The board of directors shall hold a regular quarterly meeting in their office on the first Tuesday in January, April, July and October, and such special meetings as may be required for the proper transaction of business. All special meetings shall be called by the president of the board or a majority of the directors. All meetings of the board must be public, and a majority of the board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. All records of the board must be open to the inspection of any elector during the business hours. And in case any district is appointed fiscal agent of the United States or by the United States is authorized to make collections for or on behalf of the United States in connection with any federal irrigation project, such boards of directors or the secretary thereof shall at any time allow any officer or employe [employee] of the United States, when acting under the order of the secretary of the interior, to have access to all books, records and vouchers of the district which are in possession or control of the secretary or of said board. The board, its agents and employes [employees] shall have the right to enter upon any land in the district to make surveys and to locate any canal or canals and the necessary laterals. Said board shall also have the right to acquire all lands, water rights, franchises and other property necessary for the construction, use, maintenance, repair and improvement of its canals, ditches, reservoirs and waterworks; and shall also have the right by purchase or condemnation to acquire rights-of-way for the construction, enlargement, extension or improvement of any of its ditches, canals, reservoirs or other necessary works.

Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 73-10-17

  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.