AN ACT amending the charter of the town of madison to provide that the town manager may live outside town limits.


The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:


SECTION 1.  Section 5.1 of the Charter of the Town of Madison, being Chapter 289 of the Session Laws of 1973, as amended, reads as rewritten:

"Sec. 5.1. Appointment; Compensation. The Board of Aldermen shall appoint an officer whose title shall be Town Manager and who shall be the head of the administrative branch of the Town government. The Town Manager shall be chosen by the Board solely on the basis of his executive and administrative qualifications with special reference to his actual experience in, or knowledge of, accepted practice in respect to the duties of his office as hereinafter prescribed. At the time of his appointment he need not be a resident of the Town, but shall reside therein within a 15‑mile radius of Town limits during his tenure of office. No person elected as Mayor or as a member of the Board shall be eligible for appointment as Town Manager until one year shall have elapsed following the expiration of the term for which he was elected. The Town Manager shall serve at the pleasure of the Board and shall receive such salary as the Board shall fix."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.

In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 25th day of June, 2018.



                                                                    s/  Bill Rabon

                                                                         Presiding Officer of the Senate



                                                                    s/  Tim Moore

                                                                         Speaker of the House of Representatives