§ 45-15. Purpose. 
Pursuant to N.C.G.S. 106-740, which provides that no state or local public agency or governmental unit may
formally initiate any action to condemn any interest in qualifying farmland within a voluntary agricultural district
until such agency or unit has requested the local Agricultural Advisory Board to hold a public hearing on the
proposed condemnation, this article provides for such hearings. This Chapter shall not be interpreted or construed to
limit the County's authority to acquire land within or outside a voluntary agricultural district for a public purpose,
whether by purchase or condemnation