CHAPTER 454

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, an amendment to Section 2, Article II of the Constitution of the State of Delaware became effective January 17, 1963; and

WHEREAS, said amendment provides that the Governor shall, within 120 calendar days after the effective date of said amendment, file a plan for redistricting and reapportioning with the Secretary of State and shall forthwith issue a proclamation of redistricting and reapportioning; and

WHEREAS, the United States District Court for Delaware has declared said constitutional amendment to be in conflict with the Constitution of the United States of America and therefore null and void; and

WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware has advised the Governor that the decision of the United States District Court is not final until the deadline for appeal has passed, and further advised that the Governor should in the meantime carry out the provisions of Section 2, Article II of the Constitution of the State of Delaware;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby proclaim a plan of redistricting and reapportioning as follows:

1. The Second Representative District of New Castle County is hereby divided into two new Representative Districts as follows:

District "A" shall consist of all that portion of the said Second Representative District north of a line beginning at the intersection of the northwestern boundary of the City of Wilmington and the center line of Concord Avenue, thence southeasterly along the center line of Concord Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Twenty-third Street, thence easterly along the center line of Twenty-third Street and its center line extended to the Delaware River.

District "B" shall consist of all that portion of the said Second Representative District not included in District "A".

2. The Fifth Representative District of New Castle County is hereby divided into two new Representative Districts as follows:

District "A" shall consist of all that portion of the said Fifth Representative District east of a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of Eighth Street and the center line of Clayton Street, thence southerly along the center line of Clayton Street to its intersection with the southern boundary of the City of Wilmington.

District "B" shall consist of all that portion of the said Fifth Representative District not included in District "A".

3. The Sixth Representative District of New Castle County is hereby divided into four new Representative Districts as follows:

District "A" shall consist of all that portion of the said Sixth Representative District bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the Delaware River and the northern boundary of the State of Delaware, thence along the boundary of the State of Delaware to its intersection with the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way, thence southwesterly along the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way to its intersection with the center line of Silverside Road, thence easterly along the center line of Silverside Road to its intersection with the center line of Holly Oak Road, thence easterly along the center line of Holly Oak Road and its center line extended to its intersection with the Delaware River, thence northeasterly along the Delaware River to the point of the beginning.

District "B" shall consist of all that portion of the said Sixth Representative District east of the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way and not included in District "A".

District "C" shall consist of all that portion of the said Sixth Representative District east of a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of Concord Pike and the boundary of the City of Wilmington, thence northerly along the center line of Concord Pike to its intersection with the center line of Foulk Road, thence northeasterly along the center line of Foulk Road to its intersection with the northern boundary of the State of Delaware, and not included in Districts "A" and "B".

District "D" shall consist of all that portion of the said Sixth Representative District not included in Districts "A", "B" and "C".

4. The Seventh Representative District of New Castle County is hereby divided into three new Representative Districts as follows:

District "A" shall consist of all that portion of the said Seventh Representative District north of a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of the Lancaster Turnpike and the center line of North duPont Road, thence southerly along the center line of North duPont Road to its intersection with the center line of Faulkland Road, thence westerly along the center line of Faulkland Road to its intersection with Chestnut Run, thence southerly along the course of Chestnut Run to its intersection with the center line of the Kirkwood Highway, thence Westerly along the center line of the Kirkwood Highway to its intersection with the Red Clay Creek.

District "B" shall consist of all that portion of the said Seventh Representative District south of a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of Maryland Avenue and the southern boundary of the City of Wilmington, thence southwesterly along the center line of Maryland Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Boxwood Road, thence westerly along the center line of Boxwood Road to its intersection with the center line of Dodson Avenue, thence along the center line of Dodson Avenue and its center line extended to its intersection with the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way, thence easterly along the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way to its intersection with the western boundary of the Town of Elsmere, thence northerly along the boundary of the Town of Elsmere to its intersection with the center line of the Kirkwood Highway, thence westerly along the center line of the Kirkwood Highway to its intersection with the Red Clay Creek.

District "C" shall consist of all that portion of the said Seventh Representative District not included in Districts "A" and "B".

5. The Eighth Representative District of New Castle County shall be divided into two new Representative Districts as follows:

District "A" shall consist of all that portion of the said Eighth Representative District bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the Red Clay Creek and the center line of Faulkland Road, thence westerly along the center line of Faulkland Road to its intersection with the center line of Duncan Road, thence southerly along the center line of Duncan Road to its intersection with the center line of Milltown Road, thence westerly along the center line of Milltown Road to its intersection with the center line of Limestone Road, thence northerly along the center line of Limestone Road to its intersection with Mill Creek, thence southerly along the course of Mill Creek to its junction with White Clay Creek, thence easterly along the course of the White Clay Creek to its junction with the Red Clay Creek, thence northerly along the course of the Red Clay Creek to the point of beginning.

District "B" shall consist of all that portion of the said Eighth Representative District not included in District "A".

6. The Tenth Representative District of New Castle County shall be divided into three new Representative Districts as follows:

District "A" shall consist of all that portion of the said Tenth Representative District south of a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of Blue Hen Road extended and the Delaware River, thence westerly along said extended center line of Blue Hen Road to its intersection with the center line of New Castle Avenue, thence southerly along the center line of New Castle Avenue to its intersection with the boundary of the Town of New Castle, thence south and westerly along the boundary of the Town of New Castle to its intersection with the center line of Basin Road, thence northwesterly along the center line of Basin Road to its intersection with the Christiana River. District "B" shall consist of all that portion of the said Tenth Representative District bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of Landers Lane and the center line of New Castle Avenue, thence southerly along the center line of New Castle Avenue to its intersection with the boundary of the Town of New Castle, thence south and westerly along the boundary of the Town of New Castle to its intersection with the center line of Basin Road, thence northwesterly along the center line of Basin Road to its intersection with the Christiana River, thence northeasterly along the course of the Christiana River to its intersection with the southern boundary of the City of Wilmington, thence easterly along the southern boundary of the City of Wilmington to its intersection with the center line of South Market Street, thence southerly along the center line of South Market Street to its intersection with the center line of the duPont Boulevard, thence southwesterly along the center line of the duPont Boulevard to its intersection with the center line of the Road (Route 40) leading to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, thence easterly along the center line of said Road (Route 40) leading to the Delaware Memorial Bridge to its intersection with the center line of Landers Lane, thence southeasterly along the center line of Landers Lane to its intersection with the center line of Linstone Avenue, thence southeasterly along the center line of Linstone Avenue to its intersection with the center line of Glen Avenue, thence southwesterly along the center line of Glen Avenue to its intersection with the property line of the Colwyck Junior High School, thence easterly along the property line of said school to its intersection with the center line of Landers Lane, thence southeasterly along the center line of Landers Lane to its intersection with the center line of New Castle Avenue, the point of the beginning.

District "C" shall consist of all that portion of the said Tenth Representative District not included in Districts "A" and "B".

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I, Elbert N. Carvel, Governor of the State of Delaware, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the said State to be hereunto affixed at Dover this Seventeenth Day of May in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-three, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the One Hundred and Eighty-seventh.

(GREAT SEAL)

ELBERT N. CARVEL, Governor

ELISHA C. DUKES, Secretary of State