302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470

Sixteen Section Land Lease Notice

Section 16, Township 4 South, Range 14 West

BIDS CLOSED 10/12/2023 @ 2:00PM



Written SEALED bids will be received by the Poplarville School District Board of Trustees at 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi, Pearl River County, up to and not later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2023, for hunting and fishing lease on the following school property with a minimum bid of $8.00 per acre:

DESCRIPTION: Section 16, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, Pearl River County, Mississippi, consisting of 637.36 acres less and except 40 acres in the southwest 1/4 of the northeast 1/4 of Section 16, Township 4 South, Range 14 West, Pearl River County, Mississippi containing 597.36 acres more or less.

Bids must be submitted on the official bid form, which may be obtained from the Poplarville School District, Office of the Superintendent.  The policy of the Board of Trustees of the Poplarville School District requires that bids shall be accompanied by a deposit, equal to 100% of the amount bid for the first year rental, in the form of a check or money order.   All bids without deposits will be considered void.  Deposits will be returned on all rejected bids.

All bids shall be enclosed and sealed in a self-addressed return envelope (addressed to Poplarville School District, Office of the Superintendent, 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, MS 39470) with the 16 Section Land portion noted. 

Lessor will be required to have proof of liability insurance at the time of signing lease and will be required to pay the recording fee with the Pearl River County Chancery Clerks Office.

Section 29-3-41, Mississippi code Annotated (1972), as amended, states that “the existing holder of (hunting and fishing rights), if he shall have made an offer, shall have the final right to extend his lease at an annual rental equal to said highest offer”.

Additional information may be obtained from the Superintendent’s Office, 302 S. Julia St. Poplarville, MS 39470 or telephone @601-795-8477.

To the extent allowed by law, The Poplarville School Board reserves the right to reject any and/or all bids.

Publish in The Picayune Item on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 20, 2023,

Wednesday, September 27, 2023,

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

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The Poplarville School District offers educational/vocational opportunities on a nondiscriminatory basis in compliance with the requirements of the following federal civil rights legislation: Title VI, Title IX, the Vocational Amendments of 1976 and 1979, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act. Further, the Poplarville School District offers equal educational and employment opportunities to all persons without regard to sex, race, religion, color, national origin, age, or disability. The district’s contact coordinator for compliance with these requirements is Stachia Peterson, Title IX Coordinator and 504 Coordinator 302 South Julia Street, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470, Phone (601) 795-6153.

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