SENATE BILL NO. 549
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 212, VOLUME 25, LAWS OF DELAWARE, 1909, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF BETHANY BEACH AND GIVE IT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE BONDS", PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A TOWN MANAGER, THE HOLDING OF OFFICE, QUALIFICATIONS, DUTIES AND COMPENSATION THEREOF, AND AUTHORIZING APPOINTMENT BY THE COMMISSIONERS OF SUCH OTHER OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF THE TOWN WHICH MAY BE DEEMED PROPER AND NECESSARY FOR THE PROPER CONDUCT IN MANAGEMENT OF THE TOWN, DUTIES THEREOF, AND PROVIDING FOR THE REMOVAL FROM OFFICE THEREOF.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. That Section 6 of Chapter 212, Volume 25, Laws of Delaware, 1909, as amended, be and the same is hereby amended by designating the said Section 6 thereof as "Section 6. (A)."
Section 2. That Section 6 of Chapter 212, Volume 25, Laws of Delaware, 1909, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding two new subsections to be designated (B) and (C) respectively, as follows:
(B) The Commissioners and their successors at the first meeting after each election, or as soon thereafter as may be, shall appoint, by a majority vote, a Town Manager, who shall not be a Commissioner, and may or may not be a resident of the Town of Bethany Beach, but shall reside in Sussex County, State of Delaware, while serving as Town Manager. The Town Manager shall hold office for such term and at such compensation as The Commissioners shall determine. He may be removed from office at any time by The Commissioners at their pleasure. The qualifications and duties of the Town Manager shall be those which The
Commissioners may by ordinance or resolution impose upon him as they shall deem proper and necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(C) The Commissioners may from time to time appoint by a majority vote such other officers, employees and agents of the Town, which by it may be deemed proper and necessary, for the proper conduct and management of the Town, and impose upon such officers, employees and agents by ordinance or resolution such duty or duties as they shall see fit to carry out properly the provisions of this Act. Any such officers, employees and agents of the Town, elected by a vote of The Commissions, may be removed at any time by The Commissioners at their pleasure.
Approved May 10, 1972.