(A)   Findings.  Chapter 398 of the 1995 Session Laws made changes to the laws governing concealed weapons by establishing a system that will allow private citizens to obtain permits to carry concealed handguns. This change will significantly increase the number of individuals who may legally carry concealed handguns. It is necessary to restrict the carrying of concealed handguns on certain village property in order to protect the health and safety of municipal employees and the community at large. G.S. § 14-415.23 authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances to permit the posting of a prohibition against carrying a concealed handgun, in accordance with G.S. § 14-415.11(c), on local government buildingsand their appurtenant premises. It is the intent of this section to direct the posting of municipal property so that, pursuant to G.S. § 14-415.11(c), the carrying of concealed handguns on the posted premises will constitute a violation of G.S. Chapter 14, Article 54B.
(1986 Code, § 3-7.1)
   (B)   Posting of signs required. The Village Manager is hereby authorized and instructed to post conspicuous signage at appropriate locations on or within each building or portion of a building owned, leased as lessee, operated, occupied, managed or controlled by the village, as well as the appurtenant premises to the buildings indicating that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited therein.
(1986 Code, § 3-7.2)
   (C)   Location of signs. Signs on buildings shall be visibly posted on the exterior of each entrance by which the general public can access the building. The Village Manager shall exercise discretion in determining the number and appropriate location of signs to be placed on or within appurtenant premises.
(1986 Code, § 3-7.3)  (Ord. 95-32, passed 10-23-1995; Am. Ord. 12-29, passed 8-21-2012)  Penalty, see § 130.99