CHAPTER 523

FORMERLY SENATE

BILL NO. 750

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 371, VOLUME 56, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 411, VOLUME 57, LAWS OF DELAWARE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING SIDEWALKS AND ACQUIRING THE NECESSARY RIGHTS-OF-WAY THEREFORE WITHIN THE ALFRED I. DUPONT SCHOOL DISTRICT AT SPECIFIC LOCATIONS.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Section 2305 of Title 14, Delaware Code, the Board of Education of the Alfred I. duPont School District No. 7 has made a careful examination of the transportation facilities, the frequency of exposure to traffic hazards and the possible existence of mechanical hazards which might affect the safety of pupils in the district and has determined the need for sidewalks leading to certain school sites as hereinafter set out; and

WHEREAS, the State Highway Department and the State Board of Education after reviewing and considering the factors required by the provisions of Section 2305 of Title 14 Delaware Code, have indicated their approval in writing of this program for the construction of sidewalks leading to these school sites; and

WHEREAS, the General Assembly enacted Chapter 56, Volume 371, Laws of Delaware, making an appropriation to the Alfred I. duPont School District for the purpose of constructing sidewalks and acquiring the necessary rights of way therefor within the School District at specified locations and subsequently amended this Statute by enacting Chapter 411, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, authorization for the construction of approximately 7,626 feet of sidewalk estimated to be provided for herein will eliminate approximately 245 student riders, and at least four school busses, costing the State approximately $15,000 per year of operating expenses, and authorization for the construction of approximately 4,545 feet of sidewalk estimated to

be provided for herein will eliminate hazards for approximately 965 students; and

WHEREAS, this program will not require any further appropriation by the General Assembly but will merely extend the deadline for the use of the remaining approximate $40,000 in funds previously authorized, and will eliminate hazards and current bussing as enumerated in the report to the General Assembly, dated December 16, 1971, entitled "A Study of School Transportation with Proposed Construction Projects to Remedy Unique Hazards to Pupils" pursuant to Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 32; and

WHEREAS, the State's share of the approximate $40,000 authorization remaining unspent is (on a 60%-40% basis) $24,000 which expenditure will save the State $15,000 per year in transportation costs as well as eliminate hazards to school children.

NOW, THEREFORE

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

Section 1. Section 3, Chapter 371, Volume 56, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 411, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of said section, the following:

VII. Valley Run Drive from Valley Run Apartments south to Talley Junior High School. 100 feet

. Forsythia Avenue (The Timbers) east to Talley Junior High School. 1,200 feet

. Cypress Avenue (The Timbers) southeast to Talley Junior High School. 1,000 feet

. From end of existing walkway along south side of Mt. Lebanon Road northeast to Administration Building. 1,760 feet

I. North side of Florence Avenue from Concord Pike to Orchard Drive. 880 feet

XII. From Dons Lane southeast to Brandywood Elementary School. 666 feet

XIII. Along Simon Drive (Forest Hill Park) west to Lombardy Elementary School. 600 feet

XIV From Mapleshade Lane (Woodbine) west through park area to Cardiff Drive. 300 feet

XV. On Bedford Road (Deerhurst) south, from Murphy Road to Haverford Road, south on Haverford Road to Foulk Road. 1,760 feet

XVI. From existing walkway on north side of Weatherton Road (Brandywood) southwest to Grubbs Road, across Grubbs Road and continue to end of existing sidewalk along Weatherton Road in Chalfonte 300 feet

. Along north side of Grubbs Road from Kingsridge Drive (Kingsridge) to end of existing sidewalk on north side of Grubbs Road at Jones Lane (Holiday Hills). 300 feet

. From the Northminister subsection southwest to the Channin Elementary School. 600 feet

I. From the point of intersection of the Forwood Elementary School walkway and Marsh Road to Sutton Place Drive. 1,100 feet

. From Sutton Place Drive southeast to Swinnen Drive. 300 feet

I. From Shipley Road to walkway to entrance of Springer Junior High School. 80 feet

II. From intersection of Grubbs Road and Naamans Road proceed in a northernly direction to the Concord Senior High School site; and thence proceed in an easterly direction across the high school site to the existing sidewalk. 1,100 feet

. From Heather Road (Heatherbrook) to existing sidewalk at Brandywine Senior High School. 125 feet

Section 2. That Chapter 371, Volume 56, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 411, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, is hereby amended by striking Section 4 and inserting in lieu thereof the following new Section 4.

Section 4. Any funds hereby appropriated that remain uncommitted on June 30, 1974, shall revert to the State.

Approved July 12, 1972.