CHAPTER 21

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 26

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF LAUREL RELATING TO THE TOWN BOUNDARIES.

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 Laurel, as amended, by making deletions as shown by strikethrough and additions as shown by underlining as follows:

Section 2.

The present boundaries and limits of The Town of Laurel are hereby established and declared to be as follows: BEGINNING at the intersection of the southern bank of Broad Creek at its intersection with the eastern bank of Little Creek; thence in an easterly direction and following the meanderings of the southern bank of Broad Creek such distance as is required to reach the western bank of Spring Branch; thence following the meanderings of the western bank of Spring Branch in a northerly direction to the intersection with the northern property line of lands of The Town of Laurel which are part of The Town of Laurel Wastewater Treatment Plant; thence following the property line of lands of The Town of Laurel in an easterly and northerly direction to the southern right of way line of Old Sailor Road: thence following the southern right of way line of Old Sailor Road in a southeasterly direction such distance as is required to reach the western right of way line of Penn Central Railroad Company (sometimes known as Conrail); thence in a southern direction along and with the western right of way line of Penn Central Railroad Company such distance as is required to reach the southern bank of Broad Creek; thence following the meanderings of the southern bank of Broad Creek in an easterly direction such distance as is required to reach the eastern right of way line of Poplar Street; thence along and with the eastern right of way line of Poplar Street in a northern direction such distance as is required to reach the intersection of the eastern right of way line of Poplar Street with the center line of State Route 78; thence along and with the center line of State Route 78 in a northwesterly direction such distance as is required to reach the line of lands now or formerly of W. Franklin Oliphant; thence along and with the property line of lands now or formerly of W. Franklin Oliphant to the eastern right of way line of Vineyard Road to line of lands now or formerly of Leland Parsons; thence along and with the property line of lands now or formerly of Leland Parsons to the center line of U.S. Route 13A; thence in a southerly direction with the center line of U.S. Route 13A to line of lands now or formerly of Dairy Markets, Inc. and Elsie D. Truitt; thence in an easterly direction along and with the line of lands now or formerly of Dairy Markets. Inc., such distance as is required to reach the northwesterly right of way line of Delaware Route 468; thence crossing Delaware Route 468 to the southeasterly right of way line of Delaware Route 468; thence along and with the southeasterly right of way line of Delaware Route 468 such distance as is required to reach the northeastern intersection of Wilson Street and Delaware Route 468; thence along and with the Southeastern right of way line of Delaware Route 468 North 16 degrees 03 minutes West a distance of 1,027.98 feet or such distance as is required to reach a point in the division line of lands now or formerly of Hazel Moore; thence along and with the division line of lands now or formerly of Hazel Moore South 65 degrees 09 minutes East such distance as is required to reach a point in the northwestern right of way line of Delaware Route 468; thence along and with the northwestern right of way line of Delaware Route 468 in a southerly direction to an extension of the line of lands now or formerly of Edward N. and Alverna J. Dickerson; thence with the extension of the line of lands now or formerly of Edward N. and Alverna J. Dickerson in a southerly direction and crossing Delaware 468 to a point in the line of lands now or formerly of Edward N. and Alverna J. Dickerson and with the lands now or formerly of Edward N. and Alverna J. Dickerson easterly to a corner of lands now or formerly of Edward N. Dickerson and Alverna J. Dickerson, Paul Barron and A. H. Mumford Estate; thence with the line of lands now or formerly of Paul Barron and A. H. Mumford Estates in a southerly direction to the southeastern right of way line of Daniel Street Extended; thence along and with the southeastern right of way line of Daniel Street Extended westerly to the southeastern intersection of Wilson Street and Daniel Street; thence along and with the eastern right of way line of Wilson Street such distance as is required to reach the southeastern intersection of Wilson Street and Delaware Route 9; thence along and with the southerly right of way line of Delaware Route 9 in an easterly direction such distance as is required to reach the westerly bank of an unnamed branch or ditch; thence following the meanderings of the unnamed branch or ditch in a southerly direction such distance as is required to reach the northerly bank of Record's Pond; thence across Records' Pond in a generally Southeasterly direction to a point at the intersection with the eastern right of way line of King Street Extended; thence in a straight line to the southern right of way line of Oak Lane Drive; thence from the southern right of way line of Oak Lane Drive in a southerly direction to the intersection with Rossakatum Branch, thence following Rossakatum Branch to a point at the comer of lands now or formerly of Laurel School District; thence in a western direction along and with the lands now or formerly of Laurel School District, such distance as is required to reach a point in the easterly right of way line of U. S. Route 13A; thence along and with the eastern right of way line of U. S. Route 13A in a southerly direction such distance as is required to reach a point in the extension of the southern property line of lands now or formerly of Charles N. Landon, Inc.; thence along and with extension of the southern property line of lands now or formerly of Charles N. Landon, Inc. and the southern property line of lands now or formerly of Charles N. Landon, Inc., In a westerly direction such distance as is required to reach the intersection with the eastern right of way line of the Penn Central Railroad Company: thence in a northerly direction along and with the eastern right of way line of the Penn Central Railroad Company in a northerly direction such distance as is required to reach a point marking the northwestern corner of the property now or formerly of Charles N. Landon, Inc. and the eastern right of way line of the Penn Central Railroad Company; thence in a westerly direction Such distance as is required to reach the eastern bank of Little Creek; thence following the meanderings of the eastern bank of Little Creek in a northerly and northwesterly direction, home to the place of beginning.

The boundaries of the Town of Laurel are hereby established and declared to be as recorded on the official map of record in the Recorder of Deeds Office for Sussex County in the State of Delaware and/or the official map maintained of record by the Department of Planning and Zoning of Sussex County Delaware (official copies to be kept in the Town’s Administrative Offices) as presently exist and as hereinafter amended.

In addition to the aforesaid, the Territorial Limits of the Town of Laurel shall also include all land annexed in the future by the Town of Laurel pursuant to Section 3 of this Charter. The Council may, at any time hereafter, cause a survey and plot to be made of the Town, and the survey and plot, when made and approved by the Council, shall be recorded in the offices of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, State of Delaware, and/or filed with the Department of Planning and Zoning of Sussex County Delaware, and the same, or the record thereof, or a duly certified copy of said record shall be evidence in all courts of law and equity in this State.

Approved May 14, 2013