CHAPTER 321

APPROPRIATION - FOR REPAIRING DYKES NEAR SLAUGHTER BEACH

AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO REPAIR DYKES FROM BROADKILL BEACH TO MISPILLION RIVER ON THE DELAWARE BAY SHORE AND ERECT A TIDE GATE IN THE CANAL AT OR NEAR SLAUGHTER BEACH CANAL BRIDGE, TO PROTECT THE HIGHWAYS AND LANDS OF CEDAR CREEK AND BROADKILL HUNDREDS FROM INUNDATION BY THE WATERS OF DELAWARE BAY.

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

Section 1. That the State Highway Department is hereby authorized, fully empowered, and directed to repair such dykes along the Delaware Bay Shore between Broadkill Beach and Mispillion River, and also such connecting banks between the low dunes at the various places where breaches have been made by storm conditions during recent years and also to provide and erect a tide gate in the canal at or near Slaughter Beach Canal Bridge, as in the judgment of the said Department shall be necessary to protect the highways and lands of Cedar Creek and Broadkill Hundreds from inundation by the waters of Delaware Bay--the said Department may use any aid or advice that may be secured from the Soil Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture in this area.

Section 2. That the sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) is hereby appropriated out of the State Treasury for the purposes specified in Section 1 of this Act, and the State Treasurer is hereby directed to pay upon proper vouchers drawn from time to time by the State Highway Department for the purposes hereinbefore set forth.

Section 3. In the event that all or any part of said sum of Fifteen Thousand Dollars ($15,000.00) shall remain unexpended on June 30, 1947,, or on June 30..1948, it shall not revert to the General said of. the State Treasury but shall remain available for said purposes up to and including June 30, 1949.

Section 4. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation' Act and the monies hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from funds not otherwise appropriated.

Approved May 1, 1947.