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Posted on: July 2, 2018


Proposals are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, July 12, 2018 and shall be submitted via email (, or delivered to the address below:

City of Mount Airy
Attn: Nicki Brame
300 South Main Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030

The City reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.

Terms of lease will include the following:

TERM. This tenancy will continue for a term of one (1) year. Thereafter this Lease shall automatically renew on an annual basis for up to nine (9) additional one-year renewal terms unless either party notifies the other in writing, on or before November 1st, of its intent to terminate the lease for the upcoming year.

RENT. Tenant will pay rent for the use of the property at least annually. Rent shall be due in advance without offset, demand or counterclaim. The rental amount will be determined based on the proposals received.

USE OF PREMISES BY TENANT: Tenant may, for the term of this Lease, occupy and use the premises for the purposes of planting, growing, cultivating and harvesting agricultural crops, and for no other purpose without the prior written consent of the City. In growing the crops, Tenant shall act in accordance with the best course of husbandry practiced in the Surry County with an effort to preserve, and if possible, to increase the value and desirability of said lands as high class farm land. Tenant shall comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws.

General maintenance: Tenant shall provide the labor necessary to maintain the farm and its improvements during the rental period in as good condition as it was at the beginning, excluding damage from normal wear and tear and damage from causes beyond the Tenant's control.

Addition of improvements: Tenant shall not construct, modify, or allow to be constructed any improvements without the City’s written consent.

Tenant shall use the premises in such a manner so as not to interfere with the use and operation of the Industrial Park by the City or any other occupant of the Industrial Park.

ASSIGNMENT AND SUBLETTING: Tenant shall not assign this Lease or underlet said premises, or any part thereof, without the prior written consent of the City. This Lease may
be assigned by the City upon thirty (30) days’ prior written notice to Tenant.

INDEMNIFICATION OF LESSOR: Tenant shall indemnify and defend, to save and hold harmless the City, its officers and employees, against and from any and all claims, demands,
costs and damages or any injury to person or property arising from, related to, or occurring during Tenant's use or occupancy of the premises, including any claim, liability, loss or
damage arising by reason of the condition of the premises, the condition of any improvements located upon the premises, or the acts or omissions of Tenant or any person in
or on the premises with the actual or implied consent of Tenant.

LIENS: Tenant shall keep the leased premises free and clear of all statutory liens, including but not limited to mechanic's and materialmen's liens.

The City reserves the right to impose additional terms and conditions that would be customary to an agricultural lease in Surry County consistent with the foregoing terms.

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