CHAPTER 267

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 237

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 42, VOLUME 53, LAWS OF DELAWARE, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "AN ACT AMENDING, REVISING AND CONSOLIDATING THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SEAFORD."

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 Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by adding a new subsection (s) to Section 27 as follows:

"(S) However, should the City Council so elect, the city manager is empowered to sell the lands and tenements of the delinquent taxpayer or the lands and tenements of a delinquent taxpayer alienated subsequent to the levy of the tax, by the direction of the City Council, using any of those procedures specified for the sale of land for the collection of taxes on the part of the taxes for Sussex County, and all such procedures and methods available for the sale of land, as aforesaid, as they are presently enacted and hereafter amended, are included herein and made a part hereof by reference in the statutes made and provided, substituting the City of Seaford for Sussex County therein."

Section 2. Amend Chapter 42, Volume 53, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by adding a new section designated as "Section 37A" as follows:

"NOTICE OF ACTION

Section 37A. No action, suit or proceeding shall be brought or maintained against the City of Seaford, the Mayor or the City Council of the City of Seaford for damages on account of physical injuries, death or injury to property by reason of the negligence of the City of Seaford or any of it's departments, offices, agents or employees thereof unless the person by or on behalf of whom such claim or demand is asserted shall, within one (1) year of the occurrence of such injury, notify the City Manager in writing of the time, place, cause and character of the injuries sustained."

Approved April 20, 1998