Section 11-20-71

Board of directors; officers; proceedings; qualifications of directors.

(a) The board of directors of an agriculture authority shall be as specified in the articles and in accordance with Section 11-20-70.

(b) Each agriculture authority shall have a chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer to be elected by the board of directors. The offices of secretary and treasurer may, but need not, be held by the same person. A majority of the directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The officers and directors shall serve for the terms provided for in the articles. A director may not draw any salary for any service rendered or for any duty performed as director. The duties of the chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer shall be those as are customarily performed by such officers and as may be prescribed by the board of directors from time to time.

(c) All directors shall serve until their successors are duly appointed or until they cease to be qualified. Vacancies on the board shall be filled as provided for in the articles, but any individual appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve only for the unexpired portion of the term. In the event any uncertainty arises as to the terms of office of the directors, the county commission or individual authorized to appoint the directors may clarify the term by adoption of an appropriate resolution or by execution of an appropriate certificate, and the term of office shall be as so clarified.

(d) All proceedings of the board of directors of an agriculture authority shall be reduced to writing by the secretary of the authority and shall be signed by at least two directors present at the proceedings. Copies of the proceedings, when certified by the secretary under the seal of the agriculture authority, shall be received in all courts as prima facie evidence of the matters and things therein certified.

(e) Directors of an agriculture authority must be residents and qualified electors of the county within the authorized operational area of the authority. If any director ceases to be a resident of the county, he or she shall cease to be a director, and the position shall remain vacant until a successor is appointed in accordance with the articles and this article.

(f) A director of an agriculture authority may not have an interest, directly or indirectly, in any contract of work, material, or services, or the profits therefrom, to be furnished or performed for the authority under this article if the director has, directly or indirectly, more than a 10 percent interest in any business, firm, or corporation, or profits thereof, furnishing or providing work, materials, or services.

(Act 2017-246, §2.)