CHAPTER 137 - BRIDGEVILLE

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONERS OF BRIDGEVILLE TO APPROPRIATE ANNUALLY OUT OF THE TAXES COLLECTED ON REAL ESTATE AND CAPITATION TAXES A SUM OF MONEY TO THE BRIDGEVILLE FIRE COMPANY, A CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

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

Section 1. The Commissioners of the Town of Bridgeville, beginning with the year 1937 and annually thereafter, may set aside ten per cent of the total amount collected as taxes on real estate and capitation taxes, to be used for providing equipment for and the maintenance of the Bridgeville Fire Company, a corporation of the State of Delaware. This fund shall be known as the Fire Department Fund and shall be paid out by the Treasurer of the Commissioners of Bridgeville upon orders drawn by the President and Treasurer of said Bridgeville Company and approved by the said Commissioners of Bridgeville.

Section 2. That the provisions of this act shall not go into effect until a special election shall have been held in the said Town of Bridgeville and the majority of the legal votes cast at said election has been ascertained to be "For Fire Department Fund." The said Commissioners of Bridgeville are hereby authorized and empowered to call and provide for such election whenever they shall deem it expedient so to do, provided that such special election shall not be held within thirty days after the approval of this act by the Governor. If the Fire Department Fund should not be approved by the majority of the votes cast at said special election, the said Commissioners of Bridgeville are hereby authorized and empowered to call a special election or elections at any time hereafter in like manner and for said purpose, providing that a majority of the Commissioners of Bridgeville shall vote so to do and that no two such elections shall be less than six months apart. Such special election or elections shall be held by such officers as may be selected and appointed for that purpose by the said Commissioners of Bridgeville. One of said officers shall be designated as the presiding officer at any such special election. Voting at such special election or elections shall be by ballot. Due notice of the time and place of said special election shall be given by the Commissioners of Bridgeville and advertisements posted in at least ten public and conspicuous places in said Town of Bridgeville at least ten days prior to any such special election. Such advertisement shall state clearly the purpose of such special election. At such special election each taxpayer of the said Town of Bridgeville, whether resident or non-resident, shall have one vote for every dollar or fractional part thereof paid by him, her or it respectively as town tax for the year next preceding said election and all taxpayers shall have the right to vote at such election, in person or by proxy duly signed and witnessed, provided, however, that in case of a change of ownership of any real estate within the corporate limits of said Town of Bridgeville between the date of the last assessment for town taxes and the date of holding such special election, the owner of such property at the time of the holding of such special election, upon producing satisfactory evidence to the election officers - of his, her or its present ownership of said property, shall be allowed to vote as such owner of such property; and provided further that poll taxables who shall have ceased to be residents of said Town of Bridgeville shall not be entitled to vote at said election.

Approved April 1, 1937.