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Delaware Code Title 22. Municipalities § 102. Commissioners for unincorporated towns; election and powers

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Every unincorporated town having more than 300 inhabitants may annually on the second Saturday in July, by a majority of the voters qualified to vote, or a majority of the voters present at the annual meeting, elect 3 commissioners. For purposes of this section “qualified voters” shall mean the following: Inhabitants qualified to vote for representatives in the General Assembly, property owners and leaseholders of record who shall have attained the legal age of majority. The commissioners may regulate the streets, lanes and alleys of the town, on complaint of any citizen, examine any chimney, stovepipe, fixtures or other matter dangerous to the town, and, if adjudged dangerous, require it to be repaired or remedied to prevent or remove nuisances therein, prohibit firing of guns or pistols, the making of bonfires or setting off of fireworks or any dangerous sport or practice, and prevent or suppress any noisy and turbulent assemblages within the town after night or on the Sabbath Day. For these purposes the commissioners may make and publish ordinances imposing penalties not exceeding $100 in any case.

Any unincorporated town may provide for a voter registration which registration may not be concluded any sooner than 2 weeks prior to the actual election date.

The penalties shall be for the use of the town and may be collected as other penalties of like amount imposed by law.

Any justices of the peace residing in such town shall, with the aid of 2 citizens called by them, hold the election for commissioners and ascertain and make a record of the result.

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