2011 Hawaii Code
DIVISION 1. GOVERNMENT
TITLE 12. CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES
180. Soil and Water Conservation Districts
§180-12 Appointment, election, qualifications, and tenure of directors.
§180-12 Appointment, election, qualifications, and tenure of directors. The terms of office of the two district directors appointed pursuant to section 180-7 shall be three years, except that those first appointed shall be for one and two years, respectively. The terms of the three elected directors shall be three years. Unexpired terms shall be filled by a majority vote of the district's remaining directors. Successors to full terms shall be appointed or elected, as originally selected. The directors shall either live or work in the districts they represent. The districts shall conduct their own elections and submit the results to the department for certification. Land occupiers representing individual farms, ranches, or plantations are eligible to have one vote for each one hundred acres or less lying within a district. Each acreage can be accounted for only once, with priority voting in order of land occupier, and land owner, respectively; provided that to be eligible to vote, a land occupier shall first provide the district with its name, address, and information clearly identifying the acreage. The directors shall designate a chairperson and may, from time to time, change the designation. A majority of the directors shall constitute a quorum and the concurrence of a majority upon any official matter shall be necessary. Directors shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be entitled to necessary expenses. They may employ and fix the compensation of such officers and employees as they may require, and shall provide for surety bonds for employees or officers who are entrusted with funds. Directors shall keep a record of proceedings, resolutions, rules, and orders issued or adopted, and accounts of receipts and disbursements, and shall furnish to the department copies of such documents, instruments, or information concerning their activities as the department may request. [L 1947, c 191, §6; RL 1955, §28-15; am L Sp 1959 2d, c 1, §22; am L 1961, c 132, §2; am L 1967, c 145, §§1, 2; HRS §180-12; am L 1991, c 94, §3]
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