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Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 9. BONDS [24950 - 25402]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

CHAPTER 3. General Bond Provisions [25200 - 25354]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

ARTICLE 6. Bond Issuance [25325 - 25336]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

25325.
  

A district may sell any bonds from time to time in such quantities as may be necessary and most advantageous to raise money for the purposes for which they were authorized.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25326.
  

Before any sale the board shall by resolution entered on its minutes set forth all of the following:

(a) Its intention to sell a specified amount of the bonds.

(b) The day, hour, and place of sale.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25327.
  

The board shall give notice of the sale by publication for at least three weeks in some newspaper published in the office county and in any other newspaper at its discretion.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25328.
  

The notice shall state that sealed proposals will be received by the board at the district office for the purchase of bonds until the day and hour specified in the resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25329.
  

At the time specified the board shall open the proposals and award the purchase of the bonds or any portion of them to the highest responsible bidder or bidders.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25330.
  

No proposal shall be accepted which is not accompanied by a certified check for a reasonable percentage of the amount of the bid as determined by the board, but in no event less than two per cent, to apply on the purchase price of the bonds. The amount of the check shall be forfeited if after the acceptance of his proposal the bidder refuses to complete his purchase on the terms stated in his proposal.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25330.1.
  

In the case of any district described in Section 20560.2 with respect to construction bonds issued for purposes of financing the works described in that section, notwithstanding Section 25327, the board shall give notice of sale of any bonds payable solely from revenue which are to be sold at public sale by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county not less than five days prior to the date of sale in the manner as the board may prescribe. Notwithstanding Section 25328, the notice shall state that sealed bids for the purchase of the bonds will be received at the place specified for that receipt, which need not be at the district office, until the day and hour specified by the board.

Notwithstanding Section 25329, at the time specified, the bids for the bonds shall be opened by the board or, if so determined by the board, shall be opened by an authorized member or officer of the board and referred to the board.

Notwithstanding Section 25330, a bid for the bonds need not be accompanied by a certified check for at least 2 percent of the amount of the bid if so determined by the board of the district, but no bid shall be accepted which is not accompanied by a certified or cashier’s check for at least 1 percent of the amount of the bid as determined by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1020, Sec. 22. Effective January 1, 1993.)

25331.
  

The board may reject any or all bids.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25332.
  

In case no award is made, the board thereafter may either readvertise the bonds or any part of them for sale or sell them at private sale.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25333.5.
  

In the case of any district described in Section 20560.2 with respect to construction bonds issued for purposes of financing the works described in that section or bonds issued to refund those bonds, notwithstanding any other provision of this division, the board may determine by resolution entered upon the minutes that a negotiated sale of any bonds of the district payable solely from revenue will be in the best interest of the district, in which case the bonds may be sold at a negotiated sale on terms as may be approved by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1020, Sec. 23. Effective January 1, 1993.)

25334.
  

A district may exchange its construction bonds for any property or interest in property which the district might acquire with the proceeds of the bonds, if sold, or for the capital stock of any corporation owning the property, upon terms the board deems best.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

25335.
  

Any refunding bonds may be either:

(a) Sold from time to time in the same manner as other bonds of the district.

(b) Exchanged for other bonds or warrants of the district upon terms approved by the commission.

(Amended by Stats. 1943, Ch. 684.)

25336.
  

Any outstanding bonds refunded or exchanged shall be immediately canceled by the treasurer.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372.)

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