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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF ATLANTA TEXAS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

City of Atlanta will hold a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. on December 6, 2022, at Atlanta City Hall regarding the submission of an application to the Texas Department of Agriculture for one or more Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG) grants for Program Year 2023.  City of Atlanta may be eligible to participate in the Community Development Fund. The purpose of this meeting is to allow citizens an opportunity to discuss the citizen participation plan, the development of local housing and community development needs, the amount of TxCDBG funding available, all eligible TxCDBG activities, and the use of past TxCDBG funds. The City encourages citizens to participate in the development of TxCDBG application and to make their views known at this public hearing.  Citizens unable to attend this meeting may submit their views and proposals to Danica Porter, City Manager at Atlanta City Hall.  Persons with disabilities that wish to attend this meeting should contact City Hall to arrange for assistance.  Individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact City Hall at least two days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Para más información en español, comuníquese con Danica Porter al 903-796-2192.

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION

NOTICE is hereby given that it is the intention of the City Council of Atlanta, Texas (the “City”) to issue interest-bearing Certificates of Obligation of the City to be designated and known as the “CITY OF ATLANTA, TEXAS CERTIFICATES OF OBLIGATION, SERIES 2022” (the “Certificates”) for the purpose of providing for the payment of contractual obligations to be incurred for the design, planning, acquisition, equipping, construction, and renovation of public property, and designated infrastructure and for other public purposes specifically being (i) water and sewer system improvements, including a new water tower and the necessary land therefore; and (ii) the payment of contractual obligations for professional services in connection with such projects (including, but not limited to, financial advisory, legal, architectural, and engineering).  The City Council tentatively proposes to authorize the issuance of the Certificates at its regular meeting place in the City Council Chambers Meeting Room, 315 North Buckner, Atlanta, Texas, at a Regular Meeting of the City Council to be commenced at 5:30 p.m., on the 1st day of November, 2022, in an amount not to exceed $1,600,000.  The City Council proposes to provide for payment of the Certificates by the pledge of an annual ad valorem tax levied upon all taxable property within the City, within the limits prescribed by law, and by a subordinate lien on the net revenues of the City’s waterworks and sewer system.  The Certificates are to be issued, and this notice is given, pursuant to Section 271.041, et seq., Texas Local Government Code.

In accordance with the provisions of Subchapter C of Chapter 271, Texas Local Government Code, as amended (“Chapter 271”), the following information has been provided by the City.  The current principal of all outstanding debt obligations of the City is $4,343,000, the combined principal and interest required to pay all currently outstanding debt obligations of the City on time and in full is $4,870,684, the estimated combined principal and interest required to pay the Certificates of Obligation on time and in full is $2,184,880, the estimated interest rate for the Certificates of Obligation is 4.00% and the maximum maturity date of the Certificates of Obligation will not exceed the maximum allowed by law.  Market conditions affecting interest rates vary based on a number of factors beyond the control of the City, and the City cannot and does not guarantee a particular interest rate associated with the Certificates of Obligation.

/s/     Marshall James Brooks
Mayor, City of Atlanta, Texas

                                                                                       

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