40:37A-48. Appointment of members; terms; vacancies
a. After expiration of the period of 45 days following the first publication as provided in section 3 hereof of a notice regarding creation of an authority, 5 persons shall be appointed as the members of the authority. The members first appointed shall, by the resolution of appointment, be designated to serve for terms respectively expiring on the first days of the first, second, third, fourth and fifth Februarys next ensuing after the date of their appointment. On or after January 1 in each year after such first appointments, one person shall be appointed as a member of the authority for a term commencing on or after February 1 in such year and expiring on February 1 in the fifth year after such year. Each member shall hold office for the term of appointment and until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the authority during an unexpired term shall be filled by appointment of a person as member for the unexpired term. A copy of any resolution appointing any such members, certified by the clerk of the governing body, may be filed in the office of the Secretary of State. A copy of any such certified resolution, duly certified by or on behalf of the Secretary of State, shall be admissible in evidence in any action or proceeding and shall be conclusive evidence of due and proper adoption and filing thereof as aforesaid and, except in an action or proceeding seeking only exclusion of the appointee from office, shall be conclusive evidence of the due and proper appointment of the members named therein.
b. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection a. of this section and section 3 of P.L.1960, c. 183 (C. 40:37A-46), whenever any county governed by the "Optional County Charter Law," P.L.1972, c. 154 (C. 40:41A-1 et seq.) shall proceed to reorganize its county improvement authority pursuant to the reorganization powers granted under section 30 of that act (C. 40:41A-30), the ordinance adopted for that purpose shall prescribe the number of members of the authority, their respective terms of office, and the dates upon which their respective terms of office shall expire.
L.1960, c. 183, p. 734, s. 5, eff. Jan. 18, 1961. Amended by L.1982, c. 113, s. 4, eff. Aug. 14, 1982.
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