TO EXERCISE THE POWER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY UNDER SECTION 1 OF ARTICLE VII OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION TO FIX THE BOUNDARIES OF CITIES AND GIVE SUCH POWERS TO CITIES AS IT DEEMS ADVISABLE BY WITHDRAWING THE DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO THE CITY OF ROCKY MOUNT TO MAKE CERTAIN ANNEXATIONS.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edition. Deletes the provisions of the 1st edition and replaces it with AN ACT TO REQUIRE SPECIFIED LOCAL PENDING OR COMPLETED INVOLUNTARY ANNEXATIONS BE SUBJECT TO A PETITION TO DENY THE ANNEXATION BY PROPERTY OWNERS OF AT LEAST SIXTY PERCENT OF THE PARCELS LOCATED IN THE AREA. As the title indicates.
Indicates that the specified involuntary annexations are suspended effective June 1, 2011, and prohibits these involuntary annexations from becoming effective until a petition to disallow the annexation process has been completed as described in Section 3 of this act. Provides criteria for the content, distribution, and collection of the petition to deny annexation. Assigns responsibility to the county board of elections to prepare the petitions to sign in opposition to the annexation for property owners of the real property located within the area to be annexed. Provides that if the board of elections delivers petitions signed by property owners of at least 60% of the parcels located in the area to be annexed, the annexation is to be terminated. Prohibits the municipality from adopting a resolution of consideration for the area described in the annexation ordinance for at least 36 months. Also provides for a separate, specified involuntary annexation, already enacted and effective, to be subject to a petition by residents to disallow and repeal the annexation under the same process as described in Section 3 of this act, except that if the board of elections delivers petitions signed by property owners of at least 60% of the parcels located in the area to be annexed, the annexation is to be repealed, effective immediately.