(A)   The history notes appearing in parentheses after sections in this code are not intended to have any legal effect but are merely intended to indicate the source of matter contained in the section. Example:
(1991 Code, § 1-6)
   (B)   As histories for the code sections, the specific number and passage date of the original ordinance and amending ordinances, if any, are listed following the text of the code section. Example:
(Ord. 10, passed 5-13-1960; Ord. 15, passed 1-1-1970; Ord. 20, passed 1-1-1980; Ord. 25, passed 1-1-1985)
   (C)   (1)   A statutory cite included in the history indicates that the text of the section reads substantially the same as the statute. Example:
(G.S. § 160A-11)  (Ord. 10, passed 1-17-1980; Ord. 20, passed 1-1-1985)
      (2)   A statutory cite set forth as a “statutory reference” following the text of the section indicates that the reader should refer to that statute for further information. Example:
      This municipality shall make available to any person for inspection or copying all public records, unless otherwise exempted by state law.
   Statutory reference:
      Inspection of public records, see G.S. §§ 132-1 et seq.
   (D)   If a section of this code is derived from the prior code of ordinances of the town, the prior code section number shall be indicated in the history by “(1991 Code, §       ).” The history notes following sections and the references scattered throughout the code are not part of the code, but are merely for the benefit for the user of the code.