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Sec. 51. (a) Subject to the approval of the legislative body of the consolidated city, and in order to:
(1) undertake survey and planning activities under this chapter;
(2) undertake and carry out any redevelopment project or economic development plan;
(3) pay principal and interest on any advances;
(4) pay or retire any bonds and interest on them; or
(5) refund loans previously made under this section;
the commission may apply for and accept advances, short term and long term loans, grants, contributions, loan guarantees, and any other form of financial assistance from the federal government or from any of its agencies. The commission may apply for and accept loans under this section from sources other than the federal government or federal agencies, but only if the loans are unconditionally guaranteed by the federal government or federal agencies. The commission may also enter into and carry out contracts and agreements in connection with that financial assistance upon the terms and conditions that the commission considers reasonable and appropriate, if those terms and conditions are not inconsistent with the purposes of this chapter. The provisions of such a contract or agreement in regard to the handling, deposit, and application of project funds as all other provisions are valid and binding on the excluded city or its executive departments and officers, as well as the commission, notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter.
(b) Subject to the approval of the fiscal body of the consolidated city, the commission may issue and sell bonds, notes, or warrants:
(1) to the federal government to evidence short term or long term loans made under this section; or
(2) to persons or entities other than the federal government to evidence short or long term loans made under this section that are unconditionally guaranteed by the federal government or federal agencies;
without notice of sale being given or a public offering being made.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, bonds, notes, or warrants issued by the commission under this section may:
(1) be in the amounts, form, or denomination;
(2) be either coupon or registered;
(3) carry conversion or other privileges;
(4) have a rank or priority;
(5) be of such description;
(6) be secured (subject to other provisions of this section) in such manner;
(7) bear interest at a rate or rates;
(8) be payable as to both principal and interest in a medium of payment, at a time or times (which may be upon demand), and at a place or places;
(9) be subject to terms of redemption (with or without premium);
(10) contain or be subject to any covenants, conditions, and provisions; and
(11) have any other characteristics;
that the commission considers reasonable and appropriate.
(d) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section are not an indebtedness of the excluded city or its redevelopment district within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation of indebtedness. The bonds, notes, or warrants are not payable from or secured by a levy of taxes but are payable only from and secured only by income, funds, and properties of the project becoming available to the commission under this chapter or by grant funds from the federal government, as the commission specifies in the resolution authorizing their issuance.
(e) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section are exempt from taxation as provided by IC 6-8-5.
(f) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section shall be executed by the city executive and attested by the fiscal officer in the name of the “City (or Town) of _______________, for and on behalf of its Redevelopment District”.
(g) Following the adoption of the resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds, notes, or warrants under this section, the commission shall certify a copy of that resolution to the officers of the excluded city who have duties with respect to bonds, notes, or warrants of the excluded city. At the proper time, the commission shall deliver to the officers the unexecuted bonds, notes, or warrants prepared for execution in accordance with the resolution.
(h) All bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section shall be sold by the officers of the excluded city who have duties with respect to the sale of bonds, notes, or warrants of the excluded city. If an officer whose signature appears on any bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section leaves office before their delivery, the signature remains valid and sufficient for all purposes as if the officer had remained in office until the delivery.
(i) If, at any time during the life of a loan contract or agreement under this section, the commission can obtain loans for the purposes of this section from sources other than the federal government at interest rates not less favorable than provided in the loan contract or agreement, and if the loan contract or agreement so permits, the commission may do so and may pledge the loan contract and any rights under that contract as security for the repayment of the loans obtained from other sources. Any loan under this subsection may be evidenced by bonds, notes, or warrants issued and secured in the same manner as provided in this section for loans from the federal government. These bonds, notes, or warrants may be sold at either public or private sale, as the commission considers appropriate.
(j) Money obtained from the federal government or from other sources under this section, and money that is required by a contract or agreement under this section to be used for project expenditure purposes, repayment of survey and planning advances, or repayment of temporary or definitive loans, may be expended by the commission without regard to any law pertaining to the making and approval of budgets, appropriations, and expenditures.
(k) Bonds, notes, or warrants issued under this section are declared to be issued for an essential public and governmental purpose.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 36. Local Government § 36-7-15.1-51 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-36-local-government/in-code-sect-36-7-15-1-51/
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