HOUSE BILL NO. 1008
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE NEW CASTLE- COUNTY TO SELL CERTAIN LAND TO THE CITY OF WILMINGTON WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BIDDING.
WHEREAS, the provisions of Title 9, Section 1521(e) and (0, Delaware Code, require that New Castle County publicly advertise and obtain competitive bids for the sale of land; and
WHEREAS, New Castle County owns a 187.7 acre tract of land immediately adjacent to the Pigeon Point Landfill, purchased by the County for landfill expansion; and
WHEREAS, the County-owned land is needed by the City of Wilmington for expansion of its port facilities in the future; and
WHEREAS, if the sale is approved, the City of Wilmington has agreed to lease to the Delaware Solid Waste Authority the subject land at a cost of $1.00 per year until the landfill potential is exhausted; and
WHEREAS, a significant public purpose would be served by permitting the City of Wilmington to purchase the County-owned land for expansion of its port facilities.
BE 1T ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. Inapplicability of certain code sections.
The provisions of Title 9, Section 1521(e) and (f), Delaware Code, shall not apply to the sale by New Castle County of a 187.7 acre tract of land along the Delaware River and Pigeon Point Landfill to the City of Wilmington.
Approved July 8, 1980.