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File #: 39813    Version: 1 Name: Amended Initial Resolution Authorizing Not to Exceed $12,650,000 Bonds of the City of Madison for various street and sidewalk projects.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/21/2015 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 9/1/2015 Final action: 9/1/2015
Enactment date: 9/4/2015 Enactment #: RES-15-00724
Title: Amended Initial Resolution Authorizing Not to Exceed $12,650,000 Bonds of the City of Madison for various street and sidewalk projects.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Attachments: 1. Form of notice to be published, 2. City attorney memo
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
9/1/20151 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
8/21/20151 Attorney's Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available

Fiscal Note

This is an initial resolution to issue 20-year bonds for certain major streets projects that were included in the 2015 adopted capital budget.  Those projects are listed below:


East Johnson Street


Street reconstruction

Hoepker Road


4-lane urban boulevard with bike lanes and sidewalks

Milwaukee Street Bridge


Reconstruct Starkweather Creek Bridge and approaches

Reconstruction Streets


Replaces various deteriorated streets

Rural to Urban Streets


Reconstructing streets with substandard pavements to city standards





Up to a total of $12,650,000 in bonds will be issued for these projects, including the estimated cost of issuance.


Due to the relatively large cost impact and expected useful life of these projects, along with the anticipated overall amount of borrowing in 2015 due to major facilities construction and renovation projects, these bonds will be issued with a 20 year repayment period.  Debt service on $12.65 million is anticipated to be approximately $900,000 annually.  This compares with estimated annual debt service of $1.4 million for 10 year promissory notes.  Interest costs on 20 year bonds are estimated to total $3.9 million, compared with $1.6 million for 10 year notes.  The debt service and interest cost estimates are based on current interest rates on AAA-rated municipal debt and the City's practice of repaying debt on a level-principal basis.



Amended Initial Resolution Authorizing Not to Exceed $12,650,000 Bonds of the City of Madison for various street and sidewalk projects.



WHEREAS Section 67.05(1), Wisconsin Statute, requires that a bond issuance under sec. 67.04, Wis. Stat., have a notice of referendum published within fifteen days following the initial resolution’s adoption by the Common Council; and


WHEREAS, initial resolution, RES-15-00653, was adopted on August 4, 2015 and directed that said notice be published; and


WHEREAS, the notice was not published in accordance with the statute; and


WHEREAS, this resolution will act as a new initial resolution to permit the City to publish the notice in accordance with statute and issue bonds as part of its General Obligation borrowing.


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Common Council of the City of Madison, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued the general obligation bonds of the City in a principal amount not to exceed $12,650,000 for the following purposes: (i) street reconstruction, (ii) four-lane urban boulevard with bike lanes and sidewalks, (iii) replacing various deteriorated streets, and (iv) reconstructing streets with substandard pavements to City standards.  For the purpose of paying principal of and interest on the bonds, there is hereby levied on all the taxable property in the City a direct annual irrepealable tax sufficient for that purpose.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Clerk is authorized to publish a Notice to Electors pursuant to Section 67.05(7)(b), Wisconsin Statutes, within fifteen days of adoption of this initial resolution.