Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


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     SENATE ENROLLED ACT No. 515



     AN ACT concerning local government.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

    SECTION 1. [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2000] (a) As used in this SECTION, "historical society" refers to the Anson Wolcott Historical Society, Inc.
    (b) As used in this SECTION, "Princeton Township" refers to Princeton Township in White County.
    (c) As used in this SECTION, "real estate" refers to the real estate and improvements that are:
        (1) held by Princeton Township; and
        (2) generally known as:
            (A) the Wolcott House and Grounds that are located in a tract of land out of the Northeast Quarter of Section 25, Township 27 North, Range 6 West in Princeton Township, White County, Indiana, and described more fully as follows:
                Beginning at a point 240 feet north of the intersection of the North line of School Street with the West line of Range Street in the town of Wolcott, and running thence North 87 degrees and 33 minutes West 240 feet; thence South 40 feet; thence North 87 degrees and 33 minutes West 642 feet along the North side of Wolcott Fifth Addition; thence North 1 degree and 39 minutes East 501.2 feet; thence South 88 degrees and 50 minutes East

626.9 feet; thence South 78 feet; thence East 240 feet; thence South 408 feet to the point of beginning, containing 9.56 acres, more or less; and
            (B) the Wolcott farm that is located in the Northwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 27 North, Range 5 West, containing 129.5 acres, and 29.5 acres off the North side of said Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 27 North, Range 5 West; in all comprising 159 acres, more or less. Except that part or the Southwest Quarter of Section 18, Township 27 North, Range 5 West in Princeton Township, White County, Indiana, described by:
                Commencing at the Southwest Corner of the Southwest Quarter of Section 18; thence North 00 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds West along the Section Line and the centerline of County Road 900 West, a distance of 2,032.49 feet to the point of beginning; thence North 00 degrees 59 minutes 12 seconds West along the Section line and the center line of County Road 900 West, a distance of 431.38 feet; thence north 89 degrees 00 minutes 48 seconds East, a distance of 215.6 feet; thence South 00 degrees 59 minutes12 seconds East, a distance of 428.72 feet, thence South 88 degrees 18 minutes 26 seconds West along an existing fence and possession line, a distance of 215.62 feet to the point of beginning, containing 2.128 acres.
    (d) The trustee of Princeton Township may transfer the real estate or a portion of the real estate to the historical society without:
        (1) receiving compensation from the historical society for the real estate; and
        (2) complying with IC 36-1-11 or any other applicable law relating to the transfer of real property by Princeton Township.
    (e) To transfer the real estate or a portion of the real estate to the historical society, the Princeton Township trustee must give the historical society a deed to the real estate or portion of the real estate. The deed for the real estate or portion of the real estate must contain the following provisions:
        (1) That the historical society may not transfer the real estate to another entity.
        (2) That if the historical society ceases to exist the real estate reverts to the Princeton Township. However, if the office of

the township trustee is no longer in existence when the historical society ceases to exist, then the White County circuit court shall:
            (A) place a notice in a publication of general circulation in Princeton Township to receive comments from the citizens of Princeton Township concerning the real estate; and
            (B) appoint a trustee and advisory board consisting of residents of Princeton Township to oversee the real estate.
    (f) The historical society must record the deed given under subsection (e).
    (g) The Princeton Township trustee may give to the historical society equipment, artifacts, and other personal property owned by Princeton Township that are relevant to the history of Anson Wolcott or the Anson Wolcott real estate.
    (h) This SECTION expires July 1, 2002.


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