Arkabutla Lake, MS --
VICKSBURG, Miss. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will lease agricultural tracts at Arkabutla Lake, Mississippi, to the public. These properties can be used for pasture, hay and grazed woods purposes and consist of acreage in DeSoto and Tate counties in Mississippi.
The Vicksburg District will accept sealed bids for Invitation No. DACW38-9-19-23 until 2 p.m. on April 16, 2019. Bids will begin to be publicly opened at that time. Individuals interested in bidding should send their information in a sealed enveloped marked and addressed as follows: USACE, Vicksburg, Attention: Real Estate Division, 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183-3435.
No bid will be considered unless it is accompanied by a deposit in an amount equal to and not less than 50 percent or 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.
A map depicting the location and layout of the tracts available for lease and any additional information regarding the lease opportunities may be obtained by contacting Ernie Lentz, land use specialist, Arkabutla Lake Field Office, 3905 Arkabutla Dam Road, Coldwater, Mississippi 38618-9737, or via telephone at 662-562-6261, extension 14561, or Angela Williams, Realty Specialist, Real Estate Division, 4155 Clay Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi 39183-3435, via telephone at 601-631-5230.
The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana that holds seven major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline levees. The district is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,000 personnel.