CHAPTER 353

APPROPRIATION

STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEY TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF REPAIRING AND MAINTAINING CERTAIN PUBLIC WORKS.

WHEREAS, pursuant to authorizations and appropriations of the General Assembly of the State of Delaware, under several Supplementary Appropriation Acts, the State Highway Department has undertaken certain public works projects not relating to highways, in the nature of the repair, reconstruction or construction of sluice gates and dykes; groins, bulkheads and other forms of shore protection; dams and spillways; boardwalks; pumping systems and other installations throughout the State, and

WHEREAS, no provisions have been made for the periodic maintenance, inspection and repair of these installations, and

WHEREAS, serious damages to these installations have 'resulted from storms, hurricanes, erosion and other natural occurrences, which necessitate immediate repairs in order that the State's investment in these installations should be protected, and that they should perform the functions and services for which they were constructed, NOW, THEREFORE

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

Section 1. The sum of Forty-five Thousand Dollars ($45,000.00) is appropriated to the State Highway Department for the immediate correction of damage to public works installations, namely, Dobbinsville Dykes, located in Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County; Blair's Pond, located in Cedar Creek Hundred, Sussex County; Red Lion Dyke and Sluice Gate, located in Red Lion Hundred, New Castle County; and Williams Pond Dam, located in Seaford Hundred, Sussex County.

Section 2. An additional sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1956, and the further sum of Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1957, is appropriated for the annual maintenance and protection of public works installations located at New Castle Dykes and Sluice Gates in New Castle Hundred, Delaware City Dykes in Red Lion Hundred, 1000-Acre Marsh Dyke and Sluice Gate in St. Georges Hundred, Port Penn Dykes and Tide Gates in St. Georges Hundred, Augustine Sluiceway in St. Georges Hundred, Dobbinsville Dyke and Sluice Gate in Red Lion Hundred, Red Lion Dyke and Tide Gate in Red Lion Hundred, all in New Castle County, and at Broadkill Dykes in Broad-kill and Cedar Creek Hundreds, Blairs Pond in Cedar Creek Hundred and Williams Pond Dam in Seaford Hundred, all in Sussex County.

Section 3, The State Treasurer is directed to pay all or part of said sums upon warrants approved by the proper officials of the State Highway Department.

The monies appropriated under this Act for the Above purposes, which shall remain unexpended at the end of any fiscal year, shall not revert to the General Fund of the State Treasury, but shall remain available for said purposes.

Section 4. This Act shall be known as a Supplementary Appropriation and the money appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved June 27, 1955.