March 3, 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held by the Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority (the “Authority”) with respect to a proposal to issue revenue bonds or other obligations on behalf of Macalester College, a Minnesota nonprofit corporation (the “College”), as owner and operator of Macalester College, at the Authority’s offices at Suite 450, 380 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota, on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at or after 2:00 p.m.
Under the proposal, the Authority would issue its revenue bonds or other obligations in an approximate maximum principal amount of $15,500,000 to finance a project (the “Project”) consisting of (a) the refunding of the Authority’s outstanding Revenue Bonds, Series Seven-S (Macalester College) (the “Series Seven-S Bonds”), dated December 12, 2012, which were issued in the original aggregate principal amount of $14,730,000; and (b) the replacement of the roofs on the Olin Building, the College’s Campus Center building and library, and the College’s humanities building.
The Series Seven-S Bonds were issued to finance the second phase of renovation and expansion of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center complex, including renovation, construction, equipping, and furnishing of the approximately 35,000 square foot studio arts portion of the complex, and to finance the replacement of a portion of the boiler capacity in the College’s heating plant, together with all related improvements, upgrades, and site work.
All of the facilities and improvements to be financed or refinanced as part of the Project are or will be owned and operated by the College and located on the College’s campus, the principal street address of which is 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105.
The Authority’s meeting and public hearing on March 17, 2021 will be conducted by telephone or other electronic means in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Section 13D.021. Members of the public may attend the meeting via telephone by calling toll-free 1-877-978-6969; Access Code 198-566-367#. Some members of the Authority may participate by telephone or other remote means.
Written comments may be sent by regular mail to the attention of the Operations Manager at the offices of the Authority, Suite 450, 380 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101, or emailed to [email protected], or sent by facsimile to 651-297-5751. Anyone requiring an accommodation consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Authority at 651-296-4690 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting to arrange for any necessary accommodations.
Dated: March 3, 2021
BY ORDER OF THE MINNESOTA HIGHER EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY
/s/ Barry W. Fick
Minnesota Higher Education Facilities Authority