The governing body may authorize, issue, and sell general obligation bonds to finance the acquisition and betterment of real and personal property needed to carry out the development program within the development district together with all relocation costs incidental thereto. The bonds shall mature within 30 years from the date of issue and shall be issued in accordance with sections 475.51, 475.53, 475.54, 475.55, 475.56, 475.60, 475.61, 475.62, 475.63, 475.65, 475.69, and 475.70. All tax increments received by the city pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 1978, section 472A.08, shall be pledged for the payment of these bonds and used to reduce or cancel the taxes otherwise required to be extended for that purpose. The bonds shall not be included when computing the city's net debt. Bonds shall not be issued under this paragraph subsequent to August 1, 1979.
A city may authorize, issue, and sell revenue bonds under section 469.178, subdivision 4, to refund the principal of and interest on general obligation bonds originally issued to finance a development district, or one or more series of bonds one of which series was originally issued to finance a development district, for the purpose of relieving the city of restrictions on the application of tax increments or for other purposes authorized by law. The refunding bonds shall not be subject to the conditions set out in section 475.67, subdivisions 11 and 12. Tax increments received by the city with respect to the district may be used to pay the principal of and interest on the refunding bonds and to pay premiums for insurance or other security guaranteeing the payment of their principal and interest when due. Tax increments may be applied in any manner permitted by section 469.176, subdivisions 2 and 4. Bonds may not be issued under this subdivision after April 30, 1990.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes