PRINTER'S NO. 1349
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
INTRODUCED BY MCGINNIS, MILLARD, METCALFE, CAUSER AND SCHLEGEL CULVER, APRIL 3, 2013
REFERRED TO COMMITEE ON STATE GOVERNMENT, APRIL 3, 2013
1Authorizing the Department of General Services, with the
2approval of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
3and the Governor, to grant and convey, at a price to be
4determined through a competitive bid process, certain lands,
5buildings and improvements used as State armories throughout
9Section 1. Authorization to convey land.
10The Department of General Services, with the approval of the
11Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Governor, is
12hereby authorized on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
13to grant and convey, at a price to be determined through
14competitive bidding, the following tracts of land together with
15any buildings, structures or improvements thereon, situate in
16the locations described in section 2.
17Section 2. Property description.
1(1) Altoona (Frankstown) Armory, Logan Township, Blair
2County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately
38.52-acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and
4more particularly described as follows:
7BEGINNING at a point on the north side of Frankstown Road at
8the southern corner of property sold to Charles H. Cassidy by
9deed dated May 2, 1906 and known as the Altoona Driving Park;
10thence along said property northward Eight Hundred Seventy-One
11and Two Tenths (871.2) Feet to a point; thence at right angles
12eastward Five Hundred (500) feet to a point; thence at right
13angles southward Eight Hundred Seventy-One and Two Tenths
14(871.2) feet to Frankstown Road; thence along same westward Five
15Hundred (500) feet to place of BEGINNING.
16BEING Tax Parcel No. 1300-16-29
17BEING the same premises conveyed from The Baker Estates, by
18its Trustees, to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by deed dated
19November 12, 1937 and recorded January 19, 1938, in Blair
20County, Pennsylvania, in Deed Book 439, Page 243.
21(2) Tyrone Armory, Borough of Tyrone, Blair County.--The
22property to be conveyed consists of approximately 0.60-acres of
23land and improvements located thereon, bounded and more
24particularly bounded and described as follows:
1eighteen degrees six minutes (18° 6') West one hundred thirty
2(130) feet to line of premises conveyed by Ella M. Bell to G.
3Wood Miller by deed recorded in said county in Deed Book Vol.
4159, Page 37; thence along said Miller's line South seventy-one
5degrees fifty-four minutes (71° 54') East one hundred thirty-two
6and seven tenths (132.7) feet to a post; thence North seventy-
7three degrees thirty minutes (73° 30') East fifty-two (52) feet
8to a post on line of premises of A. A. Stevens, formerly land
9conveyed by P. Sneeringer and others to David T. Caldwell by
10deed recorded in said county in Deed Book Vol. 27, page 498;
11thence along said Stevens' line, North eighteen degrees six
12minutes (18° 6') East one hundred and five tenths (100.5) feet
13to the Southerly side of Alley K; thence along said side of
14Alley K, North seventy-one degrees fifty-four minutes (71° 54')
15West one hundred seventy-five and five tenths (175.5) feet to
16the place of BEGINNING.
17BEING a portion of Tax Parcel No. 22.2-006-064.
18BEING the same premises conveyed to the Commonwealth of
19Pennsylvania from Thomas C. Heims, Mrs. E. Grace Kolbenschlag
20and Joseph E. Kolbenschlag, her husband, and Miss A. May Heims,
21all of the Borough of Osceola, Clearfield County, and Mrs.
22Lillie W. Mills, widow of James K, Mills, of the City of
23Braddock, Allegheny County, by deed dated January 15, 1912 and
24recorded February 26, 1912, in Blair County in Deed Book 206,
154 minutes West Forty (40) feet to the line of lot of the
2Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on which lot is now erected the
3Stone Armory of Troop "B", Pennsylvania National Guard; thence,
4by the line of said lot, South 18 Degrees 6 Minutes West, One
5Hundred (100) feet eleven and three-fourths (11 3/4) inches to
6the line of Berlin Street, near the bank of the Juniata River;
7thence by the line of Berlin Street, North 63 Degrees 16 Minutes
8East, Eighteen (18) feet, four and seven-eighths (4 7/8) inches
9to a post; North 65 Degrees 9 Minutes East Thirty-four (34)
10feet, seven and three-eighths (7 3/8) inches to a post, and
11North 18 Degrees, 6 Minutes East, Seventy-six (76) feet, three
12and one-fourth (3 1/4) inches to the Southwest corner of Berlin
13Street and Alley "K", the place of beginning.
14BEING a portion of Tax Parcel No. 22.2-006-064.
15BEING the same premises conveyed to Troop B, Pennsylvania
16National Guard by the Surviving Executor and Trustee of A. A.
17Stevens, by deed, dated September 2, 1920, and recorded January
1811, 2012 in Blair County as Instrument #201200550.
19BEING the same premises conveyed to the Commonwealth of
20Pennsylvania by the Trustees of Troop B, Pennsylvania National
21Guard, by deed, dated October 27, 1921, and recorded January 11,
222012 in Blair County as Instrument #201200551.
23(3) Bellefonte Armory, Borough of Bellefonte, Centre
24County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately
2510-acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and
26more particularly described as follows:
1from Bellefonte to Lock Haven, North 82 degrees and 20 minutes
2West 36 1/2 perches to post corner on land of Thomas Beaver;
3thence North along lands of Thomas Beaver 43 degrees West 38.7
4perches to a post; thence South along other lands of Harry W.
5Lutz 82 degrees 20 minutes East 65.1 perches to post; thence
6south along other lands of Harry W. Lutz 5 degrees 30 minutes
7West 24.5 perches to post on the State Highway and being the
8place of beginning.
9BEING Tax Parcel No. 32-204-033.
10BEING the same premises conveyed from Ralph T. Smith and Ann
11M. Smith, her wife to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by deed
12dated January 22, 1929 and recorded March 6, 1930, in the
13Recorder of Deeds office for Centre County, Pennsylvania, in
14Deed Book 142, Page 232.
15(4) Berwick Armory, Borough of Berwick, Columbia County.--
16The property to be conveyed consists of approximately 0.82-acres
17of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and more
18particularly bounded and described as follows:
22BEGINNING at a point of intersection of the Northerly line of
23East Third Street with the Easterly line of Pine Street; thence
24in a Northerly direction along the Easterly line of Pine Street
25a distance of One Hundred Eight-one (181) feet to the Southerly
26line of Wyandotte Alley; thence in an Easterly direction, along
27the Southerly line of Wyandotte Alley a distance of Ninety-nine
28(99) fee to corner of Lot Number One Hundred Sixty-five (165);
29thence in a Southerly direction along the Westerly line of Lot
30Number One Hundred Sixty-five (165) and on a line parallel with
1Pine Street a distance of One Hundred Eighty-one (181) feet to
2the Northerly line of East Third Street; thence in a Westerly
3direction along the Northerly line of East Third Street a
4distance of Ninety-nine (99) feet to the place of BEGINNING, and
5being marked and numbered on the general plan of the Borough of
6Berwick as Lots Numbers One Hundred Sixty-three (163) and One
7Hundred Sixty-four (164).
8BEING Tax Parcel No. 4A-5-005.
9BEING the same premises conveyed to the Commonwealth of
10Pennsylvania from the American Car & Foundry Company by deed,
11dated August 18, 1921, and recorded in Columbia County in Deed
12Book 95, Page 582.
13(5) Ridgway Armory, Borough of Ridgway, Elk County.--The
14property to be conveyed consists of two parcels with a total of
15approximately 0.23-acres of land and improvements located
16thereon, bounded and more particularly described as follows:
20BEGINNING at a post one hundred fifty (150) feet north thirty
21(30) degrees and five (5) minutes west from the intersection
22easterly line of Broad Street within the northerly line of Race
23Street; thence north fifty nine (59) degrees fifty five (55)
24minutes east one hundred (100) feet to a post in the westerly
25line of an alley; thence along the westerly line of the alley
26north thirty (30) degrees five (5) minutes west seventy five
27(75) feet to a post; thence south fifty nine (59) degrees fifty
28five (55) minutes west one hundred (100) feet to a post in the
29easterly line of Broad Street; thence along the easterly line of
30Broad Street south thirty (30) degrees and five (5) minutes east
4BOUNDED on the north by lot No.4, known as the Armory lot; on
5the east by sixteen (16) foot alley; on the south by the south
6half of lot No. 3, sold to the Y.M.C.A. on August 17, 1904; on
7the west by Broad Street; BEGINNING at a point in the east line
8of Broad Street at the northwest corner of the south half of lot
9no. 3; thence along the east line of Broad Street north thirty
10(30) degrees five (5) minutes west twenty five (25) feet to the
11southwest corner of lot No. 4, known as the Armory lot; thence
12along the south line of lot No. 4 north fifty nine (59) degrees
13fifty five (55) minutes east one hundred (100) feet to the west
14line of a sixteen (16) foot alley at the southeast corner of lot
15No. 4; thence along the western line of the sixteen foot alley
16south thirty (30) degree five (5) minutes east twenty five (25)
17feet to the northeast corner of the south half of lot No. 3;
18thence south fifty nine (59) degree fifty five minutes west one
19hundred (100) feet to the place of BEGINNING.
20BEING Tax Parcel No. 12-012-231-8565.
21BEING the same premises conveyed from Elcoman Realty Co. to
22The State Armory Board of Pennsylvania, by deed dated September
2330, 1932 and recorded December 23, 1932, in Elk County,
24Pennsylvania in Deed Book 93, Page 462.
25(6) Ridgway Weekend Training Site, Ridgway Township, Elk
26County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately
2715 acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and
28more particularly described as follows:
1BEGINNING at an iron pipe set in the west right-of-way line
2of a fifty foot street known as Grant Road, Legislative Route
324015 at a location marked in the southeast corner of land now
4or formerly of Robert J. Hemke thence along the west right-of-
5way line of Grant Road south 08 degrees 10 minutes west 247.50
6feet to an iron pin marking the northeast corner of other land
7now or formerly of George J. Fuhrer; thence north 81 degrees 50
8minutes west 2640 feet along the north line of other land of
9Fuhrer land to an iron pin marking the westerly line of land now
10or formerly of Allegheny National Forest; thence along the
11easterly line of Allegheny National Forest north 08 degrees 10
12minutes east 247.50 feet to an iron pin marking the northwest
13corner of the land herein conveyed and the southwest corner of
14land now or formerly of Robert J. Hamke; thence south 81 degrees
1550 minutes east 2640 feet along the southerly line of Hemke land
16to an iron pin in the west right-of-way line of Grant Road and
17the place of BEGINNING.
18CONTAINING 15-acres of land being the same more or less.
19BEING Tax Parcel No. 09-011-012-4552.
20BEING the same property conveyed from Nicholas Leone and
21Marian L. Leone to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by deed
22dated September 26, 1969, and recorded January 14, 1970, in the
23Elk County Recorder of Deeds Office in Deed Book 183, Page 226.
24(7) Waynesboro Armory, Borough of Waynesboro, Franklin
25County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately
2610.65 acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded
27and more particularly described as follows:
1BEGINNING at a concrete monument on the West side of the
2State Highway leading from Waynesboro to Five Fork, said
3monument being on the Borough-Township line, and 20 feet from
4the center of the highway; thence with the Borough-Township
5line, along the lands of B. Frank Funk, Jr., and the H. C. Funk
6Heirs, North 64 degrees 30 minutes West, 1184.3 feet to an Iron
7Pin at the corner of other lands of the grantors; thence with
8other lands of the grantors North 62 degrees 49 minutes East
9965.42 feet to an Iron Pin on the West side of the
10aforementioned State Highway, said pin being 20 feet from the
11center of the highway; thence along the West side of the
12highway, South 27 degrees 11 minutes East 310.75 feet to a point
1320 feet from the center of the highway, said point being the
14beginning of a curve; thence with the West side of the highway,
15and a curve having a radius of 935.37 feet, a distance of 693.03
16feet to the place of BEGINNING.
17BEING Tax Parcel No. 25-5A00-011.
18BEING the same premises conveyed from Waynesboro Brick and
19Supply Company to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by deed
20dated December 23, 1937 and recorded January 19, 1938 in
21Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in Deed Book 265, Page 67.
22(8) Huntingdon Armory, Borough of Huntingdon, Huntingdon
23County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately
245.88-acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and
25more particularly described as follows:
1J. Emmett Sebree, thence, extending North 55 degrees 5 minutes
2East along the said side of Standing Stone Avenue, 590.4 feet to
3another post in the same at the North side of the culvert over
4Figart's Run, thence down along the North Bank of said run and
5by land now or late of John W. Snyder, south 29 degrees 39
6minutes East 405.10 feet to a post, thence still along the
7Northerly bank of said run and by said land now or late of John
8W. Snyder South 58 degrees 42 minutes East 399.62 feet to a post
9set for a corner of this land and land of the Borough of
10Huntingdon (about One hundred and ten feet North Westwardly from
11Standing Stone Creek) thence by said last mentioned land South
1259 degrees 20 minutes West 385.22 feet to a point set for a
13corner of this land and in line of said land now or formerly of
14J. Emmett Sebree, and thence by said last mentioned land North
1558 degrees 57 minutes West 810.81 feet to the place of
19BEING Tax Parcel Nos. 17-03-37 and 17-03-37.1.
20BEING the same premises conveyed from The Burgesses and Town
21Council of the Borough of Huntingdon to the Commonwealth of
22Pennsylvania by deed dated September 30, 1927 and recorded in
23Deed Book D-7, Page 80 of the Huntingdon County Recorder of
25LESS AND EXCEPTING that tract of land that the Commonwealth
26of Pennsylvania conveyed to the Huntingdon Area School District
27by deed dated February 16, 2001 and recorded on April 18, 2001
28in Deed Book 565, Page 404 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania,
29bounded and more particularly described as follows:
30BEGINNING at a set PK nail located along the eastern boundary
1line of S.R. 0026, also known as Standing Stone Avenue; thence
2continuing along the eastern boundary of S.R. 0026 North 48
3degrees 39 minutes 30 seconds East 366.17 feet to a point;
4thence continuing along other lands of GRANTOR herein as further
5demarked by a now existing cyclone fence, North 88 degrees 48
6minutes 50 seconds East 33.49 feet to a point; thence continuing
7along same South 42 degrees 52 minutes 29 seconds East 83.49
8feet to a point; thence continuing along same South 18 degrees
953 minutes 54 seconds East 257.53 feet to a point; thence
10continuing along same South 47 degrees 02 minutes 25 seconds
11west 135.06 feet to a point; thence along the property line of
12Huntingdon Area School District, GRANTEE herein, North 66
13degrees 11 minutes 43 seconds West 382.31 feet to a set PK nail,
14said PK nail being the place of BEGINNING.
15CONTAINING 2.21 acres.
16(9) Scranton (Watres) Armory. City of Scranton, Lackawanna
17County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately
181.5-acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and
19more particularly bounded and described as follows:
20BEING all of Lots 17, 18, 19 and 20 in Ward 9, Block 19 as
21shown on the Assessment Map for the City of Scranton, Lot 20
22being more particularly described as follows, to wit: Being the
23Northeasterly one-half (1/2) of a forty (40) foot wide Lot
24numbered 5 in Block 235, as shown on plat of Lackawanna Iron and
25Coal Company, recorded in Map Book 2, page 14, and more
26particularly described as follows: BEGINNING at a corner of
27Lots 5 and 6 on the said plat, and in a South-easterly line of a
28street known as Adams Avenue; thence (1) in a Southeasterly
29direction along the division line between said Lots 5 and 6, a
30distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet to a corner in a
1sixteen (16) foot wide alley for public use; thence (2) in a
2Southwesterly direction along said alley, being the
3Southeasterly side of said Lot 5, a distance of twenty (20) feet
4to a point; thence (3) by Lot 5 in a North-westerly direction,
5parallel to said division line between Lots numbered 5 and 6, a
6distance of one hundred fifty (150) feet to a point in the said
7Northeasterly line of Adams Avenue; thence (4) in a
8Northeasterly direction along said street line, a distance of
9twenty (20) feet to the place of BEGINNING.
10ALSO the Northwesterly one-half (1/2) of a sixteen (16) foot
11wide alley known as Kressler Court, extending along the
12Southeasterly side of above described premises. The herein
13conveyed portion adjoining said parcel being eight (8) feet wide
14in a Southeasterly direction and twenty (20) feet long in a
15Southeasterly direction and twenty (20) feet long in a
16Southwesterly direction. Said Court or alley having been closed
17or vacated by Ordinance of the City Council dated December 2,
181907. The said Lots 17, 18 and 19 being more particularly
19described as follows: BEGINNING at a point in the division line
20between Lots 5 and 6, seven and seven tenths (7.7) feet
21Southerly from the building line of the south side of Adams
22Avenue, this point being fifty-five (55) feet at right angles
23from the center of the right-of-way of the Erie & Wyoming Valley
24Railroad Company; thence Southerly along said division one
25hundred forty-two and three tenths (142.3) feet to a corner of
26an alley, thence Easterly by North line of said alley one
27hundred twenty (120) feet to the division line between lots 8
28and 9; thence Northerly on said division line six and six tenths
29(6.6) feet to the intersection of the said division line and the
30right-of-way of said Railroad Company. This point being fifty
4BEING Tax Parcel No. 146.61-030-005.
5BEING the same premises conveyed to the Commonwealth of
6Pennsylvania from T. Linus Hoban, Walter W. Unley, John J.
7Remetta, John Chichilla and John E. McDonald, individual
8Trustees and the Third National Bank and Trust Company of
9Scranton, Pennsylvania, as corporate Trustee of the Scranton
10City Guard Association, a Trust established by Decree of the
11Orphans' Court of Lackawanna County, dated April 5, 1954 at No.
12391, Year 1952, by deed dated April 26, 1972 and recorded in
13Lackawanna County in Deed Book 772, Page 60.
14(10) Lancaster Armory, City of Lancaster, Lancaster
15County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately .
1663 acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and
17more particularly described as follows.
23BOUNDED on the East by North Queen Street, on the North by
24property hereinafter described as No. 2, on the West by North
25Market Street, an on the South by property now or late of
27ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground with a two-story
28brick dwelling house and other improvements thereon erected,
29known as no. 438 North Queen Street. Containing in front of the
30said North Queen Street, 47 feet 3 1/4 inches, more or less, and
5BEING TAX ACCOUNT NUMBER 339-31317-0-0000.
6BEING the same premises conveyed from Elwood Snyder and Flora
7H. Snyder, his wife and Charles Lehman and Sue Lehman, his wife
8to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, by deed dated February 24,
91921, and recorded February 24, 1921, in Lancaster County,
10Pennsylvania, in Deed Book T. No. 24, Page 244.
11(11) Bradford Armory, City of Bradford, McKean County.--The
12property to be conveyed consists of approximately 0.29-acres of
13land and improvements located thereon, bounded and more
14particularly described as follows:
17BEGINNING at an iron pin in the northerly line of Barbour
18Street at the Southwest corner of Lot Number Twelve (#12) as
19shown on said plan, recorded in the Office of Recorder of Deeds
20in Deed Book 23, Page 90, being at the line of premises now or
21formerly of Annie O'Neill; thence Westwardly along said line of
22Barbour Street 100 feet to the dividing line between Lots
23Numbers Fourteen and Fifteen (#14 and #15) in said plan; thence
24Northwardly at right angles to Barbour Street and along said
25dividing line, 115 feet, more or less, to the West branch of
26Tunungwant Creek; thence Eastwardly down said Creek 105.2 feet
27to the dividing line between Lots Numbers Twelve and Thirteen
28(#12 and #13) in said plan, being the Westerly line of the
29premises now or formerly of Annie O'Neill; thence Southwardly
30along said last mentioned dividing line 147.2 feet, more or
3BEING Tax Parcel No. 01-002-405.
4BEING the same premises conveyed from the City of Bradford to
5the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by deed, dated September 28,
61911 and recorded October 6, 1911, in McKean County in Deed Book
728, Page 33.
8(12) Sunbury Armory, Upper Augusta Township, Northumberland
9County.--The property to be conveyed consists of approximately
1010 acres of land and improvements located thereon, bounded and
11more particularly described as follows.
15BEGINNING at a set reinforcement concrete monument in the
16line between the so-called Cemetery and Wolverton Farms, which
17stake is one hundred thirty-nine and three tenths feet (139.3')
18from the northwest corner of the foundation wall of the
19administration building of the Military Post now leased by the
20Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from the W.H. Druckemiller Estate
21which stake is also hundred fifty-five and three tenths feet
22(155.3') from the southwest corner of the above mentioned
23foundation wall and continuing north 47 degrees west, eight
24hundred seven and seven tenths feet (807.7') to a concrete
25monument; thence north 21 degrees 33 minutes east, four hundred
26twenty four and five tenths feet (424.5') to a concrete
27monument; thence south 59 degrees 37 minutes east, nine hundred
28twenty-seven and seven tenths feet (927.7') to a concrete
29monument; thence south 36 degrees 46 minutes west; five hundred
30ninety-six and four tenths feet (596.4') to the point of
1beginning, containing in all ten acres more or less.
2BEING Tax Parcel No. 057-00-040-083.
3Together with the right of ingress, egress and regress
4perpetually unto the said Grantee, its successors and assigns,
5to, from and between the premises above described and by this
6indenture conveyed and the public highway known as the Catawisse
7Road, in, over, through and upon a certain right of way in the
8same township, county and state, and consisting of the land
9extending ten feet on each side of the following center line:
10BEGINNING at a point one hundred and sixty-four feet (164')
11north 36 degrees, 46 minutes east of the aforementioned concrete
12monument denoted as the place of beginning of the lot
13description, the right of way consists of the land ten feet each
14side of the following center line description; said center line
15continuing from this point south 57 degrees 30 minutes east, one
16hundred seven and four tenths feet (107.4') to a point of curve;
17thence curving in a southerly direction on a radius of one
18hundred fifty eight and twenty-seven hundredths feet (158.27')
19for a distance of one hundred ninety three and nineteen
20hundredths feet (193.19) on the arc to the point of tangent, the
21angle to the point of intersection being 48 degrees 41 minutes;
22thence from the point of tangent, the angle to the point of
23intersection being 48 degrees 41 minutes; thence from the point
24of tangent south 8 degrees 49 minutes east, five hundred forty
25seven and six tenths feet (547.6') to a point of intersection
26with the center line of the Pennsylvania State Highway Route
1of the Grantee, its successors and assigns, - and further, that
2the owner or owners of the land immediately adjoining the said
3right of way, whoever the same may be, his and/or their heirs
4and assigns, shall at all times be permitted to use said right
5of way as a means of access to and from his and/or their
7BEING the same premises which Sarah R. Druckemiller, widow,
8et al, by their deed dated December 6, 1937 and intended to be
9recorded in the office for the recording of deeds, etc. in and
10for Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, granted and conveyed
11unto City of Sunbury and County of Northumberland, the above
13Section 3. Oil, gas and mineral rights.
14The oil, gas and mineral rights associated with the
15properties described in section 2 shall be retained by the
16Department of General Services, on behalf of the Commonwealth of
17Pennsylvania, and may be leased by the Department of General
18Services in accordance with the authority granted in the act of
19October 8, 2012 (P.L.1194, No.147), known as the Indigenous
20Mineral Resources Development Act.
21Section 4. Covenants, conditions and restrictions.
22The Secretary of General Services may impose any covenants,
23conditions or restrictions on the properties described in
24section 2 at settlement as determined to be in the best
25interests of the Commonwealth.
26Section 5. Easements and other rights.
27The conveyances shall be made under and subject to all lawful
28and enforceable easements, servitudes and rights of others,
29including but not confined to streets, roadways and rights of
30any telephone, telegraph, water, electric, gas or pipeline
5Section 6. Deeds of conveyance.
9Section 7. Deposit of proceeds.
12Section 8. Effective date.
13This act shall take effect immediately.