“Section 3.1. Structuring of Governing Body. The Board of Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as the “Board,” and the Mayor shall be the governing body of the town.
“Section 3.2. Board; Composition; Terms of Office. The qualified voters of the entire Town shall elect the Board. The Board shall be composed of five members to serve staggered terms of four years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Two members of the Board shall be elected in 2013 and quadrennially thereafter for four-year terms, and three members shall be elected in 2015 and quadrennially thereafter for four-year terms.
“Section 3.3. Mayor; Term of Office; Duties. The Mayor shall be elected by the qualified voters of the Town in 2013 and quadrennially thereafter for a term of four years and shall serve until a successor is elected and qualified. The Mayor shall be the official head of the Town government and shall preside at meetings of the Board. The Mayor shall have the right to vote only when there is an equal division on any question or matter before the Board and shall exercise the powers and duties conferred by law and as directed by the Board.
“Section 3.4. Mayor Pro Tempore. In accordance with general law, the Board shall elect one of its members to act as Mayor Pro Tempore to perform the duties of the Mayor during the Mayor’s absence or disability.
“Section 3.5. Meetings. In accordance with general law, the Board shall establish a suitable time and place for its regular meetings. Special and emergency meetings may be held as provided by general law.
“Section 3.6. Quorum; Voting. Official actions of the Board and all votes shall be taken in accordance with the applicable provisions of general law, particularly G.S. 160A-75. A quorum shall be a majority of the members elected to the Board present and voting.
“Section 3.7. Compensation; Qualifications for Office; Vacancies. The compensation, qualifications, and filling of vacancies of the Mayor and members of the Board shall be in accordance with general law, except that vacancies are filled for the remainder of the unexpired term.