CHAPTER 425

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 926

AN ACT TO HELP THE CLAYMONT COMMUNITY CENTER MEET ONE-TIME RELOCATION EXPENSES BY MAKING AN APPROPRIATION THEREFOR.

WHEREAS, the Claymont Community Center has been helping the state carry out mandated social services for five years; and

WHEREAS, the community of Claymont donated the original building to house the Center; and

WHEREAS, the number of clients served by the center has risen dramatically from 1,647 in 1977 to 7,834 in 1979, an increase of 470% which the original building can no longer handle; and

WHEREAS, the Claymont Community Center serves a broad geographical area, with 15% of its contacts currently coming from Wilmington, with more pending; and

WHEREAS, administering new projects like the fuel oil subsidy program have placed an even heavier burden on existing facilities; and

WHEREAS, the center has rented a substantial portion of the now empty Claymont Middle School to obtain needed space; and

WHEREAS, this increased space also will provide for Senior Center activities, additional Public Health Services, alcohol counseling, a food shelf and thrift shop, and sports facilities for youth athletics; and

WHEREAS, the budget of the center is not adequate to meet the one-time transitional expenses for moving into the new facility.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (THREE-FOURTHS OF ALL MEMBERS ELECTED TO EACH HOUSE THEREOF CONCURRING THEREIN):

Section 1. The sum of $32,800 is appropriated to the Claymont Community Council, Me., to be used to help the Claymont Community Center meet relocation costs.

Section 2. Funds appropriated herein shall be paid by the State Treasurer from General Fund monies not otherwise appropriated. Funds herein appropriated and remaining unexpended or unencumbered on June 30, 1980, shall revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 12, 1980.