In difficult economic times, municipalities need creative and fiscally responsible ways to service their constituents. That's where Hubbell Lighting's Cash Flow Positive Program comes in.
Whether your project is a capital improvement, such as new ballfield lights, or an energy savings initiative, Hubbell Lighting offers innovative financing solutions to overcome challenging municipal budget constraints. The benefits speak for themselves.
Municipal Lease vs. Bonding
Compared to the stop-and-go, gridlock approach of public bonding, a municipal lease can be the expressway to getting your municipal lighting project going. To accurately evaluate the financial implications of a municipal lease vs. public bonding options consider these issues:
|Municipal Lease||Bond Financing|
|A lease is paid directly from your annual operating budget without the need for voter approval||Bonds are new public funds that require referendum and voter approval|
|Favorable APR compared with true cost of bond issuance with time, soft costs and other variables||Bond issuance takes time with higher soft costs|
|Simple, quick application process with minimal staff time, approval usually in 24-48 hours||Slow process can take years, consuming resources and can adversely affect your borrowing rate|
|No additional fees or public reporting requirements||Bond costs continue even after bonds are sold (trustee fees, compliance reports, footnote disclosure, audit fees, periodic rating agency fees)|
|Most effective for smaller projects lasting less than 10 years||Preferred method of financing for very large, long-term projects|
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