CHAPTER 567

FORMERLY HOUSE SUBSTITUTE

NO. 1 FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 371 AS AMENDED

BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO EMPOWER AND DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES TO GRANT A LONG—TERM LEASE TO THE CRANSTON HEIGHTS FIRE COMPANY, ALLOWING THE FIRE COMPANY TO OCCUPY A PORTION OF CERTAIN PREMISES OWNED BY THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, a State-owned building and property located on the Kirkwood Highway immediately adjacent to the Cranston Heights Fire Station and formerly occupied by the State Medical Examiner, is now vacated; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Administrative Services has no foreseen need for the premises, and the Cranston Heights Fire Company is greatly in need of space for purpose of expansion; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 126th General Assembly are well aware of the benefits derived by the community from the activities of volunteer fire companies in general and of the activities of the Cranston Heights Fire Company in particular.

NOW, THEREFORE:

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

Section 1. The Department of Administrative Services is hereby authorized, empowered, directed and required to make provision for the needs of the Cranston Heights Fire Station in any consideration of the use of the State-owned property located on the Kirkwood Highway immediately adjacent to the said fire station and formerly occupied by the State Medical Examiner.

Section 2. The Department of Administrative Services is hereby authorized and directed to grant a one-year lease with the right of renewal annually for an additional 4 one-year terms for the property to the Cranston Heights Fire Company at an annual

rental rate of $1.00 per year and under such other terms and conditions as the Department of Administrative Services deems necessary not limited to but including the assumption of full liability by the Fire Company for loss due to fire, theft, and injury to person or property (accidental or intentional). Any clause notwithstanding in the lease, if the Cranston Heights Fire Company terminates its volunteer fire services or terminates possession of the present site, the lease will be then terminated and full rights of the property, with improvements, will revert to the State.

Provided further, in consideration of such lease, the Cranston Heights Fire Company shall assume the responsibility to demolish the former offices of the Medical Examiner, pave and fence the site for parking purposes.

Approved July 23, 1972