CHAPTER 70

APPROPRIATION - RELATING TO DRAINAGE OF TAX DITCHES IN SUSSEX COUNTY

AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEYS TO THE STATE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE DRAINAGE OF TAX DITCHES IN SUSSEX COUNTY.

WHEREAS, there exists a necessity to clean out and drain certain tax ditches in Sussex County, State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, land owners, adjacent to and near said tax ditches, have agreed to contribute funds for said purpose; NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. That there is hereby appropriated to the State Soil Conservation Commission the sum of Twenty-two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($22,500.00) for each of the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1951 and ending June 30, 1952, and beginning July 1, 1952 and ending June 30, 1953, to be used and expended for the purpose of contributing to the costs of clearing banks, removing obstructions, straightening, cleaning out and draining the tax ditches of Sussex County.

Section 2. For the purposes of this Act, the Levy Court of Sussex County is hereby authorized and directed to appropriate to the State Soil Conservation Commission the further sum of Twenty-two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($22,500.00) for each of the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1951 and ending June 30, 1952, and beginning July 1, 1952 and ending June 30, 1953, to be used and expended for the purpose of contributing to the costs of clearing banks, removing obstacles, straightening, cleaning out and draining the tax ditches of Sussex County.

Section 3. That the money hereby appropriated shall be paid to the State Soil Conservation Commission by the State Treasurer and the Levy Court of Sussex County from time to time upon certification to the State Treasurer and the Levy Court of Sussex County by the Board of Soil District Supervisors of the Soil Conservation District of Sussex County that it has collected or received, from farmers and others benefiting from such clearing banks, removing obstructions, straightening, cleaning out and draining of said tax ditches, a specified sum of money to be used on said project. The State Treasurer, and the Levy Court of Sussex County, shall each make payment to said State Soil Conservation Commission the sum of Fifty Cents (50c) for every Dollar ($1.00) or more so certified to the State Treasurer and the Levy Court of Sussex County by the Board of Soil District Supervisors of the Soil Conservation District of Sussex County, as having been by it collected or received from farmers and others benefiting from such clearing banks, removing obstructions, straightening, cleaning out or draining of said tax ditches in Sussex County.

Section 4. The sums of money from time to time paid to the State Soil Conservation Commission shall be transferred by said Commission to the Board of Soil District Supervisors of the Soil Conservation District of Sussex County, and shall be used and expended by said Board on such tax ditches for which contributions from farmers and others benefiting from such cleaning out and draining have been collected or received as shall be determined by the said Board of Soil District Supervisors.

Section 5. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the moneys hereby appropriated by Section 1 of this Act shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

Approved May 7, 1951.