The City of Kimball will be accepting bids for the lease of approximately 109 acres of tillable land that is designated as irrigated wastewater disposal land. The term of the agreement will commence on 1st day of January 2014, and end on the 31st day of December 2018; for a term of 5 years.
Bids are to be submitted on a form supplied by the City by 8:00 a.m. on July 26, 2013. The bid shall state a price per acre per year for the property for crop years 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. The renter must plant alfalfa or another hay crop which is approved by the Kimball City Council. Irrigation of the wastewater is at the discretion of the City of Kimball Public Works Department. The City of Kimball reserves the right to lease approximately 1/2 to 1 acre of land to Northern Natural Gas for an odorizer facility which will be located outside the irrigation area of the land to be leased.
The City will award the bid based on the criteria of crop selection, crop management practices and bid price submitted. The successful bidder will be required to enter into a Land Lease Agreement with the City, which will be made available for each bidder to review.
The current renter will have the right to match the best offer.
To be considered, sealed bids must be received by 8:00 a.m. on July 26, 2013. Bids may be submitted via mail or delivered in person to: Kimball City Hall – Land Lease Bid, 1 Main St N, Kimball, MN 55353.
The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
Bid forms and other pertinent documents are available on the City’s website www.ci.kimball.mn.us, and at:
Kimball City Hall
PO Box 238
Kimball, MN 55353
Phone: (320) 398-2725
Documents may also be requested via e-mail at:
City of Kimball
Published in the Tricounty News Thursdays June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 4, 11, and 18, 2013.