As referenced by the Calvert County Code of Public Laws § 6-104 - Contracts for sale of real property [1985, ch. 715, § 2], notwithstanding any provisions of law to the contrary, the county may grant and convey any county interest in real property other than by formal bidding procedures if the Commissioners determine that it is in the best interest of the county to do so, provided that:
- The consideration for the transfer is not less than the highest of two independent appraisals; and
- The Commissioners set out on the record the reasons for their determination; and
- Before conveying any property interest under this section, the Commissioners shall publish a notice describing the property and the sale for at least two consecutive weeks in at least two county newspapers.
The Commissioners approved the purchase and sale agreement as presented based on the following: (1) the project will add approximately 125,000 square feet of new commercial space, (2) create 450 new jobs, (3) increase commercial tax revenue, and (4) allow for acquisition of strategically located land for the previously planned county bus transfer station.