CHAPTER 399

APPROPRIATION - DELAWARE COMMISSION OF SHELL FISHERIES

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DELAWARE COMMISSION OF SHELL FISHERIES FOR THE STATE'S SHARE OF THE INITIAL COST OF THE IMPROVEMENT OF A CHANNEL ACROSS REHOBOTH BAY TO THE CHANNEL LEADING FROM MILLSBORO THROUGH INDIAN RIVER TO THE INLET, AND AUTHORIZING AND EMPOWERING SAID COMMISSION TO ACT AS THE AGENT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, the channel leading from the point where the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal empties into Rehoboth Bay to Masseys Landing and from thence through the ditches to a proposed channel leading from Millsboro to the Indian River Inlet, has shoaled and should be dredged to such a depth and width as to allow shipping through said channel; and

WHEREAS, the United States Government through its proper agencies is prepared to expend the sum of Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000) for said project, provided the State of Delaware makes a contribution of Twenty Thousand ($20,000) to the initial cost of said work; NOW THEREFORE,

In order to avail the State of Delaware of the offer on the part of the government of the United States,

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

Section 1. That the sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000) is hereby appropriated to the Delaware Commission of Shell Fisheries for use in carrying out the purposes of this Act, the said sum so appropriated to be paid by the said Commission to the proper agency of the United States Government as the contribution of the State of Delaware to the initial cost of the improvement mentioned herein.

The amount so appropriated shall be paid out by the State Treasurer of the State of Delaware upon warrants duly signed and approved by the proper officers of the Commission of Shell Fisheries.

Section 2. That the Delaware Commission of Shell Fisheries is hereby authorized and empowered as the agent of the State of Delaware to enter into all necessary contracts with the proper agency of the government of the United States and to do all other things necessary to be done in order that the State of Delaware may avail itself of the offer of the federal government to improve the channel in Sussex County.

Section 3. This bill shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation Bill, and the moneys hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury from funds not otherwise appropriated. The funds hereby appropriated shall revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury if the United States Government fails, neglects or refuses to carry out its offer of expending the sum of ninety thousand dollars ($90,000) to improve said channel by June 30, 1955. In the event the United States Government does carry out its said offer to improve said channel and any part of said sum hereby appropriated remains unexpended after the completion of the purposes of this Act, the unexpended part thereof shall revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury.

Approved July 15, 1953.