(1) An authority shall be governed by a board of directors appointed by the participating municipalities.
  (2) The legislative body of the participating municipality with the greatest population in the district shall appoint 4 members to the board. The legislative body of each of the other participating municipalities shall appoint 1 member to the board. Appointed members of the board shall serve a term of 4 years, except that, of the 4 board members initially appointed by the participating municipality with the greatest population in the district, 1 shall serve a term of 1 year, 1 shall serve a term of 2 years, and 1 shall serve a term of 3 years.

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 123.1065

  • Authority: means a community swimming pool authority created under section 3. See Michigan Laws 123.1061
  • Board: means the board of directors of the authority. See Michigan Laws 123.1061
  • District: means a school district that serves a municipality whose population is not less than 15,000 and whose territory is located in not less than 2 counties, each of which has at least 15% of the municipality's population. See Michigan Laws 123.1061
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Municipality: means a city, village, or township. See Michigan Laws 123.1061
  • Participating municipality: means a municipality that has adopted a resolution providing for the establishment of and the municipality's participation in an authority. See Michigan Laws 123.1061
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of the board of education of a district. See Michigan Laws 123.1061
  (3) The superintendent of the district or his or her designated representative shall serve on the board as an ex officio member without the right to vote.
  (4) A member of the legislative body of a participating municipality or the board of education of the district is not eligible to become a member of the board.
  (5) A vacancy shall occur on the board as provided in section 3 of chapter 15 of the Revised Statutes of 1846, being section 201.3 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. A vacancy on the board shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment for the balance of the unexpired term.
  (6) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum for the purpose of conducting business and exercising the powers of an authority. Official action may be taken by an authority upon the vote of a majority of the board members present, unless the bylaws of the authority require a larger number.
  (7) Members of the board shall not receive compensation for services as members of the board but shall be reimbursed by the authority for necessary expenses, including travel expenses previously authorized by the board, incurred in the discharge of their duties.
  (8) The business that an authority may perform shall be conducted at a public meeting of the board held in compliance with the open meetings act, Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976, being section 15.261 to 15.275 of the Michigan Compiled Laws. Public notice of the time, date, and place of the meeting shall be given in the manner required by Act No. 267 of the Public Acts of 1976.
  (9) A writing prepared, owned, or used by an authority in the performance of an official function shall be made available in compliance with the freedom of information act, Act No. 442 of the Public Acts of 1976, being section 15.231 to 15.246 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
  (10) At its first meeting, a board shall elect a chairperson, a secretary, a treasurer, and any other officers it considers necessary. A board shall meet at least quarterly.