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§ 10-312. County property; housing projects; franchise; required notice

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLocal GovernmentEffective: April 14, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Local Government (Refs & Annos)
Division III. Counties [Titles 9-15] (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Express Powers Act (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Express Powers of Charter Counties and Code Counties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 14, 2015
MD Code, Local Government, § 10-312
Formerly cited as MD CODE, Art. 25A, § 5
§ 10-312. County property; housing projects; franchise; required notice
County property--Protection
(a) A county may provide for the protection of county property.
County property--Acquisition and disposal
(b) A county may provide for:
(1) the acquisition by purchase, lease, condemnation, or otherwise of property required for public purposes in the county; and
(2) the disposal of any real or leasehold county property, if the county property is no longer needed for public use.
County property--Leasing
(c) A county may lease as lessor any county property to further the public purposes of the county, on any terms and compensation that the county considers proper.
Housing projects
(d) A county may provide for the financing of any housing or housing project wholly or partly, including the placement of a deed of trust, mortgage, or other debt instrument on the property to ensure repayment of funds used to purchase, construct, rehabilitate, or otherwise develop the housing project.
(e)(1) A county may grant any franchise or right to use a franchise, including any right or franchise in relation to any highway, street, road, lane, alley, or bridge.
(2) A county may grant a franchise for a cable television system as provided in § 1-708 of this article.
(3) For any franchise granted under this subsection, a county may:
(i) impose franchise fees; and
(ii) establish rates, rules, and regulations.
Required notice
(f)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, before the county makes any disposition, grant, or lease of county property, the county shall publish notice of the disposition, grant, or lease once a week for 3 successive weeks in at least one newspaper of general circulation in the county and shall include the terms and the compensation to be received and give opportunity for objections.
(2) A county may grant an easement for a public utility without giving notice under this subsection.


Added by Acts 2013, c. 119, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 22, § 1, eff. April 14, 2015.
MD Code, Local Government, § 10-312, MD LOCAL GOVT § 10-312
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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