Section 11-50-234

Board of directors.

(a) Each corporation formed under this division shall have a board of directors which shall constitute the governing body of the corporation, which board shall consist of at least three members. All members of the board of directors shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in and about the performance of their duties under this division, and the chairman of said board may, at the discretion of the board of directors, be paid a director's fee in an amount not exceeding $15.00 each month, and each member of the board of directors other than the chairman may be paid a director's fee in an amount not exceeding $10.00 each month. Any officer of the municipality shall be eligible for appointment and may serve as a member of the board of directors but shall not receive a fee for his services; provided, that at no time shall the board consist of more than two officers of the municipality.

The directors of the corporation shall be elected by the governing body of the municipality, and they shall be so elected that they shall hold office for staggered terms. The first term of office of one director shall be two years, of another director shall be four years, and of the third director shall be six years as shall be designated at the time of their election, and thereafter the term of office of each director shall be six years.

The governing body of any municipality which has heretofore or hereafter authorized the creation of a corporation as provided in this division may, at its option, increase the board of directors from three to five members to serve according to all the conditions and terms set forth in this division. In the event the governing body elects to increase such board of directors from three to five members, one member added to the board shall be appointed for a term of four years and the remaining member for a term of six years, and thereafter the term of each such director shall be six years; provided, that at no time shall such board consist of more than three officers of the municipality.

(b) The governing body of any municipality which has a population of less than 5,000 according to the most recent federal census and which has heretofore or hereafter authorized the creation of a corporation as provided in this division may, at its option, increase the board of directors from five to seven members to serve according to all the conditions and terms set forth in this division. In the event the governing body elects to increase such board of directors from five to seven members, one member added to the board shall be appointed for a term of four years and the remaining member for a term of six years, and thereafter the term of each such director shall be six years; provided, that at no time shall such board consist of more than three officers of the municipality.

(Acts 1936-37, Ex. Sess., No. 228, p. 274; Code 1940, T. 37, §397; Acts 1943, No. 572, p. 575; Acts 1956, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 113, p. 439; Acts 1986, No. 86-481, p. 915.)