AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF ROUGEMONT, SUBJECT TO A REFERENDUM. Summarized in Daily Bulletin 3/9/11 and 5/24/11. Enacted June 9, 2011. Effective June 9, 2011.
Summary date: Jun 13 2011 - View summary
Bill H 292 (2011-2012)Summary date: May 24 2011 - View summary
House amendment makes the following change to 1st edition.
Amends Section 3.3 of the Rougemont Charter by deleting the provision that allows the mayor to vote only when there is an equal division on any question or matter before the Town Council.
Bill H 292 (2011-2012)Summary date: Mar 9 2011 - View summary
Incorporates the town of Rougemont, describing the area to be incorporated by metes and bounds. Incorporation is subject to approval by the voters of the described area at an election on November 8, 2011. The town is to be governed by a four-member town council and a mayor and operate under the mayor-council form of government as provided in Part 3 of Article 7 of GS Chapter 160A. Provides that the initial election of officers occurs in the same election as the referendum on incorporation. Includes procedures for enlarging the town council and amending the town charter. Provides for the manner of electing the town council and the mayor. Provides for tax collection, adoption of budget and other ordinances, and ad valorem taxes. Sets the maximum ad valorem tax rate at $.05/$100 valuation, except for fire protection services, unless the residents approve a higher rate by referendum. Prohibits annexation by the town and places certain restrictions on the town’s planning and development regulation authority. Includes special provisions regarding fire protection and safety protection. The town charter becomes effective on the date that the Durham County Board of Elections certifies the results of the election, providing that the majority of votes cast are in favor of the incorporation of the town of Rougemont. Specifies that the town’s charter is automatically repealed if the City of Durham and Durham County subsequently become a unified government.