CHAPTER 198

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 478

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 47, TITLE 9, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO GARBAGE DISPOSAL DISTRICTS IN KENT COUNTY.

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

Section 1. Amend §4726(a), Title 9, Delaware Code, by striking §4726 (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new §4726 (a) to be used as follows:

(a) In order to pay the annual costs for any garbage collection contract entered into pursuant to §4724 of this title, the Levy Court shall divide the annual contract cost, plus a pro rata administrative cost as determined by the Levy Court, by the number of garbage collection units within the garbage collection district to arrive at the annual unit cost. The annual unit cost shall then be assessed against each garbage collection unit located within the boundaries of the garbage collection district. No parcel of real estate shall be exempt from paying its annual unit cost because it is uninhabited so long as it is improved and intended for residential use. No parcel of real estate so improved and intended for residential use shall be exempt from paying its annual unit cost because its owner chooses not to use the garbage collection service.

Section 2. Amend §4729, Title 9, Delaware Code, by adding thereto the following:

The Levy Court may, without further public hearings, consolidate 2 or more garbage collection districts into a single district.

Approved July 12, 1973.