GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF THE PITT COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Effective on the first Monday in December of 1988, the Pitt County Board of Commissioners shall consist of nine members serving four-year terms. One member shall be nominated and elected from each of the six districts described in Section 2 of this act, and only voters who reside in the district may vote in the primaries and elections for that district. The remaining three members shall be nominated and elected from the county at-large, and all the qualified voters of the county may vote in the primaries and elections for those three seats.
Sec. 2. The six election districts shall be as follows:
District One. The portion of the City of Greenville included within the following boundaries, running clock-wise from the northwest corner of the district: 5th Street from the intersection with Memorial Drive east to Contentnea Avenue, Contentnea north to the Tar River, the Tar River east to Summit Street, Summit south to 1st Street, 1st west to Reade Street, Reade south to 4th Street, 4th east to Summit, Summit south to 5th Street, 5th east to the eastern edge of the East Carolina University campus (between Meade and Maple streets), south along the eastern edge of the campus to 14th Street, 14th west to the western edge of the campus (between College Hill Drive and East Rock Spring Road), north along that western edge of the campus to 10th Street, 10th west to Evans Street, Evans south to Green Mill Run, Green Mill Run southwest to the Seaboard Coastline Railroad tracks, the tracks south to Highway 264 Bypass, 264 Bypass west to Hooker Road, Hooker north to Green Mill Run, Green Mill Run west to Memorial Drive, Memorial Drive north to 5th Street.
District Two. All of Belvoir, Bethel and Carolina townships; the portion of Greenville Township outside the City of Greenville, north and east of the Tar River and west of Pactolus Township (census enumeration districts 263A, 264 and 265); all of the City of Greenville north of the Tar River; and that part of the City of Greenville bordered on the north by the Tar River, on the south by 5th Street, on the east by Contentnea Avenue, and on the west by the city limits (blocks 201-247 of Block Group 2 in census district 9902 and blocks 201-212 in Block Group 2 in census district 9905).
District Three. All of Grimesland and Pactolus townships; the portion of Greenville Township east of the city of Greenville and south of Pactolus Township (census enumeration district 262); and the part of the City of Greenville south of the Tar River and north of the following boundary, running from west to east: Summit Street from the Tar River south to 1st Street, 1st west to Reade Street, Reade south to 4th Street, 4th east to Summit, Summit south to 5th Street, 5th east to the eastern edge of the East Carolina University campus (between Meade and Maple streets), south along the eastern edge of the campus to 14th Street, 14th east to Ragsdale Road, Ragsdale north to Wright Road, Wright north to 10th Street, 10th east to River Bluff Road.
District Four. All of Falkland, Fountain, Farmville and Arthur townships; the portion of Greenville Township south of the Tar River and west of the City of Greenville (census enumeration district 266A); and the part of the City of Greenville west of Memorial Drive and south of 5th Street.
District Five. All of Winterville Township except the portion in District Six, and the parts of the City of Greenville not in any other district.
District Six. All of Ayden, Grifton, Swift Creek and Chicod townships and the portion of Winterville Township north of Highway 43 (census enumeration districts 277T and 277U).
Sec. 3. The members to be elected from districts 1, 2 and 4 shall be elected in 1988 and quadrennially thereafter.
Sec. 4. The three members to be elected at-large shall be elected in 1988 and quadrennially thereafter.
Sec. 5. The members to be elected from districts 3, 5 and 6 shall be elected in 1990 and quadrennially thereafter.
Sec. 6. The current six members of the Board are entitled to serve the remainder of their terms, three of which are due to expire in 1988 and three of which are due to expire in 1990. Following the 1988 election, each member whose term is not due to expire until 1990 shall be assigned to the seat for the district in which he resides, unless he has chosen to run for and has been elected to one of the at-large seats. The three members whose terms are not due to expire until 1990, and the districts in which they reside, are as follows: Thomas Johnson, District 3; Kenneth Dews, District 5; and Charles McLawhorn, District 6. If any of those members chooses to run for and is elected to one of the at-large seats in 1988, the resulting vacancy in the seat expiring in 1990 shall be filled by the Board with a resident of that district.
Sec. 7. Vacancies on the Board shall be filled in the manner provided by law.
Sec. 8. Each year, in the manner provided by law, the Board shall elect one member as chairman.
Sec. 9. The following local acts concerning the method of electing the Pitt County Board of Commissioners are repealed: Chapter 778 of the 1967 Session Laws, Chapter 250 of the 1955 Session Laws, Chapter 823 of the 1953 Session Laws, and Chapter 107 of the Public-Local Laws of 1935.
Sec. 10. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 19th day of June, 1987.