HOUSE BILL NO. 1014
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE TO TRANSFER TO THE CITY OF LEWES CERTAIN LANDS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY.
WHEREAS, there exists within the corporate limits of The City of Lewes, a tract of land known as Block House Pond; and
WHEREAS, the name is a misnomer because the water has long since been drained from said Block House Pond; and
WHEREAS, it appears that record title to said land is in the State of Delaware; and
WHEREAS, the area is overgrown with underbrush, weeds and other growth and has been an area where trash has accumulated; and
WHEREAS, an attack upon a child took place in this area some months ago, resulting in serious injury to said child; and
WHEREAS, The City of Lewes is willing to undertake the improvement and beautification or the area if the State of Delaware will deed to the municipality all its right, title and interest in and to the area known as Block House Pond.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:
Section 1. The Governor and the Department of Administrative Services are hereby authorized, empowe4red and directed to execute and deliver, in the name of and under the Great Seal of the State of Delaware, a deed conveying to The City of Lewes, its successors and assigns, all the right, title and interest of the State of Delaware in and to the area within the corporate limits of The City of Lewes known as Block House Pond, said boundaries to be determined by a surveyor licensed by the State of Delaware and selected by the City of Lewes.
Section 2. The conveyance of the above described land shall be without consideration to the State of Delaware.
Approved July 22, 1974.