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Volume 40 - Issue 9 - March 4, 2021

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

City of Topeka, Kansas

Summary Notice of Bond Sale
$35,385,000*
General Obligation Refunding Bonds
Series 2021-A

$2,915,000*
Taxable General Obligation Bonds
Series 2021-B (Zoo Projects)

(General Obligation Bonds Payable from Unlimited Ad Valorem Taxes)

Bids

Subject to the Notice of Bond Sale dated February 25, 2021, (the “Notice”), facsimile and electronic bids will be received on behalf of the Director of Administrative and Financial Services of the City of Topeka, Kansas (the “Issuer”) in the case of facsimile bids, at the fax number set forth below, and in the case of electronic bids, via www.columbiacapitalauction.com (the “Columbia Capital Auction”) until 9:30 a.m. (CST) for the General Obligation Refunding Bonds, Series 2021-A, (the “Series 2021-A Bonds”) and 10:00 a.m. (CST) for the Taxable General Obligation Bonds, Series 2021-B (Zoo Projects) (the “Series 2021-B Bonds,” and, with the Series 2021-A Bonds, jointly, the “Bonds”), March 16, 2021, for the purchase of the Bonds. No bid of less than 98.0% of the principal amount of each series of 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 April 13, 2021. The Series 2021-A Bonds will become due August 15 in the years as follows:

Year Principal Amount*
2021 $4,255,000
2022 4,320,000
2023 4,465,000
2024 4,295,000
2025 4,245,000
2026 2,870,000
2027 2,850,000
2028 2,630,000
2029 2,255,000
2030 2,295,000
2031 230,000
2032 165,000
2033 165,000
2034 170,000
2035 175,000

The Series 2021-B Bonds will become due August 15 in the years as follows:

Year Principal Amount*
2022 $410,000
2023 415,000
2024 415,000
2025 415,000
2026 415,000
2027 420,000
2028 425,000

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 February 15 and August 15 in each year, beginning on August 15, 2021.

*Adjustment of Issue Size

The Issuer reserves the right to increase or decrease the total principal amount of the Bonds, depending on the purchase price and interest rates bid and the offering prices specified by the Successful Bidder and savings generated in connection with the refunding of certain general obligation bonds of the Issuer (the “Refunded Bonds”). The principal amount of any maturity may be adjusted by the Issuer in order to properly size the Bond, structure certain funds and accounts and substantially obtain debt service parameters determined by the Issuer. In formulating bids, bidders should consider that bids generating significant premium may lead to post-bid revisions by the Issuer as described above, resulting in greater principal amortization in later years, and bids generating significant discount may lead to post-bid revisions by the Issuer as described above, resulting in greater principal amortization in earlier years. The Successful Bidder may not withdraw its bid or change the interest rates bid as a result of any changes made to the principal amount of the Bonds or principal of any maturity as described herein. If there is an increase or decrease in the final aggregate principal amount of the Bonds or the schedule of principal payments as described above, the Issuer will notify the Successful Bidder by means of telephone or facsimile transmission, subsequently confirmed in writing, no later than 12:00 p.m. (CST) on the Sale Date. The actual purchase price for each series of Bonds shall be calculated by applying the percentage of par value bid by the Successful Bidder against the final aggregate principal amount of such series of Bonds, as adjusted. If the principal amounts are modified, the Issuer will seek to modify the maturity schedule, or make other mutually agreeable changes, in a way that will neither increase nor reduce the Successful Bidder’s spread as a percentage of the principal amount of the Bonds issued, after taking into account such adjustments.

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 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 $707,700 for the Series 2021-A Bonds and $58,300 for the Series 2021-B Bonds.

Delivery

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 April 13, 2021, to DTC for the account of the successful bidder.

Assessed Valuation and Indebtedness

The total assessed valuation of the taxable tangible property within the Issuer as of August 25, 2020, including 2019 motor vehicle valuation, is $1,298,037,124. The total general obligation indebtedness of the Issuer as of the Dated Date, including the Bonds being sold, but excluding the Refunded Bonds to be retired with a portion of the proceeds of the Bonds being sold on the Sale Date, is $183,640,000.

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 Financial Advisor at the addresses set forth below:

Financial Advisor–Facsimile Bid and Good Faith Deposit Delivery Address Columbia Capital Management, LLC

Attn: Jeff White or Khalen Dwyer
6700 Antioch Rd., Suite 250
Merriam, KS 66204
Fax: 913-312-8053
jwhite@columbiacapital.com
913-312-8077
kdwyer@columbiacapital.com
913-312-8068

Dated February 25, 2021.

City of Topeka, Kansas
Jessica Lamendola
Director of Administrative and Financial Services
City Hall
215 SE 7th St.
Topeka, KS 66603
jlamendola@topeka.org
785-368-1653

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