CHAPTER 93

NEW CASTLE

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 121, VOLUME 35, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT AUTHORIZING TILE COUNCIL OF 'THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF NEW CASTLE' UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS TO CONSTRUCT A SYSTEM OF SEWERS AND DISPOSAL WORKS IN AND FOR THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE, DELAWARE" BY PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF SALARIES TO THE MEMBERS AND SECRETARY OF TILE SEWER COMMISSION, BY CLARIFYING THE METHOD OF SELLING PROPERTIES THAT ARE DELINQUENT IN PAYING SEWER ASSESSMENTS AND SERVICE CHARGES, AND BY MAKING UNPAID SERVICE CHARGES LIENS AGAINST 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 branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That the Act entitled "An Act Authorizing the Council of 'The Mayor and Council of New Castle' under certain conditions to Construct a System of Sewers and Disposal Works in and for the City of New Castle, Delaware" being Chapter 121, Volume 35, Laws of Delaware, approved March 30, 1927, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing the last sentence in Section 5 of said Chapter and inserting in lieu thereof the following sentence:

The President of the Sewer Commission shall receive, as compensation for his services, the sum of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) per year, and the other members of the Commission shall each receive Sixty Dollars ($60.00) per year; in addition thereto, any member of the Sewer Commission may be reimbursed for any expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this Act, provided such expenses be either authorized or ratified by the Sewer Commission.

Section 2. That the said Act be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out the word "now" as it appears in next to the last line of Section 19.

Section 3. That the said Act be and the same is hereby further amended by repealing all of Section 29 of said Act and inserting in lieu thereof a new section to be known as Section 29 to read as follows:

Section 29. The Sewer Commission shall prepare rules and regulations governing the use of the system of sewers and disposal works authorized under this Act, and for the making of connections thereto, and may provide such penalties for the breach of such rules and regulations as the Sewer Commission may deem necessary.

All service charges fixed and determined by the Commission for the use of the said sewer system shall constitute a lien on the respective properties connected to said sewer system from the time such charges become due, and shall remain a lien until paid. On all charges not paid within thirty (30) days of the due date, a penalty of six per centum (6%) shall be added to the amount due. Said service charge, together with penalties, shall be collected in the manner provided for the collection of the delinquent City taxes.

Section 4. That the said Act be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out the second sentence of Section 31 and inserting in lieu thereof a new sentence to read as follows:

The said Sewer Commission shall meet not less than once each month, and is hereby authorized to employ a clerk at a salary to be fixed by the Commission, whose duties shall be prescribed by the said Sewer Commission.