CHAPTER 331

RELATING TO TOWN OF LEWES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 170, VOLUME 43, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF LEWES" BY EXTENDING THE LIMITS AND BOUNDS OF THE TOWN OF LEWES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of the Members of each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Section 2 of Chapter 170, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph thereof the following

The limits and bounds of the Town of Lewes shall also include the following described two parcels of land:

Parcel No. 1. Situate, lying and being Southeast of and adjacent to a present Southeast boundary line of the Town of Lewes described as: "a ditch through Miss Mcllvaine's land" (See Laws of Delaware, Vol. No. 22, Chapter 199, Sec. 1, and Vol. No. 43, Chapter 170, Sec. 2, page 723). Beginning for said parcel No. 1 at a point in the present Town line described as: "a ditch through Miss McIlvaine's land" where a ditch flowing Northeast out of White's Pond, and a ditch flowing North through lands now or formerly of Charles White, intersect and merge with said ditch flowing through lands formerly of Miss McIlvaine, now lands of Fish Products Company. Said beginning point being also a corner for lands of Fish Products Company (formerly lands of Edith P. Melson) and lands now or formerly of Charles White. Thence from said beginning point, and with the division line between lands of Fish Products Company, and lands now or formerly of Charles White and with bearings being referred to the true meridian, S. 18° 37' E. 445.17 ft. to a stake; thence along line for lands of Fish Products Company and line for lands of Percy Schmierer N. 71° 48' E. 678.48 ft. to the Southwesterly side of Gills Neck Road; thence continuing same course N. 71° 48' E. 30 ft. further to the Northeasterly side of said Gills Neck Road; thence along the Northeasterly side

of said road S. 17° 00' E. 145.2 ft.; thence with a line through lands of Fish Products Company, it being also the original division line between lands formerly of Jacob A. Marshall, and lands formerly of Jane Mcllvaine N. 87° 43' E. 594.0 ft.; thence N. 79° 37' E. 49.5 ft.; thence N. 64° 07' E. 693 ft. or such distance as will reach the Southwest bank of the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal; thence along the Southerly bank of said Canal in a Northwesterly direction such a distance as will reach the mouth of the aforesaid ditch running through lands formerly of Jane Mcllvaine, now lands of Fish Products Company, the mouth of said ditch being located at the bend in the Gills Neck Road, and is N. 17° 00' W. 1005.8 ft. from the end of the herein described second course; thence up said ditch, which is a present boundary line for the Town of Lewes, in a Southwesterly direction such a distance as will reach the place of beginning. Containing 34.6 acres more or less. A plot entitled "Plot of the Lands of Fish Products Co." showing these lines is now of record in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County at Georgetown, Delaware in Plot Record No. 1, page 32.

Parcel No. 2. Situate, lying and being adjacent to and West of the present West boundary lines of the Town of Lewes; as set out in Laws of Delaware, Vol. No. 22, Chapter 199, Sec. 1, and Vol. No. 43, Chapter 170, Sec. 2, page 723. Beginning for said parcel No. 2 at a point in the Northwest side of Market Street and on the Southwest side of Block House Pond in said Town of Lewes, Delaware. Said beginning point being the end of the third course; as described in Laws of Delaware Vol. No. 22 Chapter 199, Sec. 1, and the end of what is intended to be the fourth course in the description of the present Town boundary lines found in Laws of Delaware, Vol. No. 43, Chapter 170, Sec. 2, page 723, but said fourth course being omitted therein. Thence from said beginning point, and with the Northwesterly side of Market Street, S. 43° 45' W. (as surveyed in 1874 with bearing being referred to the Magnetic meridian of that date) such a distance as will reach the Southwesterly side of the street or road which lies between land of the Lewes Special School District and lands of the United States Government; known as Fort Miles Hospital Area; thence along the Southwesterly side of said unnamed Street, or road in a Northwesterly direction such a distance as will reach the Southeasterly side of Stanley Miller's Subdivision known as "Highland Acres"; thence along the Southeasterly line of said Subdivision, "Highland Acres" and line for lands of the United States Government or Fort Miles Hospital Area, and in accord with a survey dated February 13, 1951, with bearings referred to the Magnetic Meridian of that date S. 47° 58' W. 274.69 ft. to a concrete marker; thence S. 46° 03' W. 575.71 ft. to a concrete marker; thence along the Southwesterly side of said Subdivision, and line for lands of Lewes Graves (formerly lands of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Railroad Company) N. 49° 20' W. 743.76 ft. to a corner fence post, thence along the Northwesterly side of said Subdivision, and line for lands of William Russell N. 46° 00' E. such a distance as will reach the aforesaid fourth line of the Town's present limits, namely, a line drawn from Greenhill Light House to a point on Southwest side of Block House Pond and Market Street; thence following said line in a Southeasterly direction to the place of beginning let the area be what it may. In the event it should be determined that there still remains some land in the possession of the Lewes Special School District which lies beyond the Corporate limits, then such additional lines as found necessary to include such lands of the Lewes Special School District shall be included, and become a part of this description. A plot of aforesaid Subdivision "Highland Acres" is now of record in the Recorder of Deeds Office in and for Sussex County, at Georgetown, Delaware, in Plot Record No. 2, page 32.

Approved July 10, 1953.