Section 11-50-301

Reorganization and composition.

(a) Effective January 1, 2017, the water works board shall be reorganized and composed of the following members:

(1) Two of the members shall be appointed by the mayor of the authorizing municipality and four of the members shall be appointed by the municipal governing body of the authorizing municipality. All of these members shall be residents of the authorizing municipality and water customers of the board.

(2) One additional board member shall be appointed by the association of mayors in the county where the authorizing municipality is located if there is an organized incorporated countywide association of mayors or by the mayors of the county acting jointly if not. This member shall hereafter be referred to as the board member appointed by the association of mayors. The board member shall reside outside of the corporate limits of the authorizing municipality and shall be a resident of the county where the authorizing municipality is principally located and be a water customer of the board. Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, the person appointed as a board member by the association of mayors may only serve one full term on the board.

(3) One additional board member shall be appointed by the county commission of each county other than the county where the authorizing municipality is principally located where more than 5,000 water customers are served by the board or where the board owns a major reservoir located entirely within the county. Each board member shall be a resident of the county making the appointment.

(Act 2015-164, §2; Act 2016-276, §1.)