Upon the vacation of parks or park lands as provided by section 755.41 of the Revised Code, the legislative authority of a municipal corporation shall offer such lands for sale at a public auction. No lands shall be sold until the legislative authority of such municipal corporation gives notice of intention to sell such lands. Such notice shall be published as provided in section 7.16 of the Revised Code or once a week for four consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in a municipal corporation in which the sale is to be had. The legislative authority of such municipal corporation or the board or officer having supervision or management of such real estate shall sell such lands to the highest and best bidder, provided that any and all bids made hereunder may be rejected.
When such sale is made, the mayor or other officer of a municipal corporation in which sale is had and in which such lands are located, shall enter into a deed, conveying said lands to the purchaser thereof. At or after the time of sale, the auditor of the county shall place the lands sold hereunder on the tax duplicate of the county at a value to be established by the auditor as in cases where the auditor re-enters property which has been tax exempt on the taxable list of the county.
The proceeds from the sale of lands sold pursuant to this section shall be placed in the general fund of the treasury of the municipal corporation in which such lands are located and may be disbursed as other general fund moneys.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 10-19-1959