CHAPTER 324

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 201

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF SOUTH BETHANY AS AMENDED.

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 the Charter of the Town of South Bethany as amended, by inserting a new provision 6.4(l) as follows:

"6.4(l) Compliance with state laws. The Town’s municipal elections shall hereby be conducted in accordance with the state laws governing municipal elections found in Title 15 of the Delaware Code Chapter 75 ("Municipal Elections"), as it may hereafter be amended from time to time, or any future corresponding provisions of law, and the Town shall implement the election provisions found in this Charter in accordance with the same state laws governing municipal elections."

Section 2. Amend the Charter of the Town of South Bethany as amended, by inserting ", and in the absence of the Mayor, the Town Manager," immediately after "The Mayor" in the second sentence of Section 7.2.

Section 3. Amend the Charter of the Town of South Bethany as amended, by deleting section 7.10.1 "Regular Meetings" in its entirety and inserting in its place thereof the following:

"7.10.1. Regular meetings and workshop meetings. The Town Council shall hold at least eleven (11) regular meetings during the year and as many workshop meetings as needed. Subject to the provisions of the Delaware Freedom of Information Act regarding executive sessions, all such meetings shall be open to the public. The time and place of each regular meeting shall be set by the Town Council each year at its organizational meeting, but such meetings may be rescheduled by the Mayor as need arises, subject to the requirement of adequate public notice."

Section 4. Amend the Charter of the Town of South Bethany as amended, by deleting from section 13.1 "one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00)" in each location it appears and inserting in place thereof in each location "twenty percent (20%) of the total amount of the Town’s operating revenue for the immediately preceding fiscal year".

Section 5. Amend the Charter of the Town of South Bethany as amended, by deleting Sections 14.1 and 14.2 in their entirety.

Section 6. This bill shall become effective immediately upon the date of its enactment.

Approved July 12, 2012