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(A) The City Utility Service Board shall be governed by I.C. 8-1.5-3-1 et seq., as amended.
(1) The Board shall be composed of seven members, and the Mayor shall appoint the majority members as follows: one person for a term of four years, one person for a term of three years, one person for a term of two years and one person for a term of one year; and the minority of the members shall be appointed by the City Council as follows: one person for a term of three years, one person for a term of two years, and one person for a term of one year.
(2) After the original appointments, all regular appointments shall be made for a term of four years; vacancies which occur are filled for the unexpired term only.
(B) Not more than two-thirds of the members shall be of the same political party. Party affiliations shall be determined by the latest primary voting record of the appointee in the most recent city or county primary election preceding his or her appointment to the City Utility Service Board. If the appointee did not vote in the most recent primary election held by the party with which the appointee claims affiliation he or she must be certified as a member of that party by the party’s County Chairperson for the county in which the appointee resides.
(C) All members shall be residents of the area served by the Board. The Chairperson selected by the Board shall not be deemed a department head for the purposes of I.C. 36-4-9-2.
(Ord. 32-1993, passed 12-21-1993)