CHAPTER 375

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 633

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 196, VOLUME 22, LAWS OF DELAWARE, BEING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF LEWES.

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. Chapter 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by adding three new Sections following Section 3 (f)., to be designated as Sections 3 (g)., 3 (h)., and 3 (i)., to read as follows:

"Section 3 (g). All utility rents laid or imposed by the Board of Public Works for the City of Lewes remaining unpaid and in arrears for thirty days after they become due, shall be and constitute a lien upon the lands and premises of the owner to which the electric was furnished, and such liens shall have preference and priority to all liens of recognizance, mortgage or judgment on such lands and premises, created or suffered by said owner, although such other lien or liens shall be of a date prior to the time of the attaching of such lien for utility rents. In case of the sale under execution process of any lands and promises upon which such liens for utility rents shall exist, such liens shall be transferred to the fund arising from such sale in the hands of the officer making the same and the said real estate so sold shall be discharged therefrom.

Section 3 (h). That the lien for utility rents shall remain a lien for the period of five years and no longer, from the expiration of thirty days after said utility rents become due and payable.

Section 3 (i). The Board of Public Works for the City of Lewes in collecting utility rents out of real estate upon which there is a lien under the provisions of this Chapter, shall proceed in the manner now by law prescribed for the collection of taxes out of real estate by Commissioners of Lewes, a municipal corporation of the State of Delaware."

Approved July 8, 1982.