Lake County, IL
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File #: 22-1276    Version: 1 Name: Resolution authorizing an annual lease with Harden Farms and Stables, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois in the amount of $1,500 for lease of County property for farming.
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/1/2022 In control: Financial & Administrative Committee
On agenda: Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Resolution authorizing an annual lease with Harden Farms and Stables, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois in the amount of $1,500 for lease of County property for farming.
Attachments: 1. 2022 Farm Lease DRAFT
Title
Resolution authorizing an annual lease with Harden Farms and Stables, Inc. of Libertyville, Illinois in the amount of $1,500 for lease of County property for farming.

Staff Summary
* Lake County desires to enter into an annual lease for the sole intention of farming on the County farm property of approximately 20 tillable acres in Libertyville, Illinois.
* Pursuant to Illinois Statutes (55 ILCS 5/5-1005) the County Board has authority to make all contracts and do all other acts in relation to property to exercise its corporate power, including to sell and convey or lease any real or personal property owned by the county.
* The current lease had expired in 2020 when the previous farmer had retired, and the property has been left in its natural state as staff worked through development plans for the property to include the Regional Operations Center and installation of solar arrays.
* Staff was approached by a local farmer interested in crop farming the remaining 20 acres.
* The lease is for a one-year term with an option to renew for four additional one-year terms and will provide an annual revenue in the amount of $1,000.

Body

WHEREAS, Lake County desires to enter into an annual lease agreement for the sole intention of crop farming on the County farm property of approximately 20 tillable acres in Libertyville, IL; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Illinois Statutes (55 ILCS 5/5-1005) the County Board has authority to make all contracts and do all other acts in relation to property to exercise its corporate power, including to sell and convey or lease any real or personal property owned by the county; and

WHEREAS, the current lease had expired in 2020 when the previous farmer had retired, and the property has been left in its natural state as staff worked through development plans for the property to include the Regional Operations Center and installation of solar arrays.; and

WHEREAS, staff was approached by a local farmer interested in crop farming the re...

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