Segrest, 010880 MSAGO, 19800108
|Case Date:||January 08, 1980|
We were retained in March, 1978, to secure a renewal lease of the Sixteenth Section Land here in Lowndes County upon which the fire tower is situated. At long last, after a change in the law, along with changes in counsel for the Board of Supervisors and Board of Education, we have secured from the Board of Education the original and two executed copies of the lease, all of which are enclosed herewith. I have examined the lease and everything seems to be in order except perhaps that portion of Paragraph VIII which provides that the Board may recover attorney's fees incurred in terminating the lease or recovering for an act of waste by the Lessee. It may be that the Board has the power to include such a provision, but I am unable to find an enabling statute. Section 29-3-131, in fact, provides that all expenses incurred shall be paid out of the proper Sixteenth Section funds. If the lease is acceptable, I would appreciate your having all 3 copies executed by the proper representative of the Forestry Commission and then having them returned to us. After recording, we will return the original lease. Section 29-3-85 states in part: . . . If any lessee of any such sixteenth section land shall commit, cause to be committed, or permit the commission of any act of waste on any...
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