CHAPTER 184 - MILFORD - APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS BY CITY COUNCIL

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF 'THE TOWN OF MILFORD' TO 'THE CITY OF MILFORD' AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREFOR" CONCERNING THE APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS BY THE CITY COUNCIL.

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 thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware 1931, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out and repealing Paragraph (A) of Section 11 thereof and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph as follows:

"(A) The Council shall by ordinance at the annual meeting appoint, by a majority vote, a Vice-Mayor who shall be a member of the Council, a Secretary, Treasurer, Alderman, Acting Alderman, Auditors, Board of Health, City Solicitor, Police Force and such other officers, employees and agents of the City which by it may be deemed proper and necessary for the proper conduct and management of the City. Any officer may be removed at any time by the City Council for sufficient cause."

Section 2. That said Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware 1931, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding a new paragraph at the end of Paragraph (D) of Section 11 thereof as follows:

VICE-MAYOR

"During a vacancy in the office of Mayor, or during the absence or disability of the Mayor, the Vice-Mayor shall have all the powers and duties of the Mayor." Section 3. That said Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware 1931, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out and repealing the first paragraph of Paragraph (E) of Section 11 and inserting in lieu thereof a new paragraph as follows:

"(E) The Council shall appoint a City Manager who shall be neither the Mayor or member of Council. He may or may not be a resident of the City of Milford. He shall be appointed for an indefinite term at such compensation as Council may determine and shall be removable for cause and after a hearing before Council. He shall have control and the management of all and every public utility and of the plant equipment, lines and mains appertaining thereto, owned or operated by the City; of the care and upkeep of sewers; of the opening, closing, and keeping in proper condition and repair all highways, streets and lanes of the City, and the curbing and gutters along the same. He shall collect any and all taxes, assessments and liens which may be levied or assessed by Council; collect all bills due and owing the City for water, light or power and heat furnished by the City by electricity, gas or any other manner."

Approved April 24, 1945.