CHAPTER 280

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 414

AN ACT TO GRANT APPROVAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PURCHASE A TRACT OF LAND ADJACENT TO BLACKISTON WILDLIFE AREA, LOCATED NEAR KENTON, KENT COUNTY, DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the 1973-74 Capital Improvement Act, being Chapter 223, 59 Laws of Delaware, Section 19, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is prohibited from purchasing any land in excess of $50,000 without prior approval by the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has taken steps to purchase a tract of land, approximately 176 acres known as the Waters tract located adjacent to the Blackiston Wildlife area, near Kenton, Delaware; and

WHEREAS, two appraisals have been completed on the Waters tract of land at a cost of $1,250 and a ninety day option which began on November 5, 1973 and terminates on February 5, 1974; and

WHEREAS, the total price for the so called Waters tract of land is $101,250 or $585 per acre; and

WHEREAS, a survey of the Waters tract has not been started to date, but is estimated to cost approximately $2,992 or $17 per acre.

NOW THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is hereby granted approval by the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, pursuant to Chapter 223, 59 Laws of Delaware, Section 19 to purchase the Waters tract of land adjacent to the Blackiston Wildlife area, situated in Kent County, near Kenton, Delaware at the price herein stated.

Approved March 27, 1974.