NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 878
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF CENTERVILLE IN FRANKLIN COUNTY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. Incorporation and Corporate Powers. The Town of Centerville in Franklin County is hereby incorporated and declared to be a body politic under the name and style of "Centerville," and as such shall have all the rights, powers and privileges conferred upon incorporated cities and towns in North Carolina by the General Statutes of this State.
Sec. 2. Corporate Boundaries. The corporate boundaries of the Town of Centerville are hereby described as a line which encompasses or surrounds all the area within 450 feet North of the centerline and 450 feet South of the centerline of N. C. Highway #561 for a distance measured along said centerline of 3,286.5 feet West of and 1,122.3 feet East of the point where the centerline of N. C. Highway #561 intersects with the centerline of N. C. Highway #58; and all the area within 450 feet West of the centerline and 450 feet East of the centerline of N. C. Highway #58 for a distance measured along said centerline of 865.5 feet North of and 3,081 feet South of the point where the centerline of N. C. Highway #58 intersects with the centerline of N. C. Highway #561.
Sec. 3. Governing Body. The governing body of the Town of Centerville shall consist of a mayor and three commissioners, and John W. Neal is hereby appointed mayor, and Buck C. Denton, Mrs. Robert H. Leonard, and John Pleasants are hereby appointed commissioners. The mayor and members of the board of commissioners appointed herein shall take office on July 1, 1965, and shall serve until their successors are duly elected and qualified as provided for in Section 4 of this Act.
All of the powers of the Town of Centerville shall be vested in its governing body, and the governing body may appoint such officers and employees as may be authorized pursuant to the North Carolina General Statutes. The mayor shall have a right to vote only in case of a tie deadlocking a decision of the governing body.
Sec. 4. Municipal Elections. The regular municipal election held for the purpose of electing a mayor and members of the board of commissioners in the Town of Centerville shall be held on Tuesday after the first Monday in May, 1967, and biennially thereafter. All municipal elections shall be conducted in accordance with the general law of the State applicable to municipal elections. Provided, however, that any qualified elector of the Town of Centerville may become a candidate for the office of mayor or board of commissioners by filing a written notice of such candidacy with the mayor or other person designated by the board of commissioners not less than ten days prior to the date of the election, and by the payment of a filing fee, the amount of which shall be fixed by the board of commissioners, not to exceed three dollars ($3.00).
Sec. 5. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 6. This Act shall be in full force and effect on and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 25th day of May, 1965.