NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 1301
AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ONSLOW COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONVEY TO THE CITY OF JACKSONVILLE CERTAIN LANDS FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES.
WHEREAS, the qualified voters of the City of Jacksonville have recently approved a bond issue for recreational purposes; and
WHEREAS, the Onslow County Board of Education is the owner in fee simple of the lands hereinafter described, which lands constitute surplus property and are not needed for any school purpose; and
WHEREAS, the governing body of the City of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Recreation Commission have agreed that said lands constitute a desirable location for a recreational park and are willing to place certain recreational facilities upon said lands, provided title to the property can be placed in the City of Jacksonville; and
WHEREAS, the Onslow County Board of Education agrees that it will be in the public interest to convey said lands to the City of Jacksonville for recreational purposes in consideration of benefits to be received by the community at large by the use of such lands for recreational purposes: Now, therefore,
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. That notwithstanding the provisions of G. S. 115‑126, the Onslow County Board of Education be and it is hereby authorized and empowered to convey by good and sufficient deed to the City of Jacksonville, upon the sole consideration of the benefits accruing to the community at large, the following described lands and premises situate, lying, and being in the City of Jacksonville, Onslow County, North Carolina, and being bounded and more particularly described as follows:
"Tract No. l BEGINNING at an iron stake on the northern property line of South Drive said point being located South 86 degrees, 9 minutes West 792 feet and an arc distance of 65.2 feet on a radius of 317.55 feet from the western curb line of New River Drive; thence North 4 degrees West 150 feet to an iron stake; thence North 71 degrees 25 minutes West 125 feet to an iron stake; thence South 4 degrees East 150 feet to an iron stake, which is on the North property line of South Drive; thence South 71 degrees 25 minutes East along the property line of South Drive 125 feet more or less to an iron stake, the point of BEGINNING, containing 18,750 square feet more or less, according to a map prepared by the City of Jacksonville dated May 21, 1959, and duly recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Onslow County in Map Book 6 at Page 10.
"Tract No. 2 BEGINNING at an iron stake on Henderson Drive and the southeast corner of the Saint Anne's Episcopal Church and the northwest corner of the Northwoods Elementary School property, and runs North 89 degrees 45 minutes West 200 feet along the dividing line of two above‑named properties to an iron stake; thence South 9 degrees 59 minutes East 150 feet to an iron stake; thence South 89 degrees 45 minutes East 200 feet to an iron stake on the West side of Henderson Drive; thence North 9 degrees 59 minutes West 150 feet along the West property line of Henderson Drive to the point of BEGINNING, containing .68 acres and being part of the Northwoods Elementary School property according to a map prepared by the City of Jacksonville dated June 3, 1959, and duly recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds for Onslow County in Map Book 6 at Page 20."
The deed of conveyance from the County Board of Education to the City of Jacksonville shall contain a provision to the effect that in case said property shall cease to be used by the City of Jacksonville for recreational purposes, title to said lands shall immediately revert to and become the property of the Onslow County Board of Education.
Sec. 2. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 16th day of June, 1959.