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FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 748

AN ACT TO AMEND THE MUNICIPAL CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NEWARK, DELAWARE RELATING TO ITS BOARD OF HEALTH AND THE SCHEDULING OF HEARINGS BY ITS COURT OF APPEALS ON CHALLENGES TO TAX ASSESSMENTS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Article VI, Section 603 of the Municipal Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware by deleting such section in its entirety.

Section 2. Amend the fourth subparagraph of Article V, Section 501.1 of the Municipal Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware, at line nine (9) thereof by deleting the phrase "of hearing" and by inserting in place thereof the phrase "for the filing of.". Amend the fifth subparagraph of Article V, Section 501.1 of the Municipal Charter of the City of Newark, Delaware by deleting such subparagraph in its entirety and by substituting the following subparagraph therefore:

"Each year, at least thirty (30) days before the beginning of the tax year, the council shall hold a court of appeals on such date and at such time as is warranted by the number and nature of tax assessment appeals which may have been filed, and only upon due notice in writing to those individuals and entities who have filed such appeals. At any such hearing the council shall hear and determine appeals from assessments and shall make such corrections and additions as may be deemed necessary and proper. The decision of a majority of the council sitting on appeals shall be final and conclusive in respect to all appeals."

Approved July 13, 1998