260C.38  Lease agreements for space.

The board of directors may, with the approval of the director of the department of education, enter into lease agreements, with or without purchase options, not to exceed twenty years in duration, for the leasing or rental of buildings for use basically as classrooms, laboratories, shops, libraries, and study halls for community college purposes, and pay for the leasing or rental with funds acquired pursuant to section 260C.17, section 260C.18, and section 260C.22. However, lease agreements extending for less than ten years and for less than twenty- five thousand dollars per year need not be submitted to the director of the department of education for approval.

The agreements may include the leasing of existing buildings on public or private property, buildings to be constructed upon real estate owned by the community college, or buildings to be placed upon real estate owned by the community college.

Before entering into a lease agreement with a purchase option for a building to be constructed, or placed, upon real estate owned by the community college, the board shall first adopt plans and specifications for the proposed building which it considers suitable for the intended use, and the board shall also adopt the proposed terms of the lease agreement and purchase option. Upon obtaining the approval of the director of the department of education, if approval of the director is required, the board shall invite bids, by advertisement published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the county where the building is to be located. The lease agreement shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder, or the board may reject all bids and readvertise for new bids.

Section History: Early form

  [C71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 280A.38; 82 Acts, ch 1230, § 1]

Section History: Recent form

  86 Acts, ch 1245, § 1474; 90 Acts, ch 1253, § 43

  C93, § 260C.38

Internal References

  Referred to in § 260C.56

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