SALARY OF CERTAIN COUNTY OFFICERS.
AN ACT to amend Chapter 53, of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, in relation to the salary of the Deputy Sheriff of Kent County.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
Section 1. That Chapter 53, of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, be and the same is hereby amended by repealing 1439, Section 7 thereof, and inserting in lieu thereof the following section to be styled 1439, Section 7:
1439. Sec. 7. The officers mentioned in the first Section of this Chapter may select and employ Deputies and Clerks to assist them in the performance of the duties of their offices respectively, at the following annual salaries, namely:
In New Castle County, the Clerk of the Peace may select and employ one Deputy at a salary of One Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars, and three clerks, each at a salary of Nine Hundred Dollars; the Sheriff, three Deputies, one at a salary of One Thousand and two Hundred Dollars, and two at Eight Hundred Dollars each; the Coroner, One Deputy at a salary of Five Hundred Dollars; the Prothonotary, one Deputy at a salary of One Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars, and one Clerk at a salary of Nine Hundred Dollars; the Recorder, one Deputy at a salary of One Thousand Two Hundred Dollars, and four clerks, each at a salary of Nine Hundred Dollars; the Register of Wills, one Deputy at a salary of One Thousand and Two Hundred Dollars, and one Clerk at a salary of Nine Hundred Dollars; the Register in Chancery and Cleric of the Orphans' Court may select and employ two Deputies at a salary of One Thousand Dollars each; provided, however, that the Levy Court Commissioners of New Castle County from time to time may authorize and direct, by resolution duly adopted, that any, either or all of said officers may select such other clerks or deputies and at such times and in such numbers as it shall in its discretion deem proper to properly perform the public work required in any office or offices of any, either or all of said officers. And provided further, that any additional clerks or deputies so authorized or employed shall receive the same compensation as is fixed by law for the other clerks or deputies performing like or similar services and payable in the manner fixed by law.
The Sheriff in Kent County may select and employ a Deputy at a salary of Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars, and the Sheriff in Sussex County and the Recorder in Kent County may each select and employ a Deputy at a salary of Six Hundred Dollars. The Levy Court of Kent County may, at such times as it may deem necessary, employ, in addition to the clerk above provided, a further cleric for the Recorder of said County, at a salary not to exceed Fifty Dollars per month.
In Kent and Sussex Counties, the other officers enumerated in Section 6 may each appoint a Deputy who shall have such powers and be charged with such duties as shall be enumerated in a certificate of appointment to be issued to him by the officer so appointing, which certificate shall be immediately recorded in the Recorder's Office of the County in which such office is located ; except that in case of the Register of Wills such deputy shall have the powers and perform the duties now prescribed by law. The special deputies provided for in this paragraph shall receive no salary from the County.
Approved March 22, A. D. 1917.