CHAPTER 235 - STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 3, CHAPTER 166, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, BY AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO ACQUIRE AND PERPETUALLY MAINTAIN A STATE PARK IN THE CITY, OF WILMINGTON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each House concurring):

Section 1. That Section 3, Chapter 166, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, be, and the same is hereby, amended by adding to said Section a new paragraph reading as follows:

The Department is hereby authorized and directed to acquire by agreement, purchase, or condemnation in the manner in this Chapter provided for the condemnation of land for the purpose of a State highway, a lot, piece or parcel of land in the City of Wilmington in and on which are located what are known as "The Rocks" where the first Swedish settlers landed, for the purpose of a State Park in which may be erected, under the supervision of The Delaware Tercentenary Commission, a monument commemorative of the landing of the Swedes. The size of the parcel of land so to be acquired shall be such as shall be approved by the said The Delaware Tercentenary Commission. The said parcel of land when so acquired shall be perpetually maintained by the Department as a State Park and shall be planted and beautified as such and such paths, ways and/or roads as the Department may deem desirable shall be constructed therein, but it shall at all times be available for the erection therein, under the supervision of the said The Delaware Tercentenary Commission, of a monument commemorative of the first landing of the Swedes in the United States of America. Any such monument so erected shall thereafter be cared for by the Department as a part of the said State Park To accomplish the purposes of this Act, the Department is hereby authorized to use any funds under its general jurisdiction and control and otherwise available for the construction, reconstruction and maintenance of State highways.

Section 2. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this Act, especially Section 3 of the Joint Resolution adopted by the Senate of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, approved by the. Governor February 10, 1937, entitled "SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 2 AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT A COMMISSION TO PLAN AND EXECUTE ITS PLAN FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE FIRST PERMANENT CIVILIZED SETTLEMENT IN THE STATE OF DELAWARE", be and the same are hereby repealed.

Approved April 28, 1937.