Environmental Issues Relating to Acquisition of Land by a Municipality

The following is a paper prepared by Douglas S. Christie

1.0     How Municipalities can Acquire Land

Municipalities can acquire land in a number of ways:

(a)     purchase;

(b)     as part of the approval of a development – such as parkland dedication or road widenings;

(c)     expropriation;

(d)     vesting after an unsuccessful tax sale.

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