AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF 'THE TOWN OF MILFORD' TO 'THE CITY OF MILFORD' AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREOF" BEING CHAPTER 162, VOLUME 38, LAWS OF DELAWARE BY AUTHORIZING THE CITY COUNCIL TO LEVY A SEWER TAX.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of the Members elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. That Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended, by adding a new paragraph to Section 28 thereof in the following language:
The Council is hereby authorized to levy a sewer tax on each person, firm or corporation having property connected to the municipal sewerage system, the said sewer tax to be collectible at law precisely as if it were a tax upon real estate, provided that the money raised by the City of Milford from such sewer tax shall be spent for no other purpose than the maintenance, improvement, extension or enlargement of the City of Milford municipal sewerage system, including the disposal plant maintained in connection therewith, and provided that the sewer tax for any particular property shall not in any case exceed 60% of the water bill for the same property for a similar period.
The City of Milford shall have complete charge and supervision over all sewers on all streets within the limits of the City, including all sewer lines leading from the street to the property line. All stoppages or damage to sewer lines leading to the property line shall be repaired by the City, without any cost whatsoever to the owner or owners thereof, within 48 hours after the report thereof has been received at the City Office;
otherwise, the property owner or owners are hereby authorized and empowered to have the work necessary for the repair of said damage or stoppages performed and shall be permitted to deduct the costs thereof. from the sewer taxes which may be levied against said property.
Approved June 8, 1949.