Ironhouse Sanitary District (ISD) is interested in enhancing the financial performance of Jersey Island. The purpose of this RFP is to identify a qualified Lessee to lease and maintain approximately 2,395 acres of pastures on Jersey Island. The pastures, described later in this RFP, have been used for grazing ISD-owned cattle by ISD employees for the past 20 years. ISD is in the process of selling its herd of approximately 2,300 cattle, with the anticipated completion of all cattle sales by April 30, 2022.
If a preferred Lessee is identified through this RFP process and approved by the ISD Board, it is anticipated that the ISD Board would direct staff to execute a Lease Agreement with the preferred Lessee. After execution of the Lease Agreement, the Lessee would begin working with ISD staff during a transition period. It is anticipated the commencement date of the Lease Agreement would be May 1, 2022 (“Lease Commencement Date”).