CHAPTER 160

RELATING TO NEW CASTLE COUNTY LEVY COURT

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 15, TITLE 9 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE LEVY COURT OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 1521, Title 9 of the Delaware Code is amended by adding and enacting at the end thereof the following new paragraphs :

(c) The Levy Court of New Castle County, in the general supervision of the County Offices as enumerated in this section shall have the power and authority to install in such of the County Offices as it shall consider necessary and desirable, modern and efficient business machines and machine record systems, to the end that all of the County Offices shall be administered efficiently and economically. The Levy Court of New Castle County is authorized and directed to purchase or lease the necessary and appropriate business machine record systems and business machines to carry out the purposes of this section. *

(d) The Levy Court of New Castle County is hereby authorized to employ technical or professional advisors and consultants that it deems necessary or proper to advise it on the efficient and economical administration of the affairs of New Castle County. The technical and professional consultants and advisors so employed shall have full authority to examine and study the operation, management and administration of all county offices or departments that receive any appropriation for salaries or operational expenses from the Levy Court, and shall render to the Levy Court a written report of the findings and recommendations as result of such examination and study. The Levy Court of New Castle County is hereby authorized to expend for the services of the technical or professional advisors and consultants employed under the authority of this subsection, a sum or sums not in excess of $20,000.

Approved May 25, 1955.