CHAPTER 485

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 819

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 501.1, ARTICLE V OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, DELAWARE, RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT PROCEDURE.

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Newark, Delaware deems it appropriate that supplemental assessments of real estate within the City of Newark be permitted on a quarterly basis, in addition to the annual assessment, at its option in order to conform to the practices and procedures used by New Castle County; and

WHEREAS, in order to implement this policy an amendment to the Charter of the City of Newark, adopted pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 8, Title 22, Delaware Code, is necessary;

NOW, THEREFORE,

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (Two-thirds of the Members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Section 501.1, Article V of the Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware by adding after the first paragraph thereof a new paragraph to read as follows:

"In addition to the annual assessment provided herein, the City Assessor may, at the option of the Council, prepare quarterly supplemental assessment rolls for the purpose of

(1) adding property not included on the last assessment, or

(0) increasing or decreasing the assessment value of property which was included on the last assessment. The supplemental assessment roll may be used to correct errors on the prior assessment rolls."

Section 2. This amendment to the Charter shall be filed with the Secretary of State and with the Director of the Legislative Council (formerly Legislative Reference Bureau) pursuant to the provisions of Section 836, Title 22, Delaware Code.

Approved July 19, 1974