CHAPTER 314

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 243

AS AMENDED BY

SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL RELATING TO IMPACT FEES AND LIENS.

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 33 the Charter of the Town of Laurel by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strike through as follows:

Section 33.

(a) In the collection of any charges due the Town for trash removal, water rentals, sewer service charges, electric bills, gas bills, license fees, tapping fees, impact fees, whether currently payable in full or deferred in whole or in part, and front foot assessments, charges growing out of the abatement of nuisances, laying out and repairing paving, graveling, guttering, curbing, or any of them, such charges shall become a first lien against all real estate of the delinquent property owners and/or taxpayers situate within the Town and such charges shall have preference and priority for a period of ten (10) years from the date the charge became due and owing to all other liens on real estate created or suffered by the taxable and property owner, although such other lien or liens be of a date prior to the time for the attaching of such liens for such charges. For the purposes of this Charter, all charges imposed pursuant to any provisions of this Charter shall be assessed, imposed or levied against the owner or owners of the property.

(b) The remedies available to the Town Manager for the collection of such charges shall be the same as those set forth in this Charter for the collection of delinquent taxes.

Approved July 05, 2012