CHAPTER 638

SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 32

AUTHORIZING THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT A COMMITTEE FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING WITH THE HEIRS OF THE LATE WILLIAM DUPONT, JR., TO DISCUSS POSSIBLE DISPOSITION OF HIS BELLEVUE ESTATE.

WHEREAS, the estate of the late William duPont, Jr., at Bellevue, Delaware, has been a national attraction primarily because of its famous tennis courts which were used during the past thirty years for women's championship tournament play; and

WHEREAS, the estate itself is one of the last of the major assemblies of property to remain intact in what is rapidly becoming a heavily built area; and

WHEREAS, the maintenance of this estate as a public property, in which many types of public activities could be supervised for the common good of the residents of the State, and particularly those of northern Delaware is very important; and

WHEREAS, the heirs of William duPont, Jr., will soon be making a decision as to whether to dispose of the estate for commercial purposes or to keep it intact.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the Governor of the State of Delaware be authorized and empowered to appoint a committee of five (5) notable citizens of the State, including not more than three from any one of the three counties, to meet with the heirs of William duPont, Jr., to determine whether negotiations can be initiated which would make this estate at Bellevue available to the public for purchase or as a gift.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that an interim report from this committee will be made to the Governor and the General Assembly on or before April 30, 1974.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution, after having been approved by the Governor, be sent immediately to the attorney for the heirs of William duPont, Jr., for his records and usage.

Approved July 17, 1973.