Notice of Intent to Issue Bonds

NOTICE TO ELECTORS OF THE
CITY OF MUSKEGON OF INTENT TO ISSUE
BONDS SECURED BY THE TAXING POWER OF
THE CITY AND OF RIGHT OF REFERENDUM THEREON

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the City Commission of the City of Muskegon, County of Muskegon, intends to authorize the issuance and sale of general obligation capital improvement bonds pursuant to Act 34, Public Acts of Michigan, 2001, as amended, in one or more series in a total principal amount of not to exceed Twenty Million Dollars ($20,000,000), for the purpose of paying all or part of the cost to acquire, construct, furnish and equip a new convention center, including site acquisition, demolition and related site improvements.

BOND DETAILS

The bonds will mature in annual installments not to exceed twenty-five (25) in number, with interest rates to be determined at a public or negotiated sale but in no event to exceed the maximum permitted by law on the unpaid balance from time to time remaining outstanding on said bonds.

SOURCE OF PAYMENT OF BONDS

THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON SAID BONDS shall be payable from the general funds of the City lawfully available for such purposes including property taxes levied within applicable constitutional, statutory and charter tax rate limitations.

RIGHT OF REFERENDUM

THE BONDS WILL BE ISSUED WITHOUT A VOTE OF THE ELECTORS UNLESS A PETITION REQUESTING SUCH A VOTE SIGNED BY NOT LESS THAN 10% OF THE REGISTERED ELECTORS OF THE CITY IS FILED WITH THE CITY CLERK WITHIN FORTY-FIVE (45) DAYS AFTER PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. IF SUCH PETITION IS FILED, THE BONDS MAY NOT BE ISSUED WITHOUT AN APPROVING VOTE OF A MAJORITY OF THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF THE CITY VOTING THEREON. THIS NOTICE is given pursuant to the requirements of Section 517, Act 34, Public Acts of Michigan, 2001, as amended.

Ann Marie Meisch
Clerk, City of Muskegon

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