CHAPTER 604

APPROPRIATION

STATE WELFARE HOME AND HOSPITAL FOR CHRONICALLY ILL AT SMYRNA

AN ACT APPROPRIATING FUNDS TO THE STATE WELFARE HOME AND HOSPITAL FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL AT SMYRNA TO OBTAIN A CONNECTION WITH THE SMYRNA MUNICIPAL SEWER DISPOSAL PLANT AND AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT IN RESPECT THERETO.

WHEREAS, one of the purposes of the Delaware Water Pollution Control Act is to "control any existing pollution", and

WHEREAS, the sewage discharged from the State Welfare Home and Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Smyrna, Delaware, is causing pollution of Mill Creek, and

WHEREAS, the City of Smyrna has constructed a municipal sewerage disposal plant with adequate capacity to accommodate the Welfare Home, and

WHEREAS, the cost of providing and maintaining a separate sewerage treatment works for the hospital would be greater than the cost of using the municipal facilities, and

WHEREAS, the 117th General Assembly appropriated $50,000 for the construction of a Sewerage Disposal Plant at the State Welfare Home, and

WHEREAS, the sum appropriated was not adequate to construct a modern Sewerage Disposal Plant, and

WHEREAS, the $50,000 was permitted to revert to the General Fund on July 1, 1955, although the need for such plant continues to be urgent, and

said sum to include the necessary pipe lines, NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The sum of $50,000 is appropriated to the Board of Trustees of the State Welfare Home and Hospital for the Chronically Ill at Smyrna and the said Board is authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Smyrna whereby such funds shall be turned over to the City in return for the privilege of connecting the Welfare Home with the municipal sewer disposal plant. The agreement shall also contain provisions satisfactory to the said Board whereby the Welfare Home may continue to use such plant upon terms not less favorable than those granted the taxpayers of the municipality. Upon the signing of a satisfactory agreement the said Board is authorized to turn the $50,000 over to the City of Smyrna.

Section 2. This Act is a Supplementary Appropriation and the money shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved June 29, 1956.