HOUSE BILL ND. 278
AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONERS OF LEWES TO APPOINT A BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS FOR THE TOWN OF LEWES WHICH SHALL ESTABLISH, CONTROL AND REGULATE AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT, WATER WORKS AND A SEWER SYSTEM FOR SAID TOWN; PRESCRIBING THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF SAID BOARD AND PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THEIR SUCCESSORS" BEING CHAPTER 196, VOLUME 22, LAWS OF DELAWARE, TO AUTHORIZE SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS OR AREA CONNECTION CHARGES UPON LOTS AND LAND BENEFITING FROM IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WATER SYSTEM, THE SANITARY SEWER SYSTEM, AND THE ELECTRIC SYSTEM.
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 196, Volume 22, Laws of Delaware, u amended by Section 1, Chapter 227, Volume 51, laws of Delaware, by adding at the end of said Section 4 a new subsection, designated u Subsection (j), which new subsection shall read as follows:
"(j) In addition to any other charges permitted by this Section, the Board of Public Works is authorized to impose and collect special assessment, or area connection charges upon improved and unimproved lots and land for the purpose of paying for or defraying the expense and cost of enlarging, extending, constructing, and installing or any of them or any combination thereof a sewage treatment plant, pumping station or stations, water pipelines, water wells, sewer pipelines, electric substations, transformers, and any required equipment in connection with any of the foregoing, or any of them, or any combination thereof and such uteument shall be upon Improved and unimproved lots and land benefiting directly or indirectly from such enlargement, extension, construction, or installation, or any of them, or any combination thereof, on such basis u is determined by the Board of Public Works to be Just and reuonable."
Approved July 2, 1985.