NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
GRANTING HOST APPROVAL ON A PROPOSAL FOR THE ISSUANCE OF
REVENUE NOTES FOR THE RIDGEVIEW MEDICAL CENTER
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Delano, Minnesota (the “City”) will meet at the City Hall, 234 2nd Street North, in the City, at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 to consider giving host approval to the issuance by the City of Hamburg, Minnesota, the City of Howard Lake, Minnesota, and the City of Winsted, Minnesota (collectively, the “Issuers”) of revenue obligations, in one or more series (the “Notes”) pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Sections 469.152 to 469.1655, as amended.
Ridgeview Medical Center, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation (the “Borrower”) proposes to finance a project which consists of (i) additions and renovations to the Borrower’s clinic located at 916 St. Peter Avenue in Delano, Minnesota (the “Delano Facilities”); (ii) refinancing of the outstanding principal balance of the City of Excelsior, Minnesota $4,212,750 Healthcare Facilities Revenue Note, Series 2005 (Ridgeview Excelsior Clinic/Ridgeview Medical Center Project) which was issued to finance the Borrower’s medical clinic facility located at 675 Water Street, Excelsior, Minnesota and an MRI system for the Borrower’s facilities at 500 South Maple Street, Waconia, Minnesota (the “Waconia Hospital”); (iii) acquisition and installation of a daVinci surgical robot, cardiac monitors and other capital expenditures and equipment located at the Waconia Hospital; (iv) acquisition and installation of an MRI, a CT Scanner and other capital expenditures and equipment located at 111 Hundertmark Road, Chaska, Minnesota (the “Chaska Facilities”); (v) refinancing the outstanding principal balance of the City of Howard Lake, Minnesota $5,024,000 Healthcare Facilities Revenue Note (Ridgeview Medical Center Project) Series 2002 which was issued to finance medical clinics included in the Delano Facilities and at 7907 Powers Boulevard, Chanhassen, Minnesota; (vi) the refinancing of a USDA loan used for the acquisition and installation of electrical and telecommunications facilities located at the Waconia Hospital; (vii) refinancing of the outstanding principal balance of the City of Waconia $9,670,000 Healthcare Facilities Revenue Note, Series 2003 (Ridgeview Medical Center) which was issued to finance improvements to the Waconia Hospital; and (viii) construction and equipping of approximately 70,000 square feet of additions and expansions to the Chaska Facilities. The Waconia Hospital is owned by the City of Waconia, Minnesota and leased to and operated by the Borrower. The other facilities included in the Project are owned and operated by the Borrower.
The maximum estimated principal amount of the Notes to be issued by the Issuers to finance the Project is approximately $25,000,000.
The Notes if and when issued will not constitute a charge, lien or encumbrance upon any property of the City or the Issuers except the Project and such obligations will not be a charge against the general credit or taxing powers of the City or the Issuers but will be payable from sums to be paid by the Borrower pursuant to a revenue agreement.
At the time and place fixed for the Public Hearing, the City Council will give all persons who appear at the hearing an opportunity to express their views with respect to the proposal. Written comments will be considered if submitted at the above City office on or before the date of the hearing.
Published in the Delano Herald Journal June 24, 2013.
INVITATION TO INTERESTED SERVICE PROVIDERS
Student Transportation Services
Delano Public Schools
Independent School District No. 879
Notice is hereby given that Independent School District No. 879, Delano, Minnesota, will receive quotations for transportation services from qualified service providers interested in providing District student transportation services for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years. Quotations will be accepted until 10:00 AM CDST, Friday, June 28, 2013. Interested providers may request detailed specifications of the transportation services by contacting Mary Reeder at 763-972-3365 ext. 2118.
Quotations must be received in an envelope clearly marked “STUDENT TRANSPORTATION SERVICES” on or before the above date and time, and addressed to:
Delano Public Schools ISD 879
Mary Reeder, Business Manager700 Elm Ave E
Delano, MN 55328
After opening and reviewing the quotations, the District, at its sole discretion, may award a contract to one or more qualified service providers. The District may also enter into direct negotiations with one or more qualified student transportation services providers for a contract with terms, rates and provisions agreeable to the District.
Independent School District No. 879 is using the direct negotiation process authorized by Minnesota Statutes section 123B.52, subdivision 3 for the procurement of this contract, and disclaims usage of any other contract procurement options such as sealed bids allowed under applicable law. The School District reserves the right to reject any and all quotations and waive irregularities therein, and further reserves the right to award a contract to the lowest responsible service provider(s) that is in the best interest of Independent School District No. 879.
Superintendent of Schools
Published in the Delano Herald Journal June 17 and 24, 2013.