SECTION 13.3  SUCCESSION IN INTEREST; PENDING ACTIONS AND PROCEEDINGS.
   The Village of Barboursville, as successor in interest to the prior Municipal corporation of the same name, shall succeed to, own, possess and enjoy all property and all right, title and interest of every kind and nature vested in or belonging to such Municipal corporation at the time this Charter becomes effective.  No action or proceeding, civil or criminal, pending at the time this Charter takes effect, brought by or against the Village, or any office, department, division, agency, board or officer thereof, shall be affected by the adoption of this Charter or by anything herein contained.  No such action or proceeding shall abate by reason of the fact that functions, powers and duties of any office, department, division, agency, board or officer party thereto may under this Charter be assigned or transferred to another office, department, division, agency, board or officer, but in that event, the same may be prosecuted or defended by the head of the office, department, division, agency or board to which such functions, powers and duties have been assigned or transferred under this Charter.