2005 Regular Session
To: Public Property
By: Representative Weathersby
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, ACING ON BEHALF OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH, TO SELL CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE MATTY HERSEE HOSPITAL; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. (1) The Department of Finance and Administration, acting on behalf of the Department of Mental Health, upon meeting the requirements of Section 29-1-1, Mississippi Code of 1972, may sell and convey all or part of certain state-owned real property and any improvements located thereon located in Lauderdale County, in the City of Meridian, Mississippi, commonly known as the Matty Hersee Hospital, the property being more particularly described as follows:
Commencing at the SW corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 6 North, Range 15 East, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi; thence East 34.00 feet to a point; thence North 30.00 feet to an iron pin set at the intersection of the Northern right-of-way of Valley Street and the Eastern right-of-way of 53rd Avenue, and said pin being the Point of Beginning of the herein described parcel of land; thence with said Eastern right-of-way of 53rd Avenue run North 00 degrees 38 Minutes 07 Seconds West 692.38 feet, more or less, passing an iron pin found at 349.96 feet to an iron pin set on the Southern right-of-way of Mississippi Highway 19; thence leaving said 53rd Avenue and with the right-of-way of Highway 19, run South 72 Degrees 55 Minutes 04 Seconds East 259.34 feet along said Southern right-of-way of Mississippi Highway 19, passing a right-of-way monument found at 205.27 feet and an iron pin found at 211.22 feet to an iron pin set; thence South 17 Degrees 05 Minutes 07 Seconds West 15.00 feet to an iron pin set; thence South 72 Degrees 54 Minutes 53 Seconds East 150.00 feet to a right-of-way monument found (disturbed); thence North 17 Degrees 22 Minutes 07 Seconds East 25.00 feet to a right-of-way monument on the South right-of-way of Mississippi Highway 19; thence South 73 Degrees 03 Minutes 29 Seconds East 315.62 feet along said Southern right-of-way passing a right-of-way monument found at 284.85 feet to an iron pin set; thence along a curve to the right on the South right-of-way of Mississippi Highway 19 472.42 feet, said curve having a radius of 323.03 feet and a chord bearing and distance of South 31 Degrees 09 Minutes 42 Seconds East 431.43 feet to a right-of-way monument on the Western right-of-way of said Highway 19 and Highway 11; thence along said Highway 11 right-of-way South 10 Degrees 44 Minutes 05 Seconds West 117.47 feet to an iron pin set on the Northern right-of-way of Valley Street; thence with said Northern right-of-way of Valley Street South 89 Degrees 40 Minutes 30 Seconds West 889.65 feet, more or less, to the Point of Beginning and being a part of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 14, Township 6 North, Range 15 East, Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and containing 11.36 acres, more or less, less and except therefrom the 3.9 acres, more or less, in the SW portion of the above described property presently being occupied by the Lauderdale County Health and Human Services Complex and the 1.44 acres, more or less, in the NW portion of the above described property presently being occupied by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.
(2) The real property described in subsection (1) of this section shall be sold for not less than the current fair market value as determined by the averaging of at least two (2) appraisals by qualified appraisers who shall be selected by the Department of Finance and Administration and shall be certified and licensed by the Mississippi Real Estate Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. However, if no bid is received which is equal to the current market value, the property may be sold at auction to the highest bidder.
(3) Any funds received by the State of Mississippi for the sale and conveyance of the real property described in subsection (1) of the section shall be deposited into the State General Fund.
(4) The State of Mississippi shall retain all mineral rights to the real property sold and conveyed under this act. This conveyance shall be subject to general drainage and utility easements, public utilities, water, gas, and electrical transmission facilities, roadway rights-of-way, and zoning and subdivision ordinances of the City of Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, whether recorded or not.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.