CHAPTER 108

CAMDEN

AN ACT EXTENDING THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF CAMDEN.

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 thereof, concurring therein):

Section 1. That it shall hereafter be lawful for the Town of Camden to extend its corporate limits so as to include all or any part of the following proposed addition to the limits (present) of the Town of Camden:

Section (1) A. Beginning at the present corporate southwest corner along the east line of the Camden-Wyoming and Willow Grove Highway, the said present corner being distant three hundred twenty-two (322) feet north of the center of Stevens Street which is now the corporate corner for the Town of Wyoming, thence running with the east line of said highway and the east corporate line of Wyoming in a southwesterly direction a distance of three hundred twenty-two (322) feet to the center of said Stevens street thence continuing southwesterly along the east line of said highway and also being the proposed east line of the Town of Wyoming a distance of seven hundred seventy-eight (778) feet to the center of the old Willow Grove-Camden public road, thence crossing said road and continuing with the highway east line two hundred sixty-eight feet (268) to a new corner for both Towns as now proposed, Camden and Wyoming, said corner being distant thirty-one feet (31) north of a stone corner for land formerly of Stewart Baker in the Cooper Sub-Division, thence by a line aross the north section of said Cooper Sub-Division and lands formerly of Wm. Evans bearing south 62 degrees 30 minutes east a distance of two thousand two hundred (2200) feet more or less to a point along the west line of U. S. Highway, Route 13 and being opposite the center of the Black Top Highway leading to Star Hill and Voshell's Mill from said highway and being a corner for Section

(1) B, approximately one hundred seventy-five (175) feet south of the present corporate line of Camden.

Section (1) B. Beginning at a point along the west line of U. S. State Highway Route (13) opposite the center of the Black Top Highway leading from the Town of Camden to Star Hill and Voshell's Mill and being about one hundred seventy-five (175) feet south of the present corporate line of Camden, thence crossing said highway and running with the center of the Black Top Highway, in a southeasterly direction toward Star Hill and Voshell's Mill, about sixteen hundred (1600) feet to a point opposite the center of East Street in Camden, known as the public road thru the Rickards land to the Star Hill Road, thence continuing with the center of said Black Top Highway toward Star Hill a distance of six hundred twenty (620) feet to a point at another proposed new corner in said road and being opposite the southeast corner stone for land now of Clara Townsend Pritchett and also the southwest corner for land of the late Jabez White, now deceased. Thence by a line and passing over said stone which sets on the north side of said Black Top Road, running with the east line of Clara Townsend Pritchett and along the fringe of woodland now of Ebe Townsend and across his land and land of others, bearing north 34 degrees east a distance of three thousand two hundred sixty (3260) feet more or less to a point along the north line of the Concrete Highway leading to Rising Sun from Camden and being East Commerce Street in Camden. Said new corner being distant two hundred (200) feet east of the east side of the public road leading to the Old Camp Meeting Grounds from Camden and being a corner as proposed for Section (2) A.

Section (2) A. Beginning at a new corner as now proposed for Section (1) B, along the north line of the Concrete Highway leading to Rising Sun from Camden, being East Commerce Street in Camden, said point being distant two hundred (200) feet east of the east side of the public road leading to the Old Camp Meeting Grounds from Camden, thence by a line across land formerly of Ruben Brown, now of Pyle, also across lands of A. B. Carter, formerly of the late A. B. Carter, now deceased and bearing north 37 degrees east a distance of three thousand seventy (3070) feet more or less to a stone corner for the former

Camp Meeting Grounds, now of others and also a corner for the former Pyott and Carter land, said corner being along the north side of a private road and distant eight hundred eighty-five feet east of the east line of the concrete highway leading from Camden to Dover, U. S. Route (13) thence from said stone and continuing by a line running to the west of the present Holiness Camp Ground, and east of the former Camden Church Camp Ground, now a subdivision, bearing north 19 degrees east a distance of eight hundred (800) feet more or less to a point in the stream of Isaac's Branch, stream between the former Howell's Mill Pond and Moore's Lake, thence running up said stream about five hundred fifty (550) feet to the center of the old concrete bridge across the old former road to Dover from Camden and being the corner as proposed for Section (2) B.

Section (2) B. Beginning in the center of the old concrete bridge which crosses Isaac's Branch, over the former public road leading to Dover from Camden, just north of the Camp Meeting Ground Sub-Division, thence running up said stream and crossing the present Concrete Highway, U. S. Route (13) which is North Main Street in Camden, toward the former Howell's Mill about three hundred fifty (350) feet to another new corner as now proposed in said stream, thence by a line across lands formerly of the late Thomas H. Howell, now deceased, lands of others and land of the said A. B. Carter and*Lord Brothers, bearing south 47 degrees west about thirty-four hundred (3400) feet to another new corner now established along the south line of North Road, said point being distant three hundred (300) feet west line of North Main Street and the Concrete Highway leading to Dover. The south line of said North Road, or street being the present corporate north line of Camden and said road leads west to Front Street in Wyoming.

Section 2. Before the corporate limits of the Town of Camden shall be extended as aforesaid, there shall be an election held in all or any portion of such proposed addition pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 120, Volume 42, Laws of Delaware. The election shall not be called except by resolution of the Town Council to that effect. In the event that the qualified voters of any particular section do not approve of its annexation to the town, this same act may be used as authority for a subsequent

election or subsequent elections, but no election of this kind may be held in any particular section within two years from the last preceding election.

Section 3. If in any section of this proposed addition to the Town of Camden, a majority of the votes cast in accordance with the plan specified in the above-named statute shall be in favor of such annexation, the Town Council of the Town of Camden shall cause a plot of that addition of the Town of Camden to be recorded in the Recorder's office at Dover. The extension of the town limits shall become effective at law at the time the said plot is recorded.

Section 4. The powers to hold and acquire by condemnation the real and personal property within the limits of the Town of Camden, conferred by section 2 (A) of the act entitled "An act changing the corporate name of 'the Commissioners of Camden' to 'The Town of Camden' and establishing a charter therefor" being Chapter 159, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware shall not extend for the acquisition by condemnation of any real or personal property or franchises of any public utility corporation, which at the time when this act shall become effective is engaged in the business of furnishing electric light, electric power, telephone and telegraph service, or gas, or any of them with the territory which may hereafter be included within the limits of the Town of Camden pursuant to the provisions of this Act.

Approved May 20, 1949.