CHAPTER 218

LEWES

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 196, VOLUME 22, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1901, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONERS OF LEWES TO APPOINT A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE TOWN OF LEWES, WHICH SHALL ESTABLISH, CONTROL AND REGULATE AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT, WATER WORKS AND A SEWER SYSTEM FOR SAID TOWN; PRESCRIBING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF SAID BOARD AND PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THEIR SUCCESSORS", BY GRANTING TO QUALIFIED LEASEHOLDERS THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE SAID BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS.

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

Section 1. That Section 1 of Chapter 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, be, and the same is hereby, amended by striking out the following:

At the election of members of the said Board of Public Works every male citizen of the town who has paid his town taxes for the two years preceding such election shall be entitled to one vote, and each resident freeholder shall in addition be entitled to one vote for every dollar and fractional part of a dollar of town tax assessed upon his or her real estate. Both male and female freeholders qualified as aforesaid, shall be entitled to vote.

and by substituting in lieu thereof the following:

At the election of members of the said Board of Public Work every citizen of the town who has paid his town taxes for the two years preceding such election shall be entitled to one vote, and each citizen, whether a freeholder or a leaseholder as hereinafter defined, shall, in addition, be entitled to one vote for every dollar and fractional part of a dollar of town tax assessed or rental collected upon his or her freehold or leasehold. "Leaseholder", for the purposes of this provision, means any person holding land under a valid lease from the State of Delaware or Commissioners of Lewes. A "citizen", for the purposes of this provision, means a qualified voter of the 2nd Election District of the 10th Representative District of Lewes, Sussex County, Delaware, residing within the corporate limits of the said town or on public lands which the town has statutory authority to lease.

Approved June 28, 1957.