CHAPTER 253

CLAYTON

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 138, VOLUME 41, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1937, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF CLAYTON," PROVIDING FOR THE ORGANIZATION MEETING OF COUNCIL, THE ELECTION THEREAT OF TOWN OFFICERS, PRESCRIBING THE DUTIES OF PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL AND PROVIDING FOR COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF COUNCIL AS SUCH AND FOR SPECIFIC SERVICES.

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 of the Legislature concurring therein):

Section 1. That Chapter 138, Volume 41, Laws of Delaware, 1937, be amended by striking out all of Section 3 thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof a new Section 3 as follows:

"Section 3. The members of the Town Council shall meet for the purpose of organization on the second Monday evening in May in each year following their election, and shall organize by the election of a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer and such other officers as Council shall deem necessary.

"The duties of the President shall be to preside at all meetings of Council, to have general superintendence of all municipal affairs; provided, however, that the same be subordinate to the authority of all committees of Council duly constituted, and of all municipal employees appointed by Council; to receive complaints of nuisance and other complaints of citizens of violation of municipal ordinances and present the same to Council for consideration and action, or to cause any violation requiring immediate action to be proceeded on before the Town Alderman. He shall sign all licenses or permits prescribed by Council for any and all purposes. He shall sign all warrants on the Treasurer for the payment of any Town funds and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by resolution or ordinance of Council and also do such other acts and things as require the signature or action of the executive officer of Council.

"The Council may from time to time in its discretion appoint any member or members of Council to perform such acts and carry on such work required to be done on any municipal project or matter or property as the need may then require and to pay for such services rendered in the same manner and in appropriate amounts as Council would have to expend for others to perform such needed acts or carry on such needed work, and the duration of such employment shall be determined by resolution of Council in accordance with the circumstances and needs of the Town provided, however, that no such compensation for services rendered by any one member shall exceed the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) in any one year.

"All members of Council shall each receive as compensation for their usual services as members of Council a sum not to exceed Fifty Dollars ($50.00) annually, and the same shall be in addition to any compensation paid for specific services for which a member may be employed by resolution of Council as aforesaid."

Approved June 5, 1951.