HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION 3
47th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2006
A JOINT RESOLUTION
GRANTING APPROVAL TO THE CULTURAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT TO LEASE LAND LOCATED AT 1050 OLD PECOS TRAIL IN THE CITY OF SANTA FE TO THE SANTA FE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM, THE CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS AND THE SANTA FE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL AND COMPANY.
WHEREAS, Section 13-6-3 NMSA 1978 requires ratification and approval by the state legislature of any lease of state-owned property that is more than twenty-five years in duration and is for a consideration of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) or more; and
WHEREAS, the state armory board of the department of military affairs holds title to armories in its name on behalf of the state and has authority to lease armory property under its control in accordance with Section 20-8-3 NMSA 1978; and
WHEREAS, the following described property, consisting of approximately seven and one-half acres in the city of Santa Fe known as 1050 Old Pecos trail, is under the jurisdiction of the state armory board:
That certain tract or parcel of land situate in the City and County of Santa Fe, State of New Mexico, more particularly described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the West side of College Street, formerly known as the Pecos Road, which is the Southeast corner of the tract of land conveyed by Levi A. Hughes, Trustee of the Santa Fe Realty Company to Frank Springer, by deed dated August 3, 1916, and recorded August 4, 1916, in Book Q-4, Page 370, Miscellaneous Records, in the office of the County Clerk of Santa Fe County, New Mexico, which said point is the Northeast corner of the tract herein described; thence South 23° East along the West side of College Street 570 feet to the Southeast corner of this tract; thence North 4° 48' East 587 feet to the South line of the said Springer tract and the Northwest corner of this described tract; thence South 82° 30' East 488 feet to the place of beginning; and
WHEREAS, for the last twenty years, the described property has been an important cultural resource in the Santa Fe community, housing the Bataan memorial military museum, the Santa Fe children's museum, the armory for the arts theater and the center for contemporary arts; and
WHEREAS, the state armory board desires to see the Bataan memorial military museum managed and developed into a nationally recognized museum honoring the New Mexicans who have so courageously served in the United States armed forces and has determined that the cultural affairs department is an appropriate state entity to assist in professionally developing exhibitions for, operating and managing the Bataan memorial military museum and to further develop and manage the described property; and
WHEREAS, the cultural affairs department desires to assist the state armory board in furthering its goals of developing and managing the Bataan memorial military museum and developing and managing the described property; and
WHEREAS, on January 13, 2006, the state armory board entered an agreement to lease the property of approximately seven and one-half acres in the city of Santa Fe known as 1050 Old Pecos trail to the cultural affairs department for a period of ninety-nine years at an annual rate of one dollar ($1.00) per year; and
WHEREAS, the cultural affairs department has agreed that it would be in the best interest of furthering the goals of developing and managing the described property to lease the described property located at 1050 Old Pecos trail in the city of Santa Fe to the Santa Fe children's museum, the center for contemporary arts and the Santa Fe performing arts school and company;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the cultural affairs department be authorized to lease the described property at 1050 Old Pecos trail in the city of Santa Fe for a period exceeding twenty-five years to the Santa Fe children's museum, the center for contemporary arts and the Santa Fe performing arts school and company for the purpose of assisting the state armory board in developing and managing the entire property; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be transmitted to the office of the adjutant general of the department of military affairs and to the secretary of cultural affairs.
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