CHAPTER 344

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 304

AN ACT TO AMEND VOLUME 27, CHAPTER 216, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, BEING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE AND RELATING TO THE ACTING TREASURER AND THE SALARY OF THE CITY CLERK.

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 22, Volume 27, Chapter 216, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Volume 38, Chapter 118, Laws of Delaware, and as by Volume 66, Chapter 230, Laws of Delaware, by deleting the paragraph added at the end of said Section authorizing the City Clerk to act as Acting Treasurer when specific circumstances arise, and by inserting a new paragraph in lieu thereof to read as follows:

The President of City Council shall have authority to authorize the City Administrator or City Finance Coordinator to serve as Acting Treasurer during the absence of the Treasurer from the City, or while the Treasurer shall be prevented by sickness from performing the duties of the Office of Treasurer, and the City Administrator or City Finance Coordinator, upon receiving written notice authorizing him or her, shall be invested with all the powers and authority conferred upon the Treasurer, to exercise the same during such absence or sickness of the City Treasurer, until notified by the President of City Council that the Treasurer is ready to resume the duties of the Office."

Section 2. Amend Volume 27, Chapter 216, Laws of Delaware as amended by Volume 28, Chapter 134, Laws of Delaware, as amended by Volume 51, Chapter 306, Laws of Delaware, and as amended by Volume 67, Chapter 30, Laws of Delaware, by striking the last paragraph of Section I thereof and by inserting in lieu thereof the following:

"The City Clerk shall regularly attend at the Office of the City at such regular hours as may be fixed by the Council, and the Clerk shall be paid an annual salary to be fixed by the Council. The above salary shall be in full payment and compensation for the performance of all of the duties devolving upon him or her."

Approved July 8, 1994.