HOUSE BILL NO. 415
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 32, VOLUME 47, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF FREDERICA" RELATING TO THE MAYOR AND TOWN COUNCIL.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two- thirds of all members elected W each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend Section 3 of Chapter 32, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware by deleting the first and second paragraphs in their entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:
"The Government of the town and the exercise of all powers conferred upon it by the charter or by- laws of the State of Delaware shall be vested in a town council composed of a mayor and four council members, all of whom shall be elected at-large by the qualified voters of the town, as Is more fully set forth in the charter. The council members shall each serve a term of two years."
Section 2. Amend Section 4 of Chapter 32, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware by striking the last sentence of the last paragraph in its entirety.
Section 3. Amend Section 4 of Chapter 32, Volume 47, Laws of Delaware by adding thereto the following four paragraphs:
"The mayor shall preside at all meetings of council; shall serve as the head of the town government for all ceremonial purposes and for purposes of military law; shall appoint all committees, subject to council confirmation and shall have general superintendence of all municipal affairs. The mayor shall receive complaints of nuisances and all complaints of violations of laws or ordinances and present the same to council at its first meeting thereafter for action of council.
The mayor shall sign all warrants on the treasurer for the payment of any town money and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by resolution or ordinance of council.
The mayor shall have the same right as other officers and council members to vote on all matters and may, at any time, appoint another officer or council member to preside if he desires to make a motion. move the adoption of a resolution, second either, or debate any question from the floor and may, thereafter, immediately resume his duties as presiding officer. For purposes of establishing a majority vote, the mayor shall be counted as a member of council.
The mayor shall serve a term of two years."
Approved April 3. 1986.