CHAPTER 428

APPROPRIATION - STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AN ACT DIRECTING THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE TO REPAIR, RECONSTRUCT OR CONSTRUCT CERTAIN DIKES AND SLUICE GATES NEAR THE TOWN OF PORT PENN, IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY AND APPROPRIATING MONEY THEREFOR.

WHEREAS, as a result of a combination of several breaches in the dikes, deterioration and inefficiency in the sluice gates and loss of materials at the top of the dikes in the Port Penn area, and flood and storm tides which renders both State and private roads impassable, and

WHEREAS, these conditions have caused a number of wells to become unsafe and unuseable and have resulted in other detrimental health conditions, such as the increase of mosquitoes and other disease carrying insects, NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The State Highway Department of the State of Delaware is directed to repair, reconstruct or construct certain dikes and sluice gates, including proper engineering plans and inspections for such purpose, at Port Penn in New Castle County so that the tidal waters of the Delaware River will not over-flow the banks at this place and damage the public highways adjacent thereto.

Section 2. The sum of Two Hundred Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($225,000.00) 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 monies hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated.

Approved July 24, 1953.