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Volume 40 - Issue 9 - March 4, 2021

(Published in the Kansas Register March 4, 2021.)

City of Ottawa, Kansas

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

(General Obligation Bonds Payable from Unlimited Ad Valorem Taxes)


Subject to the Notice of Bond Sale dated March 8, 2021 (the “Notice”), bids will be received by the City Clerk of the City of Ottawa, Kansas (the “City”), on behalf of the governing body at the address set forth herein, or, in the case of electronic proposals, via PARITY® Electronic Bid Submission System (“PARITY”) until 11:00 a.m. (CST) March 16, 2021, for the purchase of $6,060,000* principal amount of General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-A (the “Bonds”). Only bids of at least 100% of the par value of the Bonds, 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 April 8, 2021 (the “Dated Date”), and will become due on October 1 in the years as follows:

Year Principal Amount*
2021 $185,000
2022 385,000
2023 390,000
2024 390,000
2025 390,000
2026 395,000
2027 395,000
2028 400,000
2029 400,000
2030 405,000
2031 410,000
2032 415,000
2033 420,000
2034 425,000
2035 175,000
2036 175,000
2037 180,000
2038 90,000
2039 35,000

The Bonds will bear interest from the Dated Date at rates to be determined when the Bonds are sold as provided in the Notice, which interest will be payable semiannually on April 1 and October 1 in each year, beginning on October 1, 2021. 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.

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 in the amount of $121,200 (2% of the principal amount of the 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 on or about April 8, 2021, through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York.

Assessed Valuation and Indebtedness

The City’s equalized assessed tangible valuation for computation of bonded debt limitations for the year 2020 is $116,877,314. The total general obligation indebtedness of the City as of the date of the Bonds, including the Bonds being sold, is $27,672,000.

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 as and when the Bonds are delivered.

Additional Information

Additional information regarding the Bonds may be obtained from the City Clerk, the City’s Municipal Advisor, Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attn: David Arteberry, 4801 Main St., Suite 530, Kansas City, MO 64112, phone 816-2038733; or from Kutak Rock LLP, Bond Counsel, Attn: Tyler Ellsworth, 2300 Main St., Suite 800, Kansas City, MO 64108, phone 816-960-0090.

Dated February 25, 2021.

City of Ottawa, Kansas
City Clerk
Ottawa City Hall
101 S. Hickory St.
Ottawa, KS 66067-2347

*Subject to change.

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