CHAPTER 110

AMENDING CHARTER OF CITY OF WILMINGTON

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF WILMINGTON AS AMENDED BY CHANGING THE TERM OF OFFICE OF THE MAYOR AND OTHER ELECTED CITY OFFICERS.

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

Section 1. Section 6, Chapter 207, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 1, Chapter 177, Volume 24, Laws of Delaware, and also as amended by Chapter 194, Volume 26, Laws of Delaware, is further amended to read as follows:

Section 6. At the City election to be held on the first Saturday in June, 1953, and on the same day in every fourth year thereafter, the qualified voters of the City of Wilmington shall vote for a Mayor who shall be elected by a plurality of all the votes cast in the several election districts. The Mayor shall hold office for the term of four years commencing on the first day of July next succeeding his election. The salary of the Mayor shall be fixed by the Council of the Mayor and Council of Wilmington.

Section 2. Section 29, Chapter 207, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 3, Chapter 177, Volume 24, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is further amended to read as follows:

Section 29. On and after the first day of July, 1953, the Council shall consist of a President of Council and twelve other members. At the City election to be held on the first Saturday in June, 1953, and every fourth year thereafter, there shall be elected, a President of Council and twelve members of Council, for the term of four years commencing on the first day of July next succeeding said election. The President of the Council shall be the presiding officer, and a member of said Council and shall be elected from the City at large by a plurality of all the votes cast in the several election districts of the City. One member of Council shall be elected from each Ward of the City by a plurality of all the votes cast therein.

Section 3. Section 32, Chapter 207, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Section 4, Chapter 177, Volume 24, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is further amended to read as follows:

Section 32. At the City election to be held on the first Saturday in June, 1953, and on the same day in every fourth year thereafter, the voters in the respective election districts shall vote for a City Treasurer, who shall be elected by a plurality of all the votes cast in the several election districts in the City. The City Treasurer shall hold office for the term of four years, commencing on the first day of July next succeeding his election. On and after the first day of August, 1953, the City Treasurer shall appoint a clerk for his office, to be known as City Treasurer's Clerk, who shall hold office at the pleasure of the City Treasurer. The City Treasurer shall have power to discharge said. Clerk at any time, and his acts in this regard shall not be questioned. The Council shall have power by ordinance to fix the salary of such Clerk.

Section 4. Section 1, Chapter 119, Volume 28, Laws of Delaware, is amended to read as follows:

Section 1. There shall be elected at the City election in the year 1953 and every fourth year thereafter, by the qualified voters in the Districts herein described, two Collectors of Taxes for the City of Wilmington, for the term of four years each, or until their successors are elected and qualified, said term to begin on the first day of July following their election, one of whom shall reside in and be voted for and elected in and for that portion of the City North of Sixth Street, and who shall be known as "The Collector of Taxes for the Northern District of the City of Wilmington", and the other in and for that portion of the City South of Sixth Street and who shall be known as "The Collector of Taxes for the Southern District of the City of Wilmington". Whenever a street is named as a boundary in this section, the center thereof shall be understood.

Section 5. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved June 4, 1953.