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SECTION 151
Organization of board
County (CNT) CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE 4
§ 151. Organization of board. 1. The members of the board of
supervisors shall organize the board and select a chairman on or before
the eighth day of January in each year. The board shall annually, by
resolution duly adopted during the month of December, fix the date, time
and place of the meeting to organize the board. The board may provide by
local law that the members of the board shall meet to organize and
select a chairman on or before the eighth day of January in each
even-numbered year. The clerk of the board of supervisors shall serve
upon each member a notice stating the date, time and place of each
meeting to organize the board and that a chairman will then be selected.
The notice shall be in writing and shall be served by mail addressed to
each member at his last known post-office address at least forty-eight
hours before the date of the meeting.

2. In the event of the death, inability or failure of the clerk of the
board of supervisors to call any such meeting or to serve such notices,
the county clerk of the county shall call the meeting to organize the
board and select a chairman on or before the fifteenth day of January
following. Notice of such meeting shall be served by the county clerk in
like manner and time as provided for service of notice by the clerk of
the board in subdivision one.

3. At such organization meeting, or at an adjourned meeting not later
than February first, the board shall select a chairman and may select a
vice-chairman.

4. The term of office of the chairman shall expire at the end of the
calendar year in which he is selected, unless the board shall provide by
local law for the selection of the chairman in January of each even
numbered year, in which event the term of office of the chairman shall
be for a term expiring with that of his term of office as supervisor.

5. In the event of a failure of the board of supervisors to select a
chairman on or before February first, the county clerk of the county
shall appoint a member of the board as chairman, who shall serve until
the end of the calendar year in which he is appointed.

6. In the absence of the chairman and the vice chairman, if one has
been selected, at any meeting of the board of supervisors, the members
present and voting, by majority vote, shall select a member of the board
to serve as acting chairman at such meeting. The acting chairman shall
have and exercise all the powers and duties of the chairman at the
meeting over which he is called to preside.

6-a. In the absence of the chairman, the vice-chairman, if one has
been selected:

a. shall preside over each duly constituted meeting of the board;

b. shall have and exercise all the powers and duties of the chairman
at any meeting over which he is called to preside;

c. shall have and exercise those additional powers and duties
authorized by resolution of the board, provided such resolution shall
specify:

(i) the dates during which the vice-chairman may exercise those powers
and duties; and

(ii) that the powers and duties authorized to the vice-chairman shall
not be exercised by the chairman during that designated time period.

7. In case of a vacancy in the office of chairman, the clerk of the
board of supervisors shall call a meeting of the members of the board
upon like notice as provided in subdivision one, at which a successor
shall be selected chairman who shall be a member of the board. The
person so selected shall serve as chairman of the board for the
unexpired term of the previous chairman. In the event of the failure of
the board to select such chairman within thirty days after the vacancy
shall have occurred, the county clerk shall appoint a member of the
board as chairman, who shall serve until the end of the calendar year in
which he is appointed.