CHAPTER 144

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 332

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENTS NO. 1 AND 2

AN ACT TO TRANSFER TITLE TO REAL ESTATE FROM THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO THE KENT COUNTY SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS.

WHEREAS, on April 6, 1953, Caroline T. Hughes and James H. Hughes, her husband, made a deed of gift to the State of Delaware of two acres of unimproved real estate located on Horse Pond Road, near Dover, in Kent County, Delaware, to be used for the specific purpose of establishing facilities for the care of stray or homeless animals; and

WHEREAS, the Kent County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was chartered under the laws of the State of Delaware as a nonprofit charitable corporation on June 26, 1964, and has, since its incorporation, made use of the State land and placed on it buildings suitable for the care of such animals; and

WHEREAS, the Society now wishes to construct new buildings or additions to existing buildings in order to carry forth the purposes of the Society; and

WHEREAS, the Society does not wish to construct additional buildings or additions to existing buildings without having title to the land; and

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is hereby empowered and directed to transfer and convey title of said real estate, hereafter more particularly described, for the consideration of $1.00 (One Dollar), to the Kent County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals:

ALL that certain piece or parcel of land situated in East Dover Hundred, Kent County and State of Delaware, on the northeasterly side of the public road leading from Dixon's corner to Postles' corner and known as the new Horse Pond Road, and more particularly described according to a survey made by Charles C. Brown, a registered land surveyor, in November, 1952, as follows, to-wit:

BEGINNING at a hubstake set in the northeasterly line of the right-of-way of the aforesaid Horse Pond Road at the intersection thereof with the center line of an old county road, a corner for this land and lands formerly of N. Slaughter, now of Cris Gramp, said hubstake being located North 6 degrees 40 minutes East a distance of 30.6 feet from a nail set in the center line of the aforesaid Horse Pond Road; thence with the northeasterly line of the right-of-way of the aforesaid Horse Pond Road in a northwesterly direction curving to the right along the arc of a circle with a radius of 2,839.9 feet a distance of 198 feet to a point, a new corner now established in the aforesaid right-of-way line for these lands and other lands of Caroline T. Hughes; thence with other lands of Caroline T. Hughes by a new line now established North 0 degrees 51 minutes East a distance of 551 feet more or less to a point in the center line of the old county road, a new corner now established for these lands, other lands of Caroline T. Hughes, and lands formerly of N. Slaughter, now of Cris Gramp; thence along the center line of the old county road with lands formerly of N. Slaughter now of Cris Gramp, the following four courses, South 58 degrees East a distance of 46 feet to a hubstake, South 52 degrees 10 minutes East a distance of 144 feet to a hubstake, thence South 0 degrees 51 minutes West a distance of 486.1 feet to a hubstake, thence South 6 degrees 40 minutes West a distance of 92.5 feet to the place of beginning; containing within said metes and bounds an area of 2 acres of land, be the same more or less.

Approved June 24, 1971.