CHAPTER 238

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 339

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 189, VOLUME 43, LAWS OF DELAWARE, RELATING TO THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF WYOMING.

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 14, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking subsection (A) in its entirety, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(A) The Council shall, at the annual meeting held on the first Monday next following the annual election, organize by electing a President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Council shall designate a Town Clerk, who shall also be the Collector of Taxes. The Council shall appoint a Town Solicitor, a Board of Assessment, and an Auditor. The President of the Council shall be a member of the Council. The Council shall also elect and appoint any such other officers. employees and agents of the Town which the Council deems proper and necessary for the proper conduct and management of the Town. Any appointed officer may be removed at any time by the Town Council for sufficient cause."

Section 2. Amend Section 14, Chapter 189. Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking the first sentence of the second paragraph of Subsection (D).

Section 3. Amend Section 14, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by adding, immediately following the first sentence of subsection (E), the following:

The Secretary shall, within ten days of any meeting, provide each Council member with a copy of the minutes of such meeting."

Section 4. Amend Section 14, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking subsection (F) in its entirety. and by re-designating each subsequent subsections accordingly.

Section 5. Amend Section 14, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking the first two paragraphs of former subsection (H), and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(G) The Collector of Taxes shall be the Town Clerk, who shall be eighteen years of age or older at the time of appointment. It shall be the duty of the Town Clerk to collect all town taxes. and to pay the same Into the Town treasury. It shall be the duty of the Collector of Taxes to collect all town taxes, and to pay the same into the Town treasury, as herein otherwise provided."

Section 6. Amend Section 14, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking the second sentence in its entirety and by adding, as the first sentence of former subsection (I), the following:

"An Auditor shall be appointed by the Town Council."

Section 7. Amend Section 14, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking the word "February" as the same appears in former subsection (I) and substituting the word "April" in lieu thereof.

Section 8. Amend Section 15, Chapter 189. Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking the Title of said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"BOARD OF ASSESSMENT; ASSESSMENT OF TAXES"

Section 9. Amend Section 15, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking the word "assessor" wherever the same appears in said section. and by substituting in lieu thereof the words "Board of Assessment"; and by striking the first three sentences of said section, and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"A Board of Assessment shall be appointed by the Town Council. and such Board shall have whatever duties the Council assigns to it."

Section 10. Amend Section 15, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware by striking the first word of paragraph 12, and substituting the words "After passage of the Town's budget, the" in lieu thereof.

Section 12. Amend Section 16, Chapter 189. Volume 43. Laws of Delaware by adding, as the first sentence of said section, the following:

"The Town Clerk shall prepare the annual assessment list of real property assessments, which list shall be prepared from the warrant otherwise referred to in this paragraph, and such assessment list shall be made part of the minutes of the Town Council meeting in which it was presented."

Section 13. Amend Section 16, Chapter 189. Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, by striking the word "fifteenth" wherever the same appears in said section, and substituting the word "first" in lieu thereof; and by striking the words "Collector of Taxes" wherever the same appear in said section. and substituting the words "Town Clerk" in lieu thereof.

Section 14. Amend Section 19, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, by adding, at the beginning of said section, the following:

"Any proposed use of town money, including all bills presented for payment, shall first be submitted to the Town Council for its approval. Each proposed use of town moneys, the amount thereof, and the action taken by the Council on each proposal shall be set forth in the minutes of the meeting."

Section 15. Amend Section 20, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, by striking the word "March" as the same appears in the first sentence of said section, and substituting the word "May" in lieu thereof; and by striking the word "February" as the same appears in the first sentence of said section, and substituting the word "April" in lieu thereof.

Section 16. Amend Section 21, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, by adding. at the end of the second paragraph, the following:

"No senior citizen shall be eligible for any reduction in taxes unless such reduction is enacted in the same manner as exemptions. as set forth in this paragraph."

Section 17. Amend Section 33, Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware, by adding, as the first sentence of Subsection D, the following:

"The Town Council shall appoint a Building Inspector, who shall act in accordance with the duties prescribed for him by the Council for its approval."

Section 18. Amend Chapter 189, Volume 43, Laws of Delaware , by striking each reference to the office of the Alderman.

Approved March 27, 1984.