RESOLUTION NO. RS2004-479
A resolution approving the issuance of Public Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2004, by the Sports Authority of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, authorizing The Metropolitan Government’s execution and delivery of a Supplemental Trust Indenture relating thereto; authorizing the pledge of certain of The Metropolitan Government’s revenues as security for the bonds; and authorizing an Official Statement to be distributed in connection with the sale of the bonds.
WHEREAS, The Sports Authority of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (the "Authority") has been formed pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 67, Tennessee Code Annotated (the "Act"), by The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Tennessee)(the "Metropolitan Government") for the purposes set forth in the Act; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to a Trust Indenture dated July 1, 1996 (the “Indenture”) among the Authority, the Metropolitan Government, and Regions Bank (as successor trustee to First American National Bank) (the “Trustee”), the Authority has heretofore issued its Public Improvement Revenue Bonds (Stadium Project), Series 1996, dated July 1, 1996, in the original principal amount of $78,970,000 (the “1996 Bonds”); and
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Authority (the “Board”) has determined it is in the best interest of the Authority to issue its Public Improvement Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2004 (the “Refunding Bonds”) in order to refund all or a portion of the 1996 Bonds maturing on or after July 1, 2007; and
WHEREAS, the Refunding Bonds are to be secured by and contain such terms and provisions as are set forth in the Indenture, as supplemented by a First Supplemental Trust Indenture in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A (the “Supplemental Indenture”), under which, among other things, the Metropolitan Government will pledge certain of its revenues to the payment of the Refunding Bonds;
WHEREAS, in order to market the Refunding Bonds, the Authority will prepare and distribute a Preliminary Official Statement and Official Statement regarding the Refunding Bonds, the Authority and the Metropolitan Government; and
WHEREAS, as required
by Section 7-67-109(15) of the Act, the Authority has requested that the
Government approve the issuance and terms of
the Refunding Bonds, and the Metropolitan County Council (the “Council”)
wishes to approve the issuance of the Refunding Bonds;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE METROPOLITAN COUNTY COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY, AS FOLLOWS:
1. The Council
hereby approves the Authority’s issuance and sale of
the Refunding Bonds for the purpose of refunding all or any portion of the
1996 Bonds maturing on or after July 1, 1996. The Authority shall, in consultation
with Public Financial Management, Inc. (the “Financial Advisor”)
and the Metropolitan Government’s Director of Finance, select the 1996
Bonds to be refunded (such selected bonds, the “Refunded 1996 Bonds”).
The Refunding Bonds shall be issued on the terms and conditions set forth in
the Indenture and the Supplemental Indenture, with the terms of pricing inserted
in the Supplemental Indenture following the sale of the Refunding Bonds. The
Refunding Bonds shall be sold by the Authority at public sale, and the Council
hereby approves the sale of the Refunding Bonds, provided that:
a. the Refunding Bonds shall be sold at fixed rates of interest;
b. the aggregate principal amount of the Refunding Bonds may not exceed $78,000,000 and may not be less than $37,000,000;
c. the minimum present-value savings (calculated as a percentage of the principal amount of the Refunded 1996 Bonds) shall not be less than 3.0%; and
d. prior to the sale of the Refunding Bonds, the Authority shall obtain the approval of the Metropolitan Government’s Director of Finance to the pricing terms of the Refunding Bonds and the debt service savings achieved by the issuance of the Refunding Bonds.
2. The Council hereby pledges all of the Metropolitan Government’s right, title and interest in and to (i) the PILOT Payments, (ii) the Project Parking Revenues, and (ii) Non?Tax Revenues (as such terms are defined in the Indenture) to the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the Refunding Bonds, if and when issued. The Council hereby approves the form of Supplemental Indenture attached hereto as Exhibit A, pursuant to which such pledge shall be effected, and authorizes the Metropolitan Mayor to execute, the Metropolitan Clerk to attest, and the Director of Finance and the Director of Law to approve, the Supplemental Indenture in such form on the Metropolitan Government’s behalf, together with such modifications as such officers shall deem to be necessary or advisable, including without limitation modifications to reflect the terms of pricing and (if applicable) the procurement of municipal bond insurance guaranteeing payment of the Refunding Bonds, their execution thereof to constitute their approval of such modifications.
3. The Council
hereby authorizes and directs the Director of Finance, working with the Authority
and the Financial Advisor, to provide for the preparation
and the distribution by the Authority of a Preliminary Official Statement
regarding the Refunding Bonds. After the Refunding Bonds have been sold,
of Finance, together with the Authority, shall make such completions, omissions,
insertions and changes in the Preliminary Official Statement not inconsistent
with this resolution as are necessary or desirable to complete it as a
final Official Statement for purposes of Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and
Commission. The Council approves the distribution of the Official Statement
in connection with the sale of the Refunding Bonds and hereby authorizes
and directs the Director of Finance to sign the Official Statement on behalf
the Metropolitan Government.
The Director of Finance is authorized, on behalf of the Metropolitan Government, to deem the Preliminary Official Statement and the Official Statement in final form, each to be final as of its date within the meaning of Rule 15c2-12(b)(1), except for the omission in the Preliminary Official Statement of certain pricing and other information allowed to be omitted pursuant to such Rule 15c2-12(b)(1). The distribution of the Preliminary Official Statement in final form shall be conclusive evidence that each has been deemed in final form as of its date by the Metropolitan Government except for the omission in the Preliminary Official Statement of such pricing and other information.
4. The Metropolitan Mayor, the Director of Finance, the Director of Law, and the Metropolitan Clerk of the Metropolitan Government are hereby authorized, empowered and directed to do all such acts and things and to execute all such documents as may be necessary or advisable to cause the Refunding Bonds to be issued as described herein and the Refunded 1996 Bonds to be refunded, including executing such certificates and agreements regarding municipal bond insurance for the Refunding Bonds, and to carry out and comply with the provisions of the Indenture, as it relates to the Refunding Bonds.
5. All resolutions in conflict or inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed insofar as any conflict or inconsistency exists.
6. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of the Metropolitan Government requiring it.
Sponsored by: Brenda Gilmore
|Referred:||Budget & Finance Committee|
|Introduced:||September 21, 2004|
|Adopted:||September 21, 2004|
|Approved:||September 22, 2004|