HOUSE BILL 798
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF RENNERT IN ROBESON COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. The inhabitants of the area described in Section 2 of this act shall be and constitute a body politic and corporate under the name of the "Town of Rennert", and shall have all the power, authority, rights, privileges or immunities conferred upon municipal corporations by the Constitution and general laws of North Carolina, and particularly Chapter 160A of the General Statutes.
Sec. 2. The corporate limits of the Town of Rennert shall be a circle with a radius of one half mile, centering on the center of the intersection of Secondary Road 1752 and Secondary Road 1006.
Sec. 3. The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Rennert shall consist of five members. The mayor of the town shall be elected for a term of two years, and the members of the board shall be elected as herein provided for staggered terms of four years.
Sec. 4. Beginning with the regular municipal election to be held in Rennert in November 1977, the three candidates for town commissioner receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected for terms of four years, and the two candidates receiving the next highest number of votes shall be elected for terms of two years. Thereafter, as the terms of each member expire, their successors shall be elected for terms of four years.
Sec. 5. The municipal elections shall be nonpartisan and decided by a simple plurality, and shall be held and conducted by the Robeson County Board of Elections in accordance with the applicable provisions of Articles 23 and 24 of Chapter 163 of the General Statutes.
Sec. 6. The officers elected under this act shall take office on the first Monday in December following their election and qualify by taking the oath of office. The board of commissioners shall hold a regular meeting at least once a month, and shall fix the time and place of its regular meetings.
Sec. 7. The fiscal affairs of the town shall be governed by Chapter 159 of the General Statutes and all other pertinent provisions of the Constitution and general laws of the State. The board of commissioners may adopt a budget ordinance for the remaining months of the 1977-78 fiscal year, following their qualification for office, without having to comply with the budget preparation and adoption timetable set out in the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act. However, the board may not levy property taxes until the 1978-79 fiscal year.
Sec. 8. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 2nd day of May, 1977.