CHAPTER 179

STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONVEYANCE TO THE DELAWARE RAILROAD COMPANY OF A PARCEL OF LAND IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, AND RATIFYING AN OPTION GRANTED TO SAID COMPANY TO PURCHASE THE SAME AND AN AGREEMENT TO RELOCATE RAILROAD PLATFORMS AND CONSTRUCT AN APPROACH THERETO.

WHEREAS the State Highway Department acquired a piece of land from The Delaware Railroad Company near State Road Station, New Castle County, Delaware, and granted to the said Company an option to purchase, at any time within three years from the eleventh day of May, 1936, another piece of land of substantially the same area as the piece of land so acquired, a description by metes and bounds of which latter piece of land is hereinafter set forth, for the consideration of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250.00), of which One Dollar ($1.00) was paid by the said Company at the time of the grant of said option, and at the same time the State Highway Department agreed to relocate the platforms of said Company at State Road Station and to construct an approach thereto, said option and said agreement being subject to ratification by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware;

AND WHEREAS the said platforms have been relocated and the approach thereto constructed, and the said Company has notified the State Highway Department that it desires to exercise its said option to acquire the said piece of land hereinafter described by metes and bounds; Now, Therefore,

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

Section 1. The said option and the said agreement to relocate platforms and construct approach be and they are hereby ratified.

tary, together with the Governor of this State, upon payment to said State Highway Department of the sum of Two Hundred and Forty-nine Dollars 0249.00) by the said The Delaware Railroad Company, is and they are hereby authorized and empowered to execute and deliver a good and sufficient deed of special warranty to The Delaware Railroad Company, a corporation of the State of Delaware, conveying to The Delaware Railroad Company all the title the State of Delaware now has in the following described lot of land, to wit:

ALL that certain triangular parcel of land situate near State Road Station in New Castle Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, bounded and described as follows to-wit:

BEGINNING at a point formed by the intersection of the northerly right of way line of the State Highway at eighty feet wide and the southerly right of way line of The Delaware Railroad Company; thence, South thirty-nine degrees fifty-four minutes West, a distance of fifty-four feet along the northerly right of way line of the State Road; thence, North fifty degrees six minutes West, a distance of fifty-seven feet to the southerly right of way line of The Delaware Railroad Company; thence, North eighty-three degrees thirty-four minutes East along the southerly right of way line of the said The Delaware Railroad Company a distance of seventy-eight and fifty-one one-hundredths feet to the place of beginning. Said parcel of land containing one thousand five hundred and thirty-nine square feet more or less.

Section 3. The said sum of Two Hundred and Forty-nine Dollars 0249.00), when paid to the State Highway Department, shall be placed in the State Treasury to the credit of the State Highway Department to be used for the general purposes of that Department.

Section 4. All acts or parts of acts, if any, inconsistent with this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved March 8, 1939.