§ XI - Town Property And Real Estate

§ XI - Town Property And Real Estate

The Selectmen have control of all Town property which has not been placed in the care of a particular board, commission, trustees of the trust funds, officers or departments by the By-Laws, or by the vote of the Town Meeting. The power to purchase, sell and convey property for public use rests with the Town Meeting.
No Town real estate or property may be conveyed to any person unless the Town by a majority vote at Town Meeting authorizes the Selectmen to dispose of such property or real estate unless otherwise provided by the General Laws. Real estate or property must be disposed of by either a public auction or by advertised sealed bids unless otherwise allowed per Town Meeting vote. The Selectmen have the power to set a minimum amount for which the real estate or property is to be sold, and to set the terms and conditions for the sale. The Selectmen may by a specific Article in the Town Warrant be authorized to dispose of property or real estate in a different manner than auction or sealed bid. Authority to transfer or to sell real estate or property continues in effect for one (1) year from the date of the Town Meeting unless otherwise provided.
Town Property And Real Estate

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XI