Board of directors
(1)The southwestern water conservation district shall be managed and controlled by a board of nine directors. The members of said board shall hold their office for staggered terms of three years, with three members appointed each year, and until their successors are appointed and qualified. One member of said board shall be selected from each of the respective counties in said water conservation district and, at the time of his or her appointment, shall have been a resident of said county or, if only a part of a county is included within the boundaries of said district, a resident of such included part for at least two years prior to the date of his or her appointment and shall be a freeholder who has paid taxes upon real estate in the county of his or her residence during the calendar year next preceding his or her appointment. The member shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners of the county in which the member resides. The member may be a member of the board of county commissioners of such county. The members of said board shall annually select one of their number to act as president and presiding officer until the first regular board meeting of the next calendar year.
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(a)Immediately upon organization the members of said board shall be divided by lot or chance into three classes. The term of office of the members of the first class shall expire on the third Tuesday in January, 1942; the term of office of the members of the second class shall expire on the third Tuesday in January, 1943; and the term of office of the members of the third class shall expire on the third Tuesday in January, 1944; except that, on and after March 11, 1943, terms of office shall expire on the fourth Tuesday in January, instead of the third Tuesday in January, as provided in this subsection (2).
(b)Notwithstanding subsection (2)(a) of this section, on and after September 1, 2018, terms of office expire on the day of the first regular board meeting held in the fourth calendar year following the member’s appointment. At the first meeting of the board of county commissioners held in January, and every three years thereafter, the boards of county commissioners of the counties of residence of the members whose terms expire shall appoint successors to take office on the date of the first regular meeting of the board of the southwestern water conservation district following such appointments.
(3)The members of the board of directors of said district who are in office on April 7, 1961, shall hold their respective offices for the period of time for which they were selected to serve, and their tenure of office shall not be affected by this amendatory section. Within sixty days after April 7, 1961, the board of county commissioners of Mineral county shall appoint a director from such county, with the qualifications prescribed in this section, to serve as a member of the board of directors of the southwestern water conservation district until the fourth Tuesday in January, 1963. Upon expiration of such term of office, a successor shall be appointed as provided to serve for the regular term of three years.
Section 37-47-104 — Board of directors,
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