March 25-26, 2004

 

ITEM 122-1015-R0304       Authorization to Proceed, Series I 2004 Refunding and Facilities Improvement Revenue Bonds - The University of Montana-Missoula

 

THAT:                              The Board of Regents of the Montana University System adopts the Bond Resolution for the Series I 2004 Refunding and Facility Improvement Revenue Bonds for The University of Montana, and authorizes the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education and The University of Montana to proceed with the Series I 2004 Revenue Bonds.

 

The University of Montana-Missoula

 

Refunding Series A 1993 Revenue Bonds                    $32,200,000

 

School of Pharmacy “Skaggs” Building Expansion   $  7,000,000

 

         Bond Proceeds                        $ 7,000,000

         NIH Grant                                   3,000,000

         Private Donations                        4,000,000

                     Total Project               $14,000,000

 

         Capitalized Interest During Construction                   $ 1,080,000

 

Deferred Maintenance                                                  $ 1,500,000

Savings from the refunding will provide a projected additional $1.5 million (total $3.0 million) for deferred maintenance on campus.

 

Estimated Annual Debt Service for New Money Issue*

 

         Indirect Cost Recoveries               $410,000

         General Fund                                  90,000

         Total Annual Debt Service             $500,000

 

*  In FY2025, UM’s total annual debt service declines by over $8.0 million allowing the University to make a balloon payment on the Series I Bonds, reducing total outstanding principal by $5.9 million.

 

EXPLANATION:               The authorization to The University of Montana to proceed with the issuance of the Series I 2004 Revenue Bonds is subject to final approval by the University and the Commissioner of Higher Education of the Montana University System.  The action also authorizes the Chair of the Board of Regents, the Vice Chair of the Board of Regents, the Commissioner of Higher Education, the President of The University of Montana, and the Vice President for Administration and Finance of the University of Montana-Missoula to execute such documents as may be required to consummate the issuance of the Series I 2004 Revenue Bonds.

 

ATTACHMENTS:              Series I 2004 Revenue Bonds Support Document and Series I 2004 Revenue Bonds Resolution