Organization and Administration
Sec. 4.1. Form of Government
The town shall operate under the council-manager form of government, in accordance with G.S 160A-146 et seq.
(Ord. of 3-5-90, § 1)
Sec. 4.2. Town Attorney
The town council shall appoint a town attorney who shall be licensed to engage in the practice of law in the State of North Carolina. It shall be the duty of the town attorney to prosecute and defend suits against the town; to advise the mayor, town council, and other town officials with respect to the affairs of the town; to draft all legal documents relating to the affairs of the town; to inspect and pass upon all agreements, contracts, franchises and other instruments with which the town may be concerned; to attend meetings of the town council; and to perform other duties required by law or as the town council may direct.
Sec. 4.3. Town Clerk
The town council shall appoint a town clerk to keep a journal of the proceedings of the board, to maintain in a safe place all records and documents pertaining to the affairs of the town, and to perform such other duties as may be required by law or as the town council may direct.
Sec. 4.4. Town Finance Officer
The town council shall appoint a town finance officer to perform the duties of the finance officer as required by the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.
Sec. 4.5. Town Budget Officer
The town council shall appoint a town budget officer to perform the duties of the budget officer as required by the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.
Sec. 4.6. Town Tax Collector
The town council shall appoint a town tax collector to collect all taxes, licenses, fees and other moneys belonging to the town, subject to the General Statutes, the provisions of this Charter and the ordinances of the town. The town tax collector shall diligently comply with and enforce all the laws of North Carolina relating to the collection of taxes by municipalities.
Sec. 4.7. Consolidation of Functions
The town council may consolidate any two or more positions of town clerk, town tax collector, town budget officer and town finance officer, or may assign the functions of any one or more of these positions to the holder or holders of any other of these positions, subject to the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act.
Sec. 4.8. Other Administrative Officers and Employees
Consistent with applicable state laws, the town council may establish other positions, provide for the appointment of other administrative officers and employees, and generally organize the town government in order to promote the orderly and efficient administration of the affairs of the town.