The Vermont Statutes Online
Executive Order No. 3-90
[Transfer of Property in Plymouth from BGS to Division for Historic Preservation]
WHEREAS, certain State-owned land located in the Town of Plymouth, County of Windsor (the "Property"), very near to one of Vermont's premiere historic sites, the birthplace, boyhood home and site of Calvin Coolidge's swearing in as 30th president of the United States, is presently under the jurisdiction and control of the Agency of Administration, Department of Buildings and General Services ("BGS"); and
WHEREAS, in 2006, BGS and the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Division for Historic Preservation ("DHP"), arranged for the installation of underground water storage tanks on the Property which are connected to water mains that lead to ten of the historic site buildings; and
WHEREAS, this work facilitated the installation of the sprinkler system in the Museum & Education Center, the most visited museum owned by the State and the State's only presidential archive; and
WHEREAS, the DHP desires the use of the Property for the maintenance and control of the water tanks and the preservation of the viewshed from the historic site.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Philip B. Scott, by virtue of the power vested in me as Governor of the State of Vermont, do hereby transfer and set over to DHP for its purposes, from the jurisdiction and control of BGS, the following land and premises, to wit:
Being all the lands and premises conveyed to the State of Vermont by the following:
Being all and the same lands and premises conveyed to the State of Vermont by deed of Carol Jean Hoskison dated August 18, 2006 and recorded in Volume 102, Page 104 of the Plymouth Land Records. Said lands and premises are described in said deed as follows:
"A portion of the same land and premises deeded to James E. and Vivian N. Blanchard by Edna A. Blanchard by Warranty deed dated September 29, 1945, and recorded in Vol. 25, page 165 of Plymouth Land Records. Said portion of said land herein conveyed is described as follows:
"Beginning at the southeast corner of land of Azro Johnson on the northerly side of the highway leading from the Coolidge homestead to Azro Johnson's, said corner being the southwesterly corner of the parcel of land herein conveyed; thence northerly along a stone wall and bounded westerly by land of Azro Johnson, approximately 460 feet to a corner, a granite post in the ground; thence generally southeasterly in a straight line approximately 500 feet to a corner, a granite post in the ground; thence southerly in a straight line a distance of approximately 300 feet to a corner on the northerly edge of the aforesaid highway, a granite post in the ground; thence westerly along the northerly edge of said highway approximately 445 feet to the point of beginning.
"There is also conveyed to the herein grantees, their heirs and assigns, a right of way of sufficient width for vehicles, from the aforesaid highway, across other land of the herein grantors near to the parcel of land herein conveyed near the southeast corner of said parcel.
"Reserving and excepting, however, by the herein grantors, their heirs and assigns a right of way of sufficient width for vehicles, across the parcel of land herein conveyed from the aforesaid highway to the sugar lot premises of the herein grantors which lie northerly of the parcel of land herein conveyed.
"Reference is had to the aforesaid deed, the deed therein referred to and records thereof, and said Land Records of Plymouth for a more particular description.
"Reference is also had to a quit claim deed from Charles H. Hoskison and Eliza M. Hoskison to the Carol Jean Hoskison, whereby Charles H. Hoskison and Eliza M. Hoskison conveyed, by quit claim deed, their 2/3 interest in the land to Carol Jean Hoskison. Said quit claim deed is dated and recorded March 17, 1980 in Volume 40, Page 8 of the Plymouth Land Records."
This Executive Order shall take effect upon execution.
Dated December 3, 2019