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OF ROADS AND BRIDGES.

his records and papers which shall at all times be acces sible to said Levy Court or any member thereof.

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Section 3. He shall have charge of all permanent road within Kent construction and improvement in Kent County, except

such road construction and improvement as shall be undertaken by the State. He may from time to time sub

ject to the approval of the Levy Court appoint such inAppointment spectors and other assistants as he may deem necessary and assistants for the work in hand and may discharge them at pleas

The compensation of such inspectors and assistants shall be fixed by the Levy Court. His first duty shall be to make surveys and plots of all the principal

public roads of the County, except such as the State shall Plots of roads decide to improve and as his other duties may permit, he

shall survey and plot all of the roads of the County. Such plots shall show the length and width of such roads, all bridges and drains therein and such other physical features as shall be deemed necessary and useful, or as shall be directed by the Levy Court. Such plots shall be kept on file in his office at Dover and may be inspected at any time by the Levy Court or any member thereof.

in Kent county to be made

Engineer to Section 4. All road moneys now in the County Treasgupervise expenditures of all road moneys

ury of Kent County or hereafter to be paid into such Treasury including all moneys to be derived from the sale of bonds provided for in this Act, except the amounts necessary to construct and keep in repair the bridges of the County and the roads not improved under this Act, which shall in no year exceed the sum of Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) and which shall be expended as hereinafter provided, shall be expended under the directions of the said Engineer, for the permanent

improvement of roads as hereinafter provided and for collected under expenses and salaries of his department. All good road Vol. 23 also to moneys now in the County Treasury collected under bet pended Chapter 143 of Volume 23 of the Laws of Delaware are

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by Engineer

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also to be expended by said Engineer in permanent improvement of roads in the districts where such moneys were raised. The said Engineer shall not at any time have any interest, directly or indirectly, in any of the contracts for work or materials for improvements of roads under this Act. The said Engineer may at all Engineer to times consult any State officer having charge of State ests in conroads as to the best methods of road construction and any other matter relating to the duties of his office.

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Section 5. The Levy Court of Kent County shall out To keep in reof the Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000) reserved for its proved roads expenditures, as hereinbefore provided, keep in repair the unimproved roads of the County and shall construct and keep in repair the bridges of the County. The office of overseer of roads is hereby abolished. The Levy Office of Court of Kent County shall annually in the month of abolished March appoint one Supervisor of Roads for each Repre- One Supervisor sentative District of the County, who shall keep the each Repre roads and bridges of his District in repair. Such Super-trict to be visor shall have authority to employ men, teams and implements, and purchase materials for the purpose of Supervisors making such repairs. He shall personally supervise the work in his District, and shall make full and complete reports thereof to the Levy Court quarterly, giving in detail items of work done, men, teams, implements and ma- Quarterly terials employed, used and purchased, and such other in- duplicate formation as the Levy Court shall require. Such reports shall be in duplicate and shall be sworn to by said Supervisor before some officer authorized to administer oaths, and one copy thereof shall be filed in the office of the Clerk of the Peace and the other in the office of the County Comptroller. No money shall be paid out for No money to such labor, teams, implements and materials except upon i supervisor the order of said Supervisor, countersigned by the mem-counterriepod ber of the Levy Court from his District, and approved Low Court by the County Comptroller. No bridges to cost over one

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ing more than dollars to be built unless

der to enter into contract

hundred dollars shall be built in any District until the No bridge cost- same shall be recommended by the County Road Engione hundred neer, and the money appropriated by the Levy Court for

payment of the same. All such bridges shall be built by recommended contract and upon plans and specifications made by said Engineer

County Road Engineer. Such contracts shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder therefor after advertisements for bids for such work shall have been published for at least two weeks in two newspapers published in Kent County, giving the place, date and hour of the sitting of the Levy Court to consider such bids. The Levy

Court may prescribe the amount of certified check that Successful bid- shall accompany such bids, and shall require the success

ful bidder to enter into contract for such work and to give a bond with surety or sureties to be approved by the Levy Court in such amount as shall be fixed by the Levy Court conditioned for the faithful performance of the contract. Such contract shall be signed by said contractor and by the President of the Levy Court. The said contract, shall among other things, provide for the retention of at least ten per cent. of the contract price for one year after the completion and acceptance of the work, and the money so retained may be forfeited to the county if, within said year the bridge is found not to be in compliance with the contract. The said supervisors of roads shall each receive for their services an annual salary of two hundred dollars, to be paid by order of the Levy Court out of the road money derived from taxes over and above the ten thousand dollars reserved for repairs,

provided, however, that if any supervisor shall work for Compensation a period of less than one hundred days in any year the work is for less compensation of the said supervisor shall be fixed at a than one hun rate of two dollars per diem, and the said supervisor

shall receive for his services only such compensation as he is entitled to for the number of days worked at said two dollars per diem allowance.

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ting on any section of road in the County, not less than two miles in length, may petition the Levy Court to have the same improved under the provisions of this Act. All such petitions for improvement of roads in the year 1913, shall be filed with the Levy Court on or before the first day of May, A. D. 1913. Immediately thereafter, the County Road Engineer shall inspect the roads petitioned Engineer to for, and shall survey and plot the same and shall on or petitioned for before the first day of June, A. D. 1913, report to the Levy Court giving estimates of the cost of each road, the improvements which he recommends and such other information as he shall think fit, or the Levy Court shall require. The Levy Court shall within one month after Levy Court to the receipt of such report decide which roads petitioned be improved for shall be improved. Provided, that no Representative District shall be entitled to have improved in any year, Limit to ex more roads than the money decided by the Levy Court district to be apportioned to such District by the Levy Court as hereinafter provided, will defray the cost of.

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Section 7. The said Levy Court, shall, from time to Apportiom time, as bonds are sold, as hereinafter provided, appor-cording to tion among the Representative Districts of the County, assessed valuaaccording to the assessed valuation of real estate in the estate several Districts as shown by the last general assessment, the money derived from the sale of such bonds, and the sum so apportioned to the Districts, shall thereafter be used or reapportioned as hereinafter provided. The same shall be kept as a special fund for the improvement of the roads of such Districts until used or reapportioned.

apportionment

over to 1914

Section 8. In case the petitions for roads in any Dis- Unexpended trict, shall not be sufficient to require the expenditure of Cor 1913. carried the moneys apportioned to such District for the year 1913, the amount remaining over, shall be carried to such District's share apportioned to it, out of the money de

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rived from the sale of bonds and other sources in the year 1914.

Petitions for other roads to

all moneys in 1914

That on or before the first day of March, A. D. 1914, be made before abutting land owners in the several Districts, may as March, 1914

hereinafter provided, petition the Levy Court for other roads in such Districts. That immediately thereafter the County Road Engineer shall inspect the roads petitioned for and shall survey and plot the same, if he has not already done so, and shall report to the Levy Court as to the needs of such roads and the advisability of im

proving them. If the total amount of roads petitioned When petitions for in any District on or before the first day of March, expenditures of A. D. 1914, shall be less than will require the expenditure

of all moneys apportioned to such District and to which it will be entitled from sale of the balance of said bonds and otherwise, the amount remaining unused of such District's share, shall be carried to such District's share apportioned to it out of the moneys derived from the sale of bonds and other sources in the year 1915, and if the total amount of roads petitioned for in any Dis

trict on or before March 1, 1915, shall be less than will more and 1914 require the expenditure of all the moneys apportioned to to be used for such District and to which it will be entitled the amount throughout all of such District's share remaining unused, shall be ap

portioned among the other Districts of the County where more roads have been petitioned for than the share of such other Districts shall be sufficient to defray the cost of. The intention being that all moneys to be derived from the sale of bonds, from taxes, assessments and otherwise and not used in 1913 and 1914 shall be used for

permanent road improvement in 1915. If after 1915, any After 1945. un- amount remains unexpended because of failure of abutportionment to ting land owners to petition or otherwise the same shall

be expended in permanent improvement of such roads as shall be decided by the Levy Court to be improved regardless of Districts.

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