CHAPTER 202

RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF LANDS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE BY THE STATE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DELAWARE STATE HOSPITAL.

WHEREAS, the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware wishes to obtain from the State Board of Trustees of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst, Delaware, certain properties for the purpose of constructing specific portions of the Delaware Section of the National System of Interstate and defense Highways, more particularly described as follows, to wit:

Parcel #1. The Southerly border from U. S. 13 to Easterly right of way of the Pennsylvania Railroad, irregular 9.7 acres.

Parcel #2. From Westerly right of way of Pennsylvania Railroad to the old Cauffild land, 12.77 acres.

Parcel #3. Southeast quadrant of the Delaware Memorial Bridge approach and Route 13, 11.88 acres.

Parcel #4. Northeast quadrant of the Delaware Memorial Bridge approach and Route 13, irregular 11 acres.

Parcel #5. At intersection of Delaware Memorial Bridge approach and Landers Lane, .095 acres, and

WHEREAS, a transfer of title to said lands and premises in the manner aforesaid is in the best interest of the peoples of the State of Delaware, and

WHEREAS, the transfer of this land will necessitate various changes and improvements to nearby buildings presently erected on the grounds of the Hospital, NOW, THEREFORE

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The State Board of Trustees of the Delaware State Hospital at Farnhurst be and is hereby authorized to transfer to the State Highway Department of the State of Delaware all of its right, title and interest in and to the following described lands and premises to wit:

Parcel #1. The Southerly border from U. S. 13 to Easterly right of way of the Pennsylvania Railroad, irregular 9.7 acres.

Parcel #2. From Westerly right of way of Pennsylvania Railroad to the Old Cauffild land, 12.77 acres.

Parcel #3. Southeast quadrant of the Delaware Memorial Bridge approach and Route 13, 11.88 acres.

Parcel #4. Northeast quadrant of the Delaware Memorial Bridge approach and Route 13, irregular 11 acres.

Parcel #5. At intersection of Delaware Memorial Bridge approach and Landers Lane, .095 acres.

Section 2. Monies received from the sale of such lands and premises shall be placed in a special account by the State Treasurer and shall be drawn upon by the Board of Trustees for the improvement of buildings, grounds and facilities, as follows:

(a) To develop necessary recreational areas for the patients who formerly utilized a part of the land being transferred to the State Highway Department.

(b) To replace the 75,000 gallon water tank constructed in 1922 and now beyond repair.

(c) To construct additional parking facilities for visitors and employees, with necessary entrances and exits and to repair and pave existing parking areas.

(d) To repair and repave certain existing roadways on the hospital grounds.

(e) To construct a small building near the main entrance to the hospital to serve the purpose of an information and control center for visitors.

(f) To repair and remodel the Swift Building erected in 1916. This building houses approximately one hundred twenty (120) patients.

(g) To make certain minor repairs and improvements to the New Castle Building originally constructed prior to 1900. Some of the patients presently housed in this building will be transferred to the Acute and Convalescent Building and the wards will require certain repairs and remodeling prior to the building being occupied by other patients of the hospital.

(h) Miscellaneous repairs and improvements to buildings, grounds and facilities.

Approved October 1, 1959.