area require that certain Participants discharge sewage collected by such Participants into facilities of the System.
The county has is...

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