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CHAPTER 165.

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AN ACT to exempt from taxation certain property in the city of Delaware

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Be it cracted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That the real estate of any person or persons Real estate or body corporate within the limits of the city of Delaware Inz five City, not exceeding five acres, upon which any manufacturing acres upon or other industrial improvements for the employment of labor fineturers shall be erected after the passage of this act, or any real estate lished, exupon which any buildings are already erected and which after empt from the passage of this act shall be used for any manufacturing or ten years. any industrial pursuit as aforesaid not before prosecuted or curied on these shall be exempt for a period of ten years after the same shall be first assessable from assessment or taxation for State, county or municipal purposes.

Passed at Dover, March 31, 1887.

taxation for

CHAPTER 166.

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AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An Act to incorporate the town of

Townsend,” passed at Dover, April 3, 1885. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, two-thirds of cach branches thereof concurring therein:

SECTION 1. That Section 7 of the said act be, and the Section 7 of same is hereby amended, by striking out the word "more" in met treincora the fourth line thereof, and inserting the word less; and i Townby striking out the word “one" in the said fourth line, and amended. inserting the word "two. Passed at Dozer, March 31, 1877. * *So enrolledl.

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CHAPTER 167.

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AN ACT to authorize the Town Council of Dover to extend the water

mains.

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water mains

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaties

of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: Town Coun

SECTION 1. That the town council of the town of Dover cil of Dover be and they are hereby authorized and empowered to extend to extend the water inains on any street or streets of said town of Dover When. where in the judgment of said council the receipts from the

uise of water on any such extension will amount to ten per
cent. annually upon the cost of making such extension.

SECTION 2. The said town council may order payment to
Council
may pay for be made to any person or persons who may have laid any
at private main in any street of said town at his or her private expense

the whole or such part of the cost of laying such main as ini
their judgment they may deem just and proper. Upon the

payment of such sum as may be agreed upon the person reInterest in ceiving payment shall release all their right and interest in

any such main to the town of Dover.

SECTION 3. The said town council are hereby authorized
Council
way apply and empowered to pay for anything done in pursuance of this
the money, act out of any monies that may be in the treasury or that may

come into the treasury of the town from any taxes or other
monies collected under Chapter 498, Volume 16 of the Laws
of Delaware.

Passed at Dover, April 6, 1887.

expense.

main to be released.

in treasury.

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CHAPTER 168.

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AN ACT in relation to the Town of Felton.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, two-thirds of each branch concurring: That the act en- Aet entitled titled an act to incorporate the town of Felton and for other incorporate purposes passed at Dover, April 8, A. D. 1869, be and the the town of same is hereby amended by striking out the words “one amended. liundred” in the fourth section thereof and inserting instead thereof the words “one hundred and fifty. : "

Passed at Duter, april 13, 1887.

CHAPTER 169.

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AN ACT to incorporate the town of Clayton.

sioners.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met [tico-thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring thercin] as follove's to wit:

SECTION 1. That James Williams, Caleb S. Pennewell, CommisDavid J. Cummins, George W. Whittaker and Robert J. Reynolds, be, and they are hereby appointed commissioners, whose duty it shall be to view the premises, and they or a majority of them having so viewed the same, are hereby expressly authorized, empowered and directed, with the assistance of a skillful surveyor, to be by them selected to survey, locate and lay down on a plot, the town of Clayton, in Kent County, designating its limits, and making, describing and naming thereon its streets and alleys, and they shall, when the

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Plot and ro same is completed, return the said plot to the recorder's office

at Dover, to be recorded with their certificate thereon, endorsed recorder.

and signed by the said commissioners, or a majority of them, Certificato. that they have performed the duties in that behalf by this staie. section required, and that the said plot represents the said town of

Clayton with its boundaries and limits as by them located and
defined. The commissioners and the surveyor before entering
upon their duties under this section, shall be severally duly
sworn or affirmed to discharge such duties with fidelity, and
in the certificate annexed to the aforesaid plot, it shall be
shown that this qualification was complied with.

SECTION 2. Immediately after the return of the said plot
and its delivery to the recorder of deeds, it shall be the duty

of the said commissioners named in the first section of this Commis

act, or a majority of them, to give notice in writing under sioners-hall their hands, or the hands of a majority of them, to the inof an elec- habitants of the town of Clayton, that on a day; to be desig

nated in such notice, not more than ten days after the date
thereof, the said commissioners, or a majority of them, will
hold an election in the said town of Clayton, at a place and

between the hours designated in such notice for the election What no

of five commissioners for the said town of Clayton, who shall contain. be chosen from among the inhabitants of the said town. Such

notice shall be posted in at least four of the most public places
in the town of Clayton, at least five days before the day of

holding such election,
Term of The commissioners so chosen at such special election, shall
office.

continue in office until the first Saturday in May A. D. 1888.

At such special election, the commissioners shall be voted
Who are
entitled to for by ballot, and all persons who are bona fide residents

within the territorial limits of the said town, as established
by the said plot, who are above the age of 21 years, and who
shall have paid the county tax for the year 1886, shall be en-
titled to vote.

At such election three of the commissioners named in the
hold special
election. first section of this act shall be the judges thereof, and they
Duties.

shall receive and count the ballots and ascertain the result,
and when so ascertained, shall make five certificates thereof,
and give one such certificate to each of the commissioners
chosen at said election.

They shall also certify to the recorder of deeds in and for
Kent County that such election has been held, stating the
time at which it was held and the names of the persons

tice shall

vote.

Commissioners to

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chosen commissioners, and such certificate shall be recorded in the said office, and the record or a certified copy thereof shall be evidence.

The commissioners chosen under the authority of this section and their successors in office, to be chosen as hereinafter provided, shall be, and they are hereby declared to be a body politic and corporate in fact and in law, by the name, style and title of “The Town of Clayton,” and by that name Corporate may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded in all courts of name. law and equity.

The said commissioners so to be chosen and their successors Powers of in office, in addition to the powers hereinafter conferred, commisshall have power to regulate the streets, alleys and sidewalks of said town, and may direct the latter, or such parts of them, as they may determine, to be put in a safe and passable condition at the expense of the owners of the lands adjacent. On complaint of any citizen or of their own motion, they shall have authority to examine any chimneys, stove pipe fixtures or any otlier matter dangerous to the town, and if adjudged by the dangerous, to require and compel the danger to be removed, to prevent or remove all nuisances therein, and to prohibit the firing of guns or pistols, the making of bonfires or setting off fireworks, or any dangerous sport or practice in said town, and the said town commissioners and ordizin shall have full power and authority from time to time to enact, Crdinances and ordain all such by-laws and regulations for the government and management of the said town and its affairs, as to them shall seem judicious and expedient. Provided, always that they are not repugnant to the Constitution of the United States or of this State inconsistent with this act.

SECTION 3. That the town commissioners, as chosen under authority of Section 2 of this act, shall continue in Tere of office until the first Saturday in May, A. D. 1888, on which day in that year there shall be held in the said town of Clay-elertion. ton at the school-house, between the hours of 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock P. V., an election for five commissioners; one of Manner of whom shall be chosen for one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, and one for five years; and on the first Saturday in May in each succeeding year thereafter there shall be an election held for one commissioner to serve for five vears. All of said commissioners shall be freeholders sioners within the limits of said town. In case of any vacancy in freeholders. the office of commissioner by death, resignation, refusal to Vacancy. serve, refusal to qualify, or removal out of the town, the re- How tiliedi.

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