This Lease Agreement made and entered into this _____
day of ________, 1999, by and between C. Ronald Dufina
and Mary McCourt-Dufina, of PO Box 495, Mackinac
Island, Michigan, herein referred to as "Lessor", and
North Country Bank & Trust, a Michigan Banking
Corporation, of 130 South Cedar, Manistique, Michigan,
herein referred to as "Lessee".
Whereas, Lessor is the owner of certain premises
located in the City of Mackinac Island, Mackinac
County, Michigan, and wishes to let the same; and
Whereas, Lessee desires to lease said premises from
Whereas, the parties hereto desire to enter into a
lease agreement defining their respective rights,
obligations and liabilities relating to the premises,
and to one another;
Now, therefore, in consideration of the mutual
covenants and promises contained herein, it is agreed:
Section I: Description and Use of Premises
Lessor does hereby let to Lessee the following
generally described premises:
Certain premises located on the ground floor of that
building known as "The Balsam Shop" a/k/a "The Old
Village Inn", located on Parcel 2, Lot 105, Assessor's
Plat No.3, City of Mackinac Island, Michigan,
consisting of approximately 400 square feet and
referred to as "Balsam Unit No.3".
The demised premises are located on commercial property
presently zoned "C" Commercial, by virtue of Ordinance
No.278 of the Ordinances of the City of Mackinac
Island, and Lessee agrees to conduct its operations in
Section II: Term
The term of this lease shall be for a period of three
(3) years, commencing on March 1, 2000, and terminating
on February 28, 2003, unless sooner terminated by the
implementation of further provisions of this Agreement.
Lessee may renew this lease for two additional three-
year terms at an annual rent calculated according to
Section III of this lease. Lessee shall inform Lessor
in writing at least sixty (60) days prior to the
expiration of the term of this lease of Lessee's intent
to exercise this option.
Section III: Rent
The rent for the first year of the term of this Lease
shall be the sum of Eighteen Thousand, Seven Hundred
Fifty-Two and 40/100 Dollars ($18,752.40), payable as
$3,125.40 on or before March 1, 2000;
$3,125.40 on or before Aprill, 2000;
$3,125.40 on or before May 1, 2000;
$3,125.40 on or before June 1, 2000;
$3,125.40 on or before July 1, 2000; and
$3,125.40 on or before August 1, 2000.
The annual rent for the remaining two years of the term
of this Lease shall be adjusted on March lst annually
in accordance with any change in the Consumer Price
Index, Midwest Urban Consumers (a/k/a North Central
Region) as of the preceding December 31, using December31, 1999 as base 100.
Section IV: Repairs, Improvements and Maintenance
Lessor shall maintain and keep all exterior walls,
roofs, plumbing, and electrical in good repair.
Lessor shall provide snow removal service for the
demised premises, as well as the demised building's
roof(s), and sidewalks, as necessary.
Lessee shall provide for its own trash removal on a
regular basis, and shall maintain the demised premises
in a clean and presentable condition.
Section V: Taxes and Utilities
Lessor shall pay all real estate taxes and special
assessments on the demised premises; and
Lessee shall pay all personal property, business and
all other taxes assessed incident to the operation of
its business at the demised premises.
Lessor shall pay for water and sewer, and Lessee shall
pay for all other utilities supplied to the premises
utilized by Lessee.
Section VI: Insurance
Lessor shall keep the demised premises insured against
loss or damage by fire, to the extent of the full
insurable value thereof.
Lessee may obtain and maintain, at its own expense, any
insurance which it desires covering its personal
property and contents situate on the demised premises.
Lessee shall maintain sufficient insurance to protect
both Lessor and Lessee from all claims of personal
injury, including death, whether such claims are made
under a Workers Compensation Act, or otherwise, which
may arise from its operations under this Lease, and
carry Lessor as an additional insured thereunder.
Section VII: Indemnification
Lessee hereby indemnifies and saves Lessor harmless
from and against loss, damage and liability, occasioned
by or growing out of Lessee's use and occupancy of the
Section VIII: Contingency
Lessee and Lessor mutually acknowledge that this Lease
Agreement is contingent upon the approval by the
Financial Institution Bureau and the Federal Deposit
Insurance Corporation of Lessee operating a branch bank
at the location of the demised premises. In the event
such approval cannot be reasonably obtained, then in
such event, this Lease Agreement shall be of no force
Section IX: Lessor's Remedies
In the event Lessee shall breach any of the covenants
contained herein, Lessor may, at its option, direct a
written notice of default to Lessee at Lessee's
Manistique office, directing that said default be cured
within ten (10) days of the date of said notice.
Failure of Lessee to cure any such breach or default
may, at Lessor's election, terminate this Lease.
Termination pursuant to this provision shall cause
Lessee to immediately surrender and vacate the demised
premises to Lessor, and upon Lessee's failure to so
surrender and vacate, Lessor may initiate summary
proceedings in Michigan's 92nd District Court pursuant
to Chapter 57 of Michigan's Revised Judicature Act. In
addition to the foregoing, Lessor shall have an
entitlement to recover all costs, including actual
attorney fees expended in enforcing this provision.
Section X: Assignment and sub-let
Lessee shall not assign its interest under this Lease,
nor underlet the premises, or any portion thereof,
without the prior written approval of Lessor.
Section XI: Governing Law
The provisions of this agreement, as well as the
association of the parties hereto, shall be governed by
the laws of the State of Michigan.
Section XII: Counterparts
This Lease may be executed in any number of
counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an
original and all of which together shall comprise but a
Section XIII: Corporate Approval
Lessee represents that it has approved the terms and
provisions of this Lease, and has authorized the
undersigned individual to execute this Lease for and on
behalf of said Corporation.
Section XIV: Binding Effect
This Lease, and all of the covenants, conditions and
provisions contained herein shall inure to the benefit
of and be binding upon the heirs, executors, successors
and assigns of the parties hereto.
In witness whereof, the parties hereto have executed
this Lease Agreement the day and year first written.
In the presence of: "Lessor":
/s/ Steven A. Cotton /s/ C. Ronald Dufina
C. Ronald Dufina
/s/ Anne M. Myers /s/ Mary McCourt-Dufina
In the presence of: "Lessee":
North Country Bank & Trust, A Michigan
/s/ Kristine E. Hoefler /s/ Ronald G. Ford
By: (print) Ronald G. Ford
RE: Lease Agreement for ATM Machine Space
In addition to the lease agreement signed for the
period of March 1,2000 -February 28, 2003, for the
amount of $18,752.40. North Country Bank & Trust agrees
to pay to C. Ronald Dufina and Mary McCourt-Dufina,
$100.00 per month for a total of $1200.00 per year for
3 years, for the use of the ATM space in the Balsam
Shop, Mackinac Island, MI.
North Country Bank and Trust,
A Michigan Banking Corporation
/s/ Ronald G. Ford
BY: (print) Ronald G. Ford