SENATE BILL 758
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE TOWN OF KURE BEACH, NEW HANOVER COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 906 of the Session Laws of 1947, as amended by Chapter 587, Chapter 1163 of the Session Laws of 1949, is hereby amended by striking out all of Section 12 of said amendment and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
"The governing body of the Town of Kure Beach shall be entitled The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Kure Beach, and said board shall consist of five commissioners elected by the qualified voters of the town as herein provided."
Sec. 2. On Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1975, there shall be elected five commissioners for the town. The three persons receiving the highest number of votes shall be duly certified as commissioners for terms of four years. The two persons receiving the next highest number of votes shall be certified as commissioners for terms of two years. On Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1977, and on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November every two years thereafter commissioners shall be elected in the same manner for four years to succeed all commissioners whose terms are then expiring. Said commissioners shall take oath of office before a person qualified to administer said oath and shall be inducted in office as prescribed by G.S. 160A-68. Said commissioners shall hold office during their term of office and until their successors are elected or appointed and qualified.
Sec. 3. All municipal elections held or conducted in the Town of Kure Beach shall be held in accordance with the general municipal election law as set forth in Article 3, Chapter 160 of the General Statutes of North Carolina, as the same may be amended from time to time.
Sec. 4. In December, 1975, and every two years thereafter the Board of Commissioners shall elect from among their number a mayor, commissioner of finance, commissioner of public works, commissioner of public safety, and such other officers as they may designate and select. In addition to their other powers the Board of Commissioners are empowered to appoint, elect, employ, suspend and discharge all other officers and employees necessary for the operation and management of the town government and its various departments and activities, and to enact all ordinances, rules and regulations for the proper government of the town.
Sec. 5. Should a vacancy occur in the Board of Commissioners during the term of any member thereof, the Board of Commissioners shall elect or appoint a qualified successor to hold office for the expiration of said term as prescribed in G.S. 160A-63.
Sec. 6. The compensation and allowances for expenses of the commissioners shall be as prescribed in G.S. 160A-64.
Sec. 7. Section 1 of Chapter 364 of the Session Laws of 1953 and all other laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 8. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 5th day of June, 1975.