CHAPTER 186 – CITIES AND TOWNS – SELBYVILLE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 166, VOLUME 37, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF SELBYVILLE, BY PROVIDING THAT WATER RENTS SHALL BE A LIEN OF* REAL ESTATE.

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 House of the General Assembly concurring therein):

That Section 12, Chapter 166, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, being an Act entitled "An Act to Reincorporate the Town of Selbyville", be and the same is hereby amended by adding at the end of said Section 12 the following provisions, which shall hereafter be known as "Section 12 (a)", "Section 12 (b)", and "Section 12 (c)", respectively:

Section 12 (a). All water rents laid or imposed by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville which remain unpaid and in arrears for thirty days after they become due, shall be and constitute a lien upon the lands and premises of the owner of the property to which the water was furnished, and such liens shall have preference and priority over all liens of recognizance, mortgage or judgment on such lands and premises, created or suffered by said owner, although such other lien or liens shall be of a date prior to the time of the attaching of such lien for water rents. In case of the sale under execution process of any lands and premises upon which such liens for water rents shall exist, such liens shall be transferred to the fund arising from such sale in the hands of the officer making the same and the said real estate so sold shall be discharged therefrom.

Section 12 (b). That the lien for water rents shall remain a lien for the period of five years and no longer, from the expiration of thirty days after said water rents become due and payable.

Section 12 (c). The Mayor and Council of the town of Selbyville, in collecting water rents out of real estate upon which there is a lien under the provisions of this Chapter, shall proceed in the manner now by law prescribed for the collection of taxes out of real estate by the Mayor and Council of the town of Selbyville.

Approved April 15, 1941.