CHAPTER 326

AUTHORIZING REPAIR OF DYKES NEAR BETHANY BEACH

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT TO ERECT, BUILD, REBUILD, REPLACE AND REPAIR DYKES ALONG THE SHORE OF BETHANY BEACH TO PROTECT THE HIGHWAYS AND LANDS NEAR BETHANY BEACH FROM INUNDATION BY THE WATERS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

WHEREAS, the roads in and near Bethany Beach in Sussex County are in great danger of seasonal wash-outs due to the spring tides and storms, and

WHEREAS, these roads require immediate protection from the seasonal elements because the wash-outs of the past have greatly handicapped vehicular movement along said roads; NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The State Highway Department is directed to erect, build, rebuild, replace and repair such dykes along the Atlantic Ocean, and also such connecting banks between the low dunes at the various places where breaches have been made by the storm conditions during recent years, as in the judgment of the said Department shall be necessary to protect the highways and lands near Bethany Beach from inundation by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Section 2. That the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) is appropriated to the State Highway Department for the purpose specified in Section 1 of this Act, and the State Treasurer is directed to pay all or any part of said sum upon a warrant or warrants approved by the proper officials of the State Highway Department.

Section 3. In the event that all or any part of said sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) shall remain unexpended on June 30, 1953, or on June 30, 1954, it shall not revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury but shall remain available for said purposes up to and including June 30, 1955.

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

Approved July 9, 1953.