Notice of Public Hearing
Notice is Hereby Given that a public hearing will be held by the City Commission (the “Commission”) of the City of Longwood, Florida (the “City”) on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Longwood City Commission Chambers of the Longwood City Hall, located at 175 West Warren Avenue in Longwood, Florida, regarding a plan by the Orange County Health Facilities Authority (the “Authority”) to issue its Hospital Revenue Bonds (Orlando Health Obligated Group) in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $20,000,000 with respect to the healthcare facilities in Longwood, Florida described in this notice, in one or more series over the longest period permitted by law. The proceeds of the bonds issued under such plan (the “Bonds”) will be loaned to Orlando Health, Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation (“Orlando Health”) and will be qualified 501(c)(3) bonds (as defined in Section 145 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”)), and will be used to (a) finance, refinance, or reimburse the costs of acquiring, constructing, renovating and equipping a new 12,600 square foot free-standing emergency department and related offices, parking and ancillary facilities of Orlando Health (the initial owner or principal user of such facilities), located or to be located on the current South Seminole Hospital Campus at 555 West State Route 434 in Longwood, Florida, (b) provide one or more debt service reserve funds for the benefit of all or a portion of the Bonds, if deemed necessary or desirable, (c) pay a portion of the interest to accrue on the Bonds, if deemed necessary or desirable, (d) pay certain working capital expenditures, if deemed necessary or desirable, and (e) pay certain costs of issuance of the Bonds, including the costs of any credit or liquidity enhancement thereof, if deemed necessary or desirable.
The public hearing is required by Section 147(f) of the Code. Interested individuals are invited to express their views, both orally and in writing, on the proposed issuance of the Bonds by the Authority for the benefit of Orlando Health. Comments at the public hearing are invited. Written comments may be submitted to Orlando Health or to the City in care of its City Clerk at 175 West Warren Avenue, Longwood, Florida 32750 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, until the conclusion of the public hearing. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Commission will consider the adoption of a resolution approving the issuance of the Bonds solely for the purposes of Section 147(f) of the Code. A copy of the proposed resolution can be inspected at the office of the City Clerk at the address set forth above. Additional information can be obtained from Orlando Health or the City in care of its City Clerk at the address listed above.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, or those requiring language assistance should contact the City’s ADA Coordinator, no later than 48 hours prior to the proceeding, at (407) 260-3466, for assistance.
Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, the City hereby advises that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered at such hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and, for such purpose, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and the evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Dated: Friday, December 9, 2022