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Title VI COUNTY, TOWNSHIP AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISION GOVERNMENT

Chapter 67

Effective - 28 Aug 1989 bottom

  67.652.  Commissioners to be appointed — qualifications — terms — vacancies — officer's and employee's compensation — expenses — disqualified from voting on issue, when. — 1.  The authority shall consist of up to eleven commissioners who shall be qualified voters of the state of Missouri and residents of either the city or the county.  The commissioners first appointed shall be appointed as follows:

  (1)  Up to three commissioners who shall be residents of the city may be appointed by the chief executive of the city with the advice and consent of the board of aldermen;

  (2)  Up to three commissioners who shall be residents of the county may be appointed by the chief executive of the county with the advice and consent of the county council; and

  (3)  Up to five commissioners one of whom shall be the chairman, two of whom shall be a resident of the city, two of whom shall be a resident of the county and one of whom shall be a resident of the city, the county or a county contiguous to the county, may be appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the senate.  The governor shall appoint one of the commissioners to be the chairman of the authority.  Of the commissioners appointed by the chief executive of the city, no more than two shall be of the same political party, of the commissioners appointed by the chief executive of the county, no more than two shall be of the same political party and of the commissioners appointed by the governor, no more than three shall be of the same political party.  In addition, no elective or appointed official of the state of Missouri or of any political subdivision thereof shall be a commissioner of the authority.  Upon the appointment of eight commissioners as above provided, the authority shall be deemed to be duly constituted and shall be authorized to commence operations as provided in sections 67.650 to 67.658; but, after the authority is duly constituted nothing herein shall prohibit the appointment of additional commissioners up to the limits and in the manner provided in this section.

  2.  The commissioners shall serve for terms of six years, except that of the first such commissioners appointed, the first person, if any, appointed by the governor, the chief executive of the city and the chief executive of the county, respectively, shall serve for terms of two years, the next two persons, if any, appointed by the governor, and the next person, if any, appointed by the chief executive of the city and the chief executive of the county, respectively, shall serve for terms of four years, and the final persons, if any, appointed by the governor, the chief executive of the city and the chief executive of the county, respectively, shall serve for terms of six years.  Each commissioner shall hold office until his successor has been appointed and qualified.  No more than six commissioners of the authority shall be of the same political party.

  3.  In the event a vacancy exists or in the event a commissioner's term expires, a successor commissioner shall be appointed by whomever appointed the commissioner who initially held the vacant position and if no person is so selected within sixty days of the creation of the vacancy, the unexpired term of such commissioner may be filled by a majority vote of the remainder of the commissioners, provided that such successor commissioner shall meet the requirements set forth in subdivision (3) of subsection 1 above.  Commissioners appointed to fill unexpired terms shall only serve until such unexpired term expires.  Pending any such appointment to fill any vacancy, the remaining commissioners may conduct authority business.

  4.  The authority shall elect from its number a chairman and may appoint such officers and employ such employees as it may require for the performance of its duties, and may fix and determine their qualifications, duties and compensation.  No action of the authority shall be binding unless taken at a meeting at which at least a majority of the commissioners then appointed vote in favor of such action.  The commissioners shall be reimbursed by the authority for the actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

  5.  In the event any of the state of Missouri, the city or the county fails to make any appropriation or to pay any rents, fees or charges provided in any contract, agreement lease or sublease between the authority and one or more of the state of Missouri, the city and the county, the commissioners, if any, appointed by the governor, if the state of Missouri has failed to make such appropriation or to pay such rents, fees or charges, and the commissioners, if any, appointed by the chief executive of the city or county, if the city or county, as applicable, has failed to make such appropriation or to pay such rents, fees or charges, shall be disqualified from voting on any matter, action or resolution to come before the authority, and from participating in any of the business of the authority, so long as any such failure continues.  If less than a majority of the commissioners then appointed are thereby qualified to vote, the commissioners that remain qualified to vote shall constitute a quorum and any action of the authority which is approved by a majority of such qualified commissioners, shall be binding upon the authority.

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(L. 1988 H.B. 1144, A.L. 1989 S.B. 295 & 312)


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