CHAPTER 5

APPROPRIATION

AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION AND EQUIPMENT OF A NEW STATE ARMORY IN THE TOWN OF GEORGETOWN OR IN THE VICINITY THEREOF.

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 acquire by gift, purchase or condemnation a suitable tract of land in the town of Georgetown or in the vicinity thereof 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 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 Seventy-Five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00) 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 Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($75,000.00).

Section 7. That when such building has been completed and accepted, all such Government and State military property as the military authorities 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. This act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Funds of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved April 28, 1939.