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the word “lots" and before the word “the” in said fortyninth line of said section the words "And unless the same shall front upon any public street of the town of Dover which shall be laid out and opened and improved, and so far as any of said farm lands shall front upon any such public street they shall be subject to be taxed to the depth of one hundred and fifty-feet for town purposes."
Passed at Dozer, April 18, 1887.
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AN ACT to amend Chapter 152, Volume 15, of the Laws of Delaware.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring therein):
SECTION I. That Chapter 152, of Volume 15, of the Chapter 13, Laws of Delaware, entitled "An act to incorporate the City laws of of New Castle," be and the same is hereby amended as fol-biolenter lows, to wit:
Strike out of the second line of Section 5, of said chapter, the words “city council” and in lieu thereof insert the word "mavor," and insert after the word "affirm" in the 23rd line of said section and the word “at" in the 24th line thereof the words following:
At any time during the said election any or all of the can- Candidates didates whose names shall appear on any ticket to be voted
markat said election, shall be admitted into the room or place room where where such election is being held, either in person or by some being held. one appointed by him for the purpose, should they so desire to be present. When the election shall be closed, the inspector and his assistants shall at once, openly and publicly, haha open the box containing the ballots, and proceed publicly to publicly read and count the ballots in the presence of each other, and counted.
Shall be count without
such of the electors as shall think proper to be present; the
reading and counting of the votes shall be continued without interrup- interruption or adjournment uutil it is completed when the
result shall be publicly announced by the inspector.
Passed at Dover, April 20, 1887.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled “An act to Re-incorporate the town
of Dover," passed at Dover, February 27,1879.
rate the town of Dover
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring):
SECTION 1. That the act entitled “An act to Re-incorpor
ate the town of Dover," passed at Dover February 27, A. D. re-incorpo
1879, be, and the same is hereby amended by striking out in
Section 1 of said act, all the words between the word "street" a mended in the twentiethi, and the word “thence" in the thirty-first
line of said section, and inserting in lieu thereof, the words
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SECTION 2. And be it further enacted, That the town TownCouncouncil be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to certain and ascertain and fix the boundaries of the street or road forming
bulindaries. the extension or continuance of State street in said town of Dover, from its intersection with William street at the northern Muy prelimit of said town to Laws mill-pond, and to prescribe chin the the width of the roadway and footways, and ascertain and routing.de. fix the curb lines thereon, in all respects as if the same were limits. within the limits of the town. Provided, however, neverthe- Proviso. less, that nothing hereinbefore contained shall be construed as authorizing or empowering the said town council to assess, tax or in any manner charge or burden any property lying without the limits of the town of Dover or to order or require any paving, graveling or curbing to be done on the aforesaid extension of State street north of William street.
SECTION 3. And be it further enacted, That no parcel When vanil of real estate included within the limits of the said town by included in the first section of this act shall become liable to any water be liable to tax until a fire hydrant or a water main shall be placed within one thousand feet of the same, and that the real estate and all the improvements now owned by the corporation Dover Glass known as the Dover Glass Works Company shall be exempt exempt from the assessment and collection of any town tax for the from taxaperiod of ten years from and after the passage of this act.
SECTION 4. Amend Section 22 by striking out all after Section 72 the word taxation in the Sth line thereof down to and including the word “days” in the 17th line and insert in lieu thereof the following: Th said assessor shall make such sessment and returu the same to the council of said town usessment written eight weeks next after the election of said assessor. in what The council of said town shall assess the real estate and person, and assessable personal property of the assessor. The council of said town shall as soon a conveniently may be after receiving said assessment list, cause a full and complete transcript of said assessinent list to be prepared and hung up on me in the post office or such other public and convenient place and hung as the said council may select in said town where it shall remain for at least ten days thereafter for public inspection, and the said towni council shall on the first Monday in June
Passed at Dover, April 21, 1887.
tion for ten years.
Assessor shall make
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AN ACT to allow the Town Council of Milford to issue bonds for certain
cii author ized to pro
May lay pipes and erect and establish reservirs
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met (two-thirds of each branch of the Legislature concurring therein) as fol
lou's, to wit: Town Coun
SECTION 1. That the town council of Milford be and
they are hereby vested with full power and authority to provideo vide for said towni an ample supply of pure water for domestic with water. use and for the suppression of fires, and for this purpose to lay
pipes for the proper conveyance and distribution of said water
works that may by the said town council of Milford be and works. deemed necessary for the collection, conveyance and distribu
tion of said water, and also to contract and agree with the
any of them, refuse to permit the said town council of MilMay pur- ford to enter upon and occupy said land or lands for the pur
pose aforesaid, and if such owner or owners be unable or 1111-
compensation to be made for any real or supposed injury that of land re- may be done to said lands by such entry and occupation, then Downloun- the said town council of Milford shall have power and
e tani, authority to go upon the said land or lands, and ther, or a Pre majority of them, after viewing the same shall assess the
damages of said owner or owners fairly and impartially under till Coun- all the circumstances, and certifying their finding and award
in writing to the said owner or owners of said land or lands,
dent in said town the said notice may be affixed to any part weien of the premises, which shall be as effectual as personal serto resident. vice of the same.
If any owner be dissatisfied with the amount of the compensation or damages allowed by the town
inent as to
Certifikate poftreir findinx.
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council of Milford as aforesaid, he or she may within ten
contain. said, and who shall liave notified said towni council of their intention to appeal, may sustain or incur by reason of such use or occupancy, and to make return of their proceedings to the said associate judge at a time therein appointed; the freeholders named in such commission being first sworn or affirmed, in said coumission shall
be directed, shall view the premises, and they of them, shall assess the damages as aforesaid, and shall make return in writing of their proceeding in the premises to the said associate judge, who shall deliver said returns to the said town council of Milford, which shall be final turn to and conclusive. The said associate judge shall liave power to fill any vacancy in the commission. The amout of damages being so ascertained, the said town council of Milford may pay or tender the same to the person or persons en- How puid. titled thereto within one month after the same shall be finally ascertained, or if the person or persons so entitled, reside out of or are absent from the said town during the said period of one inonth, then the same may be deposited to his or her credit in the First National Bank of Milford within said time, and thereupon the said property or land may be taken or occupied for the use aforesaid.' In the ascertainment of damages by the freeholders aforesaid, if the damages shall be increased, the cost of the appeal shall be paid by the treasurer of the said town out of any money in his hands belonging to How pa:d. the town, but if said damages shall not be increased, the cost