CHAPTER 1

GEORGETOWN

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED, "AN ACT AMENDING, REVISING, AND CONSOLIDATING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF GEORGETOWN", BEING CHAPTER 166, VOLUME 43, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED BY DIVIDING THE TOWN INTO WARDS AND PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE TOWN COUNCIL FROM SAID WARDS.

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

Section 1. That Chapter 166, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is amended by inserting therein a new Section to be designated as Section 2A as follows:

Section 2A. The Town shall be divided into four (4) Wards. All the territory within the Town limits lying south of the center line of East Market Street and east of the center line of South Bedford Street shall be the first ward; all the territory within the Town limits lying north of the center line of East Market Street and east of the center line of North Bedford Street shall be the second ward; all the territory within the Town limits lying west of the center line of North Bedford Street and north of the center line of West Market Street shall be the third ward; and all that territory within the Town limits lying south of the center line of West Market Street and west of the center line of South Bedford Street shall be the fourth ward.

Section 2. Section 3, Chapter 166, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking out said Section and substituting in lieu thereof a new Section 3 as follows:

Section 3. The government of the Town and the exercise of all powers conferred by this Chapter except as otherwise provided herein, shall be vested in a Mayor and Town Council. The Town Council shall consist of four (4) members. One of the members of the Council shall reside in that portion of the Town known as the first ward, one in that portion known as the second ward, one in that portion known as the third ward, and one in that portion known as the fourth ward. The Mayor and Councilmen shall not receive any salary for their services, but may be allowed a fixed sum of Ten Dollars ($10.00) for attendance at each duly authorized meeting of the Town Council.

Section 3. Section 4, Chapter 166, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, as amended, is amended by adding to said Section the following new paragraph:

At the annual election held on the first Saturday in March, 1955, there shall be elected two (2) members of Council for a term of two years to fill the vacancy created by the expiration, of the two (2) members of the council whose terms expire, one of said councilmen shall reside in the first ward and one shall reside in the second ward. At the annual election to be held in the next following year, a mayor and two (2) councilmen shall be elected for a term of two years to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of the mayor and two (2) councilmen whose terms expire. One of said councilmen shall reside in the third ward and one shall reside in the fourth ward; and thereafter the successor of every member shall be elected from each of the four wards residing respectively in the several wards and a Mayor to serve for a term of two years,

Approved February 10, 1955.