www.charlescountymd.gov

Charles County, Maryland

Bond Sale

Public Notices

Bond Sale

Type of Notice: 
Public Notice
Date Posted: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:52pm

$102,380,000* COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CHARLES COUNTY CONSOLIDATED PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND  REFUNDING BONDS OF 2017 

Electronic bids via PARITY® will be received by the Director of Fiscal and Administrative Services on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners of Charles County, at the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services office (Room A107), Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland 20646, until 11:00 a.m., local time, on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, for the purchase of the abovedesignated general obligation bonds of the County Commissioners of Charles County (the “County”), aggregating $102,380,000*, all dated their date of initial delivery, all bearing interest payable semiannually on April 1 and October 1, commencing April 1, 2018, until maturity or earlier redemption, and maturing, subject to prior redemption, on October 1 as follows:  

Year of Maturity     Principal Amount*     Year of Maturity      Principal Amount* 

2018                       $2,970,000                2033                      $590,000

2019                        3,090,000                 2034                       620,000

2020                        5,170,000                 2035                        635,000

2021                       5,430,000                  2036                       655,000

2022                       12,465,000                2037                        675,000

2023                       11,785,000                 2038                       560,000

2024                      11,865,000                  2039                       580,000

2025                      8,690,000                    2040                       595,000

2026                      9,125,000                     2041                       615,000

2027                     7,455,000                     2042                        635,000

2028                     4,070,000                     2043                        665,000

2029                     2,865,000                     2044                        470,000

2030                     2,935,000                     2045                         485,000

2031                     3,005,000                     2046                         505,000

2032                     2,655,000                     2047                          520,000 
________________________

*Preliminary, subject to adjustment as provided herein. 

The aggregate principal amount and the principal amount of each maturity of the bonds are subject to adjustment by the County both before and after the receipt of bids for their purchase.  The dollar amount bid for principal and any amount bid for premium by the successful bidder will be adjusted proportionately to reflect any reduction or increase in the aggregate principal amount of bonds, but the interest rates specified by the successful bidder for all maturities will not change.  Procedures for announcing such adjustments and 
limitations on the amounts of such adjustments after the sale are set forth in the official Notice of Sale and the successful bidder may not withdraw its bid as a result of any changes made within the limits set forth therein.   

The bonds maturing on or before October 1, 2027 are not subject to redemption prior to their maturities.  The bonds maturing on or after October 1, 2028, are subject to redemption at any time on or after October 1, 2027, as a whole or in part, at the option of the County, after notice is given as provided in the Resolution (hereinafter defined), at a redemption price for each bond redeemed equal to 100% of the principal amount of such bond to be redeemed plus accrued interest to the redemption date.   Bidders may designate in their bid two or more consecutive serial maturities beginning no earlier than October 1, 2037 and in any year thereafter as a term bond which matures on the maturity date of the last serial maturity of the sequence.  The stated maturity date for any term bond so designated may not be earlier than October 1, 2038.  More than one such sequence of serial maturities may be designated as a term bond.  Any term bond so designated shall be subject to mandatory redemption in each year on the principal payment date and in the entire amount of each serial maturity designated for inclusion in such term bond. The bonds will be issued under the authority of Section 97-1 of the Code of Charles County (2013 Edition, as amended), Sections 19-501 through 19-510, inclusive, of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (2013 Replacement Volume), Bill No. 2013-05, Sections 19-615 and 19-616 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (2013 Replacement Volume), Chapter 249 of the Code of Charles County (2013 Edition, as amended), and Section 19-207 of the Local Government Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (2013 Replacement Volume), and a Resolution of the Board of County Commissioners of Charles County (the “Board”) adopted on October 17, 2017 (the “Resolution”).  The net proceeds of these bonds, together with funds from other sources, will be used to provide financing and refinancing for the acquisition, planning, design, engineering, construction, renovation, expansion and equipping of certain buildings, facilities, equipment and grounds in Charles County, Maryland and to refund certain general obligation bonds of the County.

Bidders must bid at least 100% of par, but no more than 115% of par, for the bonds and must specify the rate or rates of interest to be paid thereon in multiples of 1/8th or 1/20th of 1%.  Bidders may specify more than one rate of interest, but not more than one interest rate for any maturity, nor a zero rate.  The difference between the maximum and minimum interest rates so specified may not be greater than 3.00% and the maximum interest rate permitted is 5.00%.  The bonds will be awarded to the bidder offering the lowest true interest cost to the County, such interest cost to be determined in accordance with the true interest cost (TIC) method by doubling the semiannual interest rate (compounded semiannually) necessary to discount the debt service payments from the payment dates to the date of the bonds and to the price bid.   

The County reserves the right to postpone, from time to time, the date established for the receipt of bids or to change the bid parameters for the bonds.  In addition, the County reserves the right, on the date established for the receipt of bids, to reject all bids and establish a subsequent alternative sale date.  The official Notice of Sale contains specific provisions regarding the announcement of any such postponement and alternative sale date or bid parameter changes.

The bonds will be issued in fully registered book-entry form.  The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York, will act as securities depository for the bonds. The bonds are general obligation bonds of the County, and will constitute an irrevocable pledge of its full faith and credit and unlimited taxing power.  The issuance of the bonds will be subject to approval of legality by McGuireWoods LLP, Baltimore, Maryland, Bond Counsel, and copies of their opinion will be delivered, without charge, to the successful bidder.   

The Preliminary Official Statement concerning this sale of bonds and the official Notice of Sale will be supplied to prospective bidders upon request made in writing to the financial advisor for the issuance of the bonds, Davenport & Company LLC, 8600 LaSalle Road, Suite 324, Towson, Maryland 21286, or by telephone (410) 296-9426.

The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. 

By order of 
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF CHARLES COUNTY

By: Peter F. Murphy, President