CHAPTER 483

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 547

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO PROVIDE A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS AND TRANSPORTATION.

WHEREAS, the Department of Highways and Transportation planted poplar trees in Rodney Village development, Dover, Delaware, approximately seven years ago; and

WHEREAS, the roots of said poplar trees are damaging sewer lines causing home owners to suffer great expense; and

WHEREAS, the Department must now accept the responsibility of paying claims presented by home owners, removing approximately 45 poplar trees, and rooting approximately 33 sewer lines, and

WHEREAS, the Department has jurisdiction over nineteen trees on the rights of way of public streets in the Subdivision of Knollwood in Claymont, Delaware; and

WHEREAS, said trees are old, decayed, diseased and recently caused house and auto damage by falling in a windstorm.

NOW, THEREFORE,

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

Section 1. The sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000) is hereby appropriated to the Department of Highways and Transportation for the following purposes; paying claims, removing trees, rooting sewer lines, any other miscellaneous expense relating to the sewer line project in the Rodney Village development.

Section 2. The sum of $1,900 is hereby appropriated to the Department of Highways and Transportation for the purpose of removing nineteen old, decaying and diseased trees in the Subdivision of Knollwood.

Section 3. This Act is a supplementary appropriation and the money herein appropriated shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of funds in the General Fund of the State of Delaware not otherwise appropriated.

Section 4. Any money appropriated herein which is unexpended or unencumbered shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 1975.

Approved July 19, 1974