TO RESTATE THAT A MUNICIPALITY HAS NO AUTHORITY TO PETITION ITSELF FOR SELF-ANNEXATION OF PROPERTY IT DOES NOT OWN OR HAVE ANY LEGAL INTEREST IN, SUCH AS STATE-MAINTAINED STREETS.
Enacts new subsection (b) to GS 160A-58.7 (annexation of municipal property) to provide as title indicates. Specifies that, for the purposes of the subsection, a municipality has no legal interest in a state-maintained street unless it owns the underlying fee and not just an easement. Makes conforming changes to GS 160A-31 (annexation by petition). Makes a technical change.