AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF LAUREL," BEING CHAPTER 164, VOLUME 29, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY CHAPTER 105, VOLUME 38, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BY PROVIDING AN ADDITIONAL MEMBER AT LARGE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF LAUREL, AND THE ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF SUCH ADDITIONAL MEMBER.
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 That Section 7 of Chapter 164, Volume 29, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is hereby repealed, and the following section to be known as Section 7 of Chapter 164, Volume 29, Laws of Delaware is substituted therefor:
Section 7. The legislative power of the corporation shall be vested in the Council, subject to the power of approval or veto by the Mayor as hereinafter provided.
The Council shall consist of seven members, four of whom shall be residents of and substantial freeholders of the several wards from which they are elected respectively, and the other three of whom shall be residents of and substantial freeholders of the Town of Laurel; provided, however, that no more than two councilmen shall be elected from any one ward of the town, and if at any time by removal from a ward, changing of ward boundaries, or otherwise, more than two councilmen shall become residents of the same ward, the office of the member last becoming a resident of the ward shall automatically become vacant, and the Mayor, subject to approval by vote of a majority of all the members of the Council, shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy thus created.
Section 2. At the next general municipal election to be held on the first Tuesday of March, A. D., 1949, the qualified voters of the Town of Laurel shall elect, by a plurality of the votes cast, an additional member of Council at large, having the required qualifications, to serve as such for the term of four years. Nomination of candidates for the office shall be in compliance with the provisions of the Charter of The Town of Laurel.
Section 3. If this Act shall not take effect in time to permit the nomination and election of the additional member of Council at large at the said general election, the Mayor, subject to the approval of a majority of all the members of the Council, shall appoint a suitable person having the required qualifications as the additional member of Council at large, to hold office until the next general municipal election to be held on the first Tuesday in March, A. D. 1951, at which time an additional member of Council at large shall be chosen for a term of four years.
Approved May 16, 1949.