CHAPTER 282

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 267

AN ACT TO AMEND LAWS OF DELAWARE, VOLUME 66, CHAPTER 291, AS AMENDED, THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF CLAYTON, TO ESTABLISH THE POSITION OF VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF CLAYTON.

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. Article III, 53.1 of Chapter 291, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, shall be and the same is hereby amended by deleting Article III, §3.1 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

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The government of the Town of Clayton and the exercise of all powers conferred by this Charter, except as otherwise provided herein, shall be vested in five (5) Councilmen (two of whom shall be by them chosen as President and Vice-President)."

Section 2. Article III, §3.8(a) of Chapter 291, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, shall be and the same is hereby amended by inserting the phrase "a Vice-President," after the phrase "a President," and before the phrase "a Secretary," where said phrases appear in the first sentence of Article III, §3.8(a).

Section 3. Article III, §3.10(c) of Chapter 291, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, shall be and the same is hereby amended by deleting Article III, §3.10(c) in its entirety.

Section 4. Article III, §3.11 through Article III, §3.14 of Chapter 291, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, shall be and the same are hereby re-designated as Article III, §3.12 through Article III, §3.15, respectively, and Article III shall be and the same is hereby further amended by inserting a new Article III, §3.11 to read as follows:

13.11 - Council Vice-President

The Vice-President shall also be known as the Vice-Mayor of the Town of Clayton. If the President shall be incapacitated from acting by reason of absence, or for any other cause whatsoever, then all powers and duties conferred and imposed upon him by this Charter or any other law, or any resolution or ordinance now or hereafter adopted or enacted by the Town Council, shall be exercised and performed by the Vice-President as acting President and Mayor for the period of such incapacity.

The Vice-President shall have the same right as other officers and Council members to vote on all matters."

Section 5. Article XIII, §13.2 of Chapter 291, Volume 66, Laws of Delaware, shall be and the same is hereby amended by inserting the phrase "the Council Vice-President," after the phrase "the Council President," and before the phrase "the Town Treasurer," where said phrases appear in the first sentence of Article XIII, §3.12.

Approved June 30, 1992