Bill Summaries: H287 (2021)

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  • Summary date: Jun 16 2021 - View summary

    AN ACT TO REVISE AND CONSOLIDATE THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF RANDLEMAN. SL 2021-42. Enacted June 16, 2021. Effective June 16, 2021.


  • Summary date: Mar 15 2021 - View summary

    Revises and consolidates the Charter of the City of Randleman to now provide the following.

    Provides for the City of Randleman (City)'s incorporation, grants the City municipal corporate powers conferred by general law, and provides parameters for the City's corporate limits. 

    Establishes the five-member Board of Alderman (Board) and the Mayor as the City's governing body. Sets forth the duties of the Mayor. Requires the Board to elect a Mayor Pro Tempore from among its members and details the procedure for conferring mayoral powers and duties upon the Mayor Pro Tempore in either the Mayor's absence or if the Mayor is declared psychically or mentally incapacitated. Provides for Board meetings, quorum, voting, compensation and vacancies. 

    Provides for nonpartisan municipal elections in odd-numbered years. Regarding Board elections, requires one member be elected from each of the four wards to serve four-year staggered terms and one member to be elected at-large to serve a four-year term. Provides for a the Mayor to be elected to four-year terms. Establishes a petition procedure to remove an elected officer, which must be signed by at least 30 % of the total number of registered voters in the City. Limits cause for removal by petition to misfeasance, malfeasance, or nonfeasance, or personal conduct that brings the office into dispute, with superior court jurisdiction granted for issues related to whether cause is sufficient. Details requirements for petition signatures, filing, and amendment. Requires an election within 90 days of the City Clerk's certification of the petition. Provides further requirements and restrictions regarding recall elections. Authorizes special elections and referenda to be held as provided by statutory law and general law.

    Establishes the City's operation under the council-manager form of government in accordance with Part 2 of Article 7 of GS Chapter 160A. Deems the City manager the chief City administrator, with eight specified powers and duties. Provides for acting and interim city managers. Requires the Board to appoint a City Attorney.

    Specifies the legislative purpose and intent of the act to revise and consolidate the City Charter. Provides for interpretation and effect of the act. 

    Repeals the following SL Chapters and Sections, either consolidated in this act or no longer necessary: SL 1905-209; SL 1907-292; SL 1935-89; Sections 2 through 7 of SL 1947-470; SL 1947-965; Sections 2 through 5 of SL 1959-701; SL 1967-402; and SL 2000-94.

    Provides for currently elected officials serving on the date the act becomes law to serve out their terms. Provides for the continued validity of all existing ordinances, resolutions, and other provisions of the City not inconsistent with the act. Includes a severalability clause. Provides a savings clause for pending actions and proceedings.


  • Summary date: Mar 11 2021 - View summary

    To be summarized.