North Carolina General Statutes § 160A-551 Definitions

As used or referred to in this Article, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context:

(1)        The term "authority" shall mean a public body and a body corporate and politic organized in accordance with this Article for the purposes, with the powers and subject to the restrictions hereinafter set forth;

(2)        The term "bonds" shall mean bonds authorized by this Article;

(3)        The term "city" shall mean the city that is, or is about to be, included in the territorial boundaries of an authority when created hereunder;

(4)        The term "city clerk" shall mean the clerk of the city or the officer thereof charged with the duties customarily imposed on the clerk;

(5)        The term "city council" shall mean the legislative body, council, board of commissioners, or other body charged with governing the city;

(6)        The term "commissioner" shall mean one of the members of an authority, appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Article;

(7)        The term "parking project" shall mean any area or place operated or to be operated by the authority for the parking or storing of motor and other vehicles, open to public use for a fee, and shall without limiting the foregoing, include all real and personal property, driveways, roads, approaches, structures, garages, meters, mechanical equipment, and all appurtenances and facilities either on, above or under the ground which are used or usable in connection with such parking or storing of such vehicles, including on-street parking meters if so provided by the governing authority;

(8)        The term "real property" shall mean lands, structures, franchises, and interest in lands, and any and all things usually included within the said term, and includes not only fees simple absolute but also any and all lesser interests, such as easements, rights-of-way, uses, leases, licenses, and all other incorporeal hereditaments and every estate, interest or right, legal or equitable, including terms of years, and liens thereon by way of judgments, mortgages or otherwise, and also claims for damage to real estate. (1951, c. 779, s. 2; 1965, c. 998, s. 1; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1247, s. 44.)

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