Section 11-89-6

Board of directors.

Each district shall be governed by a board of directors. All powers of the district shall be exercised by the board or pursuant to its authorization. Subject to the provisions of Sections 11-89-3 and 11-89-4, the board shall consist initially of that number of directors, apportioned among and elected by the authorizing subdivisions, as shall be specified in the certificate of incorporation of the district. The initial term of office of each such director shall begin immediately upon his election and shall end at 12:01 A.M. on the fourth anniversary date of the filing for record of the certificate of incorporation of the district. Thereafter, the term of office of each such director shall be four years; provided however, each county commission may, if they desire, number the place of each director and prescribe one-, two-, three-or four-year terms for each place so as to stagger the terms of office of the directors.

If any amendment to the certificate of incorporation of the district effected in accordance with the provisions of Section 11-89-5 shall increase the membership of the board, the board shall thereafter consist of such number of directors, elected by such governing bodies, as may be specified in the said amendment. The initial term of office of each new director added by any such amendment shall begin immediately upon his election and shall end at 12:01 A.M. on the fourth anniversary date of the filing for record of such amendment. The term of office of each new director, added by amendment as aforesaid, shall, following the initial term of such new director, be for a period of four 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 that governing body which elected the director whose unexpired term he is to fill. Each election of a director, whether for a full four-year 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 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 of a district, other than a supply district, elected by a county governing body must be a duly qualified elector of that county from which he was elected, or, if elected by a municipality of less than 2,000 inhabitants according to the most recent decennial census, such director must be a duly qualified elector of that county in which such municipality is located, or, if elected by a municipality of 2,000 or more inhabitants according to said census, such director must be a duly qualified elector of the municipality from which he was elected. Directors shall be eligible for reelection. 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 as prescribed by the governing body of each authorizing subdivision. The chairman shall, if said certificate so provides, be compensated in an additional amount as prescribed by the governing body of each authorizing subdivision.

Any director of the district may be impeached and removed from office in the same manner and on the same grounds provided by Section 175 of the Constitution of Alabama and the general laws of the state for impeachment and removal of the officers mentioned in said Section 175.

If the certificate of incorporation so provides, the directors shall have proportional voting power, based on the measure or measures set out in the certificate of incorporation.

(Acts 1970, Ex. Sess., No. 29, p. 2630, §6; Acts 1979, No. 79-818, p. 1520; Acts 1989, No. 89-745, p. 1494, §5.)