CHAPTER 9

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE BUILDING AND GROUNDS COMMISSION TO ACQUIRE PROPERTY ON THE DOVER GREEN AND APPROPRIATING MONEYS THEREFOR.

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

Section 1. The State Building and Grounds Commission shall for and in the name of the State of Delaware, acquire by purchase, or otherwise, the real estate formerly of William M. Hope, deceased, on the north side of the Dover Green, described as follows, to wit:

ALL that certain lot, piece and parcel of land and premises, with the improvements thereon erected, being a large three-story office building, situated on the northerly side of the Public Square or Green, and on the southerly side of North Street, in the City of Dover, East Dover Hundred, Kent County and State of Delaware, said lot, piece or parcel of land being more particularly bounded and described as follows, to-wit:

BEGINNING at a point formed by the intersection of the division line between these lands of the William M. Hope heirs and lands formerly of Mabel Ridgely, now of Henry Ridgely Horsey, with the northerly side of the aforesaid Public Square or Green, said point being located 0.18 feet westerly from the southeasterly corner of the brick wall of the aforesaid lands formerly of Ridgely, now of Horsey; thence along said division line North 09 degrees 00 minutes West a distance of 78.60 feet; thence North 81 degrees 00 minutes East a distance of 1.00 foot; thence North 09 degrees 00 minutes West a distance of 162.40 feet to the southerly side of the aforesaid North Street; thence thereby North 81 degrees 00 minutes East a distance of 41.58 feet to the northeasterly corner of these lands herein described and lands of the State of Delaware; thence along and with line of lands of the State of Delaware South 09 degrees 00 minutes East a distance of 241.00 feet to the northerly side of the aforesaid Public Square or Green; thence thereby South 81 degrees 00 minutes West a distance of 42.58 feet to the first described point and place of beginning, containing in all 0.231 acre of land, be the same more or less;

AND BEING the same lands and premises which William M. Hope died seized possessed.

Section 2. The title to the lands and premises acquired pursuant to this Act shall be in the name of the State of Delaware.

Section 3. The sum of $70,000 is appropriated to the State Building and Grounds Commission for the purpose of purchasing the lands and premises set forth in Section 1 and for the purpose of equipping, repairing and remodeling the building erected thereon and for the purpose of landscaping the ]ands acquired.

Section 4. This Act is a supplementary appropriation act and the moneys appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of any moneys in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 5. The sums appropriated herein, if not expended, shall not revert into the General Fund until June 30, 1964.

Approved March 4, 1963.