HOUSE BILL NO. 518
AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 122, VOLUME 16, LAWS OF DELAWARE ENTITLED "AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE CITY COUNCIL OF WILMINGTON PASSING ORDINANCES TO PROHIBIT FARMERS SELLING THEIR PRODUCTS IN SAID CITY", TO REPEAL CHAPTER 135, VOLUME 29, LAWS OF DELAWARE ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE STATUTES RELATING TO CURBSTONE MARKETS IN THE CITY OF WILMINGTON" AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 161, VOLUME 52, LAWS OF DELAWARE RELATING TO THE "FARMERS AND TRUCKERS MARKET" AND TO EMPOWER THE CITY OF WILMINGTON WITH ALL AUTHORITY AND CONTROL IN THE ESTABLISHMENT, LOCATION, REGULATION AND SUPERVISION OF A FARMERS MARKET.
WHEREAS, the City of Wilmington in recognition of the merits of a Farmers and Truckers Market seeks to revitalize the "Farmers and Truckers Market" into a healthy and prosperous institution for the benefit of all its citizens by encouraging the consolidation and relocation of the now existing curbstone Markets on King and Madison Streets into a public market place in the City of Wilmington; and
WHEREAS, in the furtherance of the redevelopment and revitalization of the City of Wilmington the closing of French Street, the restriction of traffic on Market Street and the planned widening and redirection of increased traffic flow on King Street will create a climate on King Street not conductive to the healthy conduct of business in a curbstone marketplace; and
WHEREAS, it is deemed to be in the public interest that the present curbstone markets on King Street and Madison Street in the City of Wilmington be removed therefrom, merged and relocated to a designated market place; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the complexity of the City Government and the need for an orderly control of municipal functions, the City of Wilmington should have complete authority and power over the establishment, location, regulation and supervision of said market and over every and all matters related to such a market,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House concurring therein):
Section 1. Chapter 122, Volume 16, Laws of Delaware, is hereby repealed.
Section 2. Chapter 135, Volume 29, Laws of Delaware, is hereby repealed.
Section 3. Chapter 161, Volume 52, Laws of Delaware, is hereby repealed.
Section 4. The City of Wilmington, a municipal corporation of the State of Delaware, be and the same is hereby authorized to establish, locate, regulate and supervise in the City of Wilmington a public market and to have control and power over all matters related to said market; such market to be occupied by farmers and truckers as defined by the City of Wilmington. Such market shall be used by such farmers or truckers exclusively for the sale of fruit, vegetables, fowls, meats, flowers and other farm products raised or produced on land occupied by such farmers or truckers, either as owner, lessees or farmers upon the share. Such market shall be known as the "Farmers Market".
Approved April 16, 1974.