CHARTER
Editor’s Note:
   The Charter for the Town of Kenansville is found in the various North Carolina session laws.
     The Charter is not reproduced here in the code of ordinances; however, copies of the Charter are on file in the office of the Town Clerk and are available for public inspection during regular town business hours.
   The laws creating and amending the Kenansville Charter are listed in the following chart:
 
North Carolina Private Laws of 1816, Chapter CXXXIV
Authorizing the Town of Kenansville to be laid out
(year?) Chapter C
Appointing Commissioners for the Town of Kenansville
Laws of North Carolina, Chapter LXIX
Authorizing and empowering Duplin County Commissioners to purchase land adjacent to the town lots of Kenansville
Laws of North Carolina, Chapter CLXXIV
Appointing Commissioners for the town
Laws of North Carolina, Chapter CXLIII
Authorizing the Town Commissioners to sell part of the town commons
Chapter LVI, ratified 1-11-1841
Appointing Commissioners for the town
Chapter CCCXVIII, ratified 1-27-1851
Extending the limits of the town
Laws of North Carolina, Session 1852, Chapter CCVIII, ratified 12-27-1852
Incorporating the Town of Kenansville in the County of Duplin
Laws of 1859, Chapter 216, ratified 1-31-1859
Amending the act incorporating the Town of Kenansville, and providing for the better government of the town
Laws of 1866, Chapter 21, ratified 1-26-1866
An act to continue in office the provisional Commissioners of Kenansville, who were in office at the termination of the provisional government of the state
Laws of 1871, Chapter CXLIX, ratified 3-23-1871
An act to construct a railroad from Kenansville in Duplin County to Clinton in Sampson County
Laws of 1879, Chapter 73, ratified 3-12-1879
An act to amend the acts incorporating the Town of Kenansville, by setting the corporate limits
Private Laws, Chapter 275, ratified 3-7-1891
An act to regulate local option at Kenansville
Private Laws of 1899, Chapter 174, ratified 3-4-1899
An act to amend and consolidate the Charter of the Town of Kenansville
Laws of 1905, Chapter 2, ratified 3-2-1905
An act to amend Chapter 174, Private Laws of 1899
Laws of 1907, Chapter 154, ratified 2-12-1907
An act to provide for the working of the public road known as the Kenansville and Magnolia Sand-Clay Road
Extra Session 1921, Chapter 21, ratified 12-14-1921
An act to authorize the Board of Commissioners of Duplin County to issue bonds to build a jail and to locate and condemn a site for same in Kenansville
Laws of 1931, Chapter 479, ratified 5-21-1931
An act to empower Duplin County to extend and protect its courthouse square in the Town of Kenansville
Laws of 1935, Chapter 477, ratified 5-8-1935
An act to permit Duplin County to condemn land adjacent to its courthouse square in the Town of Kenansville
1947 Session Laws, Chapter 811, ratified 4-3-1947
An act to amend the Charter of the Town of Kenansville, reforming the corporate limits
Laws of 1949, Chapter 1169, ratified 4-22-1949
An act authorizing the establishment of a town liquor control store in the Town of Kenansville upon a vote of the people and providing for the allocation fo the net proceeds from the operation of such store
1957 Session Laws, Chapter 1161, ratified 6-7-1957
An act to authorize the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the Town of Kenansville to execute on behalf of the town a deed to certain property in the town to the County Board of Education of Duplin County and for the County Board of Education to exchange said property with Duplin County
1967 Session Laws, Chapter 1194, ratified 7-6-1967
An act to amend the Charter of the Town of Kenansville so as to provide for the election of the Mayor and members of the Board of Commissioners
1973 Session, Chapter 329, Senate Bill 517, ratified 5-7-1973
An act to validate the private sale of certain real property formerly owned by the Town of Kenansville ABC Board
1977 Session, Chapter 257, House Bill 698, ratified 4-25-1977
An act to authorize the Town of Kenansville to sell or lease a tract of land by private negotiation
1979 Session, Chapter 236, House Bill 697, ratified 4-2-1979
An act to expand the territorial jurisdiction of Kenansville police officers
1981 Session, Chapter 315, House Bill 574, ratified 5-4-1981
An act to allow the Town of Kenansville to increase the tax levy on motor vehicles to a maximum of $5
1987 Session, Chapter 50, House Bill 19, ratified 4-9-1987
An act to allow the Town of Kenansville and the Duplin County Board of Education to lease certain property to the Duplin County Agri-Business Council, Inc., for the purpose of creating an agricultural display area and livestock arena
Session 1999, Session Law 1999-54, Senate Bill 534, ratified 5-18-1999
An act providing that the Town of Kenansville is not obligated to provide services to certain annexed property