Sealed bids will be received by the Board of Commissioners for the Atchafalaya Basin
Levee District up to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 1, 2010 for the leasing for grazing purposes only of the following described property, to-wit, bid related materials may be obtained and electronic bids may be submitted online at www.centralbidding.com:
A certain tract of land laying and being in the Parish of Pointe Coupee, Louisiana, and in Section 33, Township 3 South, Range 7 East, and Sections 1, 2, 3, and 4, Township 4 South, Range 7 East, being the right-of-way acquired for the Evans Pont Levee and was quitclaimed to the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District by quitclaim deed dated 17 September 1957, filed and recorded in COB 45, Entry 251 on 4 October 1957, records of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, containing 71.48 acres more or less.
Said bids will be publicly opened at the office of said Board in Port Allen, Louisiana on September 1, 2010 at 4:00 p.m..
The said property will be leased as one tract for cash, check, or money order, to be paid in full, submitted with bid, for a period of five (5) years for grazing purposes only.
Prospective bidders are to satisfy themselves as to the validity of the land title prior to submitting their bids, inasmuch as the land will be leased without warranty of title except as against the Board's own acts.
Proof of liability insurance of not less than $100,000 with Atchafalaya Basin Levee District designated as additionally insured.
The land will be leased subject to any oil, gas and mineral lease, that may exist now or be entered into in the future, the bonus, rentals and royalties from which shall be reserved to the Board. All mineral rights shall be reserved to the Board in perpetuity in accordance with the Constitution.
The Board will not consider any bids submitted for less than $10.00 per acre, per year.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
It is mandatory that all bids are submitted on forms provided by the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District otherwise bid will be considered null and void, bid forms are available at the Atchafalaya Basin Levee District Office, (525 Court Street) P.O. Box 170, Port Allen, Louisiana 70767, telephone number (225) 387-2249. All Bids should be marked in bold print “Grazing Lease Bid.”
Janice G. Jarreau