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A. Judges shall be subject to removal from office by the board of trustees for the causes prescribed by the constitution and laws of this state for the removal of public officers. Proceedings for removal shall be instituted by the filing of a verified written petition, setting forth facts sufficient to constitute one or more legal grounds for removal. Petitions may be signed and filed by the mayor, or twenty five (25) or more qualified electors of this town. In the latter event, verification may be executed by one or more of the petitioners.
B. The board of trustees shall set a date for hearing the matter and shall cause notice thereof, together with a copy of the petition, to be served personally upon the judge at least ten (10) days before the hearing. At the hearing, the judge shall be entitled to representation by counsel, to present testimony and to cross examine the witnesses against him, and to have all evidence against him presented in open hearing.
C. So far as can be made applicable, the provisions of the Oklahoma administrative procedure act governing individual proceedings 1 shall govern removal proceedings hereunder.
D. Judgment of removal shall be entered only upon individual votes, by a majority of all members of the board of trustees, in favor of such removal. (1998 Code)
1. 75 OS § 30-317 and any amendments or additions thereto in effect at the time of the hearing.