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 19 of the Charter of the Town of Millville, Chapter 278, Volume 72, Laws of Delaware, as amended by making insertions as shown by underlining and deletions as shown by strikethrough as follows:
Section 19. Town Manager
(a) The Town Council of The Town of Millville may appoint a Town Manager who shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town.
(b) The Town Council of The Town of Millville shall impose such qualifications for Town Manager as may be deemed necessary; provided, however, that no person holding the office of Town Council member shall be chosen to be Town Manager during his or her term of office as Council member.
(c) The Town Manager shall hold office for
an indefinite a definite term and may be removed by a majority vote of the Town Council of the Town of Millville, pursuant to the terms of the Town Manager’s employment contract. At least thirty (30) days before such removal shall become effective, the Town Council shall, by a majority vote of all the elected members thereof, adopt a preliminary resolution stating the reasons for his or her removal. The Town Manager may reply in writing and may request a public hearing which shall be held not earlier than twenty (20) days but not later than thirty (30) days after the filing of such request, unless the Town Council and the Town Manager agree otherwise. After such public hearing, if one be requested, and after full consideration, the Town Council, by a majority vote of all the elected members thereof, may adopt a final resolution of removal. By the preliminary resolution, the Town Council may suspend the Town Manager from duty but shall pay any unpaid balance of his or her salary due at that time, along with any other payments required under the terms of the Town Manager’s employment contract in any case call to be paid him or her forthwith any unpaid balance of his or her salary and his or her salary for the next three calendar months following the adoption of the preliminary resolution.
Approved February 14, 2014