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48-1208. Board of directors; qualifications; term; appointment; election; compensation; expenses
A. A district having an area of one hundred sixty acres or more shall be governed by a board of at least three directors. Members of the board of directors shall be registered voters of the district and, after the initial members, shall be elected by the registered voters of the district. The number of directors and the dates of elections and of expiration of terms of the directors shall be specified in the petition for establishment of the district pursuant to section 48-261. Candidates for a district board office shall file nominating petitions with the board of supervisors as prescribed by title 16, chapter 3. If only one person files or no person files a nominating petition for an election to fill a district office, the board of supervisors may cancel the election for the position and appoint the person who filed the nominating petition to fill the position. If no person files a nominating petition for an election to fill a district office, the board of supervisors may cancel the election for that office and that office is deemed vacant and shall be filled as otherwise provided by law. A person who is appointed pursuant to this section is fully vested with the powers and duties of the office as if elected to that office.
B. A director who resides in an area which is deleted from the district during the director's term of office shall continue to serve until the next regular election, and until the director's successor is elected and qualified. If the director's term does not expire at that time, a new qualified director shall be elected to serve out the unexpired portion.
C. A district having an area of less than one hundred sixty acres shall be governed by the boards of supervisors or their designees of the counties in which the district is located, and the boards of supervisors shall constitute the board of directors of the district.
D. Members of the board are not eligible to receive compensation but are eligible for reimbursement of expenses pursuant to title 38, chapter 4, article 2.
E. The board of directors shall annually elect from among its members a chairman of the board to serve as the chief executive officer of the board of directors of the district.