NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 627
AN ACT TO CREATE A CEMETERY COMMISSION FOR THE CITY OF SALUDA AND TO AUTHORIZE THE LEVY OF A SPECIAL TAX FOR CEMETERY PURPOSES BY SAID CITY.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. There is hereby created a cemetery commission for the City of Saluda to be known as the "Saluda Cemetery Commission".
Sec. 2. The Saluda Cemetery Commission shall consist of three members to be appointed by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Saluda; provided that one member of the Commission shall at all times be a member of the Board of Commissioners of the City of Saluda. One member initially appointed to the Commission shall serve for a term of three (3) years; one member shall serve for a term of two (2) years; and one member shall serve for a term of one (1) year. The successors to the initial members of the Commission shall serve for terms of three (3) years. Any vacancy in the membership of the Commission shall be filled by the Board of Commissioners for the unexpired term of such vacancy. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation. The Commission shall at its first regular meeting elect a chairman and secretary and shall adopt rules and regulations to govern its procedure.
Sec. 3. The Commission shall have full charge of cemetery property owned or controlled by the City of Saluda and shall be charged with the duty of supervising and maintaining such property. The Commission is authorized, with the approval of the Board of Commissioners, to acquire such additional property as it deems necessary for cemetery purposes.
Sec. 4. The Commission shall have the right to accept any grant, lease, loan, or devise of real estate, or any gift or bequest of money, or any donation to be applied, principal or income, for the use, maintenance and perpetual care of the cemeteries owned or controlled by the City of Saluda or for the acquisition of additional property for cemetery purposes as herein provided.
Sec. 5. The Board of Commissioners of the City of Saluda is authorized to levy in its discretion a special tax not to exceed twenty cents (20¢) on the one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of taxable property for the maintenance and special care of cemeteries owned or controlled by the City of Saluda and to acquire such additional property as the Board of Commissioners may approve for cemetery purposes. The proceeds from the levy of such special tax shall be turned over to the town treasurer or deposited in the depository of the town to be used solely for the purposes set out herein.
Sec. 6. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. This Act shall be in full force and effect from and after its ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 14th day of June, 1963.