Ordinance No. 20-2195

ORDINANCE NO. 20-2195

AN ORDINANCE ORDERING A BOND ELECTION TO BE
HELD ON THE 2ND DAY OF MAY, 2020, IN THE CITY OF
LAKE JACKSON, BRAZORIA COUNTY, TEXAS; MAKING
PROVISION FOR THE HOLDING OF THE ELECTION; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Lake Jackson, Texas (the “City”) wishes to call a
bond election for May 2, 2020 (the “Election”) and finds that the Election is in the public interest;

WHEREAS, the governing bodies of numerous other local political subdivisions situated in
Brazoria County, Texas (the “County”), also intend to call an election for May 2, 2020, and certain of
such entities, and the City, wish to hold a joint election as permitted by the provisions of Section 271.002,
Texas Election Code; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City (the “City Council”) hereby finds that the Election
should be held to determine whether the City Council shall be authorized to issue bonds of the City in the
amounts and for the purposes hereinafter identified and that the Election should be held jointly with the
County and all other local political subdivisions choosing to participate;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS THAT:

Section 1. The Election shall be held on Saturday, the 2nd day of May, 2020, in accordance with
the laws of Texas and the provisions of the Charter of the City (the “City Charter”), and the official
ballots for the Election shall be prepared in accordance with the Texas Election Code, and at the Election
the following PROPOSITIONS shall be submitted in accordance with law:

CITY HALL EXPANSION PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION A
“Shall the City Council of the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, be authorized
to issue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $9,200,000 for the
purpose of making permanent public improvements for public purposes
to wit:
Expansion to the City Hall
and any and all necessary related improvements incidental thereto
including street, drainage, parking, and sidewalk improvements;
replacing water and sewer lines; relocating utilities; street lighting;
technology improvements; signage; and acquiring land and rights-of-way
necessary; such bonds to mature serially or otherwise not more than
twenty-five (25) years from their issued date; and any issue or series of
said bonds to bear interest at such rate or rates (fixed, floating, variable,
or otherwise) as may be determined within the discretion of said City
Council; provided, however, that such interest shall not exceed the
maximum rate per annum authorized by law at the time of the issuance
of any issue or series of said bonds; and shall the City Council be
authorized to levy and pledge, and cause to be assessed and collected,
annual ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in said City sufficient to
pay the interest and provide a sinking fund to pay the bonds at maturity
and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed in connection
with the bonds?”

ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION B
“Shall the City Council of the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, be authorized
to issue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $3,500,000 for the
purpose of making permanent public improvements for public purposes,
to wit:
Construction of a New Animal Control Facility; Improvements or
Remodeling of Existing Animal Control Facility; and/or
Participation in Funding a Regional or Joint Animal Control Facility
and any and all necessary related improvements incidental thereto
including street, drainage, parking, and sidewalk improvements;
replacing water and sewer lines; relocating utilities; street lighting;
technology improvements; signage; and acquiring land and rights-of-way
necessary; such bonds to mature serially or otherwise not more than
twenty-five (25) years from their issued date; and any issue or series of
said bonds to bear interest at such rate or rates (fixed, floating, variable,
or otherwise) as may be determined within the discretion of said City
Council; provided, however, that such interest shall not exceed the
maximum rate per annum authorized by law at the time of the issuance
of any issue or series of said bonds; and shall the City Council be
authorized to levy and pledge, and cause to be assessed and collected,
annual ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in said City sufficient to
pay the interest and provide a sinking fund to pay the bonds at maturity
and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed in connection
with the bonds?”

POLICE DEPARTMENT FACILITIES RENOVATION AND EXPANSION PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION C
“Shall the City Council of the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, be authorized
to issue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $2,300,000 for the
purpose of making permanent public improvements for public purposes,
to wit:
Renovation and Expansion of the Police Department Facilities
and any and all necessary related improvements incidental thereto
including street, drainage, parking, and sidewalk improvements;
replacing water and sewer lines; relocating utilities; street lighting;
technology improvements; signage; and acquiring land and rights-of-way
necessary; such bonds to mature serially or otherwise not more than
twenty-five (25) years from their issued date; and any issue or series of
said bonds to bear interest at such rate or rates (fixed, floating, variable,
or otherwise) as may be determined within the discretion of said City
Council; provided, however, that such interest shall not exceed the
maximum rate per annum authorized by law at the time of the issuance
of any issue or series of said bonds; and shall the City Council be
authorized to levy and pledge, and cause to be assessed and collected,
annual ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in said City sufficient to
pay the annual interest and provide a sinking fund to pay the bonds at
maturity and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed in
connection with the bonds?”

LIBRARY FLOORING PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION D
“Shall the City Council of the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, be authorized
to issue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $300,000 for the
purpose of making permanent public improvements for public purposes,
with respect to:
Improvements to Flooring in the Library
such bonds to mature serially or otherwise not more than twenty-five
(25) years from their issued date; and any issue or series of said bonds to
bear interest at such rate or rates (fixed, floating, variable, or otherwise)
as may be determined within the discretion of said City Council;
provided, however, that such interest shall not exceed the maximum rate
per annum authorized by law at the time of the issuance of any issue or
series of said bonds; and shall the City Council be authorized to levy and
pledge, and cause to be assessed and collected, annual ad valorem taxes
on all taxable property in said City sufficient to pay the interest and
provide a sinking fund to pay the bonds at maturity and to pay the costs
of any credit agreements executed in connection with the bonds?”

STREETS, DRAINAGE AND ADA RAMPS PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION E
“Shall the City Council of the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, be authorized
to issue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $2,635,000 for the
purpose of making permanent public improvements for public purposes,
to wit: providing ADA ramps in various locations throughout the City,
and providing street, bridge, parking, drainage, and sidewalk
improvements (as well as necessary improvements incidental thereto);
relocating utilities; street lighting; technology improvements; signage;
and acquiring land and rights-of-way necessary with respect to:
Pin Oak, North Shady Oaks and Forest Oaks Lane
and in providing for the above public improvements, the City Council
shall have the option to utilize other funds available for such purposes
and, after making due provision for the improvements listed above, the
City Council may, in its discretion, use any excess funds for constructing
throughout the City, streets, bridges, parking, and sidewalk
improvements (as well as necessary improvements incidental thereto),
relocating utilities, street lighting, technology improvements, and
signage, and acquiring lands and rights-of-way necessary for streets,
bridges, parking, and sidewalks; such bonds to mature serially or
otherwise not more than twenty-five (25) years from their issued date;
and any issue or series of said bonds to bear interest at such rate or rates
(fixed, floating, variable, or otherwise) as may be determined within the
discretion of said City Council; provided, however, that such interest
shall not exceed the maximum rate per annum authorized by law at the
time of the issuance of any issue or series of said bonds; and shall the
City Council be authorized to levy and pledge, and cause to be assessed
and collected, annual ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in said
City sufficient to pay the interest and provide a sinking fund to pay the
bonds at maturity and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed
in connection with the bonds?”

STREETS AND DRAINAGE PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION F
“Shall the City Council of the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, be authorized
to issue bonds of the City in the principal amount of $11,500,000 for the
purpose of making permanent public improvements for public purposes,
to wit: providing street, bridge, parking, drainage, and sidewalk
improvements (as well as necessary improvements incidental thereto);
relocating utilities; street lighting; technology improvements; signage;
and acquiring land and rights-of-way necessary with respect to:
Moss, Chestnut, Wisteria Streets and Palm Lane
and in providing for the above public improvements, the City Council
shall have the option to utilize other funds available for such purposes
and, after making due provision for the improvements listed above, the
City Council may, in its discretion, use any excess funds for constructing
throughout the City, streets, bridges, parking, and sidewalk
improvements (as well as necessary improvements incidental thereto),
relocating utilities, street lighting, technology improvements, and
signage, and acquiring lands and rights-of-way necessary for streets,
bridges, parking, and sidewalks; such bonds to mature serially or
otherwise not more than twenty-five (25) years from their issued date;
and any issue or series of said bonds to bear interest at such rate or rates
(fixed, floating, variable, or otherwise) as may be determined within the
discretion of said City Council; provided, however, that such interest
shall not exceed the maximum rate per annum authorized by law at the
time of the issuance of any issue or series of said bonds; and shall the
City Council be authorized to levy and pledge, and cause to be assessed
and collected, annual ad valorem taxes on all taxable property in said
City sufficient to pay the interest and provide a sinking fund to pay the
bonds at maturity and to pay the costs of any credit agreements executed
in connection with the bonds?”

Section 2. The official ballots for the Election shall be prepared in accordance with the Texas
Election Code so as to permit the electors to vote “FOR” or “AGAINST” the aforesaid PROPOSITIONS,
with the ballots to contain such provisions, markings, and language as required by law, and with such
PROPOSITIONS to be expressed substantially as follows:

CITY HALL EXPANSION PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION A
FOR □ “THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $9,200,000 FOR
EXPANSION TO CITY HALL AND THE IMPOSITION OF TAXES
SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE
BONDS”
AGAINST □

ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION B
FOR □ “THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $3,500,000 FOR THE
ANIMAL CONTROL FACILITY AND THE IMPOSITION OF TAXES
SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE
BONDS”
AGAINST □

POLICE DEPARTMENT FACILITIES RENOVATION AND EXPANSION PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION C
FOR □ “THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,300,000 FOR
POLICE DEPARTMENT FACILITIES RENOVATION AND EXPANSION
AND THE IMPOSITION OF TAXES SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE
PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS”
AGAINST □

LIBRARY FLOORING PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION D
FOR □ “THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $300,000 FOR
FLOORING IN THE LIBRARY AND THE IMPOSITION OF TAXES
SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE
BONDS”
AGAINST □

STREETS, DRAINAGE AND ADA RAMPS PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION E
FOR □ “THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,635,000 FOR ADA
RAMPS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, AND STREET AND DRAINAGE
IMPROVEMENTS AT PIN OAK, NORTH SHADY OAKS, AND FOREST
OAKS LANE, AND THE IMPOSITION OF TAXES SUFFICIENT TO PAY
THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON THE BONDS”
AGAINST □

STREETS AND DRAINAGE PROPOSITION
PROPOSITION F
FOR □ “THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $11,500,000 FOR
STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS AT MOSS, CHESTNUT,
WISTERIA STREETS, AND PALM LANE, AND THE IMPOSITION OF
TAXES SUFFICIENT TO PAY THE PRINCIPAL OF AND INTEREST ON
THE BONDS”
AGAINST □

Section 3. In accordance with Section 3.009, Texas Election Code, the City Council makes the
following disclosures:
(a) The respective proposition language is set forth in Section 1;
(b) The respective purposes for which the Bonds are to be authorized are stated in Section 1;
(c) The total principal amount of the Bonds to be authorized is $29,435,000;
(d) Ad valorem taxes sufficient to pay the principal and interest on the Bonds will be imposed;
(e) The maximum interest rate of the Bonds or any series of the Bonds is estimated to be 5.00%,
based on the market conditions as of the date this Ordinance is adopted;
(f) The maximum maturity date of the Bonds shall not exceed 25 years;
(g) The aggregate amount of the outstanding principal of the City’s ad valorem tax debt
obligations is $37,960,000 as of the date this Ordinance is adopted;
(h) The aggregate amount of the outstanding interest on ad valorem tax debt obligations of the
City is $8,672,222.50 as of the date this Ordinance is adopted; and
(i) The ad valorem tax debt service tax rate for the City is $0.118031 per $100 valuation of the
taxable property as of the date this Ordinance is adopted.

Section 4. The City Council hereby authorizes the Election to be held jointly with other
participating political subdivisions located within the County, and authorizes the execution of an
agreement with the County, acting through its Elections Administrator, for conduct of the Election as a
joint election with the other political subdivisions identified in such agreement.
Pursuant to Section 61.012, Texas Election Code, the Brazoria County Elections Administrator
shall provide at least one accessible voting system in each polling place used in the Election. Such voting
system shall comply with Texas and federal laws establishing the requirements for voting systems that
permit voters with physical disabilities to cast a confidential or secret ballot.

Section 5. The Election shall be held in and throughout the City of Lake Jackson, Texas, on May
2, 2020, between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm. Election day voting locations are listed in Exhibit A.

Section 6. Early voting by personal appearance will begin on April 20, 2020 and end on April
28, 2020. Early voting locations are listed in Exhibit B.

Section 7. Electors may cast their early vote by mail, and the early voting clerk’s mailing address
to which ballot applications and ballots voted by mail shall be sent to, is as follows:
Ms. Lisa Mujica, Election Director
Brazoria County Clerk’s Office
111 East Locust, Suite 200
Angleton, Texas 77515
Attention: Early Voting Clerk

Section 8. (a) Notice of the Election shall be given by posting a copy of this Ordinance, both in
English and in Spanish, at three (3) public places in the City and also at the City Hall (on the bulletin
board used for posting notice of public meetings), not less than 21 days prior to the date set for the
Election; and a substantial copy of this Ordinance also shall be published, both in English and in Spanish,
on the same day in each of two successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation published in the
City, the date of the first publication to be not less than 10 nor more than 30 days prior to the date set for
the Election.
(b) On Election day and during early voting by personal appearance, this Ordinance shall be
posted in a prominent location at each polling place.
(c) During the 21 days before the election, the Notice of Election, this Ordinance, and any
sample ballot prepared for the Election shall be posted prominently on the City’s Internet website.

Section 9. The form of Voter Information Document for each proposition is attached hereto as
Exhibit C. Each Voter Information Document shall be posted in the same manner as is required for the
posting of this Ordinance, pursuant to the provisions of Section 4.003(f), Texas Election Code.

Section 10. All resident qualified electors of the City shall be permitted to vote at the Election
and on the day of the Election, such electors shall vote at the designated polling places. The Election
shall be held and conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Texas Election Code, the City
Charter, and the Federal Voting Rights Act and the provisions of the Texas Government Code, and as
may be required by any other law. All Election materials and proceedings shall be printed in both English
and Spanish.

Section 11. If for any reason any section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, word, or
provision of this Ordinance shall be held invalid or unconstitutional by final judgment of a court of
competent jurisdiction, it shall not affect any other section, paragraph, subdivision, clause, phrase, word,
or provision of this Ordinance, for it is the definite intent of the Council that every section, paragraph,
subdivision, clause, phrase, work, or provision hereof be given full force and effect for its purpose.

PASSED AND APPROVED on first reading this 21st day of January, 2020.
PASSED AND ADOPTED on second and final reading on, and effective as of, this 3rd day of
February, 2020.

CITY OF LAKE JACKSON, TEXAS
Mayor
ATTEST:
City Secretary
(CITY SEAL)