229.829(4)(b) (b) Between the time of the first issuance of bonds and the end of the 3rd year that occurs immediately after the year in which the tax is first imposed under s. 77.706, there shall be set aside in a construction reserve fund the amount of $10,000,000 from funds raised pursuant to s. 229.826 (5). The investment earnings on the construction reserve fund shall be used to pay costs of constructing football stadium facilities. The corpus of the construction reserve fund shall be applied to the final costs of completing the football stadium facilities financed with bonds if and to the extent that the legislative audit bureau upon request of the district, or the district board upon the affirmative vote of at least 5 of its members, determines that such costs were necessary to complete the football stadium facilities as contemplated in the original agreement between the district and the football team or a related party under s. 229.827. Any balance in the construction reserve fund remaining following final completion and payment for the football stadium facilities shall be applied to the early retirement of bonds.
229.829(4)(c) (c) The principal amount of bonds, other than refunding bonds, that may be issued by a district under pars. (a) and (b) shall be reduced by the amount of any proceeds from a loan obtained by a county located within a district's jurisdiction from the board of commissioners of public lands under s. 24.61 (3) (a) 2. that are used for purposes related to the acquisition, renovation or construction of football stadium facilities pursuant to an agreement under s. 229.827 (3).
229.829(5) (5)Date of issuance. All bonds, other than refunding bonds, that are issued by a district shall be issued no later than December 31, 2004.
229.829 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.830 229.830 Special debt service reserve funds for moral obligation pledge.
229.830(1)(1) Designation of special debt service reserve funds. A district may designate one or more accounts in funds created under s. 66.0621 (4) (e) as special debt service reserve funds, if, prior to each issuance of bonds to be secured by each special debt service reserve fund, the secretary of administration determines that all of the following conditions are met with respect to the bonds:
229.830(1)(a) (a) Purpose. The proceeds of the bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be used for purposes related to football stadium facilities.
229.830(1)(b) (b) Feasibility. The proceeds of bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be used for feasible projects and there is a reasonable likelihood that the bonds will be repaid without the necessity of drawing on funds in the special debt service reserve fund that secures the bonds. The secretary of administration may make the determinations required under this paragraph only after considering all of the following:
229.830(1)(b)1. 1. Whether a pledge of the tax revenues of the district is made under the bond resolution.
229.830(1)(b)2. 2. How the tax revenues of the district are pledged to the payment of the bonds.
229.830(1)(b)3. 3. Revenue projections for the project to be financed by the bonds, including tax revenues, and the reasonableness of the assumptions on which these revenue projections are based.
229.830(1)(b)4. 4. The proposed interest rates of the bonds and the resulting cash-flow requirements.
229.830(1)(b)5. 5. The projected ratio of annual tax revenues to annual debt service of the district, taking into account capitalized interest.
229.830(1)(b)6. 6. Whether an understanding exists providing for repayment by the district to the state of all amounts appropriated to the special debt service reserve fund pursuant to sub. (7).
229.830(1)(b)7. 7. Whether the district has agreed that the department of administration will have direct and immediate access, at any time and without notice, to all records of the district.
229.830(1)(c) (c) Limit on bonds issued backed by moral obligation pledge. The principal amount of all bonds, other than refunding bonds, that would be secured by all special debt service reserve funds of the district will not exceed the amount of bonds, other than refunding bonds, that may be issued under s. 229.829 (4).
229.830(1)(d) (d) Date of issuance. The bonds, other than refunding bonds, will be issued no later than December 31, 2004.
229.830(1)(e) (e) Refunding bonds. All refunding bonds to be secured by the special debt service reserve fund meet all of the following conditions:
229.830(1)(e)1. 1. The refunding bonds are to be issued to fund, refund or advance refund bonds secured by a special debt service reserve fund.
229.830(1)(e)2. 2. The refunding of bonds by the refunding bonds will not adversely affect the risk that the state will be called on to make a payment under sub. (7).
229.830(1)(f) (f) Approval of outstanding debt. All outstanding debt of the district has been reviewed and approved by the secretary of administration. In determining whether to approve outstanding debt under this paragraph, the secretary may consider any factor which the secretary determines to have a bearing on whether the state moral obligation pledge under sub. (7) should be granted with respect to an issuance of bonds.
229.830(1)(g) (g) Financial reports. The district has agreed to provide to the department of administration, the legislative fiscal bureau and the legislative audit bureau all financial reports of the district and all regular monthly statements of any trustee of the bonds on a direct and ongoing basis.
229.830(2) (2)Payment of funds into a special debt service reserve fund. A district shall pay into any special debt service reserve fund of the district any moneys appropriated and made available by the state under sub. (7) for the purposes of the special debt service reserve fund, any proceeds of a sale of bonds to the extent provided in the bond resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds and any other moneys that are made available to the district for the purpose of the special debt service reserve fund from any other source.
229.830(3) (3)Use of moneys in the special debt service reserve fund. All moneys held in any special debt service reserve fund of a district, except as otherwise specifically provided, shall be used, as required, solely for the payment of the principal of bonds secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund, the making of sinking fund payments with respect to these bonds, the purchase or redemption of these bonds, the payment of interest on these bonds or the payment of any redemption premium required to be paid when these bonds are redeemed prior to maturity. If moneys in a special debt service reserve fund at any time are less than the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund, the district may not use these moneys for any optional purchase or optional redemption of the bonds. Any income or interest earned by, or increment to, any special debt service reserve fund due to the investment of moneys in the special debt service reserve fund may be transferred by the district to other funds or accounts of the district to the extent that the transfer does not reduce the amount of the special debt service reserve fund below the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund.
229.830(4) (4)Limitation on bonds secured by a special debt service reserve fund. A district shall accumulate in each special debt service reserve fund an amount equal to the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund. A district may not at any time issue bonds secured in whole or in part by a special debt service reserve fund if upon the issuance of these bonds the amount in the special debt service reserve fund will be less than the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund.
229.830(5) (5)Special debt service reserve fund requirement. The special debt service reserve fund requirement for a special debt service reserve fund, as of any particular date of computation, is equal to an amount of money, as provided in the bond resolution authorizing the bonds with respect to which the special debt service reserve fund is established, that may not exceed the maximum annual debt service on the bonds of the district for the fiscal year in which the computation is made or any future fiscal year of the district secured in whole or in part by that special debt service reserve fund. In computing the annual debt service for any fiscal year, bonds deemed to have been paid in accordance with the defeasance provisions of the bond resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds shall not be included in bonds outstanding on the date of computation. The annual debt service for any fiscal year is the amount of money equal to the aggregate of all of the following calculated on the assumption that the bonds will, after the date of computation, cease to be outstanding by reason, but only by reason, of the payment of bonds when due, and the payment when due, and application in accordance with the bond resolution authorizing those bonds, of all of the sinking fund payments payable at or after the date of computation:
229.830(5)(a) (a) All interest payable during the fiscal year on all bonds that are secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund and that are outstanding on the date of computation.
229.830(5)(b) (b) The principal amount of all of the bonds that are secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund, are outstanding on the date of computation and mature during the fiscal year.
229.830(5)(c) (c) All amounts specified in bond resolutions of the district authorizing any of the bonds that are secured in whole or in part by the special debt service reserve fund to be payable during the fiscal year as a sinking fund payment with respect to any of the bonds that mature after the fiscal year.
229.830(6) (6)Valuation of securities. In computing the amount of a special debt service reserve fund for the purposes of this section, securities in which all or a portion of the special debt service reserve fund is invested shall be valued at par, or, if purchased at less than par, at their cost to the district.
229.830(7) (7)State moral obligation pledge. If at any time of valuation the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for a special debt service reserve fund exceeds the amount of moneys in the special debt service reserve fund, the district board shall certify to the secretary of administration, the governor, the joint committee on finance and the governing body of the county in the district the amount necessary to restore the special debt service reserve fund to an amount equal to the special debt service reserve fund requirement under sub. (5) for the special debt service reserve fund. If this certification is received by the secretary of administration in an even-numbered year prior to the completion of the budget compilation under s. 16.43, the secretary shall include the certified amount in the budget compilation. In any case, the joint committee on finance shall introduce in either house, in bill form, an appropriation of the amount so certified to the appropriate special debt service reserve fund of the district. Recognizing its moral obligation to do so, the legislature hereby expresses its expectation and aspiration that, if ever called upon to do so, it shall make this appropriation.
229.830(8) (8)Information to joint committee on finance. The district shall provide to the cochairpersons of the joint committee on finance information concerning the district's projected cashflows and security features underlying each issuance of bonds under this subchapter.
229.830 History History: 1999 a. 167; 2001 a. 38.
229.831 229.831 Bonds not public debt.
229.831(1) (1) The state and the county and municipalities located wholly or partly within the district's jurisdiction are not liable on bonds and the bonds are not a debt of the state or the county or any municipality located wholly or partly within the district. All bonds shall contain a statement to this effect on the face of the bond. A bond issue does not, directly or indirectly or contingently, obligate the state or a political subdivision of the state to levy any tax or make any appropriation for payment of the bonds.
229.831(2) (2) Nothing in this subchapter authorizes a district to create a debt of the state or the county or any municipality located wholly or partly within the district's jurisdiction, and all bonds issued by a district are payable, and shall state that they are payable, solely from the funds pledged for their payment in accordance with the bond resolution authorizing their issuance or in any trust indenture or mortgage or deed of trust executed as security for the bonds. Neither the state nor the county or any such municipality is liable for the payment of the principal of or interest on a bond or for the performance of any pledge, mortgage, obligation or agreement that may be undertaken by a district. The breach of any pledge, mortgage, obligation or agreement undertaken by a district does not impose pecuniary liability upon the state or the county or any such municipality in the district's jurisdiction or a charge upon its general credit or against its taxing power.
229.831(3) (3) Bonds issued by the district may be secured only by the district's interest in any football stadium facilities, by income from these facilities, by proceeds of bonds issued by the district and by other amounts placed in a special redemption fund and investment earnings on such amounts, including any taxes imposed by the district under subch. V of ch. 77. The district may not pledge its full faith and credit on the bonds and the bonds are not a general obligation liability of the district.
229.831 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.832 229.832 State pledge. The state pledges to and agrees with the bondholders, and persons that enter into contracts with a district under this subchapter, that the state will not limit or alter the rights and powers vested in a district by this subchapter, including the rights and powers under s. 229.824 (15), before the district has fully met and discharged the bonds, and any interest due on the bonds, and has fully performed its contracts, unless adequate provision is made by law for the protection of the bondholders or those entering into contracts with a district.
229.832 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.833 229.833 Trust funds. All moneys received under this subchapter, whether as proceeds from the sale of bonds or from any other source, are trust funds to be held and applied solely as provided in this subchapter. Any officer with whom, or any bank or trust company with which, those moneys are deposited shall act as trustee of those moneys and shall hold and apply the moneys for the purposes of this subchapter, subject to this subchapter and the bond resolution authorizing issuance of the bonds.
229.833 History History: 1999 a. 167.
229.834 229.834 Budgets; rates and charges; audit. A district shall adopt a calendar year as its fiscal year for accounting purposes. The district board shall annually prepare a budget for the district. Rates and other charges received by the district shall be used for the general expenses and capital expenditures of the district and to pay interest, amortization, and retirement charges on bonds. A district shall maintain an accounting system in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and shall have its financial statements and debt covenants audited annually by an independent certified public accountant.
229.834 History History: 1999 a. 167.
subch. V of ch. 229 SUBCHAPTER V
LOCAL CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICTS
229.840 229.840 Legislative declaration.
229.840(1) (1) The legislature determines that this subchapter serves a statewide public purpose by assisting the development of cultural arts facilities in the state, which provide educational and recreational opportunities for Wisconsin residents, by enhancing the appreciation of the arts among the states' residents, by encouraging economic development and tourism, by reducing unemployment and by bringing needed capital into the state for the benefit and welfare of people throughout the state.
229.840(2) (2) The legislature determines that cultural arts districts in populous cities serve a public purpose in those cities by providing educational and recreational opportunities for residents of those cities, by enhancing the appreciation of the arts among the residents of those cities, by encouraging economic development and tourism, by reducing unemployment and by bringing needed capital into those cities for the benefit and welfare of people in those cities.
229.840 History History: 1999 a. 65.
229.841 229.841 Definitions. In this subchapter:
229.841(1) (1) "Bond" means any bond, note or other obligation issued under s. 66.0621 by a district.
229.841(2) (2) "Bond resolution" means a resolution of the district board authorizing the issuance of, or providing terms and conditions related to, bonds and includes, where appropriate, any trust agreement, trust indenture, indenture of mortgage or deed of trust providing terms and conditions for bonds.
229.841(3) (3) "County executive" means the county executive or, if the county does not have a county executive, the chairperson of the county board of supervisors, of the county in which the sponsoring city is located. If a sponsoring city is located in more than one county, the city shall be considered to be located solely in the county in which the greatest percentage of its territory is located at the time a district is created.
229.841(4) (4) "Cultural arts activity" means any performance, program, concert, exhibit, show, broadcast or other activity with any artistic or cultural significance, or any related or incidental activity.
229.841(5) (5) "Cultural arts facilities" means district property, tangible or intangible, owned in whole or in part, operated or leased by a district that is principally for a cultural arts activity including auditoriums, music halls, exhibit halls, theaters, practice facilities, dressing rooms, parking lots, garages, restaurants, concession facilities, entertainment facilities, transportation facilities and other functionally related or auxiliary facilities or structures.
229.841(6) (6) "District" means a district created under this subchapter.
229.841(7) (7) "District board" means the governing board of a district.
229.841(8) (8) "Mayor" means the mayor of a sponsoring city.
229.841(9) (9) "Populous city" means any city with a population of more than 150,000.
229.841(10) (10) "Sponsoring city" means a populous city that creates a district under this subchapter.
229.841 History History: 1999 a. 65, 186.
229.842 229.842 Creation and organization.
229.842(1) (1) A sponsoring city may create a special purpose district that is a local governmental unit, that is a body corporate and politic, that is separate and distinct from, and independent of, the state and the sponsoring city, that has the powers under s. 229.844 and the name of which includes "Cultural Arts District", if all of the following occur:
229.842(1)(a) (a) The mayor issues a written proclamation declaring the need for establishing a district.
229.842(1)(b) (b) The sponsoring city's common council adopts a resolution that approves the mayor's proclamation, and delivers a copy of the resolution to the governor. The resolution under this paragraph may contain a procedure that the mayor must follow in appointing persons to the board under sub. (2) (c).
229.842(1)(c) (c) If the sponsoring city is not a 1st class city, the resolution under par. (b) specifies the area of the district's jurisdiction, as described in s. 229.843 (1), within which the district board may exercise its power of eminent domain.
229.842(2) (2) A district is governed by its district board. If the sponsoring city is a 1st class city, sub. (4) applies but pars. (a) to (d) and sub. (3) do not apply and the 1st class city's common council shall determine the membership, structure, qualifications and selection procedures for the district board. If the sponsoring city is not a 1st class city, the district board shall consist of the following members, subject to sub. (4):
229.842(2)(a) (a) The following persons, or their designees, shall be ex-officio members of the board, except that a designee serves at the pleasure of his or her appointing authority:
229.842(2)(a)1. 1. The governor.
229.842(2)(a)2. 2. The mayor.
229.842(2)(a)3. 3. The county executive.
229.842(2)(b) (b) Three persons appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 to 5 names that is submitted by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Of the remaining 2 appointees under this paragraph, at least one of the appointees shall have a demonstrated interest in cultural arts activities and one of the appointees may be an elective state official. A person appointed under this paragraph may take his or her seat immediately upon appointment and qualification.
229.842(2)(c) (c) Subject to sub. (1) (b), 6 persons appointed by the mayor, one of whom shall be selected from a list of 3 to 5 names that is submitted by the school board of the school district in which the greatest percentage of the sponsoring city's territory is located. Of the remaining 5 appointees under this paragraph, at least 2 of the appointees shall have a demonstrated interest in cultural arts activities and not more than 3 of the appointees may be elective city officials. A person appointed under this paragraph may take his or her seat immediately upon appointment and qualification, subject to any procedures specified by the common council under sub. (1) (b).
229.842(2)(d) (d) One person appointed by the county executive, who may not be a county official. A person appointed under this paragraph may take his or her seat immediately upon appointment and qualification.
229.842(3) (3)
229.842(3)(a)(a) The persons appointed under sub. (2) (b) to (d) shall serve staggered terms of 4 years expiring on July 1, except that:
229.842(3)(a)1. 1. The initial term of the director appointed by the county executive shall expire on July 1 of the 3rd year beginning after the year of creation of a district.
229.842(3)(a)2. 2. The initial term of one director appointed by the governor and 2 directors appointed by the mayor shall expire on July 1 of the 4th year beginning after the year of creation of a district.
229.842(3)(a)3. 3. The initial term of one director appointed by the governor and 2 directors appointed by the mayor shall expire on July 1 of the 5th year beginning after the year of creation of a district.
229.842(3)(a)4. 4. The initial term of one director appointed by the governor and 2 directors appointed by the mayor shall expire on July 1 of the 6th year beginning after the year of creation of a district.
229.842(3)(b) (b) The governor and mayor shall each designate with their initial appointments the terms to which directors have been appointed.
229.842(3)(c) (c) Persons appointed under sub. (2) (b) to (d) must have resided within 25 miles of the sponsoring city's city hall for at least one year before their appointment. Persons appointed under sub. (2) (b) to (d) may be removed from the district board before the expiration of their terms by the appointing authority but only for cause, as defined in s. 17.001. Vacancies shall be filled by the appointing authority who appointed the person whose office is vacant. A person appointed to fill a vacancy under sub. (2) (b) to (d) shall serve for the remainder of the unexpired term to which he or she is appointed. The appointing authorities shall confer with one another regarding their appointments with a view toward achieving diversity on the district board.
229.842(4) (4) If the sponsoring city's common council determines that another city or a village or town having territory located within 25 miles of the sponsoring city's city hall provides substantial support to the district, the council may increase the size of the district board to include as a member the mayor, village president or town board chair of that city, village or town, or the designee of such a mayor, village president or town board chair. If the sponsoring city's common council subsequently determines that the other city or the village or town no longer provides substantial support to the district, the council may decrease the size of the district board to exclude that member.
229.842(5) (5) The district board shall elect from its membership a chairperson, a vice chairperson, a secretary and a treasurer. A majority of the current membership of the district board constitutes a quorum to do business. The district may take action based on the affirmative vote of a majority of those members of the district board who are present at a meeting of the district board.
229.842(6) (6) The members of the district board shall be reimbursed by the district for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
229.842(7) (7) Upon the appointment and qualification of at least 7 of the members of a district board, the district board may exercise the powers and duties of a district board under this subchapter.
229.842(8) (8) At its first meeting, the district board shall name the district, and the name shall include "Cultural Arts District".
229.842 History History: 1999 a. 65; 2001 a. 103.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before Oct. 4, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after Oct. 4, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 10-4-14)