City of Aberdeen, MD
Harford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners of the Town of Aberdeen (now Mayor and Council of the City of Aberdeen) 1-11-1982 by Ord. No. 260 (Ch. 32 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Mayor and Council have determined that from time to time it is necessary to dispose of property owned by the Mayor and Council or acquired by the Mayor and Council through abandonment, seizure or other means.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the meanings indicated:
ABANDONED PROPERTY
Any object acquired by the Mayor and Council through Police Department investigative procedures or otherwise which remains unclaimed by its legal owner for a period of 30 days or more after its acquisition by the Mayor and Council.
PROPERTY
Includes any real or personal property, including but not limited to land, bicycles, automobiles, trucks, equipment or other such items.
[Amended 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 358-90]
SURPLUS
Any property designated by a department head as being of no further use or value to the department for which it was purchased or otherwise acquired.
[Amended 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 358-90]
A. 
City property. Any property owned by the Mayor and Council, upon its being declared surplus, shall first be offered to the use of other agencies or departments within the operation of the City to determine whether such property is usable by another branch of the City government, and, after such offering, such property having been declared surplus, shall be offered to the general public for sale either at a public auction, public or private sale or other disposition process as may be designated by the Mayor and Council.
B. 
Other property. Disposal of other property, whether seized by the police, abandoned within the City or otherwise acquired by the Mayor and Council, shall be by public auction, public or private sale or other disposition as may be designated by the Mayor and Council.
[Amended 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 358-90]
No City employee shall be eligible to purchase a reserve surplus, abandoned, seized or other property owned by the City except by public sale.
[Amended 4-9-1990 by Ord. No. 358-90]
The Mayor and Council shall apply proceeds of any such sale listed above first to the expenses of the sale, second to any known lienholders who have made claim against any object being sold at sale, and third to the general fund of the Mayor and Council.