CHAPTER 52

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, WITH REGARD TO POWERS 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, Delaware Code, is amended by adding new subsections thereto to read as follows:

(e) The Levy Court of New Castle County, after a determination that lands held by the said County are no longer needed for County use, may sell any such lands to the highest and best bidder therefore, provided that publication of the intent to sell said lands is published in a newspaper of general circulation in said County once a week for three consecutive weeks prior to a stated sale date, said publication specifying further that sealed bids, accompanied by certified check in the amount of ten per cent (10%) of said bids, will be received by said Levy Court at a stated place and will be publicly opened at a stated time and place.

(f) The determination that lands are surplus to the needs of the County shall be made after a public hearing not less than thirty days prior to the first published advertisement for bids. Notice of said hearing shall be given at least ten days before said hearing by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in New Castle County.

Approved May 12, 1961.