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.
Conference report makes the following changes to the 5th edition.
Makes technical changes to the lead-in language to the proposed changes to various sections of the Charter of the City of Morganton, SL 1975-180.
Deletes the proposed changes to GS 161-8, concerning the register of deeds and register of deeds office, applicable to Cleveland County.
Makes technical changes to the lead-in language to the proposed changes to GS 115D-12, concerning the selection of community college boards of trustees members. Specifies that the changes are applicable to Cleveland Community College only.
Amends Section 4 by correcting the number of the book containing the recorded deed for the listed property that the Town of Weldon is authorized to convey, in the specified manner.
Eliminates the proposed changes to Section 1.7(b), SL 2021-56, which clarified that Section 1.7(a) (prohibiting elections to the Lexington City Board of Education (Board) from being held in 2021), not Section 1.6(a) of the act is effective only if the federal decennial census information for the 2020 census has not been received by the Lexington City Board of Education by July 19, 2021. Instead, amends Section 1.7(a) of SL 2021-56 to now require election for members for terms set to expire December 6, 2021, are to be held at the time of the primary rather than the general election for county offices in 2022. Now requires notices of candidacy to be filed between December 6, 2021, and December 17, 2021 (was, July 25, 2022, and August 12, 2022). Adds a new provision to direct that individual certified winners of this election can be sworn into office at any time after issuance of the certificate of election. No longer specifies that the terms of office of those elected in this election commence on December 6, 2022. Adds a new directive for the Board to publish notice of the date of the election on its website and at least once in a newspaper within seven days of the date the act becomes law. Repeals Section 1.7(b), SL 2021-56, which conditions the effectiveness of Section 1.6(a) (erroneously, as Section 1.6(a) relates to the election of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education in 2021) of that act upon the federal decennial census information for the 2020 census having not been received by the Board by July 19, 2021, with procedural requirements for the Board.
Makes conforming changes to the act's long title.