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The appointing authority shall establish the rate of compensation for commissioners of a weather modification authority and actual expenses incurred by commissioners may be reimbursed at the official reimbursement rates of the appointing authority. Each commissioner shall hold office until a successor has been appointed and has qualified. The certificates of appointment shall be filed with the weather modification authority.
The powers of each weather modification authority shall be vested in the commissioners thereof. A majority of the commissioners of an authority constitutes a quorum for the purpose of conducting the business of the authority and exercising its powers and for all other purposes. Although a majority of the commissioners constitutes a quorum, action may not be taken by the authority except by an affirmative vote of not less than a majority of all the commissioners.
A chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer shall be elected from among the commissioners. A weather modification authority may employ an executive director, secretary, technical experts, and such other officers, agents, and employees, permanent and temporary, as it may require, and shall determine their qualifications, duties, and compensation. For such legal services as it may require, an authority may call upon the state's attorney of the county. An authority may delegate to one or more of its agents or employees such powers or duties as it may deem proper.
Minutes shall be kept by the secretary of official meetings and shall include all official business such as contracts authorized and all authorizations for payment of weather modification authority funds to persons, organizations, companies, corporations, and limited liability companies. All disbursements shall be approved by a majority of all the commissioners of an authority. Disbursements authorized by the authority for the payment of employee salaries, bills, contracts, services, fees, expenses, and all other obligations shall be made by check signed by the chairman and the treasurer of the authority. Official policies shall also be entered into the minutes. An annual report shall be compiled with complete disclosure of funds expended for contracts, services, fees, salaries, and all other reimbursements, a copy of which shall be filed with the county auditor. The annual report shall be presented at a public meeting called for such purpose.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - North Dakota Century Code Title 61. Waters § 61-04.1-25. Commissioners--Compensation--Meetings--Officers - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nd/title-61-waters/nd-cent-code-sect-61-04-1-25/
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