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2016 Statute


80-933.Lease of lake or park; conditions; publication; protest petition. Whenever the title to any real property within the area of which there may be included a lake or park may be vested in a township, the township board is hereby authorized to lease such lake or park or any portion thereof for not less than two (2) years nor more than thirty-three (33) years to any 4-H club or livestock association, to any county fair association, to any nonprofit corporation, or to any other charitable or farm organization:Provided, That every such lease shall provide that the lessee shall at its own expense, construct and install all of the facilities and improvements to be occupied and used by it under such lease, upon such terms, conditions and control as the township board may require and subject to the condition that all such facilities and improvements so constructed by the lessee shall become and be the property of the township upon the expiration or cancellation of the term of such lease or upon abandonment or forfeiture thereof by the lessee prior to its expiration.

Such lease shall be effective and binding upon the township, however, only after twenty (20) days following the final publication of such lease including all the terms thereof in some newspaper of general circulation in the township for three (3) consecutive weeks: Provided, That if within such twenty (20) days following the final publication of the lease there be filed with the township clerk a petition signed by twenty-five percent (25%) of the electors of such township as determined by the total vote for secretary of state in such township at the last preceding general election protesting the execution of such lease, then such lease shall be void and of no effect.

History: L. 1949, ch. 504, § 1; L. 1961, ch. 464, § 1; April 6.