Public hearing notice: Washington County Board of Education, local special bond election

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The business administrator for the Washington County Board of Education, Brent Bills,  has issued the following Notice of Public Hearing:

Meeting of the Board of Education

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 13, 2013, the Board of Education of Washington County School District, Utah adopted a resolution, providing for a local special bond election to be held in the District on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, for the purpose of submitting to the qualified electors of the District the question of the issuance of general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $185,000,000 and calling a public hearing to receive input from the public with respect to the issuance of general obligation bonds and the potential economic impact that the improvement, facility, or property for which the bonds pay all or part of the cost will have on the private sector, pursuant to Section 11-14-318 of the Utah Code Annotated 1953, as amended.

Purpose for the issuance of general obligation bonds

If approved by eligible voters at the Special Bond Election, the Board intends to issue general obligation bonds for the purpose of raising money for acquiring and constructing school buildings and facilities, acquiring land for school buildings and facilities, acquiring furnishings and remodeling and updating existing school property, including seismic upgrades, under the charge of the Board, and, to the extent necessary, for providing moneys for the refunding, at or prior to the maturity thereof, of general obligation bonds of the Board.

Maximum principal amount of the general obligation bonds

If approved by eligible voters at the Special Bond Election, the Board intends to issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $185,000,000, in one or more series at one or more times.

The taxes, if any, proposed to be pledged

The Board proposes to pledge the full faith and credit of the District for the payment of its general obligation bonds and may be obligated to levy and collect ad valorem taxes sufficient to pay the general obligation bonds, as provided by law.

Time, place and location of public hearing

The Board will hold a public hearing at 4:00 p.m. on September 10. The public hearing will be held at the District’s offices, located at 121 West Tabernacle, St. George, Utah. All members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. Prior to the public hearing, written comments may be submitted to the Board, to the attention of the Business Administrator, 121 West Tabernacle, St. George, Utah 84770.

Notice of special accommodations

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals needing special accommodations (including auxiliary communicative aids and services) during this meeting should notify Lyle Cox at telephone 435-673-3553, at least five working days prior to the meeting.

Notice of electronic or telephone participation

None available.

Location

121 West Tabernacle, St. George, 84770

Contact information

Kajsia Boyer | Email:  kboyer@washk12.org | Telephone: 435-673-3553

Submitted by: Washington County School District Board of Education

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