CHAPTER 288 - AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SUB-STATION COMMISSION

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SUB-STATION FOR LOWER DELAWARE, THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSION TO SELECT A SUITABLE SITE THEREFOR, AND PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A STATION THEREON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the Governor of this State shall be and he is hereby authorized and directed to appoint three suitable persons who shall constitute a commission to select a suitable site for the erection of an Agricultural Research Sub-Station. The said site shall be located either on the Delaware Colony Farm and to consist of not less than one hundred twenty-five (125) acres, or on an alternate site of like size to be purchased, with a range of soils more adaptable for research in poultry, vegetables and Horticulture. The site selected must be approved by the Director of the Delaware Agriculture Experimental Station. One member of this commission shall be trained and experienced in horticulture, one trained and experienced in poultry and one trained and experienced in vegetables. The Commissioners shall select their own chairman and secretary. The chairman shall be selected from among their own members. The Secretary may or may not be a member of this commission, as this commission shall determine. Said commission shall serve until said site has been selected.

Section 2. After the site for said sub-station has been selected, the function of said commission shall thereupon cease and determine and the Agricultural Experimental Station of the University of Delaware shall then proceed to erect such building or buildings and equip the same with such equipment in such manner as shall be deemed advisable. Upon the completion of said building or buildings and the installation of said equipment, the said Agricultural Experimental Station shall operate and maintain said sub-station for the benefit of the citizens of this State in the development and improvement of poultry, horticulture and vegetables in lower Delaware.

Section 3. That the sum of Fourteen Thousand ($14,000.00) Dollars shall be and the same is hereby appropriated for the purchase of land and the construction of buildings, equipment of the same and the operation of the sub-station for the fiscal year 1941-1942; that the sum of Eight Thousand ($8,000.00) Dollars shall be and the same is hereby appropriated for the operation of said sub-station and the maintenance thereof for the fiscal year 1942-1943.

Section 4. That the receipts from sales and otherwise of said Agricultural Research Sub-station shall be retained by the Agricultural Experimental Station of the University of Delaware for the continuous operation of said sub-station and for experimental purposes thereat.

Section 5. That the said money so appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon warrants drawn by the State Auditor upon vouchers approved, submitted and signed by the proper officers of the University of Delaware.

Section 6. That this Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act, and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Approved May 22, 1941.