CHAPTER 276

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE STATE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUC TION AND IMPROVEMENT OF TAX DITCHES AND OTHER DITCHES IN NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

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

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated to the State Soil Conservation Commission the sum of $10,000 for each of the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1961, and ending June 30, 1962, and beginning July 1, 1962, and ending June 30, 1963, to be used for the purpose of contributing to the costs of clearing banks, removing obstructions, installing permanent-type structures, installing culverts and related structures, constructing ditches, leveling spoil, straightening out and draining the existing public group ditches, tax ditches and other ditches in New Castle County as may be approved by the Commission.

Section 2. For the purpose of this Act, the Levy Court of New Castle County shall appropriate to the Soil Conservation Commission the further sum of $10,000 for each of the fiscal years beginning July 1, 1961, and ending June 30, 1962, and beginning July 1, 1962, and ending June 30, 1963, to be used for the purpose of contributing to the costs of clearing banks, removing obstructions, installing permanent-type structures, installing culverts and related structures, constructing ditches, leveling spoil, straightening, cleaning out and draining the public group ditches, tax ditches and other ditches in New Castle County as may be approved by the Commission.

Section 3. The moneys made available under this Act may be used by the State Soil Conservation Commission to pay or help pay the costs of construction and installation of tax ditches and public group ditches in New Castle County, which said tax ditches shall be organized under the provisions of Title 7, Chapter 41, Delaware Code, and which said public group ditches shall be ditches providing drainage for groups of landowners and for landowners and portions of state highways and for which necessary permanent rights-of-way for construction and maintenance operations shall have been donated to the State of Delaware or to New Castle County. Said moneys shall be paid from time to time by the State Treasurer and the Levy Court of New Castle County to the Soil Conservation District of New Castle County for these purposes, or directly to contractors and suppliers furnishing work, labor, services, and materials for such projects, or shall be paid or otherwise made available to other State agencies for work, labor, services, and materials for certain portions of such projects, as shall be determined by the Commission, and upon certification by the Commission that such payments are proper and for the purposes authorized by this Section of this Act.

Section 4. This Act shall be known as a supplementary appropriation Act and the money hereby appropriated on the part of the State shall be paid out of the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved December 29, 1961.