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6377 RESOLUTION NO. 6 , 377 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF INTENT BY AND BETWEEN THE CITY OF LITTLE ROCK , ARKANSAS , AND THE FAUSETT/VANTAGE COMPANY PERTAINING TO THE ISSUANCE OF INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT REVENUE BONDS FOR FINANCING THE COSTS OF ACQUIRING , CONSTRUCTING AND EQUIPPING INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES ; AND PRESCRIBING OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO. BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the City of Little Rock, Arkansas : Section 1. That there be, and there is hereby authorized the execution and delivery of a Memorandum of Intent by and between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas (the "Municipality") , and the Fausett/Vantage Company , ( the " Company" ) , in substantially the form and with substantially the contents hereinafter set forth , and the Mayor and City Clerk be , and they are hereby , authorized to execute and deliver the Memorandum of Intent for and on behalf of the Municipality. The form and contents of the Memorandum of Intent, which are approved and which are made a part hereto , shall be substantially as follows: MEMORANDUM OF INTENT THIS MEMORANDUM OF INTENT is between the City of Little Rock, Arkansas , party of the first part (hereinafter referred to as the "Municipality" ) , and the Fausett/Vantage Company, an Arkansas partnership to be formed by The Fausett Company and Vantage Properties , Inc . , among others , party of the second part (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") . IN CONSIDERATION of the undertakings of the parties set forth herein and the benefits to be derived therefrom and of other good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged by the parties , the Municipality and the Company AGREE: 1 . Preliminary Statement . ( a) The Municipality is a duly organized and existing city of the first class under the laws of the State of Arkansas and is authorized by the laws of the State of Arkansas , including particularly Act No. 9 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Sixty-Second General Assembly of the State of Arkansas , approved January 21 , 1960 , as amended ( "Act 9 " ) , to issue revenue bonds for financing the costs of acquiring , constructing and equipping industrial facilities ( as defined and authorized by Act 9) , and to lease and/or sell the same for such rentals and payments and upon such terms and conditions as the Municipality deems advisable. ( b ) In order to secure and develop industry which will furnish substantial employment and payrolls ( in T furtherance of the public purpose of Act 9 ) , it is proposed that an industrial project (consisting of lands , buildings , improvements , machinery, equipment and facilities) be acquired, constructed and equipped (the "Industrial Facilities") . ( c) The Company has determined that it must obtain a commitment from the Municipality that it will issue revenue bonds under Act 9 as the Company and the Municipality, upon advice of counsel, shall deem appropriate and make the proceeds available for the permanent financing of any part of the costs and expenses incurred in acquiring, constructing and equipping the Industrial Facilities . ( d) The Municipality is willing to so commit and to proceed with the issuance of such bonds as and when requested by the Company, in principal amounts necessary to furnish such permanent financing subject to the receipt of information reflecting the financial feasibility of issuing the bonds. ( e) The Municipality considers that the acquiring, constructing and equipping of the Industrial Facilities and the leasing or sale of all such facilities as are so financed to the Company , will secure and develop industry and thereby promote the general health and economic welfare of the inhabitants of the Municipality and adjacent areas . 2 . Undertakings on the Part of the Municipality. Subject to the conditions above stated, the Municipality agrees as follows : ( a ) That when requested by the Company, it will i. authorize and take , or cause to be taken, the necessary steps to issue bonds under Act 9 , in the aggregate principal amount necessary to furnish the permanent financing or any part of the cost of accomplishing the Industrial Facilities . In this regard , it is estimated at this time that the cost of the Industrial Facilities will be in an aggregate principal amount of $6 , 000 , 000 . Thus, Industrial Development Revenue Bonds will be issued under Act 9 in such amount as shall be requested by the Company for accomplishing all or any part of the Industrial Facilities (the "Bonds" ) . (b) That it will , at the proper time and subject in all respects to the recommendation and approval of the Company, adopt , or cause to be adopted, such proceedings and authorize the execution of such documents as may be necesssary and advisable for the authorization, sale and issuance of the Bonds , the acquiring , constructing and equipping of the Industrial Facilities , and for the leasing or sale thereof to the Company , all in conformity with Act 9 and any other applicable federal and state laws and upon terms and conditions mutually satisfactory to the Municipality and the Company. ( c) That the aggregate basic rents or payments ( i.e. , the rents or payments to be used to pay the principal of , premiums , if any, and interest on the Bonds ) payable under leases or sale agreements between the Municipality and the Company, shall be sufficient to pay the principal of , premiums, if any, and interest on the Bonds when due . The leases or sale agreements shall contain such provisions as are necessary or desirable, consistent with the authority conferred by Act 9. ( d) That it will take or cause to be taken such other acts and adopt such further proceedings as may be required to implement the aforesaid undertakings or as it may deem appropriate in pursuance thereof . 3 . Undertakings on the Part of the Company. Subject to the conditions above stated, the Company agrees as follows : ( a) That it will obtain the services of a qualified underwriter or underwriters who will assist with the structuring of the bond issue and that it will cooperate with the Municipality in the sale and issuance of the Bonds to the end of achieving timely and favorable marketing thereof. ( b ) That it will enter into such leases , sale agreements or other appropriate agreements with the Municipality under which the Company will obligate itself to pay to the Municipality rents or payments sufficient to pay the principal of , premiums , if any, and interest on the Bonds when due and containing such other provisions as are necessary or desirable consistent with the authority conferred by Act 9. ( c) That it will take such further action and adopt such further proceedings as may be required to implement its aforesaid undertakings or as it may deem appropriate in pursuance thereof. ( d) That it will pay to the Municipality, upon the issuance of the Bonds , an administrative charge for services provided by the City in the issuance of the Bonds according to the schedule of charges established by Ordinance No. 13 ,683 adopted by the Board of Directors on July 3 , 1979 . 4 . General Provisions . ( a ) This Memorandum shall continue in full force and effect until the Industrial Facilities and their financing by Bonds , as herein specified, is accomplished, and in this regard it is understood that there may be separate issues of Bonds , and separate series within a particular issue , with different maturities , interest rates , redemption provisions and other details. In the case of each issue , and of each series , the Municipality will take appropriate action by ordinance or resolution to sell and authorize the Bonds and to authorize and execute such agreements and documents as may be determined necessary or desirable by the Municipality and the Company. (b) The Company agrees that it will make payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes in the same amount as it would have paid in ad valorem taxes had it owned such facilities and assessed and paid ad valorem taxes thereon along with the other properties in the Industrial Facilities. ( c ) The Company affirms that it is an equal opportunity employer and that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, creed, religion or national origin. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties hereto have entered into this Memorandum by their officers thereunto duly authorized as of the day of , 1980 . ATTEST: CITY OF LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS by City Clerk Mayor (SEAL) ATTEST: THE FAUSETT/VANTAGE COMPANY by (title) (title) (SEAL) Section 2 . That the Mayor and City Clerk be, and they are hereby authorized and directed , for and on behalf of the Municipality, to do all things , execute all instruments and otherwise take all action necessary to the realization of the Municipality' s obligations under the Memorandum of Intent. ADOPTED: July 1 , 1980 . APPROVED: / Ma or ATTEST: e c City ´┐Żlerk (SEAL) q 0