CHAPTER 171

MILFORD

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 162, VOLUME 37, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1931, ENTITLED "AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF 'THE TOWN OF MILFORD' TO 'THE CITY OF MILFORD' AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREFOR."

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 of each Branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. That Section 5 of Chapter 162, Laws of Delaware, 1931, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of paragraph (C) of Section 5 of said Chapter 162 and substituting in lieu thereof the following new paragraph:

(C) The Mayor and Members of Council shall be citizens of the State of Delaware and residents and non-delinquent taxables of the City of Milford and shall be above the age of 21 years. A Member of Council shall be a resident of the ward from which he is elected.

Section 2. That Section 10 of Chapter 162, Volume 37, Laws of Delaware, 1931, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out all of said section and inserting in lieu thereof the following:

Section 10. Removal from a ward by a Councilman elected therefrom shall create a vacancy in the Council from said ward. In case of vacancy created in the Office of Mayor or Member of Council either by death, resignation, loss of residence in the City of Milford, or in the case of a Councilman by removal from the ward from which he was elected, or otherwise, the Council shall fill such vacancy for the residue of the whole term; provided, however, if a vacancy shall be created in the office of Councilman, the unexpired term of which office shall be for more than one year, the Council shall appoint some suitable person from the ward in which said vacancy occurs to serve until the next annual election, at which time there shall be elected a suitable person from the ward in which said vacancy occurs to fill the unexpired term of said office.

Approved June 4, 1951.