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File #: 55925    Version: 1 Name: 7047 - Farm Lease, US HWY 151 NE Open Space, Treinen
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/14/2019 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Enactment date: 6/14/2019 Enactment #: RES-19-00452
Title: Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease for farming purposes with Ronald J. Treinen for approximately 35 acres of land within the Northeast Open Space. (17th A.D.)
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh
Attachments: 1. 7047_Exhibit_A.pdf, 2. 7047_Exhibit_B.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes execution of a lease for farming purposes for approximately 35 acres of land within the Northeast Open Space. No lease income is anticipated in 2019 due to rent credit earned by the lessee for weed treatment. Anticipated income in the years 2020 and 2021 is $1,050 per year. Rent will be deposited into the Parks Division Land Acquisition Fund, MUNIS project 17516-51-999.
Title
Authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute a lease for farming purposes with Ronald J. Treinen for approximately 35 acres of land within the Northeast Open Space. (17th A.D.)
Body
WHEREAS, on May 15, 2001 the City of Madison adopted Resolution No. 58364, ID No. 29499, which authorized a lease for farming purposes with James and Anita Treinen for a tract of land within the City’s Northeast Open Space; and

WHEREAS, James and Anita Treinen farmed such tract for farming purposes continuously from 2001 through 2014 and in 2015 assigned the lease to Ronald J. Treinen; and

WHEREAS, the City of Madison terminated the 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; Parks Division staff would like to offer a new lease to Ronald J. Treinen for farming purposes; and

WHEREAS, Parks Division staff and Ronald J. Treinen have agreed that, due to proximity of the land to the bike path, it would be best not to cultivate the land for crops but rather to mow and bale the grass for hay; and

WHEREAS, the terms of a lease allowing for such use have been negotiated between Ronald J. ...

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