CHAPTER 179 - WILMINGTON

AN ACT RELATING TO THE BOUNDARIES OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Section 1 of Chapter 207, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware, approved April 13, A. D. 1883, and all Acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto, be and the same are hereby further amended by striking out said Section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Section 1. The City of Wilmington shall be bounded as follows:

BEGINNING at a monument upon the present westerly bank of the Delaware River, said monument being located 2688.63 feet easterly from the extension of the center line of Todds Lane (as the latter is established between Bowers Street and Edge Moor Avenue) measured perpendicularly thereto, and 4392.47 feet southerly from the center line of Edge Moor Avenue (as the latter is established between Todds Lane and Eastlawn Avenue) measured perpendicularly thereto; thence northwesterly on a direct line towards the monument located at the intersection of the center lines of Todds Lane and Edge Moor Avenue, a distance of 3200 feet more or less to its intersection with a line drawn perpendicularly to Market Street (as the latter is at present established between Thirtieth and Thirty-sixth Streets) through a point 77 feet northeasterly from the center line of Thirty-sixth Street, measured along the said center line of Market Street; thence northerly perpendicular to Market Street as aforesaid 5500 feet more or less to the northwesterly side of Market Street as the same is established at 65 feet 6 inches in width; thence northeasterly along the said northwesterly side of Market Street 2500 feet more or less to its intersection with the southwesterly property line of the Diamond State Amusement Company, said intersection being approximately 730 feet northeasterly from the center line of Forty-third Street, measured along the said side of Market Street; thence north 23 degrees 35 minutes west, along the said property line, a distance of 524.31 feet more or less to a concrete monument; thence north 19 degrees 12 minutes west, along the same property line, a distance of 823.3 feet to a corner of said property; thence north 68 degrees 28 minutes east continuing along the property division line 57.60 feet to a point; thence south 57 degrees 21 minutes east along the property division line 470.2 feet to a point; thence north 26 degrees 26 minutes east along the property division line 264 feet to a point; thence north 18 degrees 1 minute east along the property division line 369.6 feet to a point; thence north 3 degrees 53 minutes east along the property division line 220 feet more or less to the center line of Talky Road, thence northwesterly along the center line of said Talky Road following the various courses and distances thereof to its intersection with the center line of Miller Road; thence southwesterly along the center line of Miller Road following its various courses and distances to its intersection with a line drawn parallel to Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Streets and midway between the said Streets; thence southeasterly parallel to Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Streets and midway between them 1050 feet more or less to a point midway between Harrison and Franklin Streets, as the latter are at present established upon the official map or plan of the City of Wilmington; thence southwesterly along a line midway between Harrison and Franklin Streets 1000 feet, more or less to a point distant 600 feet northeasterly from the northeasterly side of 32nd Street measured at right angles thereto; thence northwesterly parallel to 32nd Street and distant 600 feet northwesterly therefrom 750 feet, more or less, to the northwesterly side of Miller Road; thence southwesterly along the said side of Miller Road 650 feet more or less to the southwesterly side of 34th Street extended (as the same is established between Market and Van Buren Streets; thence northwesterly along the said extension of the said southwesterly side of Thirty-fourth Street 300 feet more or less to the center line of the right of way of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad); thence in a southwesterly direction following the said center line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad right of way 4100 feet more or less to the center line of 18th Street extended, as the latter is established southeast of Broom Street; thence westerly at right angles to Concord Avenue and along the present City boundary line 1600 feet more or less to the center line of Brandywine Creek; thence following along the center line of Brandywine Creek in a northerly and westerly direction 7800 feet more or less to its intersection with the extension of the easterly side of Rising Sun Lane; thence southwesterly along the said side of Rising Sun Lane 2600 feet more or less to a point distant 150 feet southwesterly from the southwesterly side of Pennsylvania Avenue measured at right angles thereto; thence southeasterly and parallel to the said side of Pennsylvania Avenue 1900 feet more or less to the northwesterly side of Greenhill Avenue; thence southwesterly along the said side of Greenhill Avenue 195.0 feet more or less to the northeasterly side of 7th Street; thence northwesterly along the said side of 7th Street extended 2750 feet more or less to the center line of duPont Road; thence southerly along the center line of duPont Road 2200 feet more or less to the southerly side of Lancaster Avenue extended, as the latter is established between Union Street and Greenhill Avenue; thence southeasterly along the said side of Lancaster Avenue, extended, 2100 feet more or less to the southeasterly side of Greenhill Avenue extended; thence southwesterly along the said side of Greenhill Avenue extended 600 feet more or less to the center line of Linden Street extended, as the latter is established between Van Buren and Union Streets; thence southeasterly along the center line of Linden Street extended 1100 feet more or less to the center line of Wood-lawn Ave. extended, as the latter is established between Lancaster and Pennsylvania Avenue; thence southwesterly along the said center line of Woodlawn Avenue extended 2700 feet more or less to the northerly side of the right of way of the P. & R. Railroad; thence southeasterly along the said northerly side of the right of way of the P. & R. Railroad 1400 feet more or less to a point on an extension of the mid distant line between Lincoln and Union Streets; thence northeasterly , along said mid distant line and parallel to Union Street 1700 feet more or less to the present City boundary line; thence southerly along the present City boundary line 2800 feet more or less to the center line of Maryland Avenue; thence southerly continuing along the present City boundary line 2200 feet more or less to the center line of the right of way of the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad; thence northeasterly along said right of way center line and along the present City boundary line about 2900 feet to the westerly side of Beech Street extended, as the latter is laid out southerly from and at right angles to Maryland Avenue; thence southerly along the said side of Beech Street extended and along the present City boundary line 2800 feet more or less to a point distant 450 feet southwesterly from the southwesterly side of "F" Street measured at right angles thereto; thence southeasterly parallel to "F" Street 7800 feet more or less to the southeasterly side of the right of way of the New Castle Branch of the P. B. & W. Railroad; thence in a southeasterly direction along the said right of way of the New Castle Branch of the P. B. & W. Railroad to its intersection with the northerly side of the right of way of the P. & R. Railroad; thence south 37 degrees 28 minutes east along the said northerly side of the right of way of the P. & R. Railroad (as the latter is established upon its plans between Stations 155 and 160) and continuing thence south 37 degrees 28 minutes east across the Delaware River to low water mark upon the easterly side of the Delaware River; thence northeasterly along the said low water line of the easterly side of the Delaware River to a point due east of the monument first mentioned upon the westerly bank of the said river; thence due westerly and re-crossing the Delaware River to the monument at the place of BEGINNING.

Within the limits of the territory by this Act included within and made part of the City of Wilmington, The Mayor and Council of Wilmington shall be and is hereby vested with all the powers, rights, privileges and immunities which by law appertain and belong to it as a municipal corporation, and all the laws or ordinances and regulations in force within the limits of the City of Wilmington, as heretofore existing, and not locally inapplicable, shall be extended and applied to the territory comprised within the boundaries as set forth herein.

The real estate by this Act added to and included within the boundaries of the City of Wilmington, and all persons now or hereafter residing within the said boundaries shall be subject to assessment for municipal taxes in the same manner and subject to the same rights, rules and restrictions as in other cases within the said City, except that no property situated within that part of the City of Wilmington which shall have become a part of the said City by virtue of this Act shall be taxable until the final determination of the effect of an agreement or compact entered into in the year 1905 between the States of New Jersey and Delaware, known as the compact of 1905, and referred to in the opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case entitled "New Jersey v. Delaware", reported in 291 U. S. 361. The word "determination" as herein used may refer either to agreement between the said States or to a final Court adjudication.

Approved April 11, 1935.