Town of Rock Hall, MD
Kent County
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The town may acquire real, personal or mixed property for any public purpose by purchase, gift, bequest, devise, lease, condemnation or otherwise and may sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any property belonging to the town. All municipal property, funds and franchises of every kind belonging to or in the possession of the town, by whatever prior name known at the time this Charter becomes effective, are vested in the town, subject to the terms and conditions thereof.
The town shall have the power to condemn property of any kind, or interest therein, or franchise connected therewith, in fee or as an easement, within the corporate limits of the town, for any public purpose. Any activity, project or improvement authorized by the provisions of this Charter or any state law applicable to the town shall be deemed to be a public purpose. The manner of procedure in case of any condemnation proceeding shall be that established in Article 33A (the Real Property Article) of the Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland (1957 Edition), as amended, entitled "Eminent Domain."[1]
Editor's Note: Said Article 33A, Eminent Domain, was repealed by Acts 1972, c. 349, Section 1. See now Real Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, Section 12-101 et seq.
The town may acquire, obtain by lease or rent, construct, operate and maintain all buildings and structures it deems necessary for the operation of the town government.
The town may do whatever is necessary to protect town property and to keep all town property in good condition.