§7-11-2a. Authority to lease property for educational instruction in fire prevention and protection.
In addition to the powers and duties set forth in this article, any county parks and recreation commission organized pursuant to the provision of this article is hereby empowered and authorized: (1) To sell and convey any real estate owned by it which is not contiguous to any tract of land which forms a part of a park owned or operated by the commission: Provided, That such real estate shall be sold at public auction for a fair and adequate consideration. The public auction shall be held at a place designated by the commission, but before making any such sale, notices of the time, terms and place of sale, together with a brief description of the property to be sold, shall be published as a Class II legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of the Code of West Virginia, and the publication area for such publication shall be the county wherein the commission is located,
(2) To lease any of its real estate or any part thereof or any of its personal property or any part thereof or any interest in any of the foregoing to any governmental entity or nonprofit corporation for the purpose of establishing a fire prevention and protection or firefighting school or educational institution. Every such lease shall be for a term not to exceed forty years and shall be authorized by a resolution of the commission, which resolution shall specify the terms and conditions to be contained in such lease: Provided, That before any such resolution is adopted, a public hearing on such proposed lease shall be held by the commission after notice of the date, time, place and purpose of such public hearing has been published as a Class I legal advertisement in compliance with the provisions of article three, chapter fifty-nine of the Code of West Virginia, and the publication area for such publication shall be the county wherein the commission is located.