Sections
§ 4501 Definitions 31
§ 4502 Declaration of necessity 31
§ 4503 Creation of slum clearance and redevelopment authority 31
§ 4504 Resolutions 31
§ 4505 Regional slum clearance and redevelopment authority 31
§ 4506 Area of operation of regional authority 31
§ 4507 Board of commissioners; number; tenure of office; vacancies 31
§ 4508 Appointment of commissioners for each additional community; tenure 31
§ 4509 Odd and even number of communities; tenure; certificate of appointment as evidence 31
§ 4510 Compensation; traveling expenses; certificate of appointment filed with municipal or county clerk; evidence 31
§ 4511 Power of authority; quorum; meetings; qualifications for appointment as commissioner 31
§ 4512 Officers; employees; duties and compensation; legal services 31
§ 4513 Removal; hearing; filing of proceedings in office of municipal or county clerk’s office 31
§ 4514 Actions or proceedings; proof of adoption of resolutions as evidence 31
§ 4515 Interest in contracts; disclosure of interest; violations 31
§ 4516 Powers of an authority 31
§ 4517 Approval of redevelopment plans 31
§ 4518 Finding of necessity by local governing body 31
§ 4519 General plan prior to recommendation of redevelopment plan 31
§ 4520 Preparation of redevelopment plan; contents 31
§ 4521 Submission of plan for review and recommendations 31
§ 4522 Considerations prior to recommendation of plan 31
§ 4523 Statement of proposed costs; revenue, finances and relocation of displaced families 31
§ 4524 Public hearing; notice; publication 31
§ 4525 Approval of plan; required findings 31
§ 4526 Modification of plan; notice; objections 31
§ 4527 Disposal of property in redevelopment project 31
§ 4528 Eminent domain 31
§ 4529 Acquisition and development of undeveloped vacant land 31
§ 4530 Issuance of bonds 31
§ 4531 Powers in connection with issuance of bonds 31
§ 4532 Rights of obligees 31
§ 4533 Bonds as legal investments 31
§ 4534 Conveyance to federal government on default 31
§ 4535 Property of authority exempt from taxes, from levy and sale by virtue of an execution 31
§ 4536 Cooperation by public bodies 31
§ 4537 Grant of funds by community 31
§ 4538 Cooperation between authorities 31
§ 4539 Annual report 31
§ 4540 Title of purchaser 31
§ 4541 Preparation of general plan by local governing body 31
§ 4542 Powers conferred as additional 31
§ 4543 Inconsistent provisions 31

Terms Used In Delaware Code > Title 31 > Chapter 45

  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • Area of operation: means in the case of a municipality the area within such municipality and in the case of a county, the area within the county, except that the area of operation in such case shall not include any area which lies within the territorial boundaries of a municipality unless a resolution shall have been adopted by the governing body of such municipality declaring a need therefor; and in the case of a regional authority, shall mean the area within the communities for which such regional authority is created; provided, however, that a regional authority shall not undertake a redevelopment project within the territorial boundaries of any municipality or county unless a resolution shall have been adopted by the governing body of such municipality or county declaring that there is a need for the regional authority to undertake such redevelopment project within such municipality. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blighted area: means that portion of a municipality or community which is found and determined to be a social or economic liability to such municipality or community because of any of the following conditions:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703

  • Child: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Clerk: means the clerk or other official of the municipality or county who is the custodian of the official records of such municipality or county. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Community: means any municipality or county in this State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Conservation: means the preservation of an area or section of a community, and the supervision and care of such area or section, to prevent the recurrence or spread of slum conditions or conditions of blight. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7972
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 5519
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal government: includes the United States of America or any agency or instrumentality, corporate or otherwise, of the United States of America. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • General neighborhood renewal plan: means a plan for an area of such size that it will encompass 2 or more projects that will entail renewal activities which may have to be spread over a period of up to 10 years, and for which programming of the entire area is desirable in advance of the planning and carrying out of specified projects. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Governing body: means the city council, town council, commissioners or other legislative body charged with governing the municipality or Levy Court commissioners or other legislative body charged with governing the county. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Housing authority: means any public body created by or pursuant to Chapter 43 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Infant: means a person who has not reached the age of 18 years. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Mayor: means the mayor of a municipality or the officer or body having the duties customarily imposed upon the executive head of a municipality. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Month: means a calendar month, unless otherwise expressed. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
  • Municipality: means any incorporated city or town in this State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Oath: includes affirmation in all cases where an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and "sworn" includes affirmed; and the forms shall be varied accordingly. See Delaware Code Title 6 Sec. 4307
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Obligee: includes any bondholder, agents or trustees for any bondholders, or lessor demising to the authority property used in connection with a redevelopment project, or any assignee or assignees of such lessor's interest or any part thereof, and the federal government when it is a party to any contract with the authority. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Presiding officer: A majority-party Senator who presides over the Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing Members to speak, and interpreting the Senate's rules, practices and precedents.
  • Public body: means the State or any municipality, county, township, board, commission, authority, district or any other subdivision or public body of this State. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Real property: includes all lands, including improvements and fixtures thereon, and property of any nature appurtenant thereto or used in connection therewith, and every estate, interest and right, legal or equitable, therein, including terms for years and liens by way of judgment, mortgage or otherwise and the indebtedness secured by such liens. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Redeveloper: means any person, partnership, or public or private corporation or agency which enters or proposes to enter into a redevelopment contract. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Redevelopment contract: means a contract entered into between an authority and a redeveloper for the redevelopment of an area in conformity with a redevelopment plan. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Redevelopment plan: means a plan other than a preliminary or tentative plan for the acquisition, clearance, reconstruction, rehabilitation or future use of a redevelopment project area. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Redevelopment project: means any work or undertaking to:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703

  • Rehabilitation: means the reconstruction, alteration or repair of improvements, structures and buildings in accordance with the requirements of the municipality or community in its codes, laws or regulations pertaining to building, fire prevention, health, housing, and zoning, and also the use of land, and the use and occupancy of buildings and improvements. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Related activities: means :

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703

  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • slum clearance and redevelopment authority: means a public body, corporate and politic, created by or pursuant to § 4503 of this title or any housing authority or community exercising the powers, rights and duties of a slum clearance and redevelopment authority pursuant to § 4503 of this title. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Urban renewal area: means a slum area or a blighted area or any combination thereof which the local governing body designates as appropriate for an urban renewal project. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703
  • Urban renewal plan: means a plan, as it exists from time to time, for an urban renewal project, which plan:

    a. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703

  • Urban renewal project: means undertakings and activities of a municipality or community, in an urban renewal area, for the elimination and for the prevention of the development or spread of slums and blight, and may involve slum clearance and redevelopment in an urban renewal area, or rehabilitation in an urban renewal area, or any combination or part thereof in accordance with an urban renewal plan. See Delaware Code Title 29 Sec. 7703