SENATE BILL 327
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF HICKORY TO LEASE A TRACT OF LAND THROUGH PRIVATE NEGOTIATIONS TO THE HICKORY MUSEUM OF ART, INC.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. The City of Hickory is authorized to lease the property described in Section 3, in whole or in part, to the Hickory Museum of Art, Inc., in order that an art museum and related improvements and facilities may be erected on such property, notwithstanding the fact that the city originally accepted a gift of such property upon the condition that the property be used as a park, and notwithstanding the fact that the city may have dedicated or set aside such property for use as a park.
Sec. 2. The City of Hickory is authorized to lease, for periods of time which may exceed 10 years, the property described in Section 3, or any portion thereof, to the Hickory Museum of Art, Inc., for purposes of an art museum and related improvements and facilities, by private negotiation, with or without monetary consideration, notwithstanding the requirements of Article 12 of G.S. Chapter 160A or any other provision of law.
Sec. 3. The property to which Sections 1 and 2 apply is described as follows:
BEING all of Lot Nos. 8, 9, 9A, 10 and 11 of Block 8 as shown on Catawba County Tax Map No. 19H, and as described in deeds recorded in Book 758, Page 638; Book 961, Page 104; Book 973, Page 485; and Book 1170, Page 324, in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Catawba County, North Carolina.
Sec. 4. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 18th day of April, 1979.