7-8-2231. Authorization to lease county property. (1) The board of county commissioners has jurisdiction and power, under such limitations and restrictions as are prescribed by law, to lease and demise county property, however acquired, which is not necessary to the conduct of the county's business or the preservation of county property and for which immediate sale cannot be had. Such leases shall be in such manner and for such purposes as, in the judgment of the board, shall seem best suited to advance the public benefit and welfare.
(2) Except as provided in 7-8-2233:
(a) all such property must be leased subject to sale by the board; and
(b) no lease shall be for a period to exceed 10 years.
History: En. Subd. 28, Sec. 1, Ch. 100, L. 1931; re-en. Sec. 4465.27, R.C.M. 1935; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 152, L. 1937; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 11, L. 1959; R.C.M. 1947, 16-1030(part).