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(A) General. The officers of the Board shall consist of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.
(B) Elections. The members of the Board shall elect from their number the Chairperson of the Board at the first regular meeting in January. The Chairperson shall be elected by a majority of votes of all members. Members may vote for Chairperson by absentee ballot if they are ill or out of town at the time of the meeting by delivery of their vote in sealed writing to the Board Secretary prior to the start of the meeting.
(C) Terms. The Chairperson elected by the Board shall hold that office for a term of one year or until a successor is duly elected.
(D) Vacancy. In the event the office of Chairperson becomes vacant prior to the expiration of the term, the Vice-Chairperson shall complete that unexpired term of Chairperson.
(E) Duties of Chairperson. The Chairperson shall preside at meetings of the Board and while so presiding shall have a vote upon all motions, orders, resolutions and other matters coming before the Board. The Chairperson shall be the chief executive officer of the Board. The Chairperson shall discharge the ordinary duties of a presiding office in the ordinary course of business and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by these rules and regulations or by the Marion Utility Service Board. The Chairperson shall appoint the Vice-Chairperson with approval of a majority vote of the whole Board. In the event a member votes by absentee ballot, he or she automatically concurs with the Chairperson’s choice for Vice-Chairperson. The Chairperson shall appoint all committees. A standing committee will be appointed to work with other agencies concerning matters regarding utilities.
(F) Duties of Vice-Chairperson. The Vice- Chairperson shall perform all usual duties of the office in the absence of the Chairperson.
(Ord. 32-1993, passed 12-21-1993)