CHAPTER 303

AN ACT TO AMEND PART II, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE GOVERNMENT OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY.

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

Section 1. Section 1141 (a), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the number "13" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the number "7".

Section 2. Section 1141 (a), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the word "Twelve" in the second sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the word "Six".

Section 3. Section 1141 (a), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the word "thirteenth" in the third sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the word "seventh".

Section 4. Section 1144, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the amount "$6,000" and inserting in lieu thereof the amount "$7,000".

Section 5. Section 1164, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1164. Councilmanic districts

The boundaries of the seven councilmanic districts shall be as follows:

DISTRICT 1

The boundaries of the first councilmanic district shall comprise all that portion of the City of Wilmington, Christiana Hundred and New Castle Hundred bounded by a line beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of the northerly boundary of the City of Wilmington with the center line of the boundary line of the States of Delaware and New Jersey; thence in a generally westerly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way to its point of intersection with the center line of Todds Lane extended; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Todds Lane extended and Todds Lane to its point of intersection with the center line of Bowers Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Bowers Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 27th Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of 27th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Claymont Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Claymont Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 26th Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of 26th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of North East Boulevard; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of North East Boulevard to its point of intersection with the center line of 30th Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of 30th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Market Street; hence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Market Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Concord Avenue; thence in a northerly direction along the centerline of Concord Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Washington Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Washington Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Baynard Boulevard; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Baynard Boulevard to its point of intersection with the center line of the Brandywine Creek; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of the Brandywine Creek to its intersection with the center line of Adams Street extended; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Adams Street extended and Adams Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Delaware Avenue; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Delaware Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Adams Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Adams Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 10th Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of 10th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Jackson Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Jackson street to its point of intersection with Delaware Avenue; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Delaware Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Pennsylvania Avenue; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of Pennsylvania Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Broom Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Broom Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 6th Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of 6th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of du Pont Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of du Pont Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 4th Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of 4th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Union Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Union Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Linden Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Linden street and Linden Street extended to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a southwesterly and southeasterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington and the boundary of the City of Elsmere to its point of intersection with the most eastern point of the center line of the boundary of the City of Elsmere, thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Elsmere to its point of intersection with the center line of du Pont Road; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of du Pont Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Howard Street; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Howard Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Matthes Avenue; hence in an easterly direction along the center line of Matthes Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Maryland Avenue; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Maryland Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Middleboro Road; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of Middleboro Road and Middleboro Road extended to its point of intersection with the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way (extended) to its intersection with the center line of the Christina River; thence in an easterly and northerly direction along the center line of the Christina River to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of South Heald Street (Heald Street Cut-Off); thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of South Heald Street (Heald Street Cut-Off) to its intersection with the center line of Rogers Road; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Rogers Road to its point of intersection with the center line of New Castle Avenue; thence southwesterly along the center line of New Castle Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Lambson Lane; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of Lambson lane to its intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of the Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey to its intersection with the center line of the northern boundary of the City of Wilmington, the point and place of beginning.

DISTRICT 2

The boundaries of the second councilmanic district shall comprise all that portion of Brandywine Hundred and the City of Wilmington bounded by a line beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of the most eastern point of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey to the point of its intersection with the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of the State Boundary of the State of Delaware and Pennsylvania to its point of intersection with the center line of Dartmouth Woods Road extended; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Dartmouth Woods Road extended and Dartmouth Woods Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Naamans Road; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of Naamans Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Grubb Road; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Grubb Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Weatherton Drive; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Weatherton Drive to its point of intersection with the center line of Raven Road; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of Raven Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Kingman Drive; thence in a generally southerly direction along the center line of Kingman Drive to its point of intersection with the center line of Silverside Road; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Silverside Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Graylyn Road; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Graylyn Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Graywell Road; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Graywell Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Wilson Road; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Wilson Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Shipley Road; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Shipley Road to its point of intersection with the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a southerly, easterly and northerly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington to its intersection with the center line of Lea Boulevard; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Lea Boulevard to its intersection with the center line of Washington Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Washington Street to its intersection with the center line of 33rd Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of 33rd Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Market Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Market Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 30th Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of 30th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of North East Boulevard; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of North East Boulevard to its point of intersection with the center line of 26th Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of 26th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Claymont Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Claymont Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 27th Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of 27th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Bowers Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Bowers Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Todds Lane; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Todds Lane and Todds Lane extended to its point of intersection with the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a generally easterly direction along the center line of the northern boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey to the most eastern point of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey, the point and place of beginning.

DISTRICT 3

The boundaries of the third councilmanic district shall comprise all that portion of Brandywine Hundred, Christiana Hundred, Mill Creek Hundred, and the City of Wilmington bounded by a line beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania and the center line of Dartmouth Woods Road extended; thence in a generally westerly direction along the center line of the boundaries of the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania to its point of intersection with the center line of Old Wilmington Road; thence in a generally southeasterly direction along the center line of Old Wilmington Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Loveville Road; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Loveville Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Lancaster Pike (Route 48); thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Lancaster Pike (Route 48) to its point of intersection with the center line of Center Road (Route 141); thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Center Road (Route 141) to its point of intersection with the center line of Faulkland Road; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of Faulkland Road to its point of intersection with the center line of duPont Road; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of duPont Road to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Elsmere; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Elsmere to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of Linden Street extended; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Linden Street extended and Linden Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Union Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Union Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 4th Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of 4th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of duPont Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of duPont Street to its intersection with the center line of 6th Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of 6th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Broom Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Broom Street to its intersection with the center line of Pennsylvania Avenue; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of Pennsylvania Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Delaware Avenue; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Delaware Avenue to its second point of intersection with the center line of Jackson Street; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Jackson Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 10th Street; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of 10th Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Adams Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Adams Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Delaware Avenue; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Delaware Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Adams Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Adams Street and Adams Street extended to its point of intersection with the center line of the Brandywine Creek; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of the Brandywine Creek to its point of intersection with the center line of Baynard Boulevard; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Baynard Boulevard to its point of intersection with the center line of Washington Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Washington Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Concord Avenue; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Concord Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Market Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Market Street to its point of intersection with the center line of 33rd Street; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of 33rd Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Washington Street; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Washington Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Lea Boulevard; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Lea Boulevard to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a westerly, southerly and northerly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad right-of-way to its point of intersection with the center line of Shipley Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Shipley Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Wilson Road; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Wilson Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Graywell Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Graywell Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Graylyn Road; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Graylyn Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Silverside Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Silverside Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Kingman Drive; thence in a generally northerly direction along the center line of Kingman Drive to its point of intersection with the center line of Raven Road; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of Raven Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Weatherton Drive; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Weatherton Drive to its point of intersection with the center line of Grubb Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Grubb Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Naamans Road; thence in an easterly direction along the center line of Naamans Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Dartmouth Woods Road; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Dartmouth Woods Road and Dartmouth Woods Road extended to its point of intersection with the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, the point and place of beginning.

DISTRICT 4

The boundaries of the fourth councilmanic district shall comprise all that portion of Christiana Hundred, Mill Creek Hundred, the City of Elsmere and the City of Newport bounded by a line beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of Center Road (Route 141) and the center line of Lancaster Pike (Route 48); thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Lancaster Pike (Route 48) to its point of intersection with the center line of Loveville Road; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Loveville Road and McKennans Church Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Milltown Road; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Milltown Road to its point of intersection with the center line of the Kirkwood Highway (Route 2); thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Kirkwood Highway (Route 2) to its point of intersection with the center line of the entrance road to Delaware Park; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of the entrance road to Delaware Park to its point of intersection with the center line of Old Capitol Trail; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Old Capitol Trail to its point of inter. section with the center line of Oak Street; thence in a southeasterly and southwesterly direction along the center line of Oak Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Marta Drive; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Marta Drive to its point of intersection with the center line of a stream connecting Marta Drive with White Clay Creek; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of a stream connecting Marta Drive with White Clay Creek to its point of intersection with the center line of the White Clay Creek; thence in a generally northeasterly, southerly and easterly direction along the center line of the White Clay Creek to its point of intersection with the Christina River; thence generally northeasterly along the center line of the Christina River to its intersection with the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way extended; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way extended to its point of intersection with the center line of Middleboro Road extended; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of Middleboro Road extended and Middleboro Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Maryland Avenue; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Maryland Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Matthes Avenue; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Matthes Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Howard Street; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of Howard Street to its point of intersection with the center line of duPont Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of duPont Road to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Elsmere; thence in a northeasterly and generally northwesterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Elsmere to its point of intersection with the center line of duPont Road; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of duPont Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Faulkland Road; thence in a westerly direction along the center line of Faulkland Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Center Road (Route 141); thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Center Road (Route 141) to its point of intersection with the center line of Lancaster Pike (Route 48), the point and place of beginning.

DISTRICT 5

The boundaries of the fifth councilmanic district shall comprise all that portion of Mill Creek Hundred, White Clay Creek Hundred, Pencader Hundred and the City of Newark bounded by a line beginning at the intersection of the center line of Old Wilmington Road and the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of the State Boundary line of the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania to its intersection with the center line of the boundaries of the States of Maryland and Delaware; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of the boundary of the States of Maryland and Delaware to its point of intersection with the center line of U.S. Route 40; thence in a generally easterly direction along the center line of U.S. Route 40 to its point of intersection with the center line of Salem Church Road; thence in a generally northwesterly direction along the center line of Salem Church Road to its point of intersection with the center line of the Christina Creek; thence in a generally northeasterly direction along the center line of the Christina Creek to its point of intersection with the center line of Ogleman Road (Route 7); thence in a generally northwesterly direction along the center line of Ogleman Road (Route 7) to its point of intersection with the center line of Christina Road (Route 273); thence northwesterly along the center line of the Christina Road (Route 273) to its intersection with the center line of Harmony Road; thence in a generally northerly direction along the center line of Harmony Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Ogletown-Stanton Road; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the Ogletown-Stanton Road to its point of intersection with the center line of the Wilmington-Christiana Turnpike (Route 7); thence in a northerly direction along the center line of the Wilmington-Christiana Turnpike (Route 7) to its point of intersection with the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way to its point of intersection with the center line of White Clay Creek; thence in a northerly and generally westerly direction along the center line of White Clay Creek to its point of intersection with the center line of the stream connecting White Clay Creek with Marta Drive; thence in a northerly direction along the center line of the stream connecting White Clay Creek with Marta Drive to its point of intersection with the center line of Marta Drive; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Marta Drive to its point of intersection with the center line of Oak Street; thence in a northeasterly and northwesterly direction along the center line of Oak Street to its point of intersection with the center line of Old Capitol Trail; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Old Capitol Trail to its point of intersection with the center line of the entrance road to Delaware Park; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of the entrance road to Delaware Park to its point of intersection with the center line of the Kirkwood Highway (Route 2); thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of the Kirkwood Highway (Route 2) to its point of intersection with the center line of Milltown Road; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of Milltown Road to its point of intersection with the center line of McKennans Church Road; thence in a generally northerly direction along the center line of McKennans Church-Loveville Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Old Wilmington Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Old Wilmington Road to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the States of Delaware and Pennsylvania, the point and place of beginning.

DISTRICT 6

The boundaries of the sixth councilmanic district shall comprise all that portion of New Castle Hundred, Pencader Hundred, Red Lion Hundred, St. Georges Hundred, Appoquinimink Hundred and Blackbird Hundred bounded by a line beginning at the point of intersection of the center line of the southerly boundary of the City of Wilmington and the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of the southerly boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of Lambson Lane; thence in a generally westerly direction along the center line of Lambson Lane to its point of intersection with the center line of New Castle Avenue; thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of New Castle Avenue to its point of intersection with the center line of Rogers Road; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of Rogers Road to its point of intersection with the center line of South Heald Street (Heald Street Cut-Off); thence in a northeasterly direction along the center line of South Heald Street (Heald Street Cut-Off) to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington; thence in a northwesterly direction along the center line of the boundary of the City of Wilmington to its point of intersection with the center line of the Christina River; thence in a generally southwesterly direction along the center line of the Christina River to its point of intersection with the center line of the White Clay Creek; thence in a generally westerly direction along the center line of the White Clay Creek to its point of intersection with the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of the Pennsylvania Railroad right-of-way to its point of intersection with the center line of Wilmington Christiana Turnpike (Route 7); thence in a southerly direction along the center line of the Wilmington Christiana Turnpike (Route 7) to its point of intersection with the center line of Ogletown-Stanton Road; thence in a southwesterly direction along the center line of Ogletown-Stanton Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Harmony Road; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of Harmony Road to its point of intersection with the center line of Christiana-Ogletown Road (Route 273); thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Christiana-Ogletown Road (Route 273) to its point of intersection with the center line of the Christina Creek; thence in a generally southwesterly direction along the center line of the Christina Creek to its point of intersection with the center line of Salem Church Road; thence in a southeasterly direction along the center line of Salem Church Road to its point of intersection with the center line of U.S. Route 40; thence in a generally westerly direction along the center line of U.S. Route 40 to its point of intersection with the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and Maryland; thence in a southerly direction along the center line of the State Boundary of the States of Delaware and Maryland to its point of intersection with the center line of the boundary line between the Counties of Kent and New Castle; thence in a generally easterly and northeasterly direction along the center line of the boundary between the Counties of Kent and New Castle to its point of intersection with the center line of the Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey; thence in a generally northerly direction along the center line of the Boundary of the States of Delaware and New Jersey to its point of intersection with the center line of the southerly boundary of the City of Wilmington, the point and place of beginning.

DISTRICT 7

The boundaries of the seventh councilmanic district shall comprise all of New Castle County.

Section 6. Section 1165 (a), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1165. Redistricting after each census

(a) It shall be the mandatory duty of the County Council to redistrict New Castle County into seven (7) councilmanic districts, including one (1) district comprising all of New Castle County, for the election of the President of the County Council, after each regular United States decennial census. To accomplish the redistricting, the County Council shall, within sixty (60) days after the official reporting of the 1970 federal decennial census by the President to Congress, and every tenth year thereafter, appoint seven (7) qualified voters of the County who shall comprise a Redistricting Commission. The members of the Redistricting Commission shall be appointed one from each of the councilmanic districts of the County and shall not be employed by the County in any other capacity. No more than four (4) of the members shall be affiliated with the same political party. Within ninety (90) days after appointment by the County Council, the Redistricting Commission shall file with the Clerk of County Council a report containing a recommended plan for adjusting the councilmanic district boundaries of districts one (1) through six (6) to comply with the following specifications: (1) each district shall contain contiguous territory; and (2) each district shall contain as nearly as possible the same number of inhabitants and no district shall deviate in population more than fifteen percent (15%) from the average population for all districts, the average to be obtained by dividing the number six (6) into the total population of the County according to the last census.

Section 7. Section 1165 (d), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof, the following:

The redistricting ordinance, if one has been adopted by the County Council and approved by the County Executive, or the redistricting plan as submitted by the Redistricting Commission shall then determine the boundaries of districts one (1) through six (6) until the next redistricting in accordance with the provisions of this section, the provisions of Section 1164 of this Title notwithstanding.

Section 8. Section 1166 (b), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the second sentence and inserting in lieu thereof a new second sentence to read as follows:

One category shall consist of councilmanic districts one (1), three (3), five (5) and seven (7), and another category shall consist of councilmanic districts two (2), four (4) and six (6).

Section 9. Section 1166 (c), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(c) The councilmen in councilmanic districts 1, 3, and 5 shall be elected at the general election in November, 1970, and shall serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1973. The councilmen subsequently elected to those first elected in districts 1, 3 and 5 shall serve a term of four years and shall be elected in even numbered and presidential election years. The councilman in councilmanic district seven (7) shall be elected at the general election in November, 1972, and shall serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1977, and a councilman subsequently elected to district seven (7) shall serve a term of four years and shall be elected in even numbered and presidential election years. The councilman elected in the November, 1968 election from district seven (7) shall serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1973.

Section 10. Section 1166 (d), Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended to read as follows:

(d) The councilmen in councilmanic districts 2, 4 and 6 shall be elected at the general election in November, 1970, and shall serve until the first Tuesday in January, 1975. The councilmen subsequently elected to those first elected in districts 2, 4 and 6 shall serve a term of four years and shall be elected in even numbered and non-presidential elections years. The terms provided in this section are subject to the redistricting provisions of § 1165 (e) of this Title.

Section 11. Section 1307, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the words "one member from each two councilmanic districts" in the second sentence and inserting in lieu thereof the words "1 through 6".

Section 12. Section 1307, Title 9, Delaware Code, is amended by striking the words "or changes in number of Councilmanic Districts" at the end of the next to the last sentence and inserting a period after the word "district".

Section 13. The foregoing provisions shall be effective on the first Tuesday of January, 1971, except that those provisions relating to the election of councilmen shall be effective for the general election in November, 1970.

Approved November 6, 1969.