Section 132.09, Florida Statutes 2003
132.09 Notice of sale; bids and award; private sale.--When sold, the refunding bonds (except as otherwise expressly provided) shall be sold pursuant to the terms of a notice of sale which shall be published at least twice. The first publication to be not less than 7 days before the date fixed for the sale and to be published in a newspaper published in the unit, or if no newspaper is published in the unit, then in a newspaper published in the county, or if no newspaper is published in the county, then in a newspaper published in Tallahassee, and in the discretion of the governing body of the unit may be published in a financial newspaper in the City of New York. Such notices shall state the time and place and when and where sealed bids will be received, shall state the amount of bonds, their dates, maturities, denominations and interest rate or rates (which may be a maximum rate), interest payment dates, an outline of the terms, if any, on which they are redeemable or become payable before maturity, the amount which must be deposited with the bid to secure its performance if accepted, and such other pertinent information as the governing body of the unit may determine. The notice of sale may require the bidders to fix the interest rate or rates that the bonds are to bear subject to the terms of the notice and the maximum rate permitted by this chapter. The award of the bonds shall be made by the governing body of the unit to the bidder making the most advantageous bid which shall be determined by the governing body in its absolute and uncontrolled discretion. The right to reject all bids shall be reserved to the governing body of the unit. If no bids are received at such public sale, or if all bids are rejected, the bonds may be sold without notice at private sale at any time within one year thereafter, but such bonds shall not be sold at private sale on terms less favorable to the unit than were contained in the best bid at the prior public sale.
History.--s. 9, ch. 15772, 1931; CGL 1936 Supp. 2383(9).