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AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 404, ARTICLE IV, OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, AS ADOPTED PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 260, VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BY AUTHORIZING THE TAXATION OF TELEPHONE, TELEGRAPH AND POWER POLES AND PRIVATE UTILITY INSTALLATIONS.

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

Section 1. Section 404 of Article IV, of the Charter of the City of Newark is amended by adding thereto a new paragraph as follows:

The Council shall have the right to levy and collect taxes upon all gas mains, water lines and telephone, telegraph, power poles or other erections of like character erected within the limits of the City of Newark, together with the wires, cables and appliances thereto or thereon attached, as well as such wires, cables and appliances which may be installed underground, and to this end may, at any time, direct the same to be included in or added to the City assessment. In case the owner or lessee of such poles or erections and such wires, cables and appliances shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes that may be levied thereon, the said taxes may be collected as in the case of other taxes.

Approved December 27, 1965