7-16-2324. Sale, lease, or exchange of dedicated park lands. (1) For the purposes of chapter 8, part 25, and this section, lands dedicated to the public use for park or playground purposes under 76-3-621 are considered county lands unless conveyance to a governmental unit other than a county is provided by law or agreement.
(2) A county may not sell, lease, or exchange lands dedicated for park or playground purposes except as provided under chapter 8, part 25, and this section.
(3) Prior to selling, leasing, or exchanging any county land dedicated to public use for park or playground purposes, a county shall:
(a) compile an inventory of all public parks and playgrounds within the county;
(b) prepare a comprehensive plan for the provision of outdoor recreation and open space within the county;
(c) determine that the proposed sale, lease, or exchange furthers or is consistent with the county's outdoor recreation and open space comprehensive plan;
(d) publish notice as provided in 7-1-2121 of intention to sell, lease, or dispose of the park or playground lands, giving the people of the county opportunity to be heard regarding the action;
(e) if the land is within an incorporated city or town, secure the approval of the governing body for the action; and
(f) comply with any other applicable requirements under chapter 8, part 25.
(4) Any revenue realized by a county from the sale, exchange, or disposal of lands dedicated to public use for park or playground purposes must be paid into the park fund and used in the manner prescribed in 76-3-621 for cash received in lieu of dedication.
History: En. 16-4808 by Sec. 5, Ch. 540, L. 1975; R.C.M. 1947, 16-4808; amd. Sec. 25, Ch. 253, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 28, Ch. 349, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 468, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 333, L. 2005.