Delaware General Assembly




WHEREAS, Delaware is a state of historical charm and natural beauty with attractions enjoyed by Delawareans and out-of-state visitors; and

WHEREAS, the upcoming celebration of the 200th anniversary of the American Revolution will undoubtedly cause additional travel and sightseeing in our state; and

WHEREAS, Delaware should make an effort to improve the attractiveness of it's highways, streets and smaller roads, expand it's program of planting trees, shrubs and flowers, and clear away all unsightly garbage and un-used signboards before the Bicentennial; and

WHEREAS, citizen participation in this endeavor is vital to it's success; and

WHEREAS, establishing, "Delaware Beautification Year" will serve to encourage all Delawareans to join in this effort and will provide a twelve month period in which to accomplish the aims of this resolution.


BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the 127th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the House of Representatives concurring therein, that the year 1974 shall be proclaimed "Delaware Beautification Year".

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislative Council shall cause copies of this resolution to be sent to each Secretary, Director and Chairman of each Department, Division and Commission of the State of Delaware, so that each agency of the State will be ready to cooperate in every way with individuals, groups, associations and other agencies of the State and local governments with programs and projects to aid in beautifying Delaware.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the "Delaware Beautification Council" be established to coordinate and encourage participation in the pursuit of the goals of this resolution; which Council shall have five members appointed by the Governor, with at least one member having his principal residence in each of the three counties of this State and with at least one member having his principal residence in the City of Wilmington.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to news media in Delaware so that all citizens of this State may be enjoined to aid the State and local governments in the accomplishment of a more beautiful Delaware.

Approved June 21, 1973.