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File #: 56694    Version: 1 Name: Initial Resolution Authorizing Not to Exceed $29,810,000 Bonds by City of Madison for Facilities improvements.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/11/2019 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 8/6/2019 Final action: 8/6/2019
Enactment date: 8/9/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00580
Title: Initial Resolution Authorizing Not to Exceed $29,810,000 Bonds by City of Madison for Facilities Improvements
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway
Fiscal Note

This is an initial resolution to issue 20-year bonds for three major facilities projects included in the 2019 adopted capital budget -- a new Fleet Service maintenance facility on Nakoosa Trail, the first phase of a multi-year update to the Metro Transit bus storage and maintenance facility at 1101 East Washington Avenue, and the new Pinney Branch library on Cottage Grove Road. Up to a total of $29,810,000 will be issued for these projects, including the estimated cost of issuance.

The total estimated cost of the projects, along with the borrowing plan for each, is described below:

Fleet Service Maintenance Facility -- $33 million ($3.3 million was previously borrowed; $15 million will be borrowed in 2019; the remaining $15 million will be borrowed in 2020)
Metro Transit Bus Storage and Maintenance Facility Update -- Phase 1 -- $7,985,000 (entire amount will be borrowed in 2019)
Pinney Library -- $10.5 million ($1 million private contributions; $2.685 million was previously borrowed; $6,825,000 will be borrowed in 2019)


Due to the relatively large cost impact and useful life of these projects, along with the overall amount of borrowing in 2019 due to major facilities construction and renovation projects, these bonds will be issued with a 20 year repayment period. Debt service on $29,810,000 is anticipated to average approximately $1.9 million annually. This compares with estimated average annual debt service of $3.3 million annually for 10 year promissory notes. Interest costs on 20 year bonds are estimated to total $8.0 million, compared with $3.3 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. "Level-Principal" means that an equal amount of principal is paid each year (e.g., 10% of principal for 10 year notes; 5% of principal for 20 year bonds), which results in less interest paid compa...

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