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BID PROPOSAL FOR THE SPICER, PROPERTY

CITY OF BOULDER
OPEN SPACE AND MOUNTAIN PARKS
AGRICULTURAL LAND MANAGEMENT BID PACKET

The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Department (OSMP)
announces the availability of agricultural property for management, referred to
here as the Spicer property.

BID SCHEDULE: 1

1. A property tour is scheduled for Friday, March 31, 2017 at 1:30 P.M.
the Property tour will be held in conjunction to the Watt/Webb
Property Tour. The Property tour will begin at the Spicer Property
(7901 Scenic Dr). OSMP staff will be available to answer any
questions you may have. Bids from operations/individuals not
represented at the property tour will not be accepted. No
exceptions.

Directions to Property: 0.5 miles east of 75th st. and Baseline. Just east
of Glenhaven Ct.

2. Completed bid packets must be received by 4 p.m. Mountain Time on


Tuesday, April 10th. Bid packets can be mailed, e-mailed, or hand delivered
to:

City of Boulder
Open Space and Mountain Parks
Attn: Adam Ortega
Ortegaa@bouldercolorado.gov
7315 Red Deer Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301

3. Late or incomplete bids will not be reviewed.

4. Selection of a land user for the property will be based on the bid criteria
outlined in this packet. The selected user will be notified by phone.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by e-mail.

For further information, contact either Adam Ortega (303-817-1137)


NOTICE

THE CITY OF BOULDER RETAINS THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR
ALL BIDS.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTIES
LEGAL DESCRIPTION:

SPICER
A parcel of land of approximately 40 acres located in the W ½ of the SW ¼ of Section
31, T1N, R69W of the 6th P.M. in Boulder County, Colorado.

GENERAL LOCATION: The property is North of Baseline Rd. and East of 75th st. Access to the
property is approximately ½ mile east of 75th st on Baseline Rd.

IRRIGATION WATER SHARES: There will be 1.5 shares of Marshallville Ditch water. Ditch
assessment fees will be paid by the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks
Department.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The property is primarily used for Hay operations with
grazing as a secondary use. A loafing shed and potential residence is associated
with this lease.

The residence is currently leased through July 31, 2017 and managed by the
Pennant Investment Company. Attached is a, Pennant Investment Company,
Residential Lease Agreement.

Visitors are allowed to access the areas, but no formal access points are
associated with the property. It is the lessee’s responsibility to check on livestock
daily, to ensure their safety, access to water, and that they are in the correct
pasture. Owner reserves the right to require tenant to remove livestock that pose
a threat to other users of the property.

OSMP staff will work with the lessee with the winning bid to re-develop the corral
and watering area near the loafing shed. Cattle grazing will not be allowed until
improvements are completed (Improvements will be completed at the owner’s
expense by 2018), to the loafing shed and corral. Livestock water is available
from irrigation ditches and the well associated with the residence.

INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS:
General Liability - $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 in the aggregate.

Insurance shall:

1. Provide coverage on an Occurrence Form;

2. Provide coverage at least as broad as Insurance Services Office (ISO)


form CG0001;

3. Provide primary coverage;

4. Include the City of Boulder and its officials and employees as additional
insureds as their interests may appear; and

5. Be Issued from a company licensed to do business in Colorado having an


AM Best rating of at least A- VI.
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NON TECHNICAL SOILS DESCRIPTIONS
BELL & TELLER PROPERTIES
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Map
Symbol Description
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AcB ASCALON SANDY LOAM, 1 TO 3 PERCENT SLOPES

Ascalon soils
Landscape: Uplands
Landform: Terraces
Parent material: Mixed loamy alluvium and/or eolian deposits
Slope: 1 to 3 percent
Drainage class: Well drained
Slowest permeability: 0.6 to 2.0 in/hr (moderate)
Available water capacity: About 6.7 inches (moderate)
Shrink-swell potential: About 1.5 percent (low)
Runoff class: Low
Ecological site: Sandy
20 Soil Survey
Potential native vegetation: prairie sandreed, big bluestem, blue
grama, sand bluestem, little bluestem, western
sandcherry, needleandthread, sideoats grama,
sand sagebrush
Land capability subclass (irrigated): 2e
Land capability subclass (nonirrigated): 3e
Typical Profile:
0 to 8 inches; sandy loam
8 to 19 inches; sandy clay loam, sandy loam
19 to 60 inches; sandy loam, fine sandy loam, loamy fine sand

Minor Components
Otero and similar soils
Composition: About 9 percent
Aquic Haplustolls and similar soils
Composition: About 1 percent
Landform: Swales
References:

Soil Survey of Boulder County Area, Colorado; United States Department of


Agriculture, Soil Conservation Service in corporation with Colorado Agricultural
Experiment Station. Issued January 1975.
EVALUATION OF BIDS:

The following criteria will be used to evaluate agricultural bids:

1. The proposed management of the agricultural operation on the property


2. Ability of the prospective tenant to provide for the best stewardship of the
property
3. Agricultural experience of the manager/bidder
4. Benefit of the property to the bidder’s existing agricultural operation
5. Contribution of the proposed operation to Boulder’s local food economy
6. Amount bid for the property

Bid proposals will be evaluated by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain
Parks agricultural staff. Final selection will be confirmed by the Director of Open
Space and Mountain Parks.
PROPOSED BID

SUBMITTED BY: ____________________________________,


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ADDRESS: _________________________________________,

____________________________, CO ________________
City Zip Code

PHONE NO: (Home) ________________________________

PHONE NO: (Cell) _________________________________

MANAGEMENT PERIOD: March 2017 through December 2019.

My rent bid shall be $__________________ per year, due and payable on or before

_________________, ______, each year this agreement is in effect.

OR

My rent shall be based on production at $______________ per ton of hay and


$_________ per AUM due and payable on or before _______________________, each
year this agreement is in effect.

______________________________________ _______________
Signature Date

THE CITY OF BOULDER RETAINS THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT ANY OR
ALL BIDS.
Please provide answers to the following questions. Attach additional pages as
needed. If you prefer not to use this form, be sure to refer to the question number
for each of your responses.

1. Describe the operation you intend to manage on the property. Please


include details of grazing rotation, irrigation, pest and nutrient management,
etc.

2. If you are currently involved in other agricultural enterprises, briefly describe


the operation(s). Please include general location.
3. Why do you need this property for your agricultural operation and uses of the
onsite Residence?

4. How and where do you plan to market items produced from this parcel?

5. Please provide personal references familiar with your agricultural experience.


If you do not currently own your own farmland, a reference must include the
person or organization you currently or formerly leased land from or managed
land under.