(1) Revenue bonds issued under ORS 777.560 (1) shall be authorized by resolution or ordinance of the board. The resolution or ordinance shall provide for the creation of a special trust fund, authorize the appointment of a trustee to administer the fund, and obligate the port to set aside and pay into the special trust fund all, or a portion, of its nontax-derived revenues not otherwise pledged or committed for other purposes for any activity authorized by ORS 777.105 to 777.258, other than an activity under ORS 777.250 (4)(a) or (c). For a facility or facilities designated under ORS 777.250 (4)(a) or (c), no revenues other than those derived from the particular facility or facilities to be financed by the sale of the particular issue of revenue bonds then being authorized shall be pledged. The board may, in addition, pledge for the payment of the principal and interest of any issue of such bonds any property of the port not pledged for other purposes. However, with respect to revenue bonds issued to finance a facility or facilities designated under ORS 777.250 (4)(a) or (c), the board, in addition, may only pledge or mortgage such facilities including buildings, improvements or properties, and any land acquired in connection with such facilities, for the benefit of the holders of revenue bonds issued therefor. Notice that action upon the bond resolution or ordinance will be taken at the designated meeting of the board shall be given for a period of not less than two consecutive weeks, prior to the meeting, by publication once each week in a newspaper of general circulation, published within the port or, if there be no such newspaper, in a newspaper of general circulation, published within the county.
(2) A special trust fund created by a resolution or ordinance adopted under subsection (1) of this section shall be used solely for payment of principal and interest due upon the revenue bonds issued and sold pursuant to ORS 777.560 (1), and to the payment of the costs and expenses enumerated in ORS 777.560.
(3) The resolution or ordinance may provide that if the money in the special trust fund is insufficient to pay the revenue bonds the bonds shall be payable out of any part or all of other nontax-derived revenues of the port. However, for a facility or facilities designated under ORS 777.250 (4)(a) or (c), no revenues other than those derived from the particular facility or facilities to be financed by the sale of the particular issue of revenue bonds then being authorized shall be pledged. When all bonds issued and sold pursuant to ORS 777.560 (1) and expenses thereof have been paid so that no charge remains upon the special fund, the board may, by resolution or ordinance, transfer any balance remaining in the fund to its general fund, discharge the trustee and dissolve the special fund. The trustee authorized to administer the fund may, subject to approval of the board, invest and reinvest moneys in the special fund in securities in which the State of Oregon may by law invest.
(4) ORS 777.560 to 777.590 and the provisions of the resolution or ordinance authorizing a revenue bond issue constitute a contract with the holders of the bonds, and shall be enforceable by any owner or holder of the bonds. [1955 c.423 §3; 1959 c.337 §2; 1965 c.223 §3; 1967 c.621 §1; 1971 c.728 §87; 1979 c.407 §2; 1997 c.171 §23; 2007 c.783 §226]Section: Previous 777.510 777.515 777.520 777.525 777.530 777.535 777.560 777.565 777.570 777.575 777.580 777.585 777.590 777.605 777.610 Next
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