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Order Authorizing a General Obligation Bond Special Election May 4, 2019

ORDER BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT CALLING A SPECIAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY 4, 2019 WITHIN SAID DISTRICT; MAKING PROVISIONS FOR THE CONDUCT AND THE GIVING NOTICE OF THE ELECTION; AND CONTAINING OTHER PROVISIONS RELATING THERETO

WHEREAS, the Board of Trustees (the "Board") of the Dallas County Community College District (the "District") finds and determines that it is necessary and advisable to call and hold an election within the District on the proposition hereinafter set forth; and

WHEREAS, the Board finds and determines that said election shall be held on a uniform election date established by V.T.C.A, Election Code (the "Election Code"), Section 41.001(a), as required by Texas law; and

WHEREAS, the Board hereby finds and determines that the meeting at which this Order is considered is open to the public, and that the public notice of the time, place and purpose of the meeting was given, as required by Chapter 551, Texas Government Code, as amended; therefore

BE IT ORDERED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT:

Section 1.  Findings.

The statements contained in the preamble of this Order are true and correct and are adopted as findings of fact and as a part of the operative provisions hereof.

Section 2.  Election Ordered; Propositions.

An election (the "Election") shall be held for and within the District on Saturday, May 4, 2019 (the "Election Day"), a uniform election date established by V.T.C.A., Election Code, Section 41.001(a), at which election the following proposition (the "Proposition") shall be submitted in accordance with law:

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT PROPOSITION A

Shall the Board of Trustees of Dallas County Community College District (the "District"), be authorized to issue and sell the bonds and notes of the District AS AUTHORIZED BY LAW AT THE TIME OF ISSUANCE THEREOF, in the aggregate principal amount of $1,102,000,000, for the purpose of constructing, improving, renovating and equipping school buildings of the District and acquiring real property therefor; with said bonds or notes to be issued in one or more series or issues, to mature serially or otherwise not to exceed 40 years from their date and bear interest at such rate or rates, not to exceed the respective limits prescribed by law at the time of issuance, and to be sold at such price or prices, as the Board of Trustees in its discretion shall determine; and shall there be levied and pledged, assessed and collected annually ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in the District in an amount sufficient, within the limits prescribed by law, to pay the annual interest on said bonds and notes and the costs of any credit agreements executed or authorized in anticipation of, in relation to, or in connection with said bonds and notes; WITH said bonds and notes to be issued and said taxes to be levied, pledged, assessed, and collected under the Constitution and laws of the State of Texas, including the Texas Education Code.

Section 3.  Official Ballots.

The official ballots for the election shall be prepared in accordance with the Election Code so as to permit the electors to vote "FOR" or "AGAINST" on the Proposition with the ballots to contain such provisions, markings and language as required by law, and with the Proposition to be expressed substantially as follows.

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SPECIAL ELECTION

DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT PROPOSITION A

FOR( )

THE ISSUANCE OF $1,102,000,000 BONDS AND NOTES FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING, IMPROVING, RENOVATING AND EQUIPPING SCHOOL BUILDINGS IN THE DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT AND ACQUIRING REAL PROPERTY THEREFOR, AND THE LEVYING OF AN AD VALOREM DEBT TAX IN PAYMENT THEREOF

AGAINST( )

Section 4.  Election Administration.

The Election shall be held and conducted, and the returns made in accordance with the Texas Election Code and all other applicable statutes of the State of Texas and orders of the District.  Chapter 272, Texas Election Code, applies to the election materials to be printed and furnished at each polling place on Election Day and for early voting.  The Election shall be administered by the Dallas County Elections Administrator pursuant to an agreement (the "Election Agreement") with the Dallas County Elections Administrator. 

Section 5.  Precincts and Polling Places.

The election precincts and the polling place for each such precinct on Election Day, are set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto, which is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof for all purposes. The Board Secretary is authorized to modify Exhibit A to include additional or different Election Day polling places designated by the Elections Administrator and to conform to the Election Agreement and the Election Code. 

Section 6.  Early Voting.

(a) The Early Voting Polling Places for conducting early voting by personal appearance, and the addresses for early voting by mail, for said election only are set forth in Exhibit A attached hereto.  The Board Secretary is authorized to modify Exhibit A to include additional or different early voting locations designated by the Elections Administrator and to conform to the Election Agreement and the Election Code.

Section 7.  Election Officers.

  1. The Early Voting Ballot Boards and the election officers designated pursuant to law and the Election Agreement are hereby appointed and confirmed to hold said election at said polling places and all early voting places.  The early voting clerk for the election shall be Toni Pippins-Poole, Dallas County Elections Administrator.
  2. The early voting ballots shall be canvassed by the Early Voting Ballot Boards, which shall be appointed and designated in accordance with the provisions of the Election Agreement.

Section 8.  Voting Hours; Period for Early Voting by Personal Appearance.

  1. On Election Day the polls shall be open from 7:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.
  2. The dates and hours for early voting by personal appearance at the Early Voting Polling Places shall be as described in Exhibit A hereto.

Section 9.  Persons Qualified to Vote.

All residents, qualified electors of the District shall be eligible to vote at the Election.

Section 10.  Required Information.

In accordance with the provisions of Section 3.009(b), Election Code, it is hereby found and determined that:

  1. The proposition language that will appear on the ballot is set forth in Section 3 hereof.
  2. The purpose for which the bonds and notes are to be authorized is set forth in Section 2 hereof.
  3. The principal amount of the bonds and notes to be authorized is set forth in Sections 2 and 3 hereof.
  4. As set forth in Sections 2 and 3 hereof, if the bonds are approved by the voters, the Board will be authorized to levy annual ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in the District, within the limits prescribed by law, sufficient to pay the annual principal of and interest on the bonds and notes and provide a sinking fund to pay the bonds and notes at maturity.
  5. Based upon the bond market conditions at the date of adoption of this Order, the maximum interest rate for any series of the bonds and notes is estimated to be 5.50% as calculated in accordance with applicable law.  Such estimate takes into account a number of factors, including the issuance schedule, maturity schedule and the expected bond ratings of the proposed bonds and notes.  Such estimated maximum interest rate is provided as a matter of information, but is not a limitation on the interest rate at which the bonds or notes, or any series thereof, may be sold.
  6. As set forth in Section 2 hereof, if the bonds and notes are approved, they may be issued in one or more series and each series issued may mature over a period not to exceed 40 years.
  7. The aggregate amount of the outstanding principal of the District’s debt obligations which are secured by ad valorem taxes as of September 1, 2018, the beginning of the District’s current fiscal year, is $228,350,000.
  8. The aggregate amount of the outstanding interest of the District’s debt obligations which are secured by ad valorem taxes as of September 1, 2018, the beginning of the District’s current fiscal year is $45,974,984.
  9. The ad valorem debt service tax rate for the District for the current fiscal year is $0.02 per $100 of taxable assessed valuation.

Section 11.  Notice of Election.

Notice of the Election shall be given by: (i) publishing a substantial copy of this Order, in English and Spanish, one time not earlier than the thirtieth (30th) day nor later than the tenth (10th) day prior to the Election Day, in a newspaper published in the District; (ii) posting a copy of this Order, in English and Spanish, on the bulletin board used for posting notices of meetings of the Board and in at least three (3) other public places within the boundaries of the District, not later than the twenty-first (21st) day prior to the Election Day; and (iii) posting a copy of this Order, in English and Spanish, on the District’s website, prominently and together with the notice of the Election and the contents of the Proposition, not later than the twenty-first (21st) day prior to the Election Day.  Additionally, on Election Day and during early voting by personal appearance, this Order shall be posted in a prominent location at each polling place.  Notice of the Election shall also be provided to the county clerk of Dallas County, Texas and the Dallas County voter registrar not later than the sixtieth (60th) day before the Election Day.  The provisions of Chapter 272, Election Code, shall apply to the bilingual election materials used in connection with the Election.

Section 12.  Effective Date.

In accordance with the provisions of V.T.C.A., Government Code, Section 1201.028, this Order shall be effective immediately upon its adoption by the Board.

DULY PASSED AND APPROVED by the Board of Trustees of Dallas County Community College District, on the 5th day of February, 2019.

Signed:

Diana Flores
Chair, Board of Trustees

Dr. Joe May
Chancellor, Board Secretary


EXHIBIT A

Dallas County Community College District Bond Election

May 4, 2019

Election Day Precincts and Polling Places

Election Day voting shall be conducted at such precincts and polling locations as designated by the Dallas County Elections Administrator and pursuant to the Election Agreement.

Early Voting

Any voter residing in the District who is entitled to vote an early ballot by personal appearance may do so at any Early Voting Polling Place listed below.

Early voting shall be conducted during the period early voting is required or permitted by law, being Monday, April 22, 2019 through Tuesday, April 30, 2019, on the following dates and times:

Date Days of the Week Time
April 22 – April 26

Monday – Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 27

Saturday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

April 28

Sunday

1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 29 – April 30

Monday – Tuesday

7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Early voting shall be conducted by personal appearance at the main early voting location, George L Allen Sr. Courts Bldg. 600 Commerce St. Dallas, Texas 75202 and all other locations designated as early voting polling places by the Dallas County Elections Administrator and pursuant to the Election Agreement.

Address for Applications for Early Voting by Mail – Dallas County:

Toni Pippins-Poole - Joint Election Early Voting Clerk
Dallas County Elections
2377 N Stemmons Freeway, Suite 820
Dallas, Texas 75207

Last day to apply in person for ballot by mail:

April 19, 2019

Last day to submit by mail an application for ballot by mail:

April 23, 2019 (received, not postmarked)

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