AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MORGANTON TO CLARIFY THE TIME PERIOD FOR FILLING VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF MAYOR AND TO PROVIDE THAT THE CITY MANAGER SHALL APPOINT THE CITY CLERK; TO UPDATE FINES FOR CERTAIN BOATING VIOLATIONS ON LAKE JAMES; TO PROVIDE THAT ELECTIONS FOR THE TOWN OF HILDEBRAN SHALL BE HELD IN EVEN-NUMBERED YEARS; TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF WELDON TO DISPOSE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY BY PRIVATE NEGOTIATION AND SALE; TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION IN THE TERMS OF OFFICE FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF CLEVELAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE; AND TO MODIFY THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DELAY OF THE LEXINGTON CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION ELECTIONS IN 2021.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition adds the following content.
Amends SL 1963-502, which makes it a misdemeanor to operate motor boats in such manner as to be dangerous to others or create hazards to water safety in Lake James, as described in that act. Modifies the punishment for violations of that act, now providing for a fine of up to $250 rather than $50 or 30 days' imprisonment and specifies that a violation is a Class 3 misdemeanor. Effective December 1, 2021.
Amends the Charter of the Town of Hildebran, SL 1899-212, as amended, providing for regular municipal elections to be held in even-numbered years rather than odd-numbered years, beginning in 2024 and biennially thereafter, on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November in accordance with state uniform municipal election laws. Maintains that the election is nonpartisan and decided by simple plurality, now pursuant to a specified state law. Provides for staggered terms of municipal officers, with two commissioners elected to four-year terms in 2024, and the mayor and three commissioners elected to four-year terms in 2026. Makes conforming changes. Directs that regular municipal elections be held in the Town in 2021, with the mayor and three commissioners elected to serve five-year terms. Extends the terms of the two commissioners elected in 2019 by one year. Directs that the next regular municipal election be held in 2024.
Makes conforming changes to the act's titles.