HOUSE BILL NO. 499
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 174, VOLUME 23, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED AN ACT TO RE-INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF TOWNSEND" RELATING TO THE POWER TO ANNEX CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERA_ ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof Concurring therein):
Section I. Amend Chapter 174, Volume 23, Laws of Delaware, by adding thereto a new section to be designated Section 14 to read as follows:
(a) The Town shall have the power to annex any additional territory contiguous to its present limits and lands, and extend and apply to such annexed territory all laws, ordinances and resolutions in force within the Town, so far as they may be applicable.
(b) Additional territory contiguous to the Town may be annexed in the following manner:
I. Upon presentation of a resolution adopted by a majority of Council, the Town shall conduct a special election in accordance with a procedure set forth in 22 Del.C. POI, except that there shall be no weighted voting and, instead, each qualified voter and each real estate owner will be entitled to one vote each.
2. The Town is hereby authorized to adopt by ordinance such further policies and procedures as it deems necessary In order to effectuate the authority given herein."
Approved June 8, 1988.