GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Sponsors: Representative Bowen.
Referred to: Local and Regional Government I.
Section 1. A Charter for the Village of Sloop Point is enacted to read:
"CHARTER OF THE VILLAGE OF SLOOP POINT.
"INCORPORATION AND CORPORATE POWERS.
"Section 1.1. Incorporate and Corporate Powers. The inhabitants of the Village of Sloop Point are a body corporate and politic under the name, 'Village of Sloop Point'. Under that name they have all the powers, duties, rights, privileges, and immunities conferred and imposed on cities by the general law of North Carolina.
"Sec. 2.1. Village Boundaries. Until modified in accordance with law, the boundaries of the Village of Sloop Point are located in Topsail Township, Pender County, North Carolina, more fully described as:
1. Western boundary: Westernmost part of the right-of-way N.C. Highway 1563 beginning at the point where the Southern boundary S 42 15' 15" E intersects N.C. Highway 1563 and extending north to where N.C. Highway 1670 intersects with N.C. Highway 1563.
2. Eastern boundary: Mean low-water line of Western side of the Intercoastal Waterway, from corner marker N 40 21' 30" W for 300.28 ft. to Northernmost part of the right-of-way of N.C. Highway 1670 then South along the Westside of the Intercoastal Waterway to a corner marker at N 42 17' 30" West.
3. Northern boundary: From N.C. Highway 1563 down the Northernmost part of right-of-way of N.C. Highway 1670 to Pelican Walk Road, thence N 40 21' 30" W - 300.28 ft. to the corner marker at the low-water line of the Intercoastal Waterway.
4. Southern boundary: From the corner marker at the low-water line of the Intercoastal Waterway, a line running N 42 17' 30" W - 554.35 ft., thence N 47 42' 30" E - 8.23 ft., thence S 42 15' 15" E - 2,721.62 ft. ending at the Northside of the right-of-way of Highway 1563.
"Sec. 3.1. Structure of Governing Body; Number of Members. The governing body of the Village of Sloop Point is the Village Council, which has four members, and the Mayor.
"Sec. 3.2. Interim Officers. Until the regular municipal election to be held in November 1997, Fred F. Brooks, Judith R. Rumsey, Timothy A. Paye, and James Troy Johnson shall serve as Council Members and Leslie Lee shall serve as Mayor. In their respective capacities, they shall possess and may exercise the powers granted to the Council and Mayor until their successors are elected and qualify.
"Sec. 3.3. Manner of Electing Council. The qualified voters of the entire Village elect the members of the Council.
"Sec. 3.4. Terms of Office of Council Members. Those two candidates receiving the highest numbers of votes in the first election shall be elected for four-year terms. Those two candidates receiving the next highest numbers of votes shall be elected for two-year terms. Thereafter the successor members of the Council shall be elected for four-year terms.
"Sec. 3.5. Election of the Mayor; Term of Office. The qualified voters of the entire Village elect the Mayor. He/She is elected to a four-year term of office.
"Sec. 4.1. Conduct of Village Elections. Village officers shall be elected on a nonpartisan basis and the results determined by a plurality as provided by G.S. 163-292.
"Sec. 5.1. Village to Operate Under the Mayor-Council Plan. The Village of Sloop Point operates under the mayor-council plan as provided in Part 3 of Article 7 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes.
"Sec. 5.2. From and after the effective date of this act, the citizens and property in the Village of Sloop Point shall be subjected to municipal taxes levied for the year beginning July 1, 1996, and for that purpose the Village shall obtain from Pender County a record of property in the area herein incorporated which was listed for taxes as of January 1, 1996; and the businesses in the Village shall be liable for privilege license tax from the effective date of the privilege license tax ordinance. The Village may adopt a budget ordinance for the fiscal year 1996-97 without following the timetable in the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, but shall follow the sequence of actions in the spirit of the act insofar as is practical. For fiscal year 1996-97, ad valorem taxes may be paid at par or face amount within 90 days of adoption of the budget ordinance, and thereafter in accordance with the schedule in G.S. 105-360 as if taxes had been due and payable on September 1, 1996. The Village of Sloop Point is eligible to receive distributions of State funds during fiscal year 1996-97."
Sec. 2. This act becomes effective July 1, 1996.