CHAPTER 248

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 304

AN ACT TO GRANT APPROVAL TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL TO PURCHASE A TRACT OF LAND WITHIN WHITE CLAY CREEK STATE PARK, WHITE CLAY CREEK HUNDRED, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, NEWARK, DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, pursuant to the 1973-1974 Capital Improvement Act, being Chapter 578, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, money was appropriated to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control; and

WHEREAS, part of that money was set aside in the 1973 Annual Capital Project Schedule for the acquisition of land; and

WHEREAS, Chapter 76, Volume 59, Section 2, Delaware Laws prohibits the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control from purchasing any land, the purchase price of which is in excess of $50,000, without prior approval of the General Assembly; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has taken steps to purchase a tract of unimproved land consisting of approximately 66.37 acres known as the Dunn Tract located adjacent to White Clay Creek State Park near Newark, Delaware; and

WHEREAS, appraisals have been completed on the Dunn Tract and a six month option which began on March 10, 1975, and terminates on September 10, 1975 has been granted; and

WHEREAS, the United States Bureau of Outdoor Recreation will approve the project for Federal matching funds from the Land and Water Conservation Funds in the amount of $182,500.00 and

WHEREAS, a land survey is being completed by a registered Delaware land surveyor verifying the tract acreage; and

WHEREAS, the tract of land is adjacent to White Clay Creek State Park which will enhance the expansion of recreational and preservation activities in compliance with the park master plan.

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 128th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, pursuant to Chapter 76, Volume 59, Laws of Delaware, Section 2 to purchase the Dunn Tract of land adjacent to White Clay Creek State Park situated in White Clay Creek Hundred, New Castle County, near Newark, Delaware, at $5,500.00 per acre as verified by land survey.