CHAPTER 92 - STATE BOARD OF HEALTH AUTHORIZED TO SELL CERTAIN LANDS IN MILL CREEK HUNDRED, NEW CASTLE COUNTY

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO SELL CERTAIN LANDS AND PREMISES SITUATE IN MILL CREEK HUNDRED, NEW CASTLE COUNTY AND STATE OF DELAWARE, ON WHICH EDGEWOOD SANITORIUM WAS FORMERLY LOCATED; AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF A DEED FOR THE LANDS SO SOLD; AND AUTHORIZING THE STATE BOARD OF HEALTH TO EXPEND THE PROCEEDS OF THE SALE THEREOF FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE NEW EDGEWOOD SANITORIUM.

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware owns title to the hereinafter described lands and premises on which Edgewood Sanitorium was formerly located; and

WHEREAS, a new sanitorium, also known as Edgewood Sanitorium, has been constructed on a new site; and

WHEREAS, the State Board of Health now has no further use for the said lands and premises; and

WHEREAS, it is deemed advisable to sell the said lands and premises and expend the proceeds from the sale thereof for the improvement and maintenance of and equipment for the new Edgewood Sanitorium; therefore

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

Section 1. That the State Board of Health be and it is hereby authorized, empowered and directed to sell at public vendue the aforesaid lands and premises on which Edgewood Sanitorium was formerly located, said lands and premises being described as follows, to wit:

ALL that messuage and lot of land and appurtenances lying and being in Mill Creek Hundred, New Castle County and State of Delaware, bounded and described as follows, to wit:

BEGINNING at a stake in a line of land of Robert Smithhurst and in the middle of a public road leading from Lancaster Turnpike to McKennon's Meeting House; thence along the middle of said road South sixty-nine degrees and ten minutes West six chains and twenty-four links to a corner in the same; thence by land of John Mitchell these next three courses, namely; North fourteen degrees and fifty-five minutes West, five chains and fifty-seven links to a stake; North seventy-two degrees East five chains and forty links to a stone; and North twenty-one degrees and ten minutes West, nine chains and eighty-three links to a corner of land of Samuel Graves; thence by said Graves' land North eighty-five and three quarters degrees East four chains and fifty-four links to a post in said line of Robert Smithhurst's land; thence by the same South four degrees and twenty minutes East fourteen chains and forty links to the place of Beginning, containing six acres and ninety-six square perches of land, be the same more or less, and being the same lands and premises which were conveyed to the State of Delaware by deed of Levi Scott Townsend and Nellie D. Townsend, his wife, bearing date the fifth day of November, A. D. 1914, of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds, in and for New Castle County, in Deed Record G, Volume 25, Page 356, etc.

Section 2. That the Governor and the Secretary of State of the State of Delaware be, and they are hereby, authorized and fully empowered to execute and to acknowledge, and to affix the Great Seal of the State of Delaware to, a deed of conveyance, in the name of THE STATE OF DELAWARE, conveying the said lands and premises, in fee simple, to the purchaser thereof at said public venue; and the President of the State Board of Health is hereby authorized to deliver such deed to said purchaser upon completion of the payment of the full purchase price therefor; and the proceeds from such sale shall be forthwith deposited by the State Treasurer in the State Treasury in an account to be known as "Edgewood Sanitorium Account", subject to the order of the State Board of Health.

Section 3. The State Board of Health is hereby authorized to expend the money deposited in the "Edgewood Sanitorium Account" aforesaid for the improvement and maintenance of and equipment for the new Edgewood Sanitorium.

Section 4. No order shall be paid by the State Treasurer unless approved by the President of the State Board of Health or unless an itemized bill or statement, showing in detail the items to be paid under such order, shall be attached and the contents thereof duly sworn to or affirmed before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths and affirmations.

Section 5. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

Approved April 9, 1941.