16.10.170 – Sale of Public Land

A.    In the event either the School District or Park District desires to sell any public land obtained under the provisions hereof, it shall first direct written notice, certified mail, return receipt requested, to the non-selling district and City. The written notice shall contain a legal description and plat of the public land and statement that the owner thereof desires to sell the public land described. Upon receipt of the written notice, the following options are provided and granted:

1.      The non-selling district shall have the exclusive option to purchase the public land described, for the thirty-day period next following receipt of the notice.

2.      In the event the non-selling district fails to exercise its option within the thirty-day time period, the City shall have exclusive option to purchase the public land described, at no cost, for the thirty-day period next following expiration of the initial thirty-day period.

B.     Any option shall be exercised by directing written notice to the owner of the public land, certified mail, return receipt requested. In the event both the non-selling district and the City fail to exercise their options, the owner of the public land may, for a one year period thereafter, sell the public land described in the written notice to any third party, subject to the requirements of law.

C.     In the event any public land is sold to a third party pursuant to the terms of this chapter, the property shall thereafter not be designated as “public land”. 

D.    The cash received by the School District as a result of the sale of public land shall be held

in a separate account, and shall be used solely in accordance with the provisions Section 16.08 above.

E.     The cash received by the Park District as a result of the sale of public land shall be held in a separate account, and shall be used solely in accordance with the provisions of Section 16.08 above.

(2018-M-29: § 2)