(1) The governing body of each county containing forestland may establish a county forestland classification committee of five persons, of whom one shall be appointed by the State Forester, one by the Director of the Oregon State University Extension Service and three by the governing body. Of the members appointed by the governing body, one must be an owner of forestland or a representative thereof, and one must be an owner of grazing land or a representative thereof. Each appointing authority shall file with the forester the name of its appointee or appointees, and the persons so named shall constitute the committee for the county. Each member of the committee at all times is subject to replacement by the appointing authority, effective upon the filing with the forester by that authority of written notice of removal and the name of the new appointee.
(2) The committee shall elect from among its members a chair and a secretary and may elect or employ other officers, agents and employees, as it finds advisable. It shall adopt rules governing its organization and proceedings and the performance of its duties, and shall keep written minutes of all its meetings.
(3)(a) The governing body of the county may provide for the committee and its employees such accommodations and supplies and such county funds not otherwise appropriated as the governing body finds necessary for the proper performance of the committee’s functions.
(b) The forester may provide for the committee and its employees such accommodations and supplies and such forest protection district funds as the forester finds necessary for the proper performance of the committee’s functions.
(4) The members of the committee shall receive no compensation for their services but the governing body or the forester may reimburse them for their actual and necessary travel and other expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. [Amended by 1965 c.253 §34; 1967 c.429 §30; 1997 c.274 §42]Section: Previous 526.265 526.270 526.271 526.274 526.277 526.280 526.305 526.310 526.320 526.324 526.328 526.330 526.332 526.340 526.350 Next
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