Farming deal to keep area near small airport clear of trees

Associated Press

Eureka Township – An agreement between a farmer and a western Michigan community will cut the cost of keeping land clear of trees and other tall obstructions near a small airport.

The Daily News reports the Greenville City Council this week approved an agreement for farmer Les Lillie to lease nearly 45 acres in Eureka Township near Greenville Municipal Airport for $1. The agreement runs through August and means the city won’t have to pay anyone to maintain the land.

City Manager George Bosanic described it as a “win-win” agreement. He notes that brush, white pines and oak trees will sprout up on cleared land unless it’s maintained. He says the $1 lease price is a “token” amount and the agreement represents “a really good deal for the city.”