2013 ORS § 777.940¹
Power to issue general obligation bonds
  • limitation
  • dedication of revenues
  • use of proceeds

(1) For the purpose of carrying into effect any of the powers granted to the port, the port has the power to borrow money and to sell and dispose of bonds which shall constitute a general obligation of the port and be secured by the ports full faith and credit. Such bonds outstanding at one time shall never exceed in the aggregate one and three-fourths percent of the real market value of all taxable property within the limits of the port, computed in accordance with ORS 308.207 (Computation of real market value for taxing or bonding limitations). The bonds shall be secured by the taxing power of the port as provided in ORS 777.430 (Taxing powers of ports) (2). In addition, the port may provide that the bonds shall be payable from and secured by a lien and pledge of all or any part of the revenues derived by the port from the facilities constructed from the proceeds of the bonds.

(2) The port may provide for the creation of special trust funds and may authorize the appointment of a trustee to administer the same and may obligate itself to set aside and pay into a special trust fund any revenues pledged to the payment of the bonds. The port may establish and provide from available funds for the funding of debt service, operation and maintenance reserves.

(3) Proceeds from the sale of the bonds may also be used to pay the costs incurred in issuing the bonds, preliminary work incident to carrying out such powers, including but not limited to planning, engineering, inspection, accounting, fiscal, legal and trustee expenses and other similar expenses, and to pay interest on the bonds for such period as the port may determine, but not to exceed six months beyond completion of the facilities financed with the bonds, and to establish reserves for debt service on the bonds. [1987 c.565 §12; 1991 c.459 §442]