on May 16, 2013 0 “We are pleased with the lower tax rate and low true interest cost of 2.99%,” states Don Horton, Bend Park and Recreation District Executive Director. “Low interest rates were a key reason the Board of Directors chose to seek a bond last November. We are fortunate to be able to provide the community with such a good investment.” Tumblr Facebook Share. Dedicated to fund new park lands, trails and recreation amenities, the $29 million dollar bond measure was expected to cost taxpayers $.24 per $1,000 of assessed property value but is now projected to come in at less than $.22 per $1,000. By CBN Pinterest Email Google+ E-Headlines Following up on the bond measure passed by voters last November, Bend Park & Recreation District sold General Obligation Bonds on Tuesday, May 14 at an interest cost better than the district anticipated during the election. Bend Park & Recreation District Bonds Sold for Better Than Anticipated Cost LinkedIn Twitter The bonds received a Moody’s municipal bond rating of AA3, given to issuers that demonstrate very strong creditworthiness relative to other US municipal or tax-exempt issuers. There were ten bidders for the bond sales with Raymond James and Associates, Inc. being the lowest bidder and selected buyer. It is anticipated that the bond sale will close in early June.