Section 11-49A-7

Organization of authority; board of directors; election; terms; vacancies; qualifications; expenses and compensation; removal.

Each authority shall be governed by a board of directors. All powers of the authority shall be exercised by the board or pursuant to its authorization. The board shall consist of six directors. Each director shall be elected by the governing body of the authorizing municipality. The initial term of office of three of the directors elected by the governing body of the authorizing municipality shall begin immediately upon their election and shall end at 12:01 A.M., on the second anniversary date of the filing for record of the certificate of incorporation of the authority. The initial term of office of the remaining directors elected by the governing body of the municipality shall begin immediately upon their election and shall end at 12:01 A.M., on the fourth anniversary date of such filing. Thereafter, the term of office of each such director shall be six years. If at any time there should be a vacancy on the board, a successor director to serve for the unexpired term applicable to such vacancy shall be elected by the governing body of the authorizing municipality. Each election of a director, whether for a full term or to complete an unexpired term, shall be made not earlier than 30 days prior to the date on which such director is to take office as such. No officer or employee of the state or of any county or municipality shall, during his tenure as such officer, be eligible to serve as a director. Each director must be a duly qualified elector of the authorizing municipality. Directors shall be eligible for re-election. Each director shall be reimbursed for expenses actually incurred by him in and about the performance of his duties. If the certificate of incorporation so provides, each director except the chairman of the board shall be compensated in an additional amount not to exceed $10.00 per meeting attended but not to exceed $250.00 per year. The chairman shall, if said certificate so provides, be compensated in an additional amount not to exceed $500.00 per year. Any director of the authority may be impeached and removed from office in the same manner and on the same grounds provided by Section 175, Constitution of Alabama 1901, and the general laws of the state for impeachment and removal of the officers mentioned in said Section 175.

(Acts 1979, No. 79-777, p. 1380, §7.)