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Alaska Statutes Title 29. Municipal Government § 29.20.310. Utility boards

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(a) The governing body of a municipality operating a public utility may provide by ordinance for a utility board of five members and define the board's powers and duties.

(b) As determined by ordinance, members of a utility board are either appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the governing body or are elected at a regular election.  The term of a utility board member is two years and until a successor is selected and qualifies.  However, the governing body may by ordinance provide for a different term not to exceed four years.  The current term of an elected incumbent may not be altered.

(c) Vacancies on a utility board are filled by the mayor.  Executive appointments shall be confirmed by the governing body.  A person appointed to fill a vacancy on a utility board serves until the expiration of the term for which appointed and until a successor is elected and qualifies.

(d) Unless otherwise provided by ordinance, a utility board shall

(1) choose its chairman and secretary;

(2) appoint the manager of the public utility for a term not longer than five years and set the manager's salary;

(3) formulate and enforce the general rules and policies of the utility.

Cite this article: - Alaska Statutes Title 29. Municipal Government § 29.20.310. Utility boards - last updated April 21, 2021 |

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