AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON TO COMPILE, REVISE, AMEND AND CODIFY EXISTING ORDINANCES AND REGULATIONS ADOPTED BY ANY DEPARTMENT, BOARD, OR AGENCY OF SAID THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of the Member elected to each Branch thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. The Mayor and Council of Wilmington shall have the power to revise, amend, restate, compile and codify all existing ordinances and regulations adopted by any department, board or agency of said The Mayor and Council of Wilmington, as well as all new ordinances or regulations not heretofore adopted and to make such changes, alterations, modifications, additions and substitutions as "The Council" may deem desirable to the end that a complete and simplified Code may be prepared, the same to be denominated the "Municipal Code of Wilmington, 1959".
Section 2. The ordinances and regulations in such revision, codification, compilation or code may be arranged in appropriate titles, chapters, articles, sections or other divisions and may be made up into one or more volumes, either bound or loose-leaf form, and may exclude the titles of the ordinances or regulations, enacting clauses, signatures of The Mayor and all other formal parts.
Section 3. Such ordinances and regulations when so revised, amended, restated, codified, compiled and published in book form, by authority of "The Council", need not be published in any other manner. Said Code thus published shall be in full force and effect two weeks from the date of publication and the filing thereof in the office of the Clerk of "The Council". Said Code shall be presumptive evidence in all courts of the State of Delaware of the ordinances and regulations and each and all provisions, sections and penalties therein contained and of the date of passage and that the same is properly signed, attested and approved, and that all necessary notices, advertisements and hearings which may be required by law have been given.
Section 4. The codification of the ordinances and regulations may provide for the repeal of certain ordinances and regulations and parts of ordinances and regulations by the deletion or omission of the same from the codification.
Section 5. Any and all subsequent ordinances and regulations adopted subsequent to the publication of the codification herein provided for may be codified in accordance with the plan and scheme adopted in the "Municipal Code of Wilmington, 1959" and published by the authority of "The Council" of The Mayor and Council of Wilmington.
Approved July 9, 1959.