RESOLUTION
NO . _______

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of the Hospital Authorities Law, now codified, as amended. as Article 4 of Chapter 7 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “Hospital Authorities Law''), Muscogee County was authorized to establish a hospital authority, and pursuant thereto the governing body of Muscogee County did, by resolution adopted on the 14th day of November, 1967, duly establish the ''Hospital Authority of Muscogee County'' in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Georgia then in effect; and

WHEREAS, the Article IV. Chapter 6, Section 4-621 of the Columbus, Georgia-New Charter for County-Wide Government (Ga. Laws 1993, p. 4978, at 5006) as amended, in conformity with the prior Charter of Columbus, Ga. Laws 1969, p. 3571, readopted and approved the renaming and designation of the "Hospital Authority of Muscogee County" as the "Hospital Authority of Columbus, Georgia" and authorized the Authority to continue its operation without interruption resulting from the adoption of the Charter; and

WHEREAS, the Authority has been and is now legally created, existing, and operating in accordance with all of the terms and provisions of the Hospital Authorities Law; and

WHEREAS, the Authority currently operates a nursing home on property leased from Columbus Regional Healthcare System Long Term and Home Care, Inc., known as Azalea Trace Nursing Center, located at 910 Talbotton Road, within the territorial limits of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, in furtherance of the Authority’s purposes, which include providing nursing home, rehabilitation, and health care to the citizens of Columbus, including indigent citizens, and in order to provide a better standard of care for its patients, the Authority desires to construct a new skilled care nursing and rehabilitation center (the “Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center”) on property owned by the Authority at 8329 Stevens Lane, located at the corner of the intersection of Williams Road and Interstate Highway 185, within the territorial limits of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, the Authority, as set forth in its Resolution adopted on April 26, 2016 and attached as Exhibit A hereto, has determined that the most feasible way to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, and equipping of the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to serve the patients now being served at Azalea Trace Nursing Center and new patients is through the issuance of its Hospital Authority of Columbus, Georgia Revenue Anticipation Certificates, Series 2016 (the "Series 2016 Certificates"), in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $30,000,000 (such principal amount to be inclusive of any premium received from the sale of the Series 2016 Certificates); and

WHEREAS, it is anticipated that revenues to be produced by the Authority will be sufficient to pay the debt service to become due on the Series 2016 Certificates, provide and maintain any necessary debt service reserves, and provide for the operation and maintenance of the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in accordance with sound business practices; and

WHEREAS, the Authority has heretofore issued its Hospital Authority Of Columbus, Georgia Revenue Anticipation Certificates, Series 2013 (the "Series 2013 Certificates"), in the aggregate principal amount of $31,445,000 to provide funds for the acquisition, construction, and equipping of facilities, which currently house Orchard View Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center at 8414 Whitesville Road and Muscogee Home Health at 1725 Williams Road within the territorial limits of Columbus; and

WHEREAS, the Series 2013 Certificates were issued in accordance with a resolution of the Authority adopted on January 17, 2013, as amended by a supplemental resolution adopted on February 14, 2013 ( together, the “2013 Resolution”); and

WHEREAS, payment of the Series 2013 Certificates and any revenue anticipation certificates of the Authority issued on a parity therewith are secured in accordance with the 2013 Resolution by the gross revenues of all facilities of the Authority (the “Health Care System”) and are further secured under the provisions of an intergovernmental contract (the “Contract”) dated as of March 1, 2013, between the Authority and Columbus, Georgia (“Columbus”), a consolidated government and political subdivision of the State of Georgia; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of the Contract, the Authority may request that Columbus levy, to the extent necessary, an annual ad valorem tax on all taxable property located within the territorial limits of Columbus at a rate not to exceed four mills of the seven mill limit authorized under the Hospital Authorities Law of Georgia, to produce in each year revenues which are sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Series 2013 Certificates, and to make additional payments as may be necessary to assure the continued operation, maintenance, and repair of the Health Care System during the term of the Contract, and

WHEREAS, the Authority has determined that the most feasible and economical way to secure the payment of the Series 2016 Certificates in addition to pledging the gross revenues of the Authority derived from the Health Care System is for the Authority to enter into an amendment to the intergovernmental contract (the "Amendment to Contract") with Columbus in accordance with the Hospital Authorities Law whereby Columbus shall agree to the extent required and to the extent necessary to levy an annual ad valorem tax on all taxable property located within the territorial limits of Columbus at a rate not to exceed four mills of the seven mill limit authorized under the Hospital Authorities Law of Georgia, to produce in each year revenues which are sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on the Series 2013 Certificates and the Series 2016 Certificates, and to make additional payments within said four mills limitations as may be necessary to assure the continued operation, maintenance, and repair of the Health Care System during the term of the Amendment to Contract; and

WHEREAS, the Series 2016 Certificates shall be issued on a parity with the Series 2013 Certificates under the terms of a bond resolution or trust indenture or other appropriate documents which shall set forth the terms and conditions upon which such Series 2016 Certificates shall be issued, the revenues pledged to the payment thereof, and other matters relating to the issuance of the Series 2016 Certificates and the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to be financed with the proceeds thereof; and

WHEREAS, the Authority has requested by resolution adopted and ratified at a meeting of the Authority on April 26, 2016, that the Council declare its official intent to enter into the Amendment to Contract and take other actions subject to the preparation and review by the Authority and Columbus of the Amendment to Contract and other necessary documents relating to the issuance of the Series 2016 Certificates; and

WHEREAS, payments from Columbus under the provisions of the Amendment to Contract shall be pledged as additional security for the payment of the Series 2016 Certificates on a parity with the Series 2013 Certificates; and

WHEREAS, prior to the issuance of the Series 2016 Certificates, the Authority has expended funds and it reasonably expects to expend additional funds on the acquisition, construction, and equipping of the Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and wishes to be reimbursed for such expenditures from proceeds of the sale of the Series 2016 Certificates; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary and proper that the Council authorize its proper officers and agents to take such actions as are necessary in connection with the proposed sale of the Series 2016 Certificates consistent with the intents and purposes of this resolution.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Council of Columbus, Georgia, as follows:

1. The Council of Columbus declares its official intent to enter into the Amendment to Contract, subject to the preparation and review by the Authority and Columbus of the Amendment to Contract and other necessary documents relating to the issuance of the Series 2016 Certificates.

2. The Finance Director and other officers, employees, and agents of Columbus are authorized and directed to provide such financial or other information relating to Columbus as shall be necessary in connection with the preparation of a Preliminary Official Statement relating to the Series 2016 Certificates and the Mayor, Mayor Pro-tem, or City Manager is authorized to execute the final Official Statement to be prepared in connection with the offering, sale, and delivery of the Series 2016 Certificates. The City Manager or Finance Director is authorized to execute and deliver a certificate to "deem final" the Preliminary Official Statement within the ruling of the Securities Exchange Act Rule 15c2-12.

3. The Mayor, City Manager, Finance Director, City Attorney, or other officials of Columbus are hereby authorized to take such actions as are necessary consistent with the purposes and intents of this Resolution for the Authority to proceed with the proposed issuance and delivery of the Series 2016 Certificates and to effect the undertakings for which the Series 2016 Certificates are to be issued.

4. The Amendment to Contract shall be presented to the Council in final form for approval prior to its execution and delivery by Columbus and the issuance of the Series 2016 Certificates by the Authority.

INTRODUCED at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held April 26, 2016, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ______ members of said Council.




______________________________________ ___________________________________
Tiny B. Washington Teresa Pike Tomlinson
Clerk of Council Mayor

(SEAL)








EXHIBIT A
RESOLUTION OF HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OF COLUMBUS
ADOPTED APRIL 26, 2016


Hospital Authority of Cols   Resolution of Intent             4-26-16.docHospital Authority of Cols Resolution of Intent 4-26-16.doc













CERTIFICATE OF CLERK OF COUNCIL


I, the undersigned Clerk of Council of Columbus, Georgia, keeper of the records and the seal thereof, hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of a resolution of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, adopted April _____, 2016, a duplicate original of which resolution has been entered in the official records of Columbus, Georgia, under my supervision and is in my official possession, custody, and control.
I further certify that the meeting was held in conformity with the requirements of Title 50, Chapter 14 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.

(S E A L) _______________________________
Clerk of Council