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Section 33-80 Acquisition: Possession: Disposal
The Town may acquire real, personal, or mixed property for any public purpose by purchase, gift bequest, devise, lease, condemnation, or otherwise and may sell, lease, or otherwise dispose of any property belonging to the Town. All municipal property, funds, and franchises of every kind belonging to or in the possession of the Town (by whatever prior name known) on October 10, 1963, are vested in the Town, subject to the terms and conditions thereof. (Ch. Res. No. 1, August 21, 1963, sec. 80.)

Section 33-81 Condemnation
The Town shall have the power to condemn property of any kind, or interest therein or franchise connected therewith, in fee or as an easement, within the corporate limits of the Town, for any public purpose. Any activity, project, or improvement authorized by the provisions of this Charter or any other State law applicable to the Town shall be deemed to be a public purpose. The manner of procedure in case of any condemnation proceeding shall be that established in Article 33A of the Annotated Code of the Public General Laws of Maryland (1957 Edition, as amended), title "Eminent Domain." (Ch. Res. No. 1, August 21, 1963, sec. 81.)

Section 33-82 Town Buildings
The Town shall have the power to acquire, to obtain by lease or rent, to purchase, construct, operate, and maintain all buildings and structures it deems necessary for the operation of the Town government. (Ch. Res. No. 1, August 21, 1963, sec. 82.)

Section 33-83 Protection
The Town shall have the power to do whatever may be necessary to protect town property and to keep all Town property in good condition. (Ch. Res. No. 1, August 21, 1963, sec. 83.)