2013 Uncodified Acts

2013 Virginia Uncodified Acts
Administration of Government Generally
8/8/2020

CHAPTER 753

An Act to vest title to real property of the former Town of Waterford to the County of Loudoun.

[H 1983]

Approved April 3, 2013

 

Whereas, title to all real property held in the name of the former Town of Waterford, whose charter was repealed by Chapter 280 of the Acts of Assembly of 1936, vested in the Commonwealth of Virginia without any further act or deed as of the date the charter was repealed to the extent such title did not otherwise vest in another; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. That the Department of General Services, with the approval of the Governor pursuant to § 2.2-1150 of the Code of Virginia, is hereby authorized to convey by quitclaim deed, without warranty of any kind, to the County of Loudoun, all of the Commonwealth's right, title, and interest, if any, in and to, and to release any claim upon, said real property held in the name of the former Town of Waterford, less and except those lands that now comprise any part of the systems of state highways. The conveyance documents shall be in a form approved by the Attorney General. The conveyance shall be made for the nominal monetary consideration of $1. The County of Loudoun shall pay all costs and expenses incurred in the transfer of the property and shall be responsible for the abatement, and related costs, of any currently existing environmental contamination on the property to the extent required by applicable law. The Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County shall have and may exercise the powers to alter or vacate the streets, alleys, and other public rights-of-way as laid out in accordance with the survey and plan of the former town made pursuant to Chapter 161 of the Acts of Assembly of 1874-75, and to authorize encroachments thereon, using the procedures set forth in §§ 15.2-2006 through 15.2-2012 of the Code of Virginia. No provision of this act shall alter any private rights to property in the former Town of Waterford. Nothing herein shall be construed to affect the status of, or jurisdiction over, any road or easement that, as of July 1, 2013, or thereafter, comprises any part of the systems of state highways.