The City of Oberlin is accepting proposals from area farmers to lease the 212.0452 acres that it recently purchased on U.S. Route 20 in Pittsfield Township. According to the information the City received at time of purchase, approximately 211 acres of this property are tillable acres. The lease term will be two years – the 2023 and 2024 growing seasons.
The attached bid form must be used to submit your lease proposal. This form should be completed and submitted in a sealed envelope marked “Farm Lease Proposal” to the City of Oberlin Department of Planning and Development, 69 S. Main Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074, attention: Carrie R. Porter. Bids may be mailed, delivered by a package delivery company such as FedEx or UPS or delivered to the office in person.
Sealed bids will be opened on March 14th, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. in the Large Conference Room, Prospect School Building, 36 S. Prospect Street, Oberlin, Ohio 44074. The City of Oberlin reserves the right to accept the highest and/or best proposal, to reject any or all proposals, and to enter into a lease agreement which, in the sole judgment of the City, will best suit the City’s needs.
Please note that the City will require the prospective leaseholder to carry a minimum level of general liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate with the City being named as an additional insured.
In addition, the City of Oberlin Water Environment Protection Facility produces approximately 35 – 40 dry (19% – 21 % solids) tons of Class B bio-solids per year. This material is available at no cost to the farm lease operator and can be delivered to the site. The farm lease operator must incorporate the Class B bio-solids into the soil at agronomic rates based on soil tests conducted by the farm lease operator and in accordance with all regulatory requirements of the Lorain County Public Health District and the Ohio EPA. The City of Oberlin Water Treatment Plant produces approximately 475 – 500 dry (6% – 8% solids) tons of lime per year. This material is also available at no cost and can be delivered and surface applied on site with the City’s existing equipment. Lime must be incorporated into the soil at agronomic rates based on soil tests conducted by the farm lease operator and in accordance with all regulatory requirements of the Lorain County Public Health District and the Ohio EPA.
All questions regarding this lease opportunity should be directed to Carrie Porter, Director of Planning and Development at 440-775-7250 or email@example.com.
Here is a link to the bid instructions and bid form packet: Farm Lease Bid Packet