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File #: 55210    Version: 1 Name: 11797 - Farm Lease former Dykman property
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/28/2019 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/14/2019
Enactment date: 5/17/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00390
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease for farming purposes with Guy Dreger and Laura Dreger for approximately 7 acres of land recently acquired for park purposes in the Town of Verona. (1st AD)
Sponsors: Barbara Harrington-McKinney
Attachments: 1. 11797_Exhibit_A.pdf, 2. 11797_Exhibit_B_(page_1_of_2).pdf, 3. 11797_Exhibit_B_(page_2_of_2).pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a lease for farming purposes for approximately 7 acres of land recently acquired for park purposes in the Town of Verona. The lease is for a term of one year (January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019) with annual rent of $525. Revenue from the lease will be deposited in the City's General Fund.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease for farming purposes with Guy Dreger and Laura Dreger for approximately 7 acres of land recently acquired for park purposes in the Town of Verona. (1st AD)
Body
WHEREAS, in 2018 the City of Madison acquired approximately 40 acres (the “Property”) in the Town of Verona from Charles and Bonnie Dykman for conservation park purposes; and

WHEREAS, prior to the City’s purchase, approximately 7 acres of the Property (the “Leased Premises”) was leased by Guy and Laura Dreger for farming purposes; and

WHEREAS, the Dregers recently contacted Parks Division staff to express their interest in continuing to farm the Leased Premises on a limited term basis; and

WHEREAS, the Property will not be formally designated as a conservation park until after 2019 and, until such time, Park staff supports farming of the Leased Premises for the interim land management benefit of controlling invasive species and other undesirable vegetation; and

WHEREAS, the terms of a lease have been negotiated between Guy and Laura Dreger and the Office of Real Estate Services; and

WHEREAS, Parks Division staff have reviewed the lease terms and recommend entering into the lease with the Dregers, and the lease has been approved by the City Attorney’s Office.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Mayor and City Clerk are authorized to execute a lease with Guy and Laura Dreger (collectively, the “Lessees”) allowing for the use of approximately 7 tillable acres of land for farming purposes, subject to the following terms and conditions:

1. The “Leased Premises” are more particularly described on attache...

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