City of Bradford, PA
Mckean County
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[The following is a list of ordinances relating to bond issues and loans entered into by the City of Bradford, which list is derived from the listing included in the Appendix of the 1974 Code of Ordinances.]
Description
Ord. No.
Date
of Adoption
Issue of city bonds not exceeding 2% on assessed valuation of taxable property by virtue of an ordinance approved 11-9-1881, which yet remain in the possession of the City Treasurer and have not been disposed of to third parties
67
11-16-1881
Issue of city bonds not exceeding 2% including all other indebtedness providing by tax for the payment of the same
81
3-5-1883
Providing for an election to be held on the question of an increase of indebtedness not exceeding 7% on the last preceding assessed valuation of taxable property therein
93
7-6-1883
Issue of city bonds not exceeding 7% including all other indebtedness on the assessed valuation of taxable property in the city
99
10-4-1883
Providing for an election to be held in the city on the question of an increase of indebtedness not exceeding 7% on the last preceding assessed valuation of taxable property therein
273
8-13-1889
To increase the city indebtedness for the purpose of building a new city building, establishing a paid fire department, paving Washington, Barbour, Forman and Boylston Streets and the streets at east and south of the public square, and submitting the question of such increase to the electors of the city
474
6-7-1894
Issue of city bonds not exceeding 2% of the assessed valuation of taxable property in the city to provide funds for constructing a city building
489
12-18-1894
To increase the city indebtedness to an amount exceeding 2% and not exceeding 7% upon the assessed valuation of taxable property in the city to provide additional funds for the erection of a city building and the purchase of a suitable lot upon which to erect the same
537
10-3-1895
Issue of city bonds to the amount of $30,000 for the purpose of providing additional funds for the erection of a city building and the purchase of a suitable lot upon which to erect the same
554
3-17-1896
Amending Ord. No. 554 to designate the persons who shall sell the bonds therein mentioned and who shall direct the same thereof
608
12-26-1896
To increase the city indebtedness to the amount of $13,881.75 for the purpose of refunding and paying certain floating indebtedness and providing for the submission of the question to the electors of the city
818
7-3-1900
To increase the city indebtedness to the amount of $50,570 for the purpose of erection of a hook and ladder house on the city lot on Pine Street, the purchase of a lot and the erection of a building thereon for the use of the Johnson Hose Company, the construction of a new bridge over Tunungwant Creek at Washington Street Extension, constructing a new bridge over said creek at Mechanic Street and moving the present bridge over said creek at Mechanic Street to Barbour Street, constructing a new bridge over said creek at Forman Street, the erection of a belltower on the city lot corner at Kennedy and Boylston Streets, and for the establishment of an electric light plant in the City of Bradford and providing for submitting the question to the electors of the city
824
9-25-1900
To increase the indebtedness of the city to the amount of $100,000 to purchase the electric plant of Bradford Electric Light and Power Company and providing for submitting the question to the electors of the city
827
9-25-1900
Authorizing the creation of a loan and issuing of bonds by the city for the sum of $20,700 to provide funds for the erection of a hook and ladder house on the city lot on Pine Street; for the purchase of a lot and the erection of a building thereon for the Johnson Hose Company; the construction of a new bridge over the Tunungwant Creek at Washington Street Extension; the construction of a new bridge over said creek at Mechanic Street and moving the present bridge over said creek at Mechanic Street to Barbour Street; the construction of a new bridge over said creek at Forman Street; and the erection of a bell tower on the city lot at the corner of Kennedy and Boylston Streets
838
1-26-1901
Providing for and authorizing a loan and the issuance of bonds of the city for the sum of $13,881.75, for refunding and paying certain floating indebtedness of the city, being the balance due on the Sloan & Ervin contract for furnishing the city building, and the amount of the city's portion of paving certain streets in the city
839
1-26-1901
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city to the amount of $25,000. for the purpose of paying the expense of repaving Main Street between Mechanic Street and the Erie Railroad, and Congress Street between Main and Corydon Streets, and the expense of laying new sewers on said Main and Congress Streets between the points named, and providing for submitting the question to the electors of the city
879
7-16-1901
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $25,000 for the purpose of repaving Main Street between Mechanic Street and the Erie Railroad and Congress Street between Main Street and Corydon Street, and the payment of the expense of laying new sewers on said streets between the points named
914
1-14-1902
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $35,000. for the purpose of removing from the Tunungwant Creek within the city limits the Douglas Dam and the construction of an iron bridge over the Tunungwant Creek at Mill Street
1009
4-6-1903
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $20,000 for the purpose of repaving Congress Street between Corydon and Pike Street
1145
1-18-1906
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $20,000. for the purpose of repaving Congress Street between Corydon and Pike Streets
1171
5-26-1906
Providing for the issuing of improvement bonds to R.C. Ruthven & Co. or their assignees for the amount due on contract for paving East Main Street from Kendall Avenue to the city line
1184
12-5-1906
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $30,000. for the purpose of providing funds for the construction of a building for the use of the Street Department on land owned by the city near Mechanic Street; the purchase, repair and improvement of fire apparatus; the purchase of land for an armory site; and the purchase of land for erection of buildings for the use of the Fire Department
1284
4-5-1909
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $70,000. for the purpose of constructing a 200,000,000 gallon reservoir on the city water lands in the Township of Bradford on Gilbert Run
1300
7-29-1909
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the amount of $27,000. for the purpose of erecting and constructing a bridge over the Tunungwant Creek at Main Street, for the erection of a bridge over the Tunungwant Creek at Mill Street, and for the repavement of Webster Street with vitrified brick and providing for the submission of the question to the electors of the city
1350
10-5-1910
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $27,000. for the purpose of erecting and constructing a bridge over the Tunungwant Creek at Main Street, for the erection and construction of a bridge over the Tunungwant Creek at Mill Street and for the repavement of Webster Street with vitrified brick and providing for the levying of an annual tax for the payment of the principal and interest of said loan
1358
3-7-1911
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds for the sum of $15,000. for the refunding and paying of certain bonds and floating indebtedness of the city, being balance due on the Anthony Laley contract for purchase price of Street Department lot; for the city's portion of Jackson Avenue and Clark Street and the Seaward Avenue sewer assessments; the Clara Lockwood judgment; the Alice Allen judgment; the Elizabeth McCann judgment; East Main Street paving and Kendall Avenue macadam and other overdue paving bonds
1450
-- -- 1913
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds for the sum of $8,000. for the purpose of providing funds for the payment of services of expert assistance to the City Assessor and the Board of Revision of Taxes and Appeals for the making of the triennial assessment for the year 1915, the payment of the judgment of Catherine Groner and the making of street improvements
1560
6-7-1915
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $80,000. for the purpose of repaving South Avenue and Mechanic Street between Barbour and Corydon Streets, Kennedy Street between Main and the Tunungwant Creek, Davis Street between Main and Amm Streets, portion of East Main Street and Kendell Avenue; for the purpose of laying surface sewers under said streets; for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving High Street between Grove Street and the city line; for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving South Avenue
1605
9-25-1916
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $80,000. for the purpose of repaving South Avenue and Mechanic Street between Barbour and Corydon Streets, Kennedy Street between Main and the Tunungwant Creek, Davis Street between Main and Amm Streets, portion of East Main Street and Kendell Avenue; for the purpose of laying surface sewers under said streets; for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving High Street between Grove Street and the city line; for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving South Avenue between Sherman Street and the city line; and for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving Jackson Avenue between Mill Street and Kendall Avenue
1622
2-19-1917
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $80,000. for the purpose of repaving South Avenue and Mechanic Street between Barbour and Corydon Streets, Kennedy Street between Main and the Tunungwant Creek, Davis Street between Main and Amm Streets, portion of East Main Street and Kendell Avenue; for the purpose of laying surface sewers under said streets; for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving High Street between Grove Street and the city line; for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving South Avenue between Sherman Street and the city line; and for the purpose of paying the city's portion of paving Jackson Avenue between Mill Street and Kendall Avenue
1652
7-9-1917
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $25,000. for the purpose of providing funds for the following improvements: Pear-Mechanic Streets iron sewers; Seaward Avenue outfall sewer; Longfellow Avenue sewer; Washington Street repavement; city's portion of Bank Street pavement and the erection of retaining wall; city's portion of North Kendall Avenue pavement and retaining wall; city's portion of Bagley Avenue pavement; and for other street improvements and for the payment of the following overdue improvement bonds: Center Street pavement bonds and interest; South Kendall Avenue pavement bonds and interest; Hobson-Bennett sewer bonds and interest; Lincoln Avenue sewer bonds and interest and Third Ward Addition sewer bonds and interest
1659
9-10-1917
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $30,000. for the purpose of street improvements and repairs, inclusive of the payment of the city's portion of paving Seaward Avenue and the repavement of that portion of South Kendall Avenue from the end of the brick pavement on said South Kendall Avenue to the city line
1723
5-12-1919
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $11,000. for the purpose of purchasing a motor pump for the use of the Fire Department
1727
7-7-1919
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $19,000. for the purpose of constructing a city almshouse on the Poor Farm, and furnishing the same
1747
1-5-1920
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $35,000. for the purpose of providing additional funds for the replacement of Davis Street between Main and Amm Streets and the construction of surface sewers under the same; for the purchase of certain equipment for the Street Department; for the repair of the City Hall building and grounds; for the purchase of a patrol wagon and the erection of a garage for the same; for the payment of the city's portion of the cost of pavements on Oxford Street and Cole Avenue and such other streets as may be fixed by the City Council
1766
6-7-1920
Authorizing the bonding of the city in the sum of $15,000. to provide funds for the purpose of purchasing a site for and erecting a garbage incinerating plant
1780
9-7-1920
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $15,000. for the purpose of providing additional funds for the construction of an almshouse on the Poor Farm and furnishing the same, and calling an election to be held for the purpose of obtaining the assent of the electors of the city
1783
9-7-1920
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $25,000. for the purpose of acquiring and equipping public parks and playgrounds for the use of the citizens of the city and calling an election to be held for the purpose of obtaining the assent of the electors of the city
1784
9-7-1920
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $15,000. for the purpose of providing additional funds for the construction of an almshouse on the Poor Farm of the city and furnishing the same
1808
3-21-1921
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $14,000. for the purpose of providing funds with which to pay the city's portion of street pavements, and to provide additional funds for furnishing the almshouse on the Poor Farm of the city
1843
5-22-1922
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $25,000. for the purpose of enlarging the incinerating plant of the City and providing for the submission of such increase of indebtedness to the electors of the city
1845
5-22-1922
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $25,000. for the purpose of enlarging the incinerating  plant of the city and making necessary repairs to the present plant and providing for the submission of such increase in indebtedness to the electors of the city
1876
6-18-1923
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $25,000. for the purpose of providing funds for the following improvements: enlarging the incinerating plant of the city and making necessary repairs to the present plant
1883
9-19-1923
Amending Ord. No. 1883 to provide for the payment of state tax
1900
1-2-1924
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuance of bonds in the sum of $10,000. for the purpose of providing funds for the reconstruction of the bridge over the Tunungwant Creek at North Kendall Avenue
1981
4-5-1926
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $250,000. for the purpose of opening, widening, straightening and improving the streets and bridges in the city and providing for submitting the question to the electors of the city
1995
9-7-1926
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $30,000. for the purpose of providing funds for refunding to the Water Sinking Fund the amounts loaned to pay the balance due on street sweeper, the damage claims of Mrs. Frank Lydell and Johanna Scott and the purchase price of Wharton land for North Kendall Avenue bridge; for the purpose of mortgage on Sewage Disposal lot from L.V. Hubbard; for the purchase price of incinerator lot at Tuna under contract with Elizabeth McGregor; for refunding to the Insurance Premium Fund the amount loaned to pay Alice Clark damage claim; for the payment of fines returnable to the State Treasurer on account of traffic law; for the completion of the North Kendall Avenue Bridge and approaches thereto; for the repair of East Main and High Streets retaining walls; and for the purpose of paying the city's portion of the pavement of such streets and may be determined by City Council
2010
2-7-1927
Amending Ord. No. 2010
2015
4-18-1927
Authorizing the Mayor, Superintendent of Accounts and Finance, and the City Controller to issue street improvement bonds in the sum of $1,750. for the purpose of paying the city's portion of expense of straightening Williams Street as show in Ord. No. 2017
2018
5-9-1927
To increase the bonded indebtedness of the city in the sum of $372,000. for the purpose of construction, reconstruction and repair of streets, the building of sanitary and storm sewers, repair of bridges, repair and reconstruction of retaining walls, purchase of equipment used for repair of streets and engineering expenses pertaining thereto, and providing for the submission of the question to the electors of the city
2064
10-4-1928
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $372,000. for the purpose of providing funds for the construction, reconstruction and repair of streets, the building of sanitary and storm sewers, repair of bridges, repair and reconstruction of retaining walls, purchase of equipment used for the repair of streets and engineering expenses pertaining thereto
2078
2-25-1929
Authorizing the creation of a loan and the issuing of bonds in the sum of $65,000. for the purpose of providing funds with which to pay for the purchase of fire hose, for repaving of North Kendall Avenue, for Gamewell police signal system, for Street Department truck, for American LaFrance fire engine, for Elgin Corporation street sweeper, for refunding to water funds the amounts advanced to the general fund of the city, for refunding to sidewalk fund the amount expended on Cornen Street sidewalks to pay interest due on foregoing items and to refund special assessment bonds and interest due thereon
2088
7-5-1929
Amending Ord. No. 2088
2092
9-27-1929
Bond for $70,000. for funds to pay the city's portion of paving East Avenue, Moorehouse Place, Lorana Avenue, Jerome Avenue, Willard Avenue and Penn Avenue; the repayment of loan made to Unemployment Fund; to fund amount of debt incurred in the extension of Boylston Street; the extension and opening of Euclid Avenue; and to refund special assessment bonds
2143
1-19-1931
Amending Ord. No. 2143
2146
1-19-1931
Bonds in the sum of $67,000. to fund notes issued for Buffalo fire engine; to repay to Water Sinking Fund; to pay for O.B. & W. Sixth Ward sewer right-of-way; to pay Agnes Keating and Eva Hale damage claims
2184
11-14-1932
Bonds in the sum of $40,000. for the payment of operating expenses of the city
2200
1-1-1934
Increase indebtedness to provide funds for a swimming pool and recreational park and general improvements
2285
12-5-1938
Authority to borrow $13,200. for MackInternational fire truck and future land purchases for recreation park
2344
6-30-1941
Bonds in the sum of $90,000. to fund floating debt and for purchase of a site for a sewage disposal plant; a new airport; street and sewer construction; and equipment for fire station; and removal of snow
2385
4-2-1945
Bonds in the sum of $140,000. to fund floating indebtedness and for paving construction for improvements to the creek channel, for reconstruction of the High Street Wall, for reconstruction of the swimming pool, for new heating facilities for City Hall, and for the installation of traffic equipment
2407
12-16-1946
Bonds in the sum of $60,000. to provide funds for paving of streets; for sidewalk and sewer construction; for improvements to the East Bradford Fire Station; and for the purchase of Street Department equipment
2456
9-26-1949
Bonds in the sum of $100,000. to provide funds for flood control projects
2486
5-16-1952
Bonds in the sum of $55,000. to provide funds for street improvements, purchase of fire and police equipment and for construction of storm sewers and for flood control projects
2559
6-4-1956
Increase indebtedness in the sum of $650,000. to fund flood control projects, construct bridges, sewers and streets, make airport improvements and purchase equipment for the Department of Streets
2574
3-18-1957
Bonds in the sum of $650,000. to fund projects listed above in Ord. No. 2574
2580
10-28-1957
Nondebt revenue bond to borrow money by a bond secured by the pledge of the paving of Constitution Avenue, Prendergast Avenue, Spring Street and Keating Avenue
2633
11-10-1960
Nondebt revenue bond to borrow money by a bond secured by the pledge of the paving of Lorana Avenue, Harding Avenue, Barbour Street, Marion Avenue and Catalpa Street
2697
4-15-1963
Coupon bonds in the sum of $700,000. for urban renewal projects
2888
1-31-1972
Sewer revenue bonds in the sum of $600,000.
2957
6-21-1974
Lease rental debt in the sum of $1,230,000. and approving form of an agreement with Bradford Sanitary Authority
3020.1
4-8-1981
Loan guaranty in the amount of $750,000.for Bradford City Water Authority
3052
3-8-1983
Bond in the sum of $10,000.
3063
1-24-1984
Loan guaranty in the amount of $400,000. for Bradford Sanitary Authority
3085
5-27-1986
Establishment of surety bond in the amount of $5,000. to be provided by City Engineer, conditioned for the faithful performance of his official duties
3168
3-28-1996
Increase indebtedness in the sum of $500,000 for old City Hall restoration project
3194
4-8-2003
Increase indebtedness in the sum of $225,000 to purchase new aerial fire truck
3196
8-12-2003
Bond in the sum of $250,000
3199
4-27-2004
Increase indebtedness in the sum of $650,000 for old City Hall restoration project
3205
7-26-2005
Increase indebtedness in the amount of $300,000 to acquire property and infrastructure and improvements to support construction of new housing in the Onofrio Street, Phase III, Housing Project
3214
4-25-2006
Increase indebtedness in the amount of $600,000 for the construction of new housing in the Onofrio Street, Phase III, Housing Project
3215
4-25-2006
Increase indebtedness in the amount of $3,005,000 for debt consolidation
3220
12-11-2007
Increasing indebtedness in the amount of $137,000 for the Chestnut Street Multi-Tenant Center
3238
6-14-2010
Increasing indebtedness in the amount of $1,000,000 for the Kessel Athletic Field Complex and Callahan Park Skating Rink
3241
2-22-2011
Bond in the sum of $5,240,000
3246
5-31-2012
Increasing indebtedness in the amount of $150,000 for the demolition of blighted properties
3249
2-12-2013
Increasing indebtedness in the amount of $150,000 for the construction of two new single-family homes in the Elm Street (Project Pride) neighborhood
3250
2-12-2013
Authorize and direct the incurring of nonelectoral debt through the issuance and sale of $2,675,000 general obligation bonds, Series of 2013 (the "2013 bonds") to currently refund the City's outstanding general obligation bonds, Series of 2008, and for the payment of the costs and expenses of financing (the "refunding")
3251
3-12-2013
Authority to reallocate a sum not to exceed $64,977.81 from the initial line item for a new fire truck to pay for repairs to the aerial ladder on Tower One.
3246.1
6-24-2014
Increase indebtedness by the amount of $250,000 for the purpose of construction of new homes on Elm Street and Congress Street in the City’s Second Ward Neighborhood Revitalization Project Area
3258
6-9-2015
Increase indebtedness by the amount of $750,000 for streetscape improvements pursuant to the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program
3269
4-11-2017
Increase indebtedness in the amount of $300,000 for the construction of three new homes on Elm Street and Congress Place
3273
2-13-2018
Increase in nonelectoral debt by authorizing and approving the issuance and sale of not to exceed $18,850,000 general obligation bonds Series A of 2020 and general obligation bonds, taxable Series B of 2020
3281
1-14-2020
Increase in nonelectoral debt by authorizing and approving the issuance and sale of not to exceed $18,850,000 general obligation bonds Series A of 2020 and general obligation bonds, taxable Series B of 2020
3282
3-3-2020