The Town Attorney shall be the legal advisor to the Town and perform such duties as may be specified by the Council or specified by law. The attorney shall be appointed with regard to merit only and need not be a resident of the Town when appointed. The attorney shall hold office at the pleasure of the Town Council and shall receive such compensation as it shall fix by ordinance.
(N.C.S.L. Ch. 2005-117, § 1(3.10))
State law reference(s)—Municipal attorney, G.S. 160A-173.