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Volume 40 - Issue 14 - April 8, 2021

(Published in the Kansas Register April 8, 2021.)

City of Liberal, Kansas

Summary Notice of Bond Sale
General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021-A

(General Obligation Bonds Payable from Unlimited Ad Valorem Taxes)


Subject to the Notice of Bond Sale dated March 23, 2021 (the “Notice”), facsimile, email, and electronic bids will be received on behalf of the Clerk of the City of Liberal, Kansas (the “Issuer”) in the case of email or facsimile bids, at the address set forth below, and in the case of electronic bids, through PARITY® until 10:00 a.m. (CST) April 27, 2021, for the purchase of the above-referenced bonds (the “Bonds”). No bid of less than 98.75% of the principal amount of the Bonds and accrued interest thereon to the date of delivery will be considered.

Bond Details

The Bonds will consist of fully registered bonds in the denomination of $5,000 or any integral multiple thereof. The Bonds will be dated May 18, 2021, and will become due on October 1 in the years as follows:

Year Principal Amount*
2022 $115,000
2023 115,000
2024 115,000
2025 115,000
2026 115,000
2027 120,000
2028 120,000
2029 120,000
2030 120,000
2031 120,000

The Bonds will bear interest from the date thereof at rates to be determined when the Bonds are sold as hereinafter provided, which interest will be payable semiannually on April 1 and October 1 in each year, beginning on April 1, 2022.

Book-Entry-Only System

The Bonds shall be registered under a book-entry-only system administered through DTC.

Paying Agent and Bond Registrar

Treasurer of the State of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas.

Good Faith Deposit

Each bid shall be accompanied (in the manner set forth in the Notice) by a good faith deposit in the form of a cashier’s or certified check drawn on a bank located in the United States of America or a wire transfer in Federal Reserve funds immediately available for use by the Issuer in the amount of $23,500.


The Issuer will pay for preparation of the Bonds and will deliver the same properly prepared, executed, and registered without cost to the successful bidder on or about May 18, 2021, to DTC for the account of the successful bidder.

Assessed Valuation and Indebtedness

The Equalized Assessed Tangible Valuation for Computation of Bonded Debt Limitations for the year 2020 is $140,574,928. The total general obligation indebtedness of the Issuer as of the Dated Date, including the Bonds being sold, is $8,780,000.

Approval of Bonds

The Bonds will be sold subject to the legal opinion of Gilmore & Bell, P.C., Wichita, Kansas, Bond Counsel to the Issuer, whose approving legal opinion as to the validity of the Bonds will be furnished and paid for by the Issuer, printed on the Bonds, and delivered to the successful bidder as and when the Bonds are delivered.

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the Bonds may be obtained from the undersigned or from the Municipal Advisor at the addresses set forth below:


City of Liberal, Kansas
Attn: Chris Ford, Finance Director
City Hall
324 N. Kansas Ave.
PO Box 2199
Liberal, KS 67905-2199
Fax: 620-626-0511

Municipal Advisor – Facsimile and Email Bid Delivery Address

Ranson Financial Group, LLC
Attn: Beth Warren
200 W. Douglas, Suite 600
Wichita, KS 67202
Fax: 316-265-5403
Bid email:

Dated March 23, 2021.

Alicia Hidalgo

* Subject to change, see the Notice

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