CHAPTER 300

RELATING TO TOWN OF BETHANY BEACH

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 212, VOLUME 25, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, BY PROVIDING THE COMMISSIONERS OF BETHANY BEACH WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY TO COMPEL BY ORDINANCE THE OWNERS OF PROPERTY WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE TOWN TO KEEP THE SAME FREE FROM UNSANITARY OR HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AND PROVIDE A PENALTY FOR VIOLATION THEREOF.

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

Section 1. Chapter 212, Volume 25, Laws of Delaware, is amended by adding to Section 9, preceding the last sentence of said Section, a new sentence as follows:

"To have the power and authority to compel by ordinance the owner or owners of property within the limits of the Town, after written notice to said owner or owners by registered mail, to fill in any low lots so that the same may drain, to abate, remove and keep free said property from dense underbrush, rubbish, tall weeds, fallen timber or any like condition which in the discretion of the commissioners constitutes a fire hazard, or is unsanitary, or is prejudicial or detrimental to the health and welfare of the population of said town or to adjacent lot owners; and said commissioners may levy a fine or penalty of not less than Five Dollars ($5.00) and not more than Twenty Dollars ($20.00) against such owner or owners for each and every calendar month such notice has not been complied with after the expiration of such notice, and said fine or penalty may be assessed against said property by said commissioners."

Approved July 8, 1953.