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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 629

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 50, VOLUME 57, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF VIOLA.

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 Section 4, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware by striking the word "Saturday" is the same appears in the first sentence of said section, and substituting the word "Tuesday" in lieu thereof; by striking the words "two o'clock" as the same appear in the first sentence of said section, and substituting the words "six o'clock" in lieu thereof; and by striking the words "four o'clock" as the same appear in the first sentence of said section, and substituting the words "eight o'clock" in lieu thereof.

Section 2. Amend Section 4, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the third and fourth sentences of the second paragraph of Section 4, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"At the annual election held on the last Tuesday in March, 1982, there shall be chosen three Commissioners to serve for terms of two years, or until their successors have been chosen and qualified. At the annual election held on the last Tuesday in March, 1983, there shall be chosen two Commissioners to serve for terms of two years, or until their successors have been chosen and qualified."

Section 3. Amend Section 4, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the last sentence of said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"A written statement of a person's candidacy must be filed at least ten days prior to the said election. Write-in votes will be allowed. If more candidates file than there are Commissioners to be elected, then a voting machine shall be used; and a person qualified to operate the machine shall be present during the official voting hours."

Section 4. Amend Section 5, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the words "on the last Saturday in March, June, September and December" and substituting the words "one per quarter with the time and date of each meeting duly advertised," in lieu thereof; and by adding the words "and removal of trash" immediately following the words "public pumps," as the same appear in the first sentence of said section.

Section 5. Amend Section 6, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the first paragraph of said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"That the Commissioners and their successors in office shall, at their first stated meeting in every year, determine the amount of tax to be raised in said Town for that year in an amount necessary to defray the general, special, and contingent expenses for the year including taxes on real property and capitation; and they shall appoint an Assessor, who may or may not be one of their number, to make an assessment of the persons and property in said Town; and shall also appoint a Collector and Treasurer who may or may not be one of their number."

Section 6. Amend Section 6, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the third sentence of said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"When the assessment is returned, the Commissioners shall give five days' public notice of the fact; and notice that they will sit together at a certain place, on a certain evening, from seven to nine o'clock in the evening, to hear appeals from said assessment; and that they shall have power on such evening to add to or decrease any assessment."

Section 7. Amend Section 11, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the word "March" as the same appears in the last sentence of the first paragaph of said section, and substituting the word "June" in lieu thereof.

Section 8. Amend Section 14, Chapter 50, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, by striking the words "shall appoint" as the same appear in the first sentence of said section, and substituting the words "may appoint" In lieu thereof.

Approved July 21, 1982.