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OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

cast. In the month of January 1916, or as soon as practicable thereafter and at intervals of five years from that time, the Council may, by ordinance, subject as in

other cases to the approval of the Mayor to readjust the Boundaries of boundary lines of the several Wards so that as nearly as wards

may be feasible each of said Wards shall contain an equal number of inhabitants.”

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OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

CHAPTER 252.

OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

AN ACT to amend an act entitled, “An Act to reincorporate the

town of Laurel" being Chapter 214, Volume 24, Laws of Delaware, as amended, prescribing the residence and terms of Council providing for election of certain officers and confirming the election of certain officers.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of all the members elected to each house. thereof concurring therein):

214. Vol. 24

Section 1. That an act entitled, “An Act to re-incor- Sec. 7. Chap porate the town of Laurel”, being Chapter 214, Volume amended 24, Laws of Delaware, as the same has been amended, be and the same s hereby amended as follows:

powers of corporation vested in a Council

By striking out all of Section 7 thereof and inserting Legislative in lieu thereof the following:"Section 7; The Legisla-po tive power of the corporation shall be vested in the coun- in cil subject to the power of approval or veto by the Mayor Veto power as hereinafter provided. On and after the first day off April, A. D. 1913, the said council shall consist of five members, three of whom shall be residents of and sub- Council of stantial freeholders of the several wards from which five they are elected respectively, the other two of whom shall be residents of and substantial freeholders of the town of Laurel”.

five members

Sec. 1, Chap.

And by inserting before the words “Members of the Sec.

251, Vol. 27 Council” where the same occur in the second paragraph amended of Section 1 of the amendment to the said act approved March 10th, 1913, the word and figure “Section 8''.

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Sec. 1, Chap. 251, Vol. 27 further amended

And also by inserting in said act as so amended between the words “Act” and “There" in that part of said act, which reads as follows:“At the first town election to be held under the provisions of this act, there shall be elected five members of council” the words and *bi-annually thereafter”.

Sec. 1, Chap. 251, Vol. 27 further amended

And also by striking out all of that part of the said act approved March 10th, 1913, reading as follows: “The two to be chosen at large at the next election shall be chosen for one year only and at the expiration of their terms, their successors shall be chosen *bi-annually and one person shall be chosen as a member of the council by the qualified voters in each of the three wards described and defined in Section 3, of this act for the term of two years”.

And also by striking out the word “All” where the same occurs between the words “for” and “municipal” in the first line of Section 57 of the said Act as amended and inserting in lieu thereof the following, “Mayor, Council and other”.

Section 2. That the Mayor and the five members of the Council of the said town of Laurel, elected at the election held on the second Tuesday of March, A. D. 1913, shall be deemed and taken to be the Mayor and Council of the town of Laurel for all purposes and shall have the powers and be charged with all the duties of the Mayor and Council of the said town during the term of office ending April 1st, A. D. 1915.

Approved March 31, A. D. 1913.

*biennially (printed as original bill) •

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CHAPTER 253.

OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

AN ACT Authorizing the Mayor and Council of the Town of Delmar

to Borrow money and issue bonds to secure the payment thereof
for the purpose of providing a sewer system in the town of
Delmar and of improving the streets of said town.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assembly met, (two-thirds of all the members of each branch concurring therein):

Section 1. That the Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar be, and is hereby empowered and directed to bor- Council of row on the credit of the town of Delmar a sum of money row 530, not exceeding Thirty Thousand Dollars ($30,000.00), a which shall be applied, appropriated and expended for the purpose of constructing a proper sewer system for the drainage of said town and for private use as well as the improvement of the streets of said town. That the Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar, for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act, shall have power and authority, and is hereby directed to issue bonds of the town of Delmar of such denominations as they shall deem best, bearing interest at a rate ? not exceeding five (5) percent per annum, payable semiannually on the first days of July and January, respectively in each year at such Bank or Trust Company in Sussex County, Delaware as The Mayor and Council of Delmar shall designate. The principal of said bonds shall be payable in thirty (30) years from the date of the Pay issue thereof, the said The Mayor and Council of the principal

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sewer system and streets

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Retiring of bonds after five years

town of Delmar reserving the power and authority of retiring said bonds or any part of them at any time or from time to time after the expiration of five (5) years from the date of issue of the same; provided, however, that if the said The Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar elects to redeem any of said bonds after the expiration of five (5) years as aforesaid, such election shall be effected on the first days of July or January in the year of such election, and in pursuance of a notice to that effect published by the said the Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar in at least four (4) issues of two (2) newspapers published in Sussex County. In calling said bonds for redemption and payment they shall be called consecutively, commencing with the lowest number; the interest on all said bonds so called shall cease from the date of the redemption thereof and said bond when paid shall be cancelled.

Notice of redemption

Offer of redemption by holders of bonds

If at any time after the issue of said bond or before they are payable or called in, any holder or holders of any such bond or bonds shall offer the same for redemption The Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar may if it deems it expedient redeem and pay the bond or bonds so offered and cancel the same, the interest thereon ceasing from the date of such redemption.

Section 2. That The Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar shall direct and effect the preparation and

printing of the bonds authorized by this Act and shall Form of bond also prescribe the form of said bonds, which shall be

signed by The Mayor and countersigned by the Secretary of said Council, and shall be sealed with the corporate seal of said The Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar, and be exempt from all State, County and Municipal taxation. As the said bonds and coupons thereon are paid the same shall be cancelled in such manner as the said The Mayor and Council of the town of Delmar

Signatures

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