Eastern Municipal Water District
California

Action/Info Item
3759

Adopt a Proposed Resolution of Issuance of the Board of Directors of Eastern Municipal Water District Acting as the Legislative Body of Community Facilities District No. 2014-67 (TR. 30422-3 / TR. 36437) Authorizing the Issuance of its Improvement Area A Special Tax Parity Bonds and Approving Bond Documents as to Form

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Background

Community Facilities District (CFD) No. 2014-67 (TR. 30422-3 / TR. 36437) Improvement Area A was established on April 1, 2015, with the adoption of Resolutions No. 2015-019  and 2015-020, which established the CFD and set a not to exceed bonded indebtedness limit of $5,000,000 in Improvement Area A.  In November 2017, Special Tax Bonds were issued in an aggregate principal amount of $2,120,000.  The developer, Lennar Homes, has now requested a new money parity bond issuance to seek reimbursement for expenses related to Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) water and sewer fees and facilities within the development. 

 

The property within Improvement Area A is within Tract No. 30422-3. Improvement Area A is planned for 252 single family detached homes at buildout.  The development is located within the City of Menifee west of Briggs Road, south of Old Newport Road and north of Tres Lagos Road, as depicted in the Location Map (Exhibit F).  Individual homeowners own more than 90 percent of the homes, therefore Lennar Homes is not required to provide a Letter of Credit.  To date, there have been no prepayments of the Special Tax and the proposed bond issuance is based on the projected revenue for all of the 252 units.  This parity issuance is the final bond series for CFD No. 2014-67 IA A.  Although the prior year levies were calculated at the assigned rate, future levies will be calculated based on the amount required to pay the annual debt service.  This change will result in an estimated savings of $103.95 per parcel per year. 

 

The results of the bond sale analysis (Exhibit E) are summarized in the table below.  In addition to providing annual savings to the existing property owners, the parity bond issuance will further enhance the credit conditions within the CFD District.  Approval of this proposed issuance will meet all bond financing requirements, including the District’s Land Secured Policy, also summarized in the following table:

 

 

Criteria

Requirement

201467 IA A

1. Value to Lien(1)

                        4.00:1

9.41:1

2. Delinquency Levels(2)

             Less than 5%

0.00%

3. Effective Tax Rate(3)

                               2%

1.93%

4. Number of Lots

                             150

252

 

(1)    Value to Lien is based upon outstanding 2017 bonds, estimated sizing information for the 2019 bonds, and FY 2018‐19 Assessed Value.

(2)    Delinquency levels as of December 5, 2018.

(3)    Reflects the average effective tax rate for developed homes based on FY 2018‐19 assessed value.

 

On October 9, 2017, the Governor approved Senate Bill 450 (SB 450), adding Section 5852.1 to the California Government Code.  SB 450 requires prior to an issuance of bonds, a public agency disclose in a public meeting good faith financing estimates provided by an Underwriter, Municipal Advisor or private lender.  These estimates include: a) the True Interest Cost of the bonds; b) the total finance charge of the bonds, equal to the sum of all fees and charges paid to third parties; c) the amount of estimated bond proceeds minus the total finance charge of the bonds, and any reserves funded from proceeds of the bonds; and d) the total payment amount, which includes the projected sum total of all payments the CFD will make to pay debt service on the bonds, plus any portion of the finance charge of the bonds that will not be paid with the proceeds of the bonds.  The total payment amount should be calculated to the final maturity of the bonds.

 

The estimated total finance charges associated with the bond issuance and estimated fees are shown below.  The bonds will be sold via negotiated sale to the Underwriter, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, at an amount not to exceed three percent of the overall principal of the issuance. All fees listed below will be paid from bond proceeds.

Projected Par Amount

 

$1,845,000

District Staff/Administrative Fee

 

10,000

District Counsel

 

10,000

Bond Counsel/Disclosure Counsel Fee

 

65,000

Financial Advisor Fee and Expenses

 

34,500

Special Tax Consultant Fee

 

25,000

Trustee/Fiscal Agent Fee

 

3,750

Printer Fee

 

2,500

Contingency

 

14,250

Underwriter's Discount

 

50,000

Total

 

$215,000

The following table includes the remainder of the SB 450 requirements.  These estimates are subject to change, based upon market conditions at the time of bond sale.

 

Requirement

Estimate

True Interest Cost

4.54%

Estimated Bond Proceeds Minus Finance Charge(1)

$1,664,542

Total Payment Amount to Maturity (9/1/2048)

$3,785,701

 

(1)   Less the amount to be deposited in the Debt Service Reserve Fund from Bond Proceeds and the bond issuance and estimated fees.

 

Approval of the Resolution of Issuance (Exhibit A) authorizes the issuance of bonds for Community Facilities District No. 2014-67 (TR. 30422-3 / TR. 36437) Improvement Area A, approves the substantially final form of the First Supplement to Trust Indenture (Exhibit B), the Bond Purchase Agreement (Exhibit C), the Continuing Disclosure Certificate, and the Preliminary Official Statement (Exhibit D).  Upon approval of the Resolution of Issuance, the General Manager, the Deputy General Manager or the Director of Finance are authorized to provide all services necessary to effect the issuance of the bonds.

 

Depending upon market conditions, the bonds are expected to be priced on March 5, 2019, and the financing is anticipated to close March 21, 2019.

Financial/Strat Plan/Enviro

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

None

 

STRATEGIC PLANNING GOAL/OBJECTIVE:

Financial Stability: Enhance and maintain the District’s strong financial position and credit quality by identifying and implementing specific opportunities to improve underlying financial metrics.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT:

None

Recommendation

Adopt a proposed Resolution of Issuance, which authorizes the issuance of bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $2,250,000, approves as to form the First Supplement to Trust Indenture, the Bond Purchase Agreement, the Continuing Disclosure Certificate, and the Preliminary Official Statement, and authorizes the General Manager, the Deputy General Manager, the Director of Finance, or his or her designees to provide all services necessary to effect the issuance of the bonds.

 

Meeting History

Feb 5, 2019 4:00 PM  Board Administrative Committee Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:RECOMMENDED FOR APPROVAL
Feb 20, 2019 9:00 AM  Board of Directors Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:APPROVED [4 TO 0]
MOVER:David J. Slawson, Board Member
SECONDER:Philip E. Paule, Vice President
YES:Ronald W. Sullivan, Philip E. Paule, Stephen J. Corona, David J. Slawson
ABSENT:Randy A. Record