HOUSE BILL 1172
AN ACT RELATING TO THE ELECTION AND ORGANIZATION OF THE MITCHELL COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Beginning with the 1976 General Election and quadrennially thereafter, there shall be elected three members to the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners, one commissioner to be elected from District No. 1 and two commissioners to be elected from District No. 2, with the Districts as follows:
District No. 1 - composed of Bakersville Township; Fork Mountain Township; Little Rock Creek Township; Cane Creek Township; Poplar Township; Bradshaw Township; Red Hill Township and Harrell Township.
District No. 2 - composed of Grassy Creek No. 1 Township; Grassy Creek No. 2 Township; and Snow Creek Township.
Beginning with the 1978 General Election and quadrennially thereafter, there shall be elected two members to the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners, one commissioner to be elected from District No. 1, one commissioner from District No. 2. Two encumbent commissioners now serving, whose terms expire in 1978, shall continue in office until the expiration of their respective terms.
Sec. 2. The elective office of chairman of the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners is hereby abolished upon the expiration of the term of the present board chairman.
Sec. 3. At the organizational meeting of the newly constituted Mitchell County Board of Commissioners following the certification of the 1976 General Election results, the board shall elect from among its own membership a person to serve as chairman who shall preside at meetings of the board and who shall serve without additional compensation to that allowed other board members.
Sec. 4. Salaries and per diem compensation of individual members of the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners shall not be increased during their terms of office.
Sec. 5. The five-member Mitchell County Board of Commissioners established by this act shall have the authority to employ a county manager.
Sec. 6. This act shall become effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 18th day of June, 1975.