CHAPTER 362

APPROPRIATION - STATE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO TILE STATE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR TILE PURCHASE OF HEAVY EARTH MOVING MACHINERY AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED IN TILE SOIL CONSERVATION WORK OF TILE STATE, MAKING PROVISION FOR THE REPAYMENT THEREOF, AND DESIGNATING THE BOARDS OF SOIL DISTRICT SUPERVISORS TO OVERSEE THE USE OF SAID EQUIPMENT AND MACHINERY.

WHEREAS, there exists the need of heavy earth moving equipment by the Board of Soil District Supervisors of the Soil Conservation Districts of the State for the purpose of cleaning out the main drainage ditches; and

WHEREAS, the cleaning of these ditches is imperative to the effective drainage of the farm lands, the economic crop production, and the general health and welfare of the people; 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 One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars for the purchase of heavy earth moving and other machinery and equipment needed in the soil conservation work of the State.

Section 2. That the State Soil Conservation Commission upon application from the various County Boards of Soil Supervisors of the County Soil Conservation Districts shall allocate out of the total appropriation made to it by this Act, certain sums or parts thereof for use by such County Boards for the purchase of heavy earth moving and other machinery needed in the soil conservation work of the State, and shall turn over the funds allocated as in this Section provided to the applying Board or Boards of District Soil Supervisors.

Section 3. That the various County Boards of Soil Supervisors are authorized to use the machinery so purchased in Soil Conservation work, and to make a charge for such use sufficient to cover cost of operation and repayment cost when work is done for individual persons, corporations or associations of the State.

Section 4. The repayment charges received as provided in Secti6n 3 hereof shall be remitted by the various County Boards of Soil Supervisors to the State Soil Conservation Commission to be turned over by said Commission to the State Treasurer of the State of Delaware, at least monthly when funds are received from such use.

Section 5. The moneys so collected by a County Board of Supervisors shall be credited on the books of the State Soil Conservation Commission and upon the books of the State Treasurer as repayments on account of the total amount allocated for use in a certain Soil Conservation District.

Section 6. That the earth moving and other machinery and equipment needed for the soil conservation work of the State purchased as aforesaid shall become the property of the County Board of Soil Supervisors upon repayment by said Board of the total sum allocated to it for the purchase of the same. For the purpose of such repayment, each County Board of Soil Supervisors shall be allowed the term of five (5) years from the date conservation funds are received by it out of the total appropriation hereby made.

Section 7. That the funds hereby appropriated shall become available on the first day of July, A. D. 1951, and shall be available for use as herein provided for a period of ten years from said date, and shall be paid by the State Treasurer upon warrants approved by the proper officials of the State Soil Conservation Commission.

Section 8. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act, and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer, upon warrants of the State Soil Conservation Commission drawn according to law, out of moneys deposited in the Farmers' Bank of the State of Delaware, at Dover, consisting of money received from the sale of bonds authorized by an Act of this 116th General Assembly, of the State of Delaware, entitled "AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO BORROW A CERTAIN SUM OF MONEY FOR SUNDRY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND EXPENDITURES IN THE NATURE OF CAPITAL INVESTMENTS, AND TO ISSUE BONDS THEREFOR."

Approved June 21, 1951.