CHAPTER 114

AN ACT APPROPRIATING MONEYS TO THE STATE SOIL CONSERVATION COMMISSION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVEMENT AND PROTECTION OF 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 $30,000.00 for fiscal year beginning July 1, 1963, and ending June 30, 1964, for the purpose of paying for or contributing to the costs of all works of improvement and easements or rights-of-way required for the construction, improvement and protection of public group ditches and tax ditches as may be approved by the Commission, and highway ditches as may be jointly approved by the Commission and the State Highway Department.

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 $20,000.00 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1963, and ending June 30, 1964, for the purpose of paying for or contributing to the costs of all works of improvement required for the construction, improvement and protection of public group ditches and tax ditches as may be approved by the Commission, and highway ditches as may be jointly approved by the Commission and the State Highway Department.

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, public group ditches and highway 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 easements or rights-of-way for construction and maintenance operations shall have been acquired by the State of Delaware or by New Castle County, and which said highway ditches shall be ditches maintained by the public on State or County owned easements or rights-of-way adjacent to the roads of 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 to landowners for rights-of-way or easements, 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 July 18, 1963.