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CHAPTER 136 AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF ROBESON COUNTY, IN THEIR DISCRETION, TO APPROPRI- ATE FUNDS AND TO LEVY A TAX FOR THE SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE OF A LIBRARY IN ROBESON COUNTY. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The Board of County Commissioners of Robeson County is hereby authorized and empowered, in its discretion, to levy and cause to be collected annually, at the same time and in the same manner as the general County taxes are levied and collected, a special tax of not more than five cents (5) on each one hundred dollars ($100.00) valuation of property in said County, the same when collected to be applied to the establishment, support, upkeep and maintenance of a public library for Robeson County, which library is operated for the benefit of the public in Robeson County, or for the establishment, support, upkeep and maintenance of a joint library established for Robeson County and one or more municipalities within Robeson County. The Board of Commissioners of Robeson County, in its discretion, may appropriate monies from the general fund of Robeson County for the establishment, support, upkeep and maintenance of such public library for Robeson County or such joint library established for Robeson County and one or more municipalities. The appropriations and taxes for the purposes hereinbefore provided are hereby declared to be for a necessary expense and for a special purpose, within the meaning of the Constitution of North Carolina, and for which the special approval of the General Assembly is hereby given. It shall be valid and binding without a vote of the majority of the qualified voters of Robeson County.