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§ 131E‑31. Transfers of property by a city or county to a hospital authority.

(a)        A city or county may lease, sell, convey, or otherwisetransfer, with or without consideration or with nominal consideration, anyproperty, whether real or personal or mixed, to a hospital authority whoseterritorial boundaries include at least part of the city or county. A hospitalauthority is authorized to accept such lease, transfer, assignment orconveyance and to bind itself to the performance and observation of any agreementsand conditions required by the city or county.

(b)        If a city or county sells, conveys, or otherwise irrevocablytransfers to a hospital authority property with a market value in excess of twohundred fifty thousand dollars ($250,000), and if the hospital authorityaccepts this property, the mayor of the city or the chairman of the countyboard of commissioners shall have the right to name additional commissioners toserve on the authority. The number of additional commissioners shall be suchthat the proportion of additional commissioners to existing commissioners isapproximately equal to the proportion of the total value being transferred tothe hospital authority to the total value of property already held by the authority. The determination of the ratios will be made solely by the governingbody of the city or county transferring the property to the hospital authority;however, in no event shall fewer than two nor more than nine commissioners beadded to the hospital authority. The total number of commissioners shall beincreased by the number of commissioners added under this subsection. The timesof commencement and expiration of the initial terms of the commissioners beingadded shall be determined by agreement between the hospital authority and thegoverning body of the city or county. After the expiration of the initialterms, subsequent terms will be three years. Copies of the agreement settingout the number of persons being added and the terms of each shall be filed withthe clerk of the city or the clerk of the county board of commissioners makingthe transfer and, thereafter, copies of the reports referred to in G.S. 131E‑29shall be filed with the clerk of the city or the clerk of the county board ofcommissioners. (1943, c. 780, s.26; 1961, c. 988, s. 2; 1971, c. 799; 1983, c. 775, s. 1.)