Section 2 No title
Port of Albany 192/25 (POA)
There is also hereby created and established the Albany port district commission, hereinafter called "the commission", which shall be a body corporate and have the powers, duties and jurisdiction hereinafter enumerated, and such other additional powers and duties as may from time to time be conferred upon it by the legislature of the state. The commission shall consist of five members, four of whom shall be residents of the city of Albany, and one of whom shall be a resident of the city of Rensselaer. Four of the members of said commission shall be appointed by the governor upon the nomination of the mayor of the city of Albany; one member shall be likewise appointed upon the nomination of the mayor of the city of Rensselaer. In the event that the governor shall disapprove any nomination so made the governor shall return said nomination to the mayor making the same and such mayor shall thereupon nominate another person in his or her place and stead for membership on such commission. In the event a mayor shall within twenty days after the receipt of such disapproved nomination fail to nominate another person in his or her place and stead, the governor shall appoint as a member of such commission a resident of the city in which the person originally nominated resides at the time of such original nomination. The terms of office of the members of the commission shall be three years from the date of their appointment. A vacancy in the commission arising by reason of death, resignation, or otherwise, shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment was made. The members of the commission shall, before entering upon the duties of their office, take the constitutional oath of office, and file the same in the office of the secretary of state. The commission shall organize by the selection from its members of a chairman, and the appointment of a secretary and treasurer. It shall adopt such rules as it may deem necessary and proper for the government of its own proceedings and the regulation and use of port facilities in the district, and shall keep a record of its proceedings. A majority of the members of such commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business and the concurrence of a majority of such commission shall be necessary to the validity of any order of the commission, except as otherwise provided by the local finance law. Any member of the commission may be removed by the governor for inefficiency, neglect of duty or misconduct in office, after a hearing upon charges and an opportunity to be heard in his or her own defense in person or by counsel upon not less than ten days' notice. The chairman and members of the commission shall not receive a salary or other compensation, but the chairman and each member shall be reimbursed for his or her actual and necessary disbursements incurred in the discharge of his or her duties.