AN ACT REMOVING CERTAIN DESCRIBED TERRITORY FROM THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF SUNSET BEACH AND THE CITY OF KINSTON AND TO REQUIRE THAT VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION IS NOT CONTINGENT ON RECEIVING CITY SERVICES IN THE CITY OF KINSTON.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:
Amends the short and long titles.
Removes certain property, described by Lenoir County Tax Office Parcel Identification Numbers, from the corporate limits of the City of Kinston. Prohibits the City of Kinston from amending, enforcing, or otherwise forcing any party to abide by the terms and conditions of a specified sewer service agreement. Effective June 30, 2017. Property in the described territory as of January 1, 2017, is no longer subject to municipal taxes for taxes imposed for taxable years beginning on or after July 1, 2017.
The following amendments apply only to the City of Kinston. Amends GS 160A-31(a). Requires petitions for annexation by ordinance of areas contiguous to a municipality to further contain a statement that the owner's petition for annexation is not based upon any representation by the municipality that a public enterprise service available outside the corporate limits of that municipality would be withheld from the owner's property without the petition for annexation. Amends GS 160A-58.1(c) to require petitions for annexation of an area not contiguous to the city's corporate limits to require an identical statement.
Effective when the act becomes law.
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