CHAPTER 143

APPROPRIATION - STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR REPAIR OF DAM AT BLAIR'S POND

AN ACT APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEYS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR THE REPAIR OF A DAM AT BLAIR'S POND, NEAR MILFORD, DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the United States Government has agreed to appropriate, from the familiarly known Dingle-Johnson fund, a sum sufficient to restore Griffith's Pond, located near Milford, so that said pond may be maintained as a fish and game reserve, the estimated cost of said restoration being Twenty-seven Thousand Dollars ($27,000.00), and

WHEREAS, the dam located at Blair's Pond, which is located above Griffith's Pond is badly in need of repairs, and

WHEREAS, the Federal Government has stated in writing that it is unwilling to appropriate funds for the restoration of Griffith's Pond unless funds are made available for the repair of the dam at Blair's Pond, so as to insure against a wash-out as a result of a heavy storm which would destroy any work done at Griffith's Pond, and

WHEREAS, a wash-out at the dam at Blair's Pond would also affect Haven Lake and Silver Lake, also located at Milford, and

WHEREAS, it would be in the interest of the welfare of the general public of this State that this, a valuable recreation area be expended and maintained; NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The State Highway Department is directed to repair and reconstruct the dam located at Blair's Pond, near Milford, Delaware, so as to insure against a wash-out of this pond and Griffith's Pond, located below Blair's Pond.

Section 2. The sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00) is appropriated for the purposes stated and the State Treasurer is directed to pay the amount appropriated upon proper vouchers drawn by the State Highway Department.

Section 3. The State Highway Department shall, without delay, proceed to carry into effect the purposes of this Act and the sum hereby appropriated shall remain available for said purposes until the purposes of this Act have been fully carried out.

Section 4. This bill shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Act and the moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from sums not otherwise appropriated; any portion of the funds hereby appropriated remaining unexpended when the purposes of this act have been accomplished shall revert to the General Fund.

Approved June 19, 1953.