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RELATING TO TOWN OF SEAFORD

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 184 OF VOLUME 43, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE TOWN OF SEAFORD TO THE CITY OF SEAFORD AND ESTABLISHING A CHARTER THEREFOR", BY GIVING AUTHORITY TO THE CITY COUNCIL OF SEAFORD TO LEVY AND IMPOSE ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGES FOR THE USE OF THE MUNICIPAL SEWERS.

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

Section 1. Chapter 184, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware is amended by adding after Section 27, and before Section 28 thereof, a new section to bear the general caption "Sewers and Sewer Service Charges" and to be denominated as "Section 27a" as follows:

"Sewers And Sewer Service Charges"

Section 27a. The Council of the City of Seaford shall have the power to impose upon property owners having property connected to and using the City sewer system an annual service charge for such use, and the said City Council is hereby vested with full authority to collect the said sewer charges in any or all of the ways from time to time provided by law for the collection of municipal taxes. The said service charge shall be collected by the City and deposited in a special fund to be used solely for the payment of interest upon and retirement of sewer bonds. The said charge to any property owner shall not exceed 30% of the amount charged to that property owner by the City for water rent.

Approved July 6, 1953.