CHAPTER 431

APPROPRIATION

STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ACQUISITION OF LANDS CONSTITUTING THE BOTTOM OF HORSEY'S POND AND APPROPRIATING CERTAIN MONEYS TO THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DAM AND SLUICEWAY AT THE OLD DAM SITE.

WHEREAS, the mill at Horsey's Pond near Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, has long been unused and the dam has been permitted to deteriorate and wash away; and.

WHEREAS, a pond at said location properly stocked with fish will be a valuable addition to the recreational facilities of the State; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Game and Fish Commissioners is willing and able to stock said pond with fish if the same shall be available to the public for fishing, boating, and other recreational purposes; NOW THEREFORE

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

Section 1. The Board of Game and Fish Commissioners is hereby authorized to acquire in the name of the State of Delaware, by conveyance, lease, or other suitable means, the lands constituting the bottom of Horsey's Pond when the same is filled.

Section 2. Upon the acquisition of the lands constituting the pond bottom as provided in Section 1, The State Highway Department is authorized and directed to construct a dam and sluiceway at or near the site of the former dam at Horsey's Pond near Laurel in Sussex County.

Section 3. The sum of Thirty-Five Thousand Dollars ($35,000.00) is hereby appropriated to the State Highway Department to carry out construction of, the dam and sluiceway as herein provided.

Section 4. The Board of Game and Fish Commissioners and the State Highway Department shall exercise the utmost diligence to complete the work herein authorized by June 30, 1956, but the sums hereby appropriated shall remain available to the State Highway Department until the purposes of this Act have been accomplished, whereupon any unused balance thereof shall revert to the General Fund.

. Section 5. This is a Supplementary Appropriation, and the money hereby appropriated shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 14, 1955.