City of Enid is accepting proposals for an agricultural lease on the city of Enid Woodring Regional Airport property, consisting of about 525 acres, plus an additional 70 acres located at the southeast corner of Chestnut and Wheatridge for the sole purpose of cultivation.

The type of crop to be cultivated will be principally winter wheat, with other crops being at the discretion of the lessor.

Sealed proposals will be accepted in the city clerk's office, 401 W. Garriott, Enid, Ok. 73701, until 4 p.m. Thursday. Proposals will be publicly opened and read aloud at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in the engineering conference room on the second floor of the city administration building. All proposals will remain on file in the City Clerk's office.

At a later date, the airport director will rank order the proposals received and submit his recommendation to Enid City Commission for consideration and award. Proposal information, consisting of a sample lease agreement, legal description and map showing the land to be cultivated, is available at the city clerk's office.

Lease will commence on or about Sept. 11. Primary term will be for one year, with automatic renewals Aug. 1 of each consecutive year for four additional years, unless cancelled by either party with 90 days written notice.

The city reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive informalities. It may, at its option, award said lease to the bidder whose proposal best satisfies the requirements contained within the solicitation, as determined by the mayor and board of commissioners.

A completed and executed business relationships affidavit and non-collusion affidavit shall accompany the sealed proposal of each bidder, or proposal may be rejected.

Questions may be addressed to Keston Cook, airport operations, Enid Woodring Regional Airport, 1026 S. 66th, Enid, OK 73701 or (580) 616-7387.

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