Take notice that on the 25th day of January, 2024, the Township of Franklin, County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey, shall take sealed bids for the lease of certain real property owned by the Township of Franklin for hunting purposes for April 1, 2024 – March 31, 2027. The lands to be leased are shown on the Tax Map as Block 5, Lots 2 & 3 (approximately 11 acres), more commonly known as the municipal property behind the Cracker Barrel.
Bids shall be delivered to the Township of Franklin, 202 Sidney Road, Pittstown, New Jersey 08867. The sealed envelope shall bear the notation “Bid for Hunting Lease”. All bids must be delivered to the Municipal Clerk by 10:00 AM on the 25th day of January, 2024. The winning bid will be awarded at the Committee Meeting on February 8th at 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Township Municipal Building, 202 Sidney Road, Pittstown, New Jersey 08867.
Bid documents are available from the Clerk during regular business hours or by submitting a written request with a postage paid, return envelope. The bid document includes the contract that the Township intends to use to award this bid. By submitting a bid, the bidder is acknowledging that he/she has reviewed all the terms of the contract and agrees to comply with all requirements. The Township has set a minimum bid of $500 per year.
Every bid must include a complete Bid Proposal Form and Affidavit of Non- Collusion. By submitting a bid, the bidder acknowledges that he/she/it has adequate insurance in conformance with the insurance requirements listed in the contract and that a certificate naming the Township as an additional insured will be provided prior to the winning bidder being permitted to enter the property.
The bid, if awarded, shall be made to the highest responsible bidder. The Township reserves the right to reject all bids. The Township reserves the right to waive such defects in any bid that does not, in the Township’s discretion, materially affect the bid.