§ 4.02. In a district governed by an elected or appointed 5-member board, upon presentation
of a petition, signed by not less than 5% of the electors of the district governed
by the board, requesting that a proposition to increase the board of trustees to a
7-member board be submitted to the electors of the district, the secretary of the
board of trustees shall certify the proposition to the appropriate election authorities
who shall submit the proposition at a regular election in accordance with the general
election law. 1 The general election law shall apply to and govern such election. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
Shall the number of trustees
of ․․․․ Fire Protection District
be increased from 5 to 7?
If a majority of the votes cast on such proposition are in the affirmative, the board
of trustees of the district shall thereafter be increased to a 7-member board and
the 2 additional trustees shall be appointed as provided by Section 4.01 in a district
governed by an appointed board of trustees.
In a district governed by an elected 5-member board, if a majority of the votes cast
on such proposition are in the affirmative, three trustees shall be elected at the
next consolidated election and shall serve one for 2 years, one for 4 years and one
for 6 years, the length of the term of each to be determined by lot at the first board
meeting following the election. Thereafter, one trustee or two trustees, as necessary to maintain a 7-member board
of trustees, shall be elected at the election provided by the general election law
for a term of 6 years.
Trustees in office on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1987 shall continue
to hold office for the remainder of their terms. The term of each elected trustee shall commence on the first Monday in the month
following his election and each shall hold office until his term expires and until
a successor is elected and qualified.
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