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Indiana Code Title 36. Local Government § 36-10-4-35

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Sec. 35. (a) In order to pay for:

(1) land to be acquired for any of the purposes of this chapter;

(2) an improvement authorized by this chapter;  or

(3) both;

the board shall issue the bonds of the district in the name of the city in anticipation of the special benefits tax to be levied under this chapter.  The amount of the bonds may not exceed the estimated cost of all land to be acquired and the estimated cost of all improvements provided in the resolution, including all expenses necessarily incurred in the proceedings and a sum sufficient to pay the estimated costs of supervision and inspection during the period of construction.  Expenses include all expenses actually incurred preliminary to acquisition of the land and the construction work, such as the estimated cost of the necessary record, engineering expenses, publication of notices, preparation of bonds, and other expenses necessary to letting the contract and selling the bonds.

(b) The total amount of any benefits that have been assessed by the board and confirmed against lots and parcels of land, exclusive of improvements, lying within two thousand (2,000) feet on either side of the land to be acquired or of the improvement, however, shall be deducted from the estimated cost.

(c) If more than one (1) resolution or proceeding of the board under section 25 of this chapter is confirmed whereby different parcels of land are to be acquired or more than one (1) contract for work is let by the board at approximately the same time, the estimated cost involved under all of the resolutions and proceedings may be contained in one (1) issue of bonds.

(d) The bonds shall be issued in any denomination up to five thousand dollars ($5,000) each.  The bonds are negotiable instruments and bear interest at a rate established by the board and approved by the city legislative body.

(e) After adopting a resolution ordering the bonds, the board shall certify a copy of the resolution to the fiscal officer of the city.  The fiscal officer shall then prepare the bonds, which shall be executed by the city executive and attested by the fiscal officer.  The bonds are exempt from taxation for all purposes and are subject to IC 6-1.1-20 concerning:

(1) the filing of a petition requesting the issuance of bonds;  and

(2) the right of:

(A) taxpayers to remonstrate against the issuance of bonds in the case of a proposed bond issue described by IC 6-1.1-20-3.1(a);  or

(B) voters to vote on the issuance of bonds in the case of a proposed bond issue described by IC 6-1.1-20-3.5(a).

(f) All bonds shall be sold at not less than par value plus accrued interest to date of delivery by the city fiscal officer to the highest bidder after giving notice of the sale of the bonds by publication in accordance with IC 5-3-1.

(g) The bonds are subject to approval by the city legislative body, in the manner it prescribes by ordinance or resolution.

(h) The bonds are not corporate obligations or indebtedness of the city, but are an indebtedness of the district as a special taxing district.  The bonds and interest are payable only out of a special tax levied upon all property of the district.  The bonds must recite these terms upon their face, together with the purposes for which they are issued.

(i) An action to question the validity of bonds of the district or to prevent their issue may not be brought after the date set for the sale of the bonds.

(j) The board may, instead of selling the bonds in series, sell the bonds to run for a period of five (5) years from the date of issue for the purposes of this chapter at any rate of interest payable semiannually, also exempt from taxation for all purposes.  The board may sell bonds in series to refund the five (5) year bonds.

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