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It shall be incumbent upon the county commissioners of each county of New Mexico, on petition of ten taxpaying citizens of said county, to select three competent persons, fruit growers or owners of orchards, residents of such county, who shall be known as the county board of horticultural commissioners. The board of county commissioners shall fill any vacancy that may occur in said board by death, resignation or otherwise, and appoint one horticultural commissioner each year, or thereabouts, one month, or thereabouts, previous to the expiration of the term of office of any member of the said county board of horticultural commissioners. Said county board of horticultural commissioners shall serve for a term of three years from date of appointment, except the commissioners first appointed, one of whom shall serve for one year, one of whom for two years and one of whom for three years from date of appointment. The commissioners first appointed shall themselves decide by lot or otherwise, who shall serve for one year, who shall serve for two years and who shall serve for three years, and shall notify the board of county commissioners of the result of their choice.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 76. Agriculture § 76-3-1. Petition for board; appointment, qualifications and terms of members - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-76-agriculture/nm-st-sect-76-3-1/
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