(a) The authority shall be governed by a board of directors of seven members. The board shall be elected by the governing body of the municipality. Each member of the board shall be a qualified elector of the municipality. No elected official of the state, of a county, or a municipality shall, while holding office, be eligible to serve as a director. The directorships shall be numbered one to seven, inclusive. The initial term for directorships one and two shall be two years. The initial term for directorships three and four shall be three years. The initial term for directorships five, six, and seven shall be four years. The initial terms shall commence April 1, 1994. All subsequent terms of directorships shall be for four years.
(b) If a directorship is vacant, a successor shall be elected by the governing body to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. Directors shall be eligible for reelection.
(c) A majority of the members of the board of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. No vacancy in the membership of the board of directors shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the powers and duties of the authority.
(d) A meeting of the board may be adjourned from time to time by a majority of the directors present or may be adjourned by a single director if the director is the only director present at the meeting.
(e) The board of directors shall hold regular meetings on the second Tuesday in each month and at other times as may be provided in the bylaws of the authority. A special meeting of the board may be held upon call of the chair of the authority or any four directors. Any matter on which the board of directors is authorized to act may be acted upon at any regular, special, or called meeting.
(f) At the request of any director, the vote on any question before the board shall be taken by yeas and nays and entered upon the record.
(g) All proceedings of the board shall be reduced to writing by the secretary of the authority, recorded in a well-bound book and may be inspected by each director and by the public during business hours. Copies of the proceedings, when certified by the secretary of the authority under its seal, shall be received in all courts as evidence of the matters and things certified.
(h) Each director shall receive fifty dollars ($50) for each regular or special meeting of the board attended. No director shall receive more than one hundred dollars ($100) in any one month for attending meetings. Each director shall be reimbursed for expenses actually incurred in the performance of duties. Compensation and expenses shall be paid from funds of the authority.
(i) The governing body may remove a director from office in the same manner and for the same reasons as provided by law for removal of officers appointed by the city council.
Last modified: May 3, 2021