PUBLIC FUNDS IN GENERAL
MUNICIPAL BOND LAW
57-215. Sale of bonds — Notice and request for bids — Publication. (1) If bonds are sold at public sale, notice of the intention to sell any such bonds and requesting bids therefor shall be published in the name of the governing body of any such issuer in the official newspaper thereof for at least three (3) consecutive publications therein at weekly intervals. The date of sale thereof, as therein designated, shall be after the lapse of at least twenty-one (21) full days from and after the date of the first publication of such notice, counting the date of the first publication as the first of such twenty-one (21) days; and if said corporation shall not have designated an official newspaper the publication shall be had in any newspaper published and of general circulation within the corporate limits of said issuing corporation as specially designated or approved by any such governing body; and if there shall be no newspaper published within the corporate limits of any such issuing corporation, such notice shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of such issuing corporation as designated or approved by any such governing body. The mayor or chairman or presiding officer of any such corporation and the clerk or secretary thereof shall cause such publication to be made and given as prescribed herein, subject to the direction, designation or approval of any such governing body as herein set forth. It shall be proper to commence the publication of such notice of sale prior to, or contemporaneous with, the publication of the notice of the election at which the proposition of the issuance of any such bonds shall be submitted; provided only that such bonds shall not be sold until their issuance shall have been duly authorized.
(2) If bonds are sold at private sale, notice of the intention to sell such bonds at private sale shall be published once in the name of the issuer in a newspaper of general circulation within the issuer’s boundaries at least three (3) days prior to the time scheduled by the issuer for approving the private sale of such bonds. Failure to comply with this requirement shall not invalidate the sale of the bonds, so long as the issuer has made a good faith effort to comply.
[(57-215) 1927, ch. 262, sec. 5, subd. (b), p. 546; I.C.A., sec. 55-215; am. 1977, ch. 244, sec. 1, p. 721; am. 2001, ch. 264, sec. 3, p. 968.]