Some agricultural land at Arkabutla Lake is being made available for lease to the public, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reported Tuesday.
The Vicksburg District of the Corps released information that it is accepting sealed bids under Invitation No. DACW38-9-19-23 until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, at which time the bids will be opened publicly.
The land may be used for pasture, hay and grazed woods purposes. Locations in DeSoto and Tate counties are what will be leased.
Individuals interested in bidding should send their information in a sealed envelope marked and addressed as follows: USACE, Vicksburg, Attention: Real Estate Division, 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3435.
The Corps reported that any accepted bids must have a deposit in an amount equal to or not less than 50 percent of more of the annual rental fee.
The bidder will be required to enter into a written lease agreement and pay a $25 Environmental Conditions of Property report fee. The balance of the total rental fee will be due within 10 days of the date of receipt of written notice of acceptance of the bid and the original lease for execution.
There is a map available of the location and layout of the available land for lease and may be obtained by contacting Land Use Specialist Ernie Lentz at the Arkabutla Lake Field Office, 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road, Coldwater, MS 38618-9737, or by phone at 662-562-6261, extension 14561.
Interested parties may also contact Angela Williams, Realty Specialist, Real Estate Division, 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183-3435, or by phone at 601-631-5230.
Bob Bakken is Staff Writer for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.