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SENATE BILL NO. 110

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 34, VOLUME 58, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF BLADES" TO ELIMINATE THE QUALIFICATION OF BEING A FREE-HOLDER FOR MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCILMAN, TO REDUCE THE LENGTH OP RESIDENCE FOR THE MAYOR AND COUNCILMAN, TO ELIMINATE THE PAYMENT OT TAXES AS A QUALIFICATION FOR MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCILMAN, TO MAKE THE WORD "FREEHOLDER" APPLICABLE TO ALL SECTIONS 017 THE CHARTER, TO REDUCE THE AGE FOR VOTING IN THE ANNUAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS, TO ALLOW VACANCIES TO BE FILLED BY THE REMAINING MEMBERS OF THE TOWN COUNCIL, TO ELIMINATE QUALIFICATION OF BEING A FREEHOLDER FOR THE ASSESSOR, AND TO ALLOW THE COUNTY ASSESSMENT TO BE THE TOWN ASSESSMENT.

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

Section 1. Amend S5 (a), Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking said subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) A bonafide citizen of the United States and of the State of Delaware and a resident of The Town of Blades for at least three (3) months next preceding the Annual Municipal Election."

Section 2. Amend S5 (e) Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking the word "Section" as It appears therein in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the word "Charter."

Section 3. Amend S7 (h), Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking the words and figures "twenty-one (21)" as the same appear after the word "of" and before the word "year" in the first sentence thereof in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the words and figures "eighteen (18)."

Section 4. Amend 512, Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by inserting the word "remaining" between the words "the" and "members" as the same appear in the fourth line of said Section.

Section 5. Amend S23 (a), Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking said section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) At the first regular meeting following the Annual Municipal Election, it shall be the duty of the Town Council to appoint an Assessor. The Assessor shall be over the age of twenty-five (25) years and a bonafide resident of The Town of Blades."

Section 6. Amend 524 (a), Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by adding at the end thereof the following:

"The Assessor may adopt as the annual assessment for The Town of Blades the assessment for real estate and improvements located thereon as compiled by the Board of Assessment of Sussex County."

Approved June 18, 1979.