Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018178 on 07/19/2004, Section 2-462 read as follows.


    (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, the city manager shall be authorized to sell, trade or lease any real property owned or controlled by the city with the approval by resolution or ordinance duly passed by the council.

    (b) Any real property deemed by the council to have a unique or enhanced value to any person because of its accessibility, configuration, location, size or use, may be sold, traded or leased to such person.

    (c) Except as otherwise provided in this section, real property owned by the city may be sold, traded or leased only after competitive bids shall have been obtained. Such real property may be sold, traded or leased to the person submitting the highest and best bid.

    (d) The provisions of this section shall not be applicable to any sale, trade or lease entered into appurtenant to a settlement or award in any condemnation proceeding.

    (e) Farmland owned by the city may be leased by the city manager without obtaining competitive bids and without further council authorization under the following circumstances:

    (1)    The person seeking to lease the property conducts a farming operation adjacent to the property sought to be leased from the city;

    (2)    The person seeking to lease the property has previously leased the property and has demonstrated good farming practices; or

    (3)    The property was acquired by the city from the person seeking to lease the property.

     (f) The city council may, by resolution or ordinance, authorize the city manager to sell real property owned by the city to an adjacent property owner at fair market value as determined by an appraisal.

(Code 1964, § 2.797, Ord. No. 10789, § 1(2.797), 11-18-85; Ord. No. 14459 § 1, 4-17-95; Ord. No. 15267, § 1, 6-16-97)