Sec. 7.6.  Building permits.
Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 160A-417 and Article 9 or 9C of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes, the Town Board may require permits (as provided by G.S. 160A-417 and Article 9 or 9C of Chapter 143 of the General Statutes) for any construction, installation, repair, replacement or alteration costing five thousand dollars ($5,000) or less in any single family residence.
   Sec. 2.  The purpose of this act is to revise the Charter of the Town of Wrightsville Beach and to consolidate certain acts concerning the property, affairs or government of the Town. It is intended to continue without interruption those provisions of prior acts which are expressly consolidated into this act, so that all rights and liabilities which have accrued are preserved and may be enforced.
   Sec. 3.  This act does not repeal or affect any acts concerning the  property, affairs or government of public schools, or acts validating official actions, proceedings, contracts or obligations of any kind.
   Sec. 4.  All local acts in conflict with this act are repealed. The following acts having served the purposes for which they were enacted or having been consolidated into this act, are expressly repealed:
Chapter 234, Private Laws of 1935
Chapter 575, Session Laws of 1949
Chapter 1113, Session Laws of 1957
Chapter 894, Session Laws of 1963
Chapter 1220, Session Laws of 1963
Chapter 519, Session Laws of 1965
   Sec. 5.  The Mayor and Aldermen serving on the date of ratification of this act shall serve until the expiration of their term. Thereafter, those offices shall be filled as provide in Articles II and III of the Charter contained in Section 1 of this act.
   Sec. 6.  This act does not affect any rights or interest which arose under any provisions repealed by this act.
   Sec. 7.  All existing ordinances, resolutions and other provisions of the Town of Wrightsville Beach not inconsistent with the provisions of this act shall continue in effect until repealed or amended.
   Sec. 8.  No action or proceeding pending on the effective date of this act by or against the Town or any of its departments or agencies shall be abated or otherwise affected by this act.
   Sec. 9.  If any provision or application of this act is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications 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.
   Sec. 10.  Whenever a reference is made in this act to the particular provision of the General Statutes, and such provision is later amended, superseded or recodified, the reference shall be deemed amended to referred to the amended General Statute, or to the General Statute which most clearly corresponds to the statutory provision which is superseded or recodified.
   Sec. 11.  This act is effective upon ratification.
   In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 11th day of July, 1989.