City of Fredericksburg, VA
 
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[Code 1991, § 2-3]
No contract, deed, agreement, or other instrument for the City's purchase or lease of any interest in real property, or any option for the City to purchase or lease any interest in real property, shall be enforceable against the City unless such instrument is approved and executed by the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager and approved as to form and executed by the City Attorney.
[Ord. No. 01-13, 6-12-2001]
No deed purporting to convey an interest in real estate to the City shall be valid unless accepted by the City, evidence of which acceptance shall appear on the face of such deed or on a separately recorded instrument. Such deed or other instrument shall be executed by the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager pursuant to an ordinance, resolution, motion, or other action of City Council indicating the intent of the City to acquire or otherwise accept such property interest. The City Manager and the Assistant City Manager, however, shall have the authority to accept the dedication of public utility and access easements on behalf of the City. The provisions of this section shall not apply to any conveyance of real estate to the City pursuant to Chapter 78. Every deed purporting to convey real estate to the City shall be in a form approved by the City Attorney.
[Code 1991, § 2-4; Ord. No. 00-06, 4-11-2000]
A. 
The rights of the City to its waterfront, wharf property, public landings, wharves, docks, streets, avenues, parks, bridges, and other public property and its gas, water and electric works shall not be sold or otherwise conveyed in fee simple except by an ordinance passed by a recorded affirmative vote of three-fourths of all the members elected to the City Council.
B. 
The City shall not sell or convey in fee simple, or enter into any agreement to sell or convey in fee simple, any real property owned by the City until the City Council has held a public hearing in accordance with Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1800, concerning such proposed sale or conveyance. This subsection, however, shall not apply to:
(1) 
The vacation of public interests in real property acquired by the City through the subdivision or rezoning of land; or
(2) 
The vacation of public streets and rights-of-way.
C. 
No contract, deed, agreement, option, or other instrument for the sale or conveyance of a fee simple interest in City-owned real property shall be enforceable against the City unless such instrument is approved and executed by the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager and approved as to form and executed by the City Attorney.
[Code 1991, § 2-5; Ord. No. 00-06, 4-11-2000]
A. 
No franchise, lease, easement, or right of any kind to use City-owned real property in a manner not permitted to the general public shall be granted by the City for a longer period than 40 years, except for air rights together with easements for columns of support, which may be granted for a period not exceeding 60 years.
B. 
Before granting any such franchise, lease, easement, right, or privilege for a term of five years or less, the City Council shall hold a public hearing in accordance with Code of Virginia, § 15.2-1800. Notice of such public hearing shall be advertised once in a newspaper having general circulation in the City at least seven days prior to the date set for the hearing. This subsection shall not apply to the leasing of City-owned real property to another public body, political subdivision or authority of the commonwealth.
C. 
Before granting any such franchise, lease, easement, right, or privilege for a term in excess of five years, except for a trunk railway, the City Council shall first, after due advertisement, receive bids therefor publicly, as provided by Code of Virginia, §§ 15.2-2100 and 15.2-2102, and shall proceed with the granting of such franchise, lease, easement, or other right to use real property in such manner as is otherwise required by law.
D. 
No such contract, deed, agreement, or other instrument granting a franchise, lease, easement, or similar right to use City-owned real property shall be enforceable against the City unless such instrument is approved and executed by the City Manager or the Assistant City Manager and approved as to form and executed by the City Attorney.
[Ord. No. 00-06, 4-11-2000]
Notwithstanding any other provision of this division to the contrary, the City Manager shall have the authority to grant licenses for the use of City-owned real property, including the right to allow encroachments within City rights-of-way, provided that such licenses create no property interest in the licensee, that they are revocable at will by the City, and that they impose no liability or responsibility upon the City for any costs, expenses, or damages arising out of the licensee's use of such property.
[Code 1991, § 2-306]
A. 
All City departments shall submit to the City Manager, at such time and in such form as he shall prescribe, reports showing stocks of all supplies which are no longer used or which have become obsolete, worn out or scrapped.
B. 
The City Manager shall have the authority to transfer surplus property to other City agencies, to sell any property which has become unsuitable for public use, or to exchange or trade the property for new supplies.
C. 
Sales under this section shall be made to the highest responsible and responsive bidder.