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1. The county commission of any county of the first classification without a charter form of government with a population of at least one hundred fifty thousand containing part of a city with a population over three hundred fifty thousand is hereby authorized to acquire, by purchase or gift, establish, construct, own, control, lease, equip, improve, maintain, operate and regulate, in whole or in part, concession stands or marinas within any area contiguous to the lake which is used as a public park, playground, camping site or recreation area. No such lease or concession grant shall be for a longer term than twenty-five years, unless the proposed investment by the lessee or concessionaire is greater than ten million dollars, in which case the lease or concession grant may, at the county's option, be for a term not to exceed fifty years.
2. Such concession stands or marinas may offer refreshments for sale to the public using such areas and services therein relating to boating, swimming, picnicking, golfing, shooting, horseback riding, fishing, tennis and other recreational, cultural and educational uses upon such terms and under such regulations as the county may prescribe. If the county elects to bid the services authorized herein, the county shall award any contracts relating thereto to the most favorable bidder based upon the terms and regulations prescribed by the county after due opportunity for competition including advertising the proposal letting or granting in a newspaper in the county with a circulation of at least five hundred copies per issue, if there be such, and if not, in such case notice shall be posted on the bulletin board in the county courthouse. The county shall have the right to reject any and all bids.
3. All moneys derived from the operation of concession stands or marinas shall be paid into the county treasury and be credited to a “Park Fund” to be established by each county authorized under subsection 1 of this section and be used and expended by the county commission for park purposes.
4. Any county meeting the qualifications of this section shall also have any other powers granted in section 64.341, provided, such powers shall not be construed to limit any powers granted in this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Missouri Revised Statutes Title VI. County, Township and Political Subdivision Government § 64.342. Park concession stands or marinas, county-operated, sale of refreshments, contracting procedures, proceeds go to county park fund (Clay County) - last updated January 01, 2018 | https://codes.findlaw.com/mo/title-vi-county-township-and-political-subdivision-government/mo-rev-st-64-342/
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