Financial Issues Municipal Authorities Should Consider
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Municipal Authority employees have a lot on their minds. One of the most important issues is dealing with financial matters. This webinar will discuss some of the common, and not so common, financial issues which Authorities should consider with an eye towards the future and how they will affect you. We will also discuss what is in your control and what is not.
During this webinar, the not so common issues include:
Acquisitions – to be acquired by a public or private entity, or to acquire other public systems.
Capital Planning – how much is enough?
Changes contemplated by the State legislature regarding borrowing under the Local Government Unit Debt Act.
How are demographics changing the financial landscape?
Rate elasticity – how much room is there for raising future user rates?
Some of the common issues include:
Market conditions and their effect on borrowing cost
Bond ratings and coverage requirements
Are municipal guarantees essential to obtaining competitive borrowing costs?
Bank loan vs bond issue financing – which one is the right one?
Healthcare costs and pension issues.
Christopher M. Gibbons, Principal, Concord Public Financial Advisors, Inc.
Daryl S. Peck, Principal, Concord Public Financial Advisors, Inc.
Michael A. Schober, PE, BCEE, T&M Associates