CHAPTER 462

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 39, TITLE 7, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICTS BY REVISING QUALIFICATIONS FOR DISTRICT SUPERVISORS.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 39, Title 7, Delaware Code, is amended by striking § 3907 and inserting in lieu thereof a new § 3907 to read as follows:

§ 3907. Boards of district supervisors; composition; term

(a) There shall be a Board of Supervisors for each District, each Board to consist of four elected supervisors, an optional supervisor who, in Kent County and Sussex County, shall be a member of the Levy Court, and in New Castle County, shall be the County Executive or his designated representative, and an optional supervisor who shall not be a farmer and who may be appointed by the Commission upon the request of the District involved. The vote and authority of each supervisor shall be equal. The County Agricultural Agent shall serve as secretary to the Board but shall have no vote.

() The elected members of the Kent and Sussex Districts shall be farmers residing in those respective counties. In New Castle County, two of the elected supervisors shall be farmers residing in the southern portion of the County, and the remaining two who shall not be farmers, shall reside in the northern portion of the County, according to a division established by the Commission.

(a) The term of office of each elected supervisor shall be four years. The term of office of a supervisor appointed by the Commission shall be three years. An optional supervisor appointed by the Levy Court of Kent County, or the Levy Court of Sussex County, shall hold office during the pleasure of that body so long as he remains a Levy Court member. The Commission may fill the vacancy of any elected supervisor, or supervisor appointed by the Commission, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, by appointment of a qualified individual to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.

Section 2. The terms of elected supervisors presently in office shall not be affected by the provisions of this Act.

Approved July 21, 1966.