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June 17 Agenda Item 1 (j)
Subject:
Order to appoint two people to serve on the METRO Bus Board of Directors.
Summary:
Maine State Statutes

Title 30-A: MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, ยง2 (NEW)
Part 2: MUNICIPALITIES HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, ยง2 (NEW)
Subpart 5: HEALTH, WELFARE AND IMPROVEMENTS HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, ยง2 (NEW)
Chapter 163: TRANSPORTATION HEADING: PL 1987, C. 737, PT. A, ยง2 (NEW)

ยง3504. Management
The affairs of a district formed under section 3502 shall be managed by a board of directors chosen from the inhabitants of the municipality or municipalities comprising the district. [1987, c. 737, Pt. A, ยง2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, ยง106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989

2. Appointment; terms; quorum. The municipal officers of each municipality shall appoint the directors of a transit district. Initially, the directors' terms of office shall be determined by lot at their first organizational meeting as follows: One-third of those appointed shall serve for 3 years, 1/3 for 2 years and the remaining number for one year. All subsequent appointments are for a term of 3 years. Directors shall serve until their successors have been appointed, with vacancies being filled for the unexpired portion of the respective terms.
A majority of the directors constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Action taken by 2/3 of the directors present at any meeting at which a quorum is in attendance is considered to be the action of the full board of directors.
[ 1987, c. 737, Pt. A, ยง2 (NEW); 1987, c. 737, Pt. C, ยง106 (NEW); 1989, c. 6, (AMD); 1989, c. 9, ยง2 (AMD); 1989, c. 104, Pt. C, ยงยง8, 10 (AMD) .]

3. Greater Portland Transit District. The board of directors of the Greater Portland Transit District, composed of the City of Portland, the City of Westbrook and the Town of Falmouth, consists of 5 directors appointed from the City of Portland, 3 directors appointed from the City of Westbrook and 2 directors appointed from the Town of Falmouth. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter, the board of directors of the Greater Portland Transit District may receive and accept applications for membership from other municipalities located wholly or partially within the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System whether or not they are contiguous to other members of the Greater Portland Transit District and may determine the number of directors to be appointed from those municipalities to the board of directors of the Greater Portland Transit District on any basis that is mutually agreed upon by the municipality applying for membership and the board of directors of the Greater Portland Transit District. The member municipalities may, by ordinance, provide that their appointees serve at the will of the appointing power or for terms that are shorter than those established in subsection 2.

 

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