CHAPTER 549

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8

REQUESTING THE NEW CASTLE COUNTY COUNCIL TO POSTPONE BILLING NEW CASTLE COUNTY RESIDENTS FOR SEWAGE SERVICE FEES UNTIL MARCH 31, 1977 SO AS TO PERMIT THE COUNCIL TIME TO ARRIVE AT A MORE EQUITABLE SERVICE CHARGE.

WHEREAS, it is generally recognized that the recently instituted sewer service charge based on the consumption of water assessed against all residents of New Castle County, to include the elderly, is most inequitable and unfair; and

WHEREAS, there is every indication that all parties concerned are resolutely determined to reach a fair and equitable fee for sewer and water services, particularly for those who are assessed a flat rate, and those who have wells, and more particularly the elderly who can least afford any disruption of their eroding income; and

WHEREAS, the next billing is due at the end of February, 1977 thus leaving insufficient time to reach an equitable and fair service fee.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 129th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that New Castle County Council is hereby requested to postpone billing residents of New Castle County for sewer and water service charges to March 31, 1977 in lieu of March 2, 1977 to enable the parties involved to reach an amicable, fair and equitable service charge for all residents.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon passage of this Resolution that the Secretary of the Senate forward a copy to the President and members of New Castle County Council.

Approved February 7, 1977.