NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
HOUSE BILL 415
AN ACT RELATING TO THE MOREHEAD CITY MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. The Board of Commissioners of the Town of Morehead City is hereby granted the right, in its discretion, to provide for the discontinuance of the operation of the Morehead City Municipal Hospital, when, in its judgment, the continued maintenance of such hospital is not warranted, particularly in view of the creation, establishment and operation and maintenance of a county‑wide hospital, as recently approved by a bond issue by the citizens of Carteret County, and upon such discontinuance of the said Morehead City Municipal Hospital, to provide likewise for the discontinuance of the present municipal tax levy now in force by vote of the people of the Town of Morehead City, providing for the operation and maintenance of said Municipal Hospital, and providing further for the discontinuance and the discharge of the Morehead City Municipal Hospital Board of Trustees now charged with hospital administration.
Sec. 2. When the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Morehead City determines, in its discretion, to discontinue the Morehead City Municipal Hospital, the tax levy, and the Board of Trustees, all physical properties, realty and personal properties shall be transferred to the General Operating Fund of the Town of Morehead City; and, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the same shall include money in the bank and all securities administered by the hospital Board of Trustees.
Sec. 3. Upon such transfer, as provided in Section 2 hereof the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Morehead City is granted the right and power to sell or lease the physical properties, including the lands, buildings, and physical equipment, either at private or public sale, upon such terms and conditions as to the Board of Commissioners seems most appropriate in view of the circumstances then existing, and all proceeds realized from such sales or leases shall be paid into the General Fund of the Town of Morehead City.
Sec. 4. The provisions of this Act are discretionary and not mandatory, and vest the ultimate determination as to the continued operation, or discontinuance, as the case may be, of the Morehead City Municipal Hospital, in the Board of Commissioners of the Town of Morehead City.
Sec. 5. If any provision of this Act or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the 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. 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 2nd day of May, 1961.