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  67.1956.  Board of directors, members, terms, duties. — 1.  In each tourism community enhancement district established pursuant to section 67.1953, there shall be a board of directors to consist of seven members.  Three members shall be selected by the governing body of the city, town or village located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district.  Two members shall be selected by the governing body of the city, town or village, located within the district, that collected the second largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district, if such a city, town or village exists in the district.  If no such city, town or village exists in the district then two additional members shall be selected by the governing body of the city, town, or village located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district.  One member shall be selected by the governing body of the county located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district.  One member shall be selected by the governing body of the county located within the district that collected the second largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district.

  2.  Of the members first selected, the three members selected by the city, town or village located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district shall be selected for a term of three years, the two members selected by the city, town, or village located within the district that collected the second largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district shall be selected for a term of two years, and the remaining members shall be selected for a term of one year.  Thereafter, each member selected shall serve a three-year term.  Except in any city of the fourth classification with more than two thousand nine hundred but fewer than three thousand inhabitants and located in any county of the first classification with more than seventy-three thousand seven hundred but fewer than seventy-three thousand eight hundred inhabitants, every member shall be either a resident of the district, own real property within the district, be employed by a business within the district, or operate a business within the district.  All members shall serve without compensation.  The board shall elect its own treasurer, secretary and such other officers as it deems necessary and expedient, and it may make such rules, regulations, and bylaws to carry out its duties pursuant to sections 67.1950 to 67.1977.

  3.  Any vacancy within the board shall be filled in the same manner as the person who vacated the position was selected within sixty days of the vacancy occurring, with the new person serving the remainder of the term of the person who vacated the position.  In the event that a person is not so selected within sixty days of the vacancy occurring, the remaining members of the board shall select a person to serve the remainder of the term of the person who vacated the position.

  4.  If a tourism community enhancement district is already in existence on August 28, 2005, the one additional board member shall be appointed by the governing body of the city, town, or village located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district for a one-year term and the other additional board member shall be appointed by the governing body of the county located within the district that collected the second largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district for a two-year term, thereafter all board members shall serve three-year terms.  The existing board members shall serve out their terms with the provisions of this section controlling the appointment of successor board members, with first and second existing board positions to expire to be appointed by the governing body of the city, town, or village located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district, the third and fourth existing board positions to expire to be appointed by the governing body of the city, town, or village located within the district that collected the second largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district and the fifth existing board position to expire to be appointed by the governing body of the county located within the district that collected the largest amount of retail sales tax within the district in the year preceding the establishment of the district.

  5.  The board, on behalf of the district, may:

  (1)  Cooperate with public agencies and with any industry or business in the implementation of any project;

  (2)  Enter into any agreement with any public agency, person, firm, or corporation to implement any of the provisions of sections 67.1950 to 67.1977;

  (3)  Contract and be contracted with, and sue and be sued; and

  (4)  Accept gifts, grants, loans, or contributions from the United States of America, the state, any political subdivision, foundation, other public or private agency, individual, partnership or corporation on behalf of the tourism enhancement district community.

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(L. 2001 S.B. 323 & 230, A.L. 2005 H.B. 186 merged with H.B. 515, A.L. 2011 H.B. 161)


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