CHAPTER 266

APPROPRIATION

FOR BUILDING OF A DAM ACROSS MCCAULLEY'S MILLPOND

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE BUILDING OF A DAM ACROSS McCAULLEY'S MILL POND, AND APPROPRIATING MONEYS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF SAID DAM.

WHEREAS, the State of Delaware is now the owner of two certain lots, pieces or parcels of land at McCaulley's Mill Pond in Kent County, Delaware, having obtained the title to said lots, pieces or parcels of land, by deed of Bankson T. Holcomb and wife and others, by deed dated May 3, 1932, and recorded in Deed Record B, Vol. 14, Page 483, and now of record in the office of the Recorder of Deeds, etc. in and for Kent County, Delaware, and

WHEREAS, the State Highway Department has heretofore constructed a bridge at or near McCaulley's Mill Pond where a stream of water known as Brown's Branch flows into and over the land now owned by the State of Delaware as above mentioned, and

WHEREAS, at the time mentioned above, when said lands were deeded to the State of Delaware, there was a dam controlling the waters of said Brown's Branch, and

WHEREAS, said dam was built many years ago, out of timber, which has decayed, and as a result the dam controlling the flow of said waters, has collapsed and fallen down, so that said water flowing from Brown's Branch endangers the said State Highway bridge and its lands and the lands of other owners adjacent thereto, and

WHEREAS, it is imperative that a new dam be erected at said McCaulley's Mill Pond, NOW, THEREFORE,

Section 1. That the sum of Sixty-Five Thousand Dollars ($65,000.00) is hereby appropriated to the State Highway Department for the sole purpose of constructing a dam at said McCaulley's Mill Pond at such point on lands of the State of Delaware as shall be selected by the State Highway Department.

Section 2. This Bill shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Bill and moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from sums not otherwise appropriated.

Approved June 15, 1949.