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Posted on: February 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING & REFERENDUM

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TOWN OF LEDYARD
NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING – FEBRUARY 9, 2022
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM – FEBRUARY 22, 2022

A special town meeting of the electors and citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the Town
of Ledyard, Connecticut, will be held virtually on February 9, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom Video Conference
at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83262756635?pwd=SVBsZUUrYkg5TnY1c0NkdW1kaEc4Zz09 or by
audio only telephone +1-646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 832 6275 6635; passcode: 548992
for the following purposes:

(1). To consider and discuss and vote upon a resolution adopted by the Town Council on
January 12, 2022:

a. for various school improvement projects, including: replacement of the roofs at the Central
Office, Gales Ferry School, and Juliet W. Long School; installation of solar equipment at Gales Ferry
School and Juliet W. Long School; upgrades to the building management systems at Gales Ferry School;
and electrical and HVAC upgrades at Juliet W. Long School. The appropriation may be spent for design,
engineering and construction costs, equipment, materials, legal fees, net interest on borrowings and other
financing costs, and other expenses related to the project or its financing. The Permanent Municipal
Building Committee shall be the School Building Committee for the project. The Town Council is
authorized to determine the scope and particulars of the project. The Town Council may reduce or modify
the scope of the project, and the entire appropriation may be spent on the project as so reduced or modified;

b. to authorize the issue of bonds or notes or obligations of the Town in an amount not to exceed
$6,725,000; to provide that the amount of bonds or notes or obligations authorized to be issued shall be
reduced by any grants received for the project; to authorize the issue and renewal of temporary notes of the
Town in an amount not to exceed $6,725,000 in anticipation of such bonds or notes;

c. to determine or authorize the Mayor, Director of Finance and the Treasurer, or any two of them,
of the Town to determine the amounts, dates, interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions, form and
other details of the bonds or notes or obligations; to make representations and enter into written agreements
for the benefit of holders of the bonds or notes or obligations to provide secondary market disclosure
information, which agreements may include such terms as they deem advisable or appropriate in order to
comply with applicable laws or rules pertaining to the sale or purchase of such bonds or notes or obligations;
and to perform all other acts which are necessary or appropriate to issue the bonds or notes or obligations;

d. to take such action to allow temporary advances of available funds which the Town reasonably
expects will be reimbursed from the proceeds of borrowings; and to authorize the Mayor, Director of
Finance and the Treasurer, or any two of them, to bind the Town pursuant to such representations and
covenants as they deem necessary or advisable in order to maintain the continued exemption from federal
income taxation of interest on the bonds or notes or obligations authorized by the resolution if issued on a
tax-exempt basis, including covenants to pay rebates of investment earnings to the United States in future
years;

e. to authorize the Building Committee for the project to approve design and construction
expenditures; to contract with engineers, contractors and others on behalf of the Town for said project;

f. to authorize the Board of Education to apply for and accept federal and State grants to help
finance the appropriation for the project;

g. to authorize the Mayor, the Director of Finance and the Treasurer, the Board of Education, the
Building Committee for the project, and other proper officers of the Town to take all other action which is
necessary or desirable to complete the project and to issue bonds or notes to finance the aforesaid
appropriation.

The full text of each resolution is on file with the Town Clerk.

Pursuant to Section 9 of Chapter VII of the Town Charter, to adjourn said town meeting at its conclusion and to submit the aforesaid Resolution to vote at referendum to be held on February 22, 2022, between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The Resolution under item #1 of this Notice will be placed on the voting machines under the following heading:

“SHALL THE TOWN OF LEDYARD APPROPRIATE $6,725,000 FOR VARIOUS SCHOOL
IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS AND
NOTES IN THE SAME AMOUNT TO FINANCE THE APPROPRIATION?”

Voters approving the Resolution will vote “Yes” and those opposing the Resolution shall vote “No”.

Voting will be held at the following polling places:
District One: Town Hall Annex Building
District Two: Town Hall Annex Building
District Three: Town Hall Annex Building

Persons qualified to vote in Town Meetings who are not electors shall vote in-person at:
Town Hall Annex Building with District One.

Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk’s office.

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