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412.301 FINANCING PURCHASE OF CERTAIN EQUIPMENT.
(a) The council may issue certificates of indebtedness or capital notes subject to the city debt
limits to purchase capital equipment.
(b) For purposes of this section, "capital equipment" means:
(1) public safety equipment, ambulance and other medical equipment, road construction and
maintenance equipment, and other capital equipment; and
(2) computer hardware and software, whether bundled with machinery or equipment or
unbundled.
(c) The equipment or software must have an expected useful life at least as long as the terms
of the certificates or notes. The authority to issue capital notes for software expires on July 1, 2007.
(d) Such certificates or notes shall be payable in not more than ten years and shall be issued
on such terms and in such manner as the council may determine.
(e) If the amount of the certificates or notes to be issued to finance any such purchase exceeds
0.25 percent of the market value of taxable property in the city, they shall not be issued for at least
ten days after publication in the official newspaper of a council resolution determining to issue
them; and if before the end of that time, a petition asking for an election on the proposition signed
by voters equal to ten percent of the number of voters at the last regular municipal election is filed
with the clerk, such certificates or notes shall not be issued until the proposition of their issuance
has been approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question at a regular or special election.
(f) A tax levy shall be made for the payment of the principal and interest on such certificates
or notes, in accordance with section 475.61, as in the case of bonds.
History: 1949 c 119 s 37; 1957 c 90 s 1; 1969 c 333 s 3; 1973 c 123 art 2 s 1 subd 2; 1986 c
465 art 2 s 8; 1988 c 719 art 5 s 84; 1989 c 1 s 5; 2003 c 127 art 12 s 17; 1Sp2003 c 21 art 10
s 11; 2005 c 152 art 1 s 9