“Section 5.1. Council-Manager Form. The Town of Cramerton shall operate under a council-manager form of government as provided in Part 2 of Article 7 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes.
“Section 5.2. Town Attorney. The Board shall appoint a Town Attorney licensed to practice law in North Carolina. It shall be the duty of the Town Attorney to represent the Town, advise Town officials, and perform other duties required by law or as the Board may direct.
“Section 5.3. Town Clerk. The Board shall appoint a Town Clerk to keep a journal of the proceedings of the Board, to maintain official records and documents, to give notice of meetings, and to perform such other clerk duties required by law or as the Board may direct.
“Section 5.4. Tax Collector. The Board shall appoint a Tax Collector to collect all taxes owed to the Town and perform those duties specified in G.S. 105-350 and such other duties as prescribed by law or assigned by the Board.
“Section 5.5. Administrative Head Appointment. The Town Manager may appoint other administration and department heads as permitted by Part 2 of Article 7 of Chapter 160A of the General Statutes, including assignment of administrative duties to the Town Clerk.
“Sec. 5.6. ...
“Section 5.7. Other Appointments. The Town Manager may authorize other positions to be filled by appointment and organize the Town governance as deemed appropriate subject to requirements of general law.
“Section 5.8. Residency. Residency within the corporate limits of the Town is not required for any office under this Article.”
   SECTION 2. This act does not affect the terms of office of the current Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Cramerton.
   SECTION 3. No action or proceeding by any nature (whether civil or criminal, judicial or administrative, or otherwise) pending at the effective date of this act by or against the Town of Cramerton or any of its departments or agencies shall be abated or otherwise affected by enactment of this act.
   SECTION 4. The purpose of this act is to revise the Charter of the Town of Cramerton and to consolidate herein certain acts concerning the property, affairs, and government of the Town.
   SECTION 5. Chapter 1061 of the Session Laws of 1967, having been consolidated into this act, is hereby repealed.
   SECTION 6. This act does not affect the following:
   (1)   S.L. 2005-45 (weeded lot ordinance).
   (2)   G.S. 160A-58.1(b)(5) as it applies to the Town.
   (3)   G.S. 20-171.24 as it applies to the Town.
   (4)   S.L. 2009-429 (Occupancy Tax).
   (5)   S.L. 2003-124 as amended by S.L. 2011-171 (regulation of utility vehicles).
   SECTION 7. All existing ordinances and resolutions of the Town of Cramerton and all existing rules and regulations of departments or agencies of the Town of Cramerton not inconsistent with the provisions of this act shall continue in full force and effect until repealed, modified, or amended.
   SECTION 8. If any provision of this act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or application of this act which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this act are declared to be severable.
   SECTION 9. This act is effective when it becomes law. Those members of the Board serving on the date of ratification of this Charter shall complete the remainder of their terms, and their positions shall be filled as the terms expire.
   In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 20th day of June, 2013.
s/   Philip E. Berger
President Pro Tempore of the Senate
s/   Thom Tillis
Speaker of the House of Representatives