Acting under the authority of the Legislature of the State of Louisiana, the Cameron Parish School Board will receive sealed bids for the leasing of all surface rights including the rights of range, hunting, fishing, and farming, on the following described lands as indicated in the description below:
DESCRIPTION: Section 16, Township 12 South, Range 12 West, Cameron Parish, Louisiana, 644 acres, more or less.
(A description map may be seen in the School Board Office during normal working hours as well as a form lease agreement).
All bids must be sealed; the envelope marked “Bid-Section 16, Township, Range “and may be forwarded through the U.S. Mail to the Cameron Parish School Board, P. O. Box 1548, Cameron, LA 70631. Bidder must offer an annual rental of not less than $4.00 per acre for a lease with a primary term of five (5) years with the first year beginning August 1, 2020, and ending on April 1st of final year. Annual renewal rentals will be due each year by April 1st, in order to continue the lease in effect. Cash payment or a certified or cashier’s check, or teller’s check, or an official check issued by a bank in favor of the Cameron Parish School Board for the amount of the annual rental for the first year shall accompany and be deposited with the bid (no checks other than types noted above are acceptable) and the rental thus deposited shall be forfeited to the Board as liquidated damages if the successful bidder fails to enter into written contract in accordance with his bid within twenty (20) days after acceptance by the Board. The bid submitted must include the following information: Name of Bidder, Address of Bidder, Phone Number of Bidder and Email of Bidder.
If farming rights are utilized, bidder may offer annual rental plus a fractional part of not less than one-sixth (1/6) of any and all crops produced and saved during the year. The value of the one-sixth (1/6) share shall not be considered in the awarding of the lease unless the bidder guarantees a specific amount which shall be added to and accompany the bid. Should the one-sixth (1/6) value of crops be less than the cash guarantee paid at the time of the lease, the Cameron Parish School Board shall demand such additional payment as necessary to bring the value adjustment to a full one-sixth (1/6) of crops produced and harvested on any and all listed sections.
Lessor reserves the right to gather and dispose of alligator eggs from the lease premises as well as alligator hunting and trapping, without any compensation to lessee.
The surface rights and privileges granted in the lease are restricted to range, hunting, farming, and fishing and these rights shall in no way, manner, or form interfere with the granting of a mineral lease or the full utilization of all rights and privileges granted in any mineral lease.
It is further agreed and understood between the contracting parties hereto that this lease shall be heritable, but shall not be subject to mortgage, pledge, hypothecation or seizure and sale, nor shall the said lease be assigned, subleased, or otherwise transferred by the said lessee unless authorized by prior written approval of the lessor. Such assignment, sublease or transfer of said lease shall be subject to terms and conditions as may be deemed proper by the lessor. Terms and conditions for subleasing may be obtained by contacting the Cameron Parish School Board land manager.
The Cameron Parish School Board does not warrant or provide ingress or egress to the lease premises. Ingress and egress is the sole responsibility of lessee.
Bids will be received until the hour of 4:00 p.m., June 8, 2020, at which time all bids received will be opened and considered in public session of the Cameron Parish School Board in Cameron, Louisiana.
The Board reserves the right to reject any and all bids received.
RUN: Apr. 30, May 7, 14 (A 29)