CHAPTER 187 – CITIES AND TOWNS – SELBYVILLE

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF SELBYVILLE", BEING CHAPTER 166, VOLUME 37, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, AND AUTHORIZING THE ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY TO THE SAID TOWN.

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 concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 166, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended, by striking out and repealing Section 5 of said Chapter, and by inserting in lieu thereof the following new Section, to be known as Section 5:

"Section 5. That said Corporation shall have power to annex any contiguous territory within one-half mile of its present corporate limits and to extend and apply to such territory all laws, ordinances, resolutions, rules, and regulations in force within said Town, so far as the same may be legally applicable.

"Provided, nevertheless, before any such contiguous territory shall be so annexed to said Town, the said 'The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville' shall adopt a resolution describing and defining accurately the territory proposed to be annexed and shall give notice that the aforesaid resolution has been passed, by publishing a copy thereof in one newspaper in said Town, and if there shall be no newspaper published in said Town, then by posting a copy of said resolution in five or more of the most conspicuous places in said Town. Such notices, whether published or merely posted, shall contain, in addition to a copy of the resolution as aforesaid, an announcement of a certain date and hour within sixty days after the date of passage of the said resolution, but not earlier than ten days after the posting of the aforesaid notices, at which date and hour there shall be a hearing held, and any citizen either of the Town of Selbyville or of the territory proposed to be annexed may appear at said hearing and show cause, if any he may have, why the proposed annexation should not be made. After the said hearing, if the Council of the Town of Selbyville, two-thirds of all the members concurring therein, shall vote in favor of the annexation, then the said territory described and defined in the original resolution shall thereupon become part of said Town."

Approved April 17, 1941.