Senate Bill 246
149th General Assembly (Present)
Becomes effective upon date of signature of the Governor or upon date specified
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLES 9 AND 22 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO COUNTIES, MUNICIPALITIES AND PUBLIC LANDS.
This act provides greater flexibility for County and Municipal governments to enter into public-private partnerships for public lands. These agreements provide opportunities for the preservation of public land and limit the amount of government money required to maintain the land. This act is intended to abrogate the restrictions on permitted uses for public land, including public parks, held in a public trust as provided in the common law, including the restrictions set forth in Anderson v. Mayor and Council of Wilmington. 137 A.2d 521 (Del. Ch. 1958) and City of Wilmington v. Lord. 332 A.2d 414 (Del. Ch. 1975). aff'd, 378 A.3d 635 (Del. 1977).