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File #: 55555    Version: 1 Name: 3528 Farm Lease NE Open Space American Center
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/24/2019 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/14/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Enactment date: 5/24/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00421
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease for farming purposes with Steven Pederson for approximately 53 acres of land within the Northeast Open Space. (17th A.D.)
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. 3528_Exhibit_A.pdf, 2. 3528_Exhibit_B.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsWatch
5/21/20191 COMMON COUNCIL AdoptPass Action details Not available
5/20/20191 PLAN COMMISSION Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Not available
5/14/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Re-referPass Action details Not available
5/8/20191 BOARD OF PARK COMMISSIONERS Return to Lead with the Recommendation for ApprovalPass Action details Not available
5/6/20191 FINANCE COMMITTEE RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT - REPORT OF OFFICERPass Action details Not available
4/30/20191 FINANCE COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Not available
4/30/20191 FINANCE COMMITTEE Referred  Action details Not available
4/30/20191 COMMON COUNCIL Referred  Action details Not available
4/24/20191 Economic Development Division Referred for Introduction  Action details Not available
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes execution of a lease with Steven Pederson for 53 acres of land within the Northeast Open Space. The proposed lease is for calendar year 2019 and totals $8,040, which will be deposited to the Parks Division Land Acquisition Project (Munis #17516). The Parks Division, Office of Real Estate Services, City Attorney’s Office, and Risk Management have reviewed the terms and recommend entering into the lease. No City appropriation is required.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease for farming purposes with Steven Pederson for approximately 53 acres of land within the Northeast Open Space. (17th A.D.)
Body
WHEREAS, on June 6, 1995 the City of Madison adopted Resolution No. 52,281, ID No. 17302, which authorized a lease for farming purposes with Steven Pederson for a tract in the American Center Plat, which tract is part of the City’s Northeast Open Space; and

WHEREAS, Steven Pederson leased such tract for farming purposes continuously from September 26, 1996 until December 31, 2016; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison terminated such farm lease effective December 31, 2016 due to a potential conflict with DNR restrictions, which limit the use of the land to public park purposes; and

WHEREAS, the DNR recently agreed with Parks staff that farming of the tract provides the interim land management benefit of controlling invasive species and other undesirable vegetation and, therefore, is not in conflict with the DNR restrictions on the property; and

WHEREAS, the DNR has indicated its approval of renewed use of the land for farming purposes; and

WHEREAS; the City would like to offer a new lease to Steven Pederson for farming purposes; and

WHEREAS, the terms of a lease have been negotiated between Steven Pederson 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 Steven Pederson, and the lease has b...

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