2014 Arkansas Code
Title 14 - Local Government
Subtitle 2 - County Government
Chapter 27 - County Intergovernmental Cooperation Councils
§ 14-27-102 - Creation -- Membership, etc.

AR Code § 14-27-102 (2014) What's This?

(a) There is established within each county of this state a county intergovernmental cooperation council to facilitate cooperation among all the local government subdivisions of each county, to encourage the efficient use of local government resources, and to eliminate the duplication of services by local governments.

(b) (1) The membership of each cooperation council shall consist of the county judge, the county clerk, and the mayor of each city and incorporated town within each county.

(2) (A) The county judge of each county shall serve as chair of the cooperation council.

(B) The county judge shall have full voting power and shall have veto power over any action taken by the council.

(C) It shall require a two-thirds majority vote of all council members to override a veto.

(3) The county clerk of each county shall serve as the secretary of the cooperation council, shall preside over cooperation council meetings in the absence of the council chair, and shall be responsible for writing and submitting all reports of the cooperation council.

(c) Each member of the council shall have one (1) vote for the local government jurisdiction he or she represents on the cooperation council.

(d) The members of the cooperation council shall serve without compensation for their services.

(e) A quorum shall consist of a majority of the council's membership and shall be necessary to conduct its business.

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