CHAPTER 121- RECORDER OF DEEDS--NEW INDICES FOR DEED RECORDS

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MAKING OF NEW INDICES FOR THE DEED RECORDS IN THE RECORDER'S OFFICE FOR KENT COUNTY.

WHEREAS, the index or indices of the deed records in the office of the Recorder in and for Kent County are in need of renewing, revising, altering and re-copying, and are so worn, torn and spoiled that further use thereof is impracticable or dangerous for the purpose for which such indices are or may be used; and,

WHEREAS, it is necessary that a new or better system of indices should be made for the deed records of said office; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That the Recorder in and for Kent County be and he hereby is authorized, empowered and directed to make or cause to be made a new and sufficient system of indices according to the system commonly known or designated as permaflex, which system when completed shall be a complete index of the deed records of the said office of Recorder in and for Kent County.

Section 2. That when said system of indices shall have been completed the said Recorder in and for Kent County shall give written notice thereof to the Resident Associate Judge in and for Kent County that a new and sufficient and complete system of deed indices for the deed records in the said office of the Recorder in and for Kent County has been completed and is ready for examination and certification.

Upon receipt of said written notice from the said Recorder by the said Resident Associate Judge, the said Resident Associate Judge of Kent County shall appoint two members of the Bar Association for Kent County as Commissioners, whose duty it shall be to examine such indices as aforesaid and if they approve of the execution and exactness thereof, they shall certify the same to be a true and correct index or indices; and then, and after such certification, the said index or indices shall become and be the index or indices of the deed records of Kent County in lieu of those theretofore in use.

Section 3. After the said Commissioners shall have certified as aforesaid, the Levy Court of Kent County shall pay or cause to be paid to the said Recorder as the officer by whom the said index or indices shall have been made, and to the said Commissioners, a just and reasonable compensation for their services, to be fixed by the said Resident Associate Judge upon application by the said officer and by the said Commissioners; provided, that upon the application by the said officer, or by the said Commissioners, for the fixing of their compensation for said services, they shall present to the said Resident Associate Judge so fixing said compensation a sworn itemized account of the time spent and disbursements made, if any, by said officer or Commissioners respectively in and about the preparation or examination of said records or indices so made or examined by them aforesaid.

Section 4. The Levy Court of Kent County is authorized and directed to pay the necessary expenses in and about the making of the said system of indices, including clerical and stenographic services, and shall also provide the necessary books or records for the making of said system of indices. The said Levy Court is hereby authorized and empowered to accept grants from Federal Government toward the payment of any of the costs of making such indices.

Approved May 19, 1937.