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File #: 2020-0171    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/28/2020 In control: Budget and Fiscal Management Committee
On agenda: Final action: 6/23/2020
Enactment date: 7/8/2020 Enactment #: 19112
Title: AN ORDINANCE providing long-term financing for capital needs of the county's sewer system by authorizing the issuance of sewer revenue bonds and limited tax general obligation bonds (payable from sewer revenues) of the county in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $825,000,000 to provide funds for acquiring and constructing improvements to the sewer system; authorizing the issuance of sewer revenue bonds and limited tax general obligation bonds (payable from sewer revenues) of the county for refunding outstanding obligations of the county payable from sewer revenues; providing for the form, terms and covenants of such bonds; providing for the sale of the bonds in one or more series; establishing funds for the receipt and expenditure of bond proceeds and for the payment of the bonds; pledging sewer revenues to pay the principal of and interest on sewer revenue bonds issued under this ordinance; and pledging the annual levy of taxes and an additional pledge of sewer revenues to p...
Sponsors: Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Indexes: Bonds, capital projects, Sewage
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 19112, 2. 2020-0171 Legislative Review Form, 3. A. Outstanding Parity Bonds, 4. B. Outstanding Parity Lien Obligations, 5. C. Form of Parity Bond, 6. D. Form of Parity Lien Obligation, 7. 2020-0171 transmittal letter, 8. 2020-0171 Fiscal Note, 9. 2020-0171 Amd 1
Related files: 2021-0279

Drafter
Clerk 06/24/2020
Title
AN ORDINANCE providing long-term financing for capital needs of the county's sewer system by authorizing the issuance of sewer revenue bonds and limited tax general obligation bonds (payable from sewer revenues) of the county in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $825,000,000 to provide funds for acquiring and constructing improvements to the sewer system; authorizing the issuance of sewer revenue bonds and limited tax general obligation bonds (payable from sewer revenues) of the county for refunding outstanding obligations of the county payable from sewer revenues; providing for the form, terms and covenants of such bonds; providing for the sale of the bonds in one or more series; establishing funds for the receipt and expenditure of bond proceeds and for the payment of the bonds; pledging sewer revenues to pay the principal of and interest on sewer revenue bonds issued under this ordinance; and pledging the annual levy of taxes and an additional pledge of sewer revenues to pay the principal of and interest on limited tax general obligation bonds (payable from sewer revenues) issued under this ordinance.
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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 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 and equipment (collectively "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 and other entities ("the Participants") obligate the county to treat and dispose of sewage collected by the Participants. The Participant...

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