Town of Elsmere, DE
New Castle County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Article I INCORPORATION

§ 101 Incorporation.

§ 102 Boundaries.

§ 103 Annexation.

§ 104 Districts.

Article II POWERS OF THE TOWN

§ 201 Powers of the Town.

Article III STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT

§ 301 Composition of Government.

§ 301.1 The Mayor.

§ 301.2 The Treasurer.

§ 302 Qualifications of Mayor and Council.

§ 303 Compensation.

§ 304 Meetings of Council.

§ 305 Mayor's Relationship to Council.

§ 306 Judge of the Qualifications of Members.

§ 307 Rules of the Procedure; Record.

§ 308 Quorum and Majority Requirement.

§ 309 Organization Changes by Council; Vacancies.

Article IV POWERS OF THE COUNCIL

§ 401 General Powers.

§ 401.1 Authorization to Act on Behalf of the Town.

§ 402 Ordinance Procedure.

§ 402.1 When Required.

§ 402.2 Enacting Procedures.

§ 403 Power to Raise Revenue.

§ 404 The Town May Engage in Business.

§ 405 Borrowing For Current Expenses.

§ 406 Power to Incur Bonded Indebtedness.

§ 406.1 Power to Borrow Money.

§ 406.2 Method of Borrowing Money.

§ 407 Acquisition of Property.

§ 408 Power of the Town of Elsmere over Streets.

§ 409 Sewer and Water Main Improvements.

§ 410 Sidewalks.

§ 411 Paving of Unpaved Streets.

§ 412 New Developments and Subdivisions.

Article V PROPERTY AND SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS

§ 501 Property Assessments.

§ 501.1 Property Assessment Procedure.

§ 501.2 Collection of Taxes.

§ 501.21 Additional Collection Methods.

§ 501.3 Levying of Special Assessment.

§ 501.41 Assessments Payable in Installments.

§ 501.5 Assessments Not to Exceed Value of Benefit.

Article VI COUNCIL APPOINTMENTS

§ 601 The Solicitor.

§ 602 (Deleted)

§ 603 Board of Health.

Article VII TOWN ADMINISTRATION

§ 701 Town Manager.

§ 702 Police and Department of Public Safety.

§ 703 Compensation of Officers and Employees.

§ 704 Retirement Plan.

§ 705 Contracts.

§ 706 Fees.

Article VIII FINANCIAL PROCEDURE

§ 801 Fiscal Year.

§ 802 Submission of Budget.

§ 803 Council Action on the Budget.

§ 804 Budget Amendments after Adoption.

§ 805 Contingency Fund.

§ 806 Independent Annual Audit.

Article IX NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

§ 900 Municipal Elections.

§ 901 Voter/Elector Qualifications.

§ 902 Persons Eligible to vote by Absentee Ballot.

Article X GENERAL PROVISIONS

§ 1001 Bonding of City Officials and Employees.

§ 1002 Oath of Office.

§ 1003 Severability of Charter Provisions.

Article XI TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

§ 1101 Former Government in Force.

§ 1102 Continuance in Office.

§ 1103 Effective Date.