«OFFICIAL STATEMENT DATED JUNE 20, 2013 NEW ISSUE NOT RATED In the opinion of Bond Counsel, interest on the Bonds will be excludable from gross income ...»
Agreement may be waived, provided that the following conditions are satisfied:
(a) If the amendment or waiver relates to the provisions of Sections 3(a), 4, or 5(a), it may only be made in connection with a change in circumstances that arises from a change in legal requirements, change in law, or change in the identity, nature or status of an obligated person with respect to the Bonds, or the type of business conducted;
(b) The undertaking, as amended or taking into account such waiver, would, in the opinion of nationally recognized bond counsel, have complied with the requirements of the Rule at the time of the delivery of the Bonds, after taking into account any amendments or interpretations of the Rule, as well as any change in circumstances; and (c) The amendment or waiver either (i) is approved by the Owners of the Bonds in the same manner as provided in the Indenture for amendments to the Indenture with the consent of Owners, or (ii) does not, in the opinion of nationally recognized bond counsel, materially impair the interests of the Owners or beneficial owners of the Bonds.
In the event of any amendment or waiver of a provision of this Disclosure Agreement, the Issuer shall describe such amendment in the next related Annual Bond Disclosure Report, and shall include, as applicable, a narrative explanation of the reason for the amendment or waiver and its impact on the type (or in the case of a change of accounting principles, on the presentation) of financial information or operating data being presented by the Issuer. In addition, if the amendment relates to the accounting principles to be followed in preparing financial statements, (i) notice of such change shall be given in the same manner as for a Listed Event under Section 5(d), and (ii) the Annual Bond Disclosure Report for the year in which the change is made should present a comparison (in narrative form and also, if feasible, in quantitative form) between the financial statements as prepared on the basis of the new accounting principles and those prepared on the basis of the former accounting D-9 HOU:3315696.2 principles. No amendment which adversely affects the Dissemination Agent may be made without its consent (which consent will not be unreasonably withheld or delayed).
SECTION 11. Additional Information. Nothing in this Disclosure Agreement shall be deemed to prevent the Issuer from disseminating any other information, using the means of dissemination set forth in this Disclosure Agreement or any other means of communication, or including any other information in any Annual Bond Disclosure Report or notice of occurrence of a Listed Event, in addition to that which is required by this Disclosure Agreement. If the Issuer chooses to include any information in any Annual Bond Disclosure Report or notice of occurrence of a Listed Event in addition to that which is specifically required by this Disclosure Agreement, the Issuer shall have no obligation under this Disclosure Agreement to update such information or include it in any future Annual Bond Disclosure Report or notice of occurrence of a Listed Event.
SECTION 12. Default. In the event of a failure of the Issuer or the Property Owner to comply with any provision of this Disclosure Agreement, the Dissemination Agent may (and, at the request of any Participating Underwriter or the Owners of at least 25% aggregate principal amount of Outstanding Bonds, shall, upon being indemnified to its satisfaction as provided in the Indenture), or any Owner or beneficial owner of the Bonds may, take such actions as may be necessary and appropriate to cause the Issuer or the Property Owner, as the case may be, to comply with its obligations under this Disclosure Agreement. A default under this Disclosure Agreement shall not be deemed an Event of Default under the Indenture with respect to the Bonds, and the sole remedy under this Disclosure Agreement in the event of any failure of the Issuer or the Property Owner to comply with this Disclosure Agreement shall be an action to mandamus or specific performance.
SECTION 13. Duties, Immunities and Liabilities of Dissemination Agent. The Dissemination Agent shall not have any duty with respect to the content of any disclosures made pursuant to the terms hereof. The Dissemination Agent shall have only such duties as are specifically set forth in this Disclosure Agreement, and no implied covenants shall be read into this Disclosure Agreement with respect to the Dissemination Agent. To the extent permitted by law, the Issuer and the Property Owner agree to hold harmless the Dissemination Agent, its officers, directors, employees and agents, against any loss, expense and liabilities which it may incur arising out of or in the exercise or performance of its powers and duties hereunder, including the costs and expenses (including attorneys fees) of defending against any claim of liability, but excluding liabilities due to the Dissemination Agent’s negligence or willful misconduct. The obligations of the Issuer and the Property Owner under this Section shall survive resignation or removal of the Dissemination Agent and payment in full of the Bonds. Nothing in this Disclosure Agreement shall be construed to mean or to imply that the Dissemination Agent is an “obligated person” under the Rule. The Dissemination Agent is not acting in a fiduciary capacity in connection with the performance of its respective obligations hereunder. The fact that the Dissemination Agent may have a banking relationship with the Issuer or the Property Owner or any person with whom the Issuer or the Property Owner contracts in connection with the transaction described in the Indenture, apart from the relationship created by the Indenture or this Disclosure Agreement, shall not be construed to mean that the Dissemination Agent has actual knowledge of any event described in Section 5 above, except as may be provided by written notice to the Dissemination Agent pursuant to this Disclosure Agreement. The Dissemination Agent shall not in any event incur any liability with respect to (i) any action taken or omitted to be taken in good faith upon advice of legal counsel given with respect to any question relating to duties and responsibilities of the Dissemination Agent hereunder, or (ii) any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance upon D-10 HOU:3315696.2 any document delivered to the Dissemination Agent and believed to be genuine and to have been signed or presented by the proper party or parties.
The Dissemination Agent may, from time to time, consult with legal counsel of their own choosing in the event of any disagreement or controversy, or question or doubt as to the construction of any of the provisions hereof or their respective duties hereunder, and the Dissemination Agent shall not incur any liability and shall be fully protected in acting in good faith upon the advice of such legal counsel. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL THE DISSEMINATION AGENT, THE
PROPERTY OWNER, OR THE ISSUER BE LIABLE TO THE OWNER OR BENEFICIAL
OWNER OF ANY BOND OR ANY OTHER PERSON, IN CONTRACT OR TORT, FOR
DAMAGES RESULTING IN WHOLE OR IN PART FROM ANY BREACH BY THE ISSUER,
THE PROPERTY OWNER, OR THE DISSEMINATION AGENT, RESPECTIVELY, WHETHER
NEGLIGENT OR WITHOUT FAULT ON ITS PART, OF ANY COVENANT SPECIFIED IN THIS
DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT, BUT EVERY RIGHT AND REMEDY OF ANY SUCH PERSON, IN
CONTRACT OR TORT, FOR OR ON ACCOUNT OF ANY SUCH BREACH SHALL BE LIMITED
TO AN ACTION FOR MANDAMUS OR SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE. THE DISSEMINATION
AGENT IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION NOR IS IT REQUIRED TO BRING SUCH AN ACTION.
SECTION 14. Assessment Timeline. The basic expected timeline for the collection of Assessments and the anticipated procedures for pursuing the collection of delinquent Assessments is set forth in Exhibit C which is intended to illustrate the general procedures expected to be followed in enforcing the payment of delinquent Assessments.
SECTION 15. No Personal Liability. No covenant, stipulation, obligation or agreement of the Issuer, Property Owner or Dissemination Agent contained in this Disclosure Agreement shall be deemed to be a covenant, stipulation, obligation or agreement of any present or future officer, agent or employee of the Issuer, Property Owner or Dissemination Agent in other than that person's official capacity.
SECTION 16. Severability. In case any section or provision of this Disclosure Agreement, or any covenant, stipulation, obligation, agreement, act or action, or part thereof made, assumed, entered into, or taken thereunder or any application thereof, is for any reasons held to be illegal or invalid, such illegality or invalidity shall not affect the remainder thereof or any other section or provision thereof or any other covenant, stipulation, obligation, agreement, act or action, or part thereof made, assumed, entered into, or taken thereunder (except to the extent that such remainder or section or provision or other covenant, stipulation, obligation, agreement, act or action, or part thereof is wholly dependent for its operation on the provision determined to be invalid), which shall be construed and enforced as if such illegal or invalid portion were not contained therein, nor shall such illegality or invalidity of any application thereof affect any legal and valid application thereof, and each such section, provision, covenant, stipulation, obligation, agreement, act or action, or part thereof shall be deemed to be effective, operative, made, entered into or taken in the manner and to the full extent permitted by law.
SECTION 17. Sovereign Immunity. The Property Owner and the Dissemination Agent agree that nothing in this Disclosure Agreement shall constitute or be construed as a waiver of the Issuer’s sovereign or governmental immunities regarding liability or suit.
D-11 HOU:3315696.2 SECTION 18. Beneficiaries. This Disclosure Agreement shall inure solely to the benefit of the Issuer, the Property Owner, the Dissemination Agent, the Participating Underwriter and the Owners and the beneficial owners from time to time of the Bonds, and shall create no rights in any other person or entity. Nothing in this Disclosure Agreement is intended or shall act to disclaim, waive or otherwise limit the duties of the Issuer under federal and state securities laws.
SECTION 19. Governing Law. This Disclosure Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas.
SECTION 20. Counterparts. This Disclosure Agreement may be executed in several counterparts, each of which shall be an original and all of which shall constitute but one and the same instrument.
Date of Delivery: ______________, 20__ NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Austin, Texas, has not provided an Annual Bond Disclosure Report with respect to the above-named bonds as required by the Continuing Disclosure Agreement dated June 1, 2013, between the Issuer, SLF III - Onion Creek, L.P., a Texas limited partnership (the “Property Owner”), and ______________, as dissemination agent. The Issuer anticipates that the Annual Bond Disclosure Report will be filed by ________________.
CITY OF AUSTIN, TEXASSPECIAL ASSESSMENT REVENUE BONDS, SERIES 2013
(ESTANCIA HILL COUNTRY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT)______________________________________________________________________________
ANNUAL BOND DISCLOSURE REPORT*______________________________________________________________________________
Delivery Date: __________, 20__ TRUSTEE Name: _________________________________________
Contact Person: _________________________________________
A committee of not less than 25% of the bondholders may request a meeting with the City Treasurer to discuss the Issuer’s actions in pursuing the repayment of any delinquencies. This would also occur after day 30 if it is apparent that a Reserve Fund draw is required. Further, if delinquencies exceed 5%, bondholders may also request a meeting with the Issuer at any time to discuss the Issuer’s plan and progress on collection and foreclosure activity. If the Issuer is not diligently proceeding with the foreclosure process, the bondholders may seek an action for mandamus or specific performance to direct the Issuer to pursue the collections of delinquent Assessments.
May 16, 2013 Ronald L. Olderog, MAI, SR/WA City of Austin PO Box 1088 Austin, Texas 78767 Re: Appraisal of Estancia Hill Country Phase I, Between South IH-35 and Old San Antonio Road, Travis County, Texas.
Dear Mr. Olderog:
Pursuant to your request, we have undertaken an appraisal of the above-referenced property, the conclusions of which are set forth in this self-contained report. This report is intended to comply with the reporting requirements set forth under Standards Rule 2-2(a) of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for a self-contained appraisal report. This report has also been prepared in conformity with the requirements of the Code of Professional Ethics & Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice of the Appraisal Institute. We are not responsible for unauthorized use.
The purpose of the appraisal is to estimate the market value of the fee simple interest in eleven parcels of land under the hypothetical condition that certain roadway and infrastructure has been completed. The client is the City of Austin. The intended use is to assist the City of Austin, underwriters, and investors in the issuance of PID bonds. The intended users are the City of Austin and Jefferies, LLC. This report is not intended for any other use. The effective date of this appraisal is March 16, 2013.