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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE VII CITIES, TOWNS AND DISTRICTS
  • CHAPTER 44 MUNICIPAL FINANCE
  • Section 17 Temporary loans; refund; repayment

Section 17. If a city, town or district votes to issue bonds, notes or certificates of indebtedness in accordance with law, the officers authorized to issue the same may, in the name of such city, town or district, make a temporary loan for a period of not more than two years in anticipation of the money to be derived from the sale of such bonds, notes or certificates, and may issue notes therefor. A city, town or district may refund, by the issue of other notes, a temporary loan issued under the authority of the first sentence; provided, however, that the period from the date of issue of the original loan to the date of maturity of the refunding loan shall not exceed two years, unless such temporary loan is paid in part from revenue funds of the city, town or district as hereinafter provided for, in which case the period from the date of issue of the original loan to the date of maturity of the refunding loan shall not exceed five years. A temporary loan refunded under this section shall be paid in part from revenue funds of the city, town or district at or before the maturity date of any such refunding loan that is issued to mature more than two years, but not more than three years, from the date of issue of the original loan. A like payment from revenue funds shall be made at or before the maturity date of any such refunding loan that is issued to mature more than three years, but not more than four years, from the date of issue of the original loan and again at or before the maturity date of any such refunding loan that is issued to mature more than four years from the date of issue of the original loan. Each such payment from revenue funds shall be at least equal to the minimum annual payment which would have been required if such temporary loan had been converted to a serial loan prior to its first refunding that required a payment from revenue funds under this section, and the authorized amount of the serial loan shall be reduced by the aggregate amount of all such payments. Each payment made by a city, town or district as provided in the preceding sentence shall be reported by the auditor or accountant of the city or town or other officer having similar duties, or by the treasurer if there be no such officer, to the assessors, who shall include the amount so reported in the determination of the next annual tax rate, unless the city, town or district has otherwise made provision therefor. The amount of a payment from revenue funds made by a regional school district or regional refuse disposal district as provided herein shall be included in the next annual district operating and maintenance budget, unless the regional district committee has otherwise made provision therefor. The time within which a serial loan shall be due and payable shall not be extended by reason of the making of a temporary loan hereunder beyond the time fixed by law. If a balance remains in the proceeds of a temporary loan issued in anticipation of a serial loan at the time when the serial loan is issued, said balance may be applied to the payment of such temporary loan.

Notes issued under sections four, six and six A for a shorter period than is permitted by said sections may be refunded by the issue of other notes within the required period; provided, however, that the period from the date of issue of the original loan to the date of maturity of the refunding loan shall be not more than the statutory authorization; and provided, further, that no notes shall be refunded under this section except under authority of such vote, if any, as is required for the original borrowing.