Arizona Revised Statutes § 48-852 District Board Governance; Elections

48-852. District board governance; elections

A. A fire district formed pursuant to this article shall be governed by a five member elected board, but shall be governed initially by a board appointed by the county board of supervisors from among qualified electors of the proposed county island fire district. The initial appointed board shall schedule an election to be held on the next general election date. The election shall be held as otherwise provided by law.

B. If a vacancy occurs on the district board other than from expiration of a term, the remaining board members shall fill the vacancy by appointment of an interim member. If the entire board resigns or for any reason cannot fulfill its duties, the board of supervisors shall appoint an administrator to administer the district with the same duties and obligations of the elected board. If the board of supervisors fails to appoint an administrator within thirty days, a special election shall be held to fill the vacancies on the fire district board.

C. Members of the district board shall serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in performing duties required by law.

D. The district board shall elect from its members a chairperson and a clerk.

E. Of the members first elected to the district board, the three people receiving the first, second and third highest number of votes shall be elected to four year terms, and the two people receiving the fourth and fifth highest number of votes shall be elected to two year terms. Thereafter, the term of office of each district board member shall be four years from the first day of the month next following such member's election.

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