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Committee passes lease agreement with Ithaca Community Gardens

A committee of Ithaca city lawmakers has renewed the land lease for the Ithaca Community Gardens.

The City Administration Committee voted 3 to 2 to send a 20-year lease renewal for the gardeners to Common Council for final approval next month.

The agreement requires the gardeners to make an annual $3,000 commitment to a trust fund that will help offset the city’s costs for future relocation of the garden.

City councilman Chris Proulx said there is a short list of sites they are exploring.

“None of them are of the size and scope of this site, but I think there’s a desire to continue to think about where else in the city we could have gardening,” Proulx said.

Proulx said the city reserves the right to terminate the lease in the event that a suitable garden site has been found.

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