Section 11-86-2

Composition; qualifications, appointment, terms of office, and compensation of members; officers; adoption of rules and regulations.

Each recreation board shall consist of not less than five nor more than nine members selected by the county commission or municipal governing body from residents of the county or municipality who have recognized interest in recreational activities. Members of the recreation board first shall be appointed as follows: One for a term of one year; one for a term of two years; one for a term of three years; one for a term of four years; and one for a term of five years. Any members, in excess of five, shall initially be appointed as follows: The sixth member shall be appointed for a term of one year; the seventh member shall be appointed for a term of two years; the eighth member shall be appointed for a term of three years; and the ninth member shall be appointed for a term of four years. As the terms of members expire, their successors shall be selected for terms of five years each. Vacancies in unexpired terms shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments are made. The board shall elect from its membership a chairman and secretary and such other officers as it deems necessary to serve at its pleasure. The board shall adopt rules and regulations covering the procedures of the board and the use of lands, buildings, equipment, and other facilities under its jurisdiction. Members of the board shall serve without compensation.

(Acts 1945, No. 350, p. 565, §2; Acts 1982, No. 82-297, p. 369, §1.)