Sidney Lions Food Bank administrator Bev Elder stands in their new home

Sidney signs deal with food bank

New location for charity organization to be leased out for $1 a year

With a new building comes a new lease between the Town of Sidney and the Sidney Lions Food Bank.

Council approved the lease, with ratification to come, during a recent committee meeting.

“We’re so happy that our volunteers have a decent place to work,” said Mayor Larry Cross. “I look forward to the day we could do without the food bank, but I think it’s going to be around for a while.”

The leased area includes the building and associated parking areas. Rent is $1 per year with a five-year term and a five-year renewal option.

The Lions Club is responsible for keeping the premises in safe, tidy and sanitary condition. That includes maintenance of the interior of the building along with minor exterior work such as painting and cleaning.

The Town is responsible for other exterior maintenance and will cover utility costs and taxes.

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