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Volume 40 - Issue 29 - July 22, 2021

(Published in the Kansas Register July 22, 2021.)

City of Gardner, Kansas

Summary Notice of Bonds Sale
General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds,
Series 2021A

General Obligation Bonds
Series 2021B (Taxable Under Federal Law)

(General Obligation Bonds Payable from Unlimited Ad Valorem Taxes)


Subject to the terms and requirements of the Notice of Bonds Sale dated on or about July 26, 2021 (the “Notice of Sale”), bids will be received on behalf of the City of Gardner, Kansas (the “City”), at the offices of Ehlers & Associates, Inc., 3060 Centre Pointe Dr., Roseville, MN 55113-1105, by delivery; or, in the case of electronic proposals, via PARITY® Electronic Bid Submission System or, via electronic mail as set forth in the Notice of Sale until 11:00 a.m. (CST) August 2, 2021, for the purchase of $5,070,000* principal amount of General Obligation Refunding and Improvement Bonds, Series 2021A (the “Series 2021A Bonds”) and $2,250,000* principal amount of General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021B (Taxable Under Federal Law) (the “Series 2021B Bonds”; the Series 2021A Bonds and the Series 2021B Bonds are referred to collectively as the “Bonds”). For the Series 2021A Bonds, only bids of 99.10% of the par value, plus accrued interest to the date of delivery, will be considered. For the Series 2021B Bonds, only bids of 98.8% of the par value, plus accrued interest to the date of delivery, will be considered. Bidders may be required to be qualified in a manner established by the City before submitting a bid.

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 August 26, 2021 (the “Dated Date”), and will become due October 1 in the years as follows:

Series 2021A Bonds
Year Principal* Amount
2022 $450,000
2023 450,000
2024 460,000
2025 465,000
2026 480,000
2027 485,000
2028 490,000
2029 500,000
2030 505,000
2031 525,000
2032 260,000

Series 2021B Bonds
Year Principal* Amount
2022 $90,000
2023 95,000
2024 100,000
2025 100,000
2026 100,000
2027 100,000
2028 105,000
2029 105,000
2030 105,000
2031 110,000
2032 110,000
2033 115,000
2034 115,000
2035 120,000
2036 120,000
2037 125,000
2038 130,000
2039 130,000
2040 135,000
2041 140,000

The Bonds will bear interest from the Dated Date at rates to be determined when the Bonds are sold as provided in the Notice of Sale, which interest will be payable semiannually on April 1 and October 1 in each year, beginning on April 1, 2022. A bidder may elect to have all or a portion of the Bonds scheduled to mature in consecutive years issued as term bonds subject to the requirements set forth in the Notice of Sale.

Paying Agent and Bond Registrar

Treasurer of the State of Kansas, Topeka, Kansas.

Good Faith Deposit

Each bid shall be accompanied by a cashier’s or certified check drawn on a bank located in the United States of America or a wire transfer in the manner that complies with the requirements set forth in the Notice of Sale in an amount equal to 2% of the principal amount of the applicable series of Bonds.


The City will pay for preparation of the Bonds and will deliver the same properly prepared, executed, and registered without cost to the successful bidder(s) on or about August 26, 2021, at the offices of The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York.

Assessed Valuation and Indebtedness

The equalized assessed tangible valuation for computation of bonded debt limitations for the year 2020 is $258,587,477. The total general obligation indebtedness of the City as of the date of the Bonds, including the Bonds being sold, is $85,325,000.* The City’s total indebtedness which is subject to debt limitation, including the Bonds being sold and as of the date of the Bonds, is estimated to be $38,570,413.*

Approval of Bonds

The Bonds will be sold subject to the legal opinion of Kutak Rock LLP, Kansas City, Missouri, Bond Counsel, whose approving legal opinion as to the validity of the Bonds will be furnished and paid for by the City and delivered to the successful bidder(s) as and when the Bonds are delivered.

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the Bonds may be obtained from Matt Wolff, the City’s Finance Director, phone 913-856-7535; from the City’s Municipal Advisor, Ehlers & Associates, Inc. of Roseville, Minnesota, phone 651-697-8500; or from Kutak Rock LLP, Bond Counsel, Attn: Tyler Ellsworth, 2300 Main St, Suite 800, Kansas City, MO 64108, phone 816-960-0090.

Dated July 15, 2021.

City of Gardner, Kansas
Matt Wolff
Finance Director
120 E. Main
Gardner, KS 66030

* Preliminary; subject to change.

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