NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 1235
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONSOLIDATION AND MERGER OF THE TOWN OF BERTIE AND THE TOWN OF WINDSOR AND TO EXTEND THE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF WINDSOR.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. That the present town limits of the Town of Windsor be, and they are hereby, extended to include the following boundaries to wit:
Beginning at a point in the existing corporate limits of the Town of Windsor, said point being in the run of the Cashie River and said point being further referenced as being located on the projection of the center line of South York Street and running thence from said point of beginning South 75 degrees East 400 feet, more or less, to a point, the northwest corner of the corporate limits of the Town of Bertie; thence with the western corporate limits boundary of the Town of Bertie South 24 degrees 30 minutes West 350 feet; thence South 13 degrees 0 minutes West 710 feet to a point in the center of U. S. Highway No. 17; thence continuing with the western corporate limits of the Town of Bertie South 32 degrees 30 minutes West 1450 feet to a point, the southwest corner of the corporate limits of the Town of Bertie; thence North 35 degrees 0 minutes West 850 feet, more or less, to the center of a trestle in the corporate limit line of the Town of Windsor, said trestle being over a creek and located approximately 1550 feet, more or less, down the Cashie River from the U. S. Highway No. 17 crossing of said river; thence in a northeasterly line and with the run of the Cashie River (the corporate line of the Town of Windsor) to the point of beginning.
Sec. 2. That the Town of Bertie, a municipal corporation of the County of Bertie, duly created and existing under the laws of North Carolina, be and the same is hereby, consolidated and merged into the Town of Windsor, a municipal corporation of the County of Bertie, duly created and existing under the laws of North Carolina; and from and after July 1st, 1961 both of said municipalities shall be and continue as one municipal corporation under the name and style of the Town of Windsor; and thereafter, all of the territory now embraced in the Town of Bertie and the Town of Windsor, including the territory described in Section 1 in this Act shall constitute the corporate area of the Town of Windsor, which shall continue as a municipal corporation with all of the powers and privileges therefore enjoyed by it, and the territory heretofore embraced in the Town of Bertie shall thereafter be a part of the corporate area of the Town of Windsor.
Sec. 3. That at the regular election of the Town of Windsor to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in May, 1961, all qualified voters residing in the area now constituting the present corporate limits of the Town of Bertie shall have the right to vote for the mayor and commissioners of the Town of Windsor, and the qualified voters of said Town of Bertie shall be duly registered upon the registration books of said Town of Windsor prior to the general election to be held in May, 1961.
Sec. 4. That on July 1st, 1961, all assets of the Town of Bertie, including cash, bonds, notes, taxes due, accounts receivable, tax sales certificates and all other property or assets of whatsoever kind or nature and all records and other official papers of said town shall be transferred and assigned to the Town of Windsor and transferred to the office of the town clerk.
Sec. 5. That on July 1, 1961, all tax lists and abstracts made by the Town of Bertie for the year 1961 shall be transferred to the Town of Windsor and all property located in the area heretofore the Town of Bertie shall be taxed by the governing body of the Town of Windsor for the year 1961 on the same basis as tax levied against the property of the Town of Windsor.
Sec. 6. That on July 1, 1961 all provisions of the Charter and ordinances of the Town of Windsor shall become effective in the area formerly constituted within the boundaries of the Town of Bertie and all ordinances of the Town of Bertie are hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. If any part of this Act shall be held to be unconstitutional, such unconstitutionality shall not affect the validity of the remaining parts of this Act, the General Assembly expressly declares that it would have passed the remaining parts of this Act if it had known such part or parts thereof would be declared unconstitutional.
Sec. 8. All laws or clauses of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 9. That this Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 18th day of June, 1959.