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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 152

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT BEING CHAPTER 170, VOLUME 57, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE CITY OF LEWES" TO REPEAL THE QUALIFICATION THAT THE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL BE NON-DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE CITY MANAGER BY THE MAYOR, TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE BY THE MAYOR.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House concurring therein):

Section 1. Subsection (c), Section 5, Chapter 170, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby repealed.

Section 2. Subsection (a), Section 19, Chapter 170, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out all of said Subsection (a) and substituting in lieu thereof a new Subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The Mayor of The City of Lewes, with the concurrence of a majority of all the elected members of the City Council, shall appoint a City Manager, who shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the City."

Section 3. Subsection (a), Section 24, Chapter 170, Volume 57, Laws of Delaware, as amended, be and the same is hereby further amended by striking out all of said Subsection (a) and substituting in lieu thereof a new Subsection (a) to read as follows:

"(a) The Chief of Police and members of the Police Force Shall be appointed by the Mayor of The City of Lewes for an indefinite term by and with the advice and consent of a majority of all the elected members of the City Council and each of them may be removed for just cause by a majority vote of all the elected members of the City Council. The City Council shall, from time to time, make such rules and regulations as may be necessary for the organization, government and control of the Police Force. The Police Force shall preserve peace and order and shall compel obedience within the corporate limits of the City to the Ordinances of the City and the laws of the State of Delaware. The Police Force shall have such other duties as the City Council shall from time to time prescribe. Operational control of the daily routine of the Police Force shall be the responsibility of the Chief of Police. The City Manager shall be responsible for communicating the policies adopted by the City Council to the Chief of Police."

Approved June 8, 1989.