CHAPTER 171

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 238

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF DAGSBORO, AS AMENDED, BY REDESIGNATING THE MEETING PLACE OF THE TOWN COUNCIL, INCREASING THE AMOUNT THE TOWN COUNCIL IS AUTHORIZED TO RAISE ANNUALLY BY TAXATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (two-thirds of all members elected to each branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Section 13, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words "The First National Bank of Dagsboro" where the same now appear, and inserting the words "The Dagsboro Town Hall".

Section 2. Subsection (g) of Section 14, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words and figures "in the penal sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00)" where the same now appear and inserting the words "in an amount equal to the annual revenue computed to be collected from all sources and deposited in his custody,".

Section 3. Subsection (h) of Section 14, Chapter 161, Volume 14, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words and figures "in the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00)" where the same now appear and inserting the words "in an amount equal to the annual revenue computed to be collected by him,".

Section 4. Subsection (i) of Section 14, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words "The Auditors shall be residents and taxables of the Town and it shall be their duty to audit the accounts of the Town and all of its officers whose duty involves the collection, custody and payment of monies of the Town", and inserting the words "The Council shall by notice published in a newspaper of general circulation in Sussex County invite duly accredited certified public accountants to audit the accounts of the Town and all of its officers whose duty involves the collection, custody and payment of the monies of the Town, and shall select from those certified public accountants responding to such notice the individual or firm deemed by the Council to be best qualified to perform the auditing service, the fee therefore to be set by the Council".

Section 5. Subsection (i) of Section Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by "January" and inserting the word "June".

Section 6. Subsection (k) of Section Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the word "wise" and inserting the words "necessary to maintain order;".

Section 7. Section 15, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words and figure "twenty-one years (21)" wherever they appear, and inserting the words and figure "eighteen (18) years".

Section 8. Paragraph 6 of Section 15, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the word "March", and inserting the word "September".

Section 9. Paragraph 13 of Section 15, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Chapter 254, Volume 52, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words and figures "Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00)" where the same now appears and inserting the words and figures "Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00)".

Section 10. Section 16, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the word "April" and inserting the word "September", by striking the word "May" and inserting the word "October", by striking the word "June" and inserting the word "November", by striking the word "July" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "December", by striking the word "September" and inserting the word "February", and by striking the word "December" where the same now appears and inserting the word "April".

Section 11. Section 20, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the word "February" and inserting the word "July", and by striking the words "thirty-first

day of January" and inserting the words "thirtieth day of June".

Section 12. Section 23, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words "Alderman" and "Alderman of the Town" wherever they appear and inserting the words "The Secretary of the Council".

Section 13. Section 25, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the word "Alderman" wherever it appears and inserting the words "The Secretary of the Council".

Section 14. Section 38, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by striking the words and figures "One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00)" and inserting the words and figures "Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00)".

Section 15. The first sentence of the fourth paragraph of Section 42, Chapter 161, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, is amended by inserting the words "and any amendment thereto" so that the said sentence shall read "Such special election shall be called for the purpose of voting for the acceptance or the rejection of this Chapter and of any amendment thereto as adopted and approved by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware".

Approved July 20, 1977