(a) Within 10 days of the effective date of this act, a unification commission shall
be appointed. One member shall be appointed by the governing body of the city of Tribune, one member
shall be appointed by the governing body of the city of Horace and two members shall
be appointed by the board of county commissioners of the county. The fifth member shall be appointed by the members of the unification commission appointed
by the cities and county and such member shall serve as the chairperson of the commission.
Members of the commission shall include, but not be limited to, persons with experience
in accounting, business management, municipal finance, law, education, political science
or public administration. Members of the commission shall be residents of Greeley county.
(b) Members of the commission may be paid compensation, subsistence allowances, mileage
and other expenses as provided by K.S.A. 75-3223, and amendments thereto.
(c) The members of the unification commission may appoint an executive director of
the commission. The executive director may be paid compensation in an amount determined by the commission.
If approved by the commission, the executive director may employ other staff and may
contract with consultants, as the executive director deems necessary to carry out
the functions of the commission. Staff employed by the executive director shall receive compensation established by
the executive director.
(d) Within 30 days following the appointment of all members of the commission, the
commission shall meet and organize by the election of a vice-chairperson and other
officers deemed necessary. The commission may adopt rules governing the conduct of its meetings.
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