CHAPTER 245

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 639

PROVIDING A SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL.

WHEREAS, water management including drainage and control of run-off is a major problem throughout the State of Delaware; and

WHEREAS, programs have been devised by the State of Delaware for the solution of problems affecting groups of landowners by forming tax ditches in rural areas and public ditches in primarily urban areas; and

WHEREAS, the Department has secured financial and technical assistance for such groups through Federal programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and

WHEREAS, the programs are being delayed by the lack of funds for enlargement, replacement and protection of highway crossings affected by channel improvements; and

WHEREAS, a supplementary appropriation will permit the execution of contracts for projects of long standing during fiscal year 1974 that will provide extensive relief from poor drainage and flooding.

NOW, THEREFORE :

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

Section 1. The sum of $30,000 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Soil and Water Conservation to be used for the purpose of accelerating the enlargement, replacement and protection of highway crossings affected by channel improvement projects of the Division.

Section 2. This Act shall be known as a supplementary appropriation for fiscal year 1974 and the funds appropriated herein shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. Funds appropriated herein remaining unexpended on June 30, 1974, shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved February 5, 1974.