Section 11-50-393

Board of directors - Composition; compensation; removal actions.

Each district incorporated under this article shall have a board of directors of not less than three members, and the members shall elect a chairman of the board. Unless otherwise provided in the certificate of incorporation, the board of directors shall consist of at least one member for each municipality which is a member of the district. Unless otherwise provided in the certificate of incorporation, the member of the board of directors representing each member municipality shall be elected by the governing body of each municipality and shall serve for a term of office concurrent with the term of office of the mayor of the municipality. A representative of each municipality may, but need not be, the mayor thereof. The members of the board of directors shall serve without compensation, except that they shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this article, and, at the discretion of the board of directors, they may be paid a director's fee not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each director's meeting attended, but not to exceed one meeting each calendar month. The chairman of the board of directors shall serve without compensation, except that he or she shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties under this article, and, at the discretion of the board of directors, he or she may be paid a director's fee not exceeding one thousand two hundred fifty dollars ($1,250) for each director's meeting attended, but not to exceed one meeting each calendar month. Members of the board of directors shall hold office until their successors are appointed and qualify. Appointments to fill a vacancy shall be for the unexpired term. The appointing authority may remove any member of the board of directors within the term for which he or she is appointed after giving the member a copy of the charges against him or her and an opportunity to be heard in his or her defense. The removal action of the appointing authority shall be final and nonreviewable.

(Acts 1951, No. 762, p. 1319, §6; Acts 1982, No. 82-529, p. 878; Acts 1993, No. 93-721, p. 1410, §1; Act 2004-553, p. 1191, §1; Act 2009-588, p. 1733, §1.)