CHAPTER 108

SELBYVILLE - INCREASING SALARY OF MAYOR, CLERK AND COUNCILMEN

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF SELBYVILLE," BEING CHAPTER 166, VOLUME 37, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, BY INCREASING THE AMOUNT OF SALARY THAT MAY BE PAID PER ANNUM TO THE MAYOR, CLERK AND COUNCILMEN OF "THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF SELBYVILLE."

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all Members elected to each branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Section 7 of an Act entitled "An Act to re-incorporate the Town of Selbyville," being Chapter 166, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of said Section 7 and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 7 as follows:

Section 7. There shall be twelve stated meetings of the said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville, each year, the same to be held on the first Monday evening of each and every month, at which stated meetings it may adopt such ordinances as it may deem necessary for the government of said town, the improvement of the streets, the paving or other improvemnts of the sidewalks, the planting and protection of ornamental trees, the repair and making of public pumps, and for all other matters relating to the general welfare of said town, provided the same be not inconsistent with the provisions of the Constitution or the laws of the State of Delaware, or of the United States. By such ordinances it may impose fines, penalties or forfeitures and provide for their collection. The Mayor also, at the request of two or more of the Councilmen, may call such special meetings as may be deemed necessary properly to look after the interests and welfare of said town, of which special meetings, members of said Council shall be notified, and at such special meetings it shall have the right to transact any business that it may have the power to transact at any stated meeting. The Mayor shall preside at the meetings of the Council, but shall have no vote on any question except in case of a tie of the members. He shall have general supervision of the streets of said town, and of the persons who may be employed by the Council, and receive complaints of nuisances and other complaints of citizens of violation of laws and ordinances, which complaints shall be in writing and signed by the complainants, and present the same to the Council at its first meeting thereafter for action, and shall cause anyone who violates the laws and ordinances of the town to be proceeded against before the Alderman. He shall sign all warrants drawn on the Treasurer for the payment of any money and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by any ordinance or ordinances of the town. He may be paid for his service any sum which may be unanimously agreed upon by the other members of the Council, provided such sums shall not exceed Three Hundred Dollars (V00.00) in any one year. Each of said Councilmen shall receive a sum of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) per year for their services as members of the Council of "The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville."

Section 2. That Section 13 of an Act entitled "An Act to Re-incorporate the Town of Selbyville," being Chapter 166, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of said Section 13 and inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 13 as follows:

Section 13. The said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville shall appoint a town clerk whose duties shall be to keep an accurate record of all the transactions of the said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville and shall perform such other duties as the said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville may require of him. The said town clerk may be a member of the Council or any other qualified citizen of the town of Selbyville, and shall be paid for his services such sum as the said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville may fix, provided that said compensation shall not exceed the sum of Eight Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($850.00) per annum; and provided further, that if said Town Clerk is chosen from among the members of the said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville, he shall not receive the compensation of Fifty Dollars ($50.00), herein provided to be paid to the members of the Council, in addition to the compensation to be paid him for his services as Clerk.

The Treasurer of the said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville also shall receive for his services as Treasurer such sum as may be determined upon by the said The Mayor and Council of the Town of Selbyville, provided that the compensation to be paid the said Treasurer shall not exceed the sum of Fifty Dollars ($50.00).

Approved May 14, 1951.