Issuance of bonds
(1)After the expiration of thirty days from the effective date of the resolution levying the assessments, the governing body may borrow money and issue negotiable interest-bearing bonds in a principal amount not exceeding the unpaid balance of the assessments levied. The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the governing body. The resolution shall prescribe the form of said bonds, the manner of their execution, which may be effected by the use of the facsimile signatures of the officers of the governing body in accordance with the laws of the state in effect at the time of their execution, shall provide for the terms thereof, including the maximum net effective interest rate for the issue of bonds, and may direct that the bonds shall be sold at public or private sale at or below par. The bonds shall not be sold at a price such that the net effective interest rate of the issue of bonds exceeds the maximum net effective interest rate authorized.
(2)The governing body shall prescribe other details in connection with the issue of bonds. The bonds so authorized shall mature serially over a period of not exceeding twenty years, but in no event shall such bonds extend over a longer period of time than the period of time over which such installments of special assessments are due and payable and ninety days thereafter.
(3)The bonds shall be of such form and denomination and shall be payable in principal and interest at such times and place, and shall be sold, authorized, and issued in such manner as the governing body may determine. The bonds shall be dated no earlier than the date on which the special assessment shall begin to bear interest, and shall be secured by and payable from the irrevocable pledge and dedication of the funds derived from the levy and collection of the special assessments in anticipation of the collection of which they are issued. Said resolution and bonds may also include such other terms or recitals which, in the judgment of the governing body, are necessary or proper to render the same marketable.
(4)Any premium received on the sale of the bonds may be applied as other bond proceeds or if not so applied, the same shall be placed in the fund for the payment of principal of and interest on the bonds. The bonds shall be callable for redemption from the proceeds of the sale of any property sold for the nonpayment of special assessments, but not otherwise unless the bonds on the face thereof provide for redemption prior to maturity. The governing body may provide that the bonds shall be redeemable on any interest payment date prior to maturity pursuant to such notice and at such premiums as it deems advisable. Interest may be evidenced by interest coupons attached to such bonds and signed with a facsimile signature, as above provided, of one of the individuals who signed the bonds.
(5)In connection with the issuance of bonds payable solely from special assessments, the governing body may provide for the submission of the question of issuing such bonds to the registered electors eligible to vote on the question. For local improvement districts created by the governing body of any county pursuant to this article, the governing body may provide that all registered electors of the county shall be eligible to vote on the question or that only registered electors who are owners of property within or residents of the district shall be eligible to vote. For local improvement districts created by the governing body of any city or town pursuant to this article, the governing body may provide that all registered electors of the city or town shall be eligible to vote on the question or that only registered electors who are owners of property within or residents of the district shall be eligible to vote.
(6)In connection with the issuance of bonds payable from special assessments which are additionally secured by a pledge of any other funds of the county, city, or town, the governing body may provide for the submission of the question of issuing the bonds to all registered electors of the county, city, or town.
Section 29-8-129 — Issuance of bonds,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-29.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).