CHAPTER 47 - APPROPRIATION FOR CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF NEW STATE ARMORY IN THE CITY OF MILFORD

AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF A NEW STATE ARMORY IN THE CITY OF MILFORD.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. The State Armory Commission is hereby authorized and directed to select a suitable site in the vicinity of the city of Milford and to prepare, or cause to be prepared, plans and specifications for an Armory and Arsenal building to be erected on such site.

Section 2. When the plans and specifications shall have been prepared and accepted by the State Armory Commission, the said State Armory Commission shall advertise for bids and shall award the contract for the erection of the building to the lowest responsible bidder. The successful bidder shall be required to furnish bond with satisfactory surety in such sum as the said State Armory Commission may deem necessary and proper for the faithful performance of the contract in accordance with the plans and specifications.

Section 3. The title to any land selected and acquired for the site of said Armory and Arsenal building shall be taken in the name of the State of Delaware.

Section 4. In the selection of a suitable site, if the said State Armory Commission shall be unable to agree with the owner or owners of said site as to the purchase price thereof, the said State Armory Commission is hereby vested with full power and authority to institute appropriate condemnation proceedings in the same manner as is now provided for the condemnation of land for highways or other public purposes.

Section 5. The said State Armory Commission 'is authorized to receive money by gift or otherwise to be used and applied in acquiring the aforesaid site and in the erection of the building thereon and in the equipment of the same.

Section 6. The sum of Sixty-five Thousand Dollars ($65,000) is hereby appropriated to be used and employed for the purpose of obtaining a suitable site and for the erection of said Armory and Arsenal building, and for the equipment thereof. The State Armory Commission is hereby authorized and empowered to draw its warrants upon the State Treasury for such sums of money from time to time to be used in acquiring said suitable site, in the preparation of necessary plans and specifications and in the erection and equipment of said Armory and Arsenal building as do not exceed in the aggregate the sum of Sixty-five Thousand Dollars ($65,000).

Section 7. That when such building has been completed and accepted, all such Government and State Military property as the Militia of the State of Delaware may desire shall be stored in the aforesaid Armory and Arsenal building and the use and occupation of the aforesaid Armory and Arsenal building shall be turned over to such military organization or organizations of the State of Delaware as the military authorities of the State of Delaware may direct.

Section 8. That when such new building has been completed and accepted, the State Armory Commission shall be and is hereby authorized and empowered and directed to sell at public venue the present State Armory and Arsenal building and property in the said city of Milford, and the proceeds from such sale shall be forthwith deposited in the State Treasury and shall become a part of the general funds of the State of Delaware, and to this end, the said State Armory Commission is hereby empowered and directed to give a good and sufficient deed to said premises in fee simple to the purchaser or purchasers thereof in the name of the State of Delaware.

Section 9. This Act shall be known as and called a Supplementary Appropriation Bill and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid upon warrant or warrants according to law out of the Special Fund at the Farmers' Bank of the State of Delaware, at Dover, consisting of money received from the sale of the Bonds authorized by an Act of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, entitled An Act authorizing the State of Delaware to Borrow Two Hundred Ninety Thousand Dollars and Issue Bonds Therefor," approved A. D. 1937.

Approved April 22, 1937.