CHAPTER 162 - REHOBOTH

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT AUTHORIZING 'THE COMMISSIONERS OF REHOBOTH' TO BORROW MONEY AND TO ISSUE BONDS TO SECURE THE PAYMENT THEREOF, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ESTABLISHING A SEWERAGE SYSTEM AND SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT AND TO CONTROL AND REGULATE THE SAME, WHEN SO ESTABLISHED", BY REGULATION AS TO CHARGES AGAINST OWNERS OF THREE OR MORE ACRES OF LAND WITHIN THE TOWN OF REHOBOTH.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 119, Volume 38, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by adding after Section 10 an additional Section, to be known as Section 10a, and to be in the following language:

Section 10a. All tracts, pieces or parcels of land within the Town of Rehoboth, owned by any person, firm or corporation, containing, in one contiguous piece, an area of three or more acres and which is not now subdivided or laid out as building lots, shall, for the purposes of this Act, be assessed, on the basis of the lineal frontage thereof, one hundred (100) lineal feet and no more. If any such tract shall have constructed thereon more than one group of buildings required to be drained, it shall be assessed on the basis of an additional one hundred (100) lineal feet for each additional group of buildings, over one group of buildings, to be so drained.

Nothing in this Section shall be construed to affect or impair any assessment levied by the Commissioners of Rehoboth on the basis of the square footage of floor area including the area of the basement or cellar of any building or buildings to be drained.

The provisions of this Section shall be retroactive and shall apply to any assessment heretofore levied or assessed on any such property or properties by the Commissioners of Rehoboth under and by virtue of Chapter 119, Volume 38, Laws of Delaware.

Approved May 19, 1937.