SEC. 55-19-5. Board of directors.
When each of the boards of supervisors of the four (4) counties wherein the Bienville National Forest lands lie has adopted a resolution for the creation of the Bienville Recreational District as provided in section 55-19-3, the respective board of supervisors shall appoint a person of good general reputation and sound business judgment to the board of directors for a four-year term, such term commencing at a date certain to be mutually agreed upon by the four (4) boards of supervisors. The governor of the State of Mississippi within sixty (60) days after creation of the district shall appoint two (2) members from the district-at-large to the board of directors for terms of four (4) years.
The clerk of each of the respective boards of supervisors and the governor shall advise the secretary of state of their appointees, and a commission shall be issued to all directors by the secretary of state.
All of the directors shall meet within sixty (60) days from the effective date of the commissions of the county directors in the courthouse of one (1) of the member counties at the time and place designated by the secretary of state of the State of Mississippi, and shall take and subscribe to the general oath of office as set forth in section 268 of the state constitution and thereafter file said oath with the secretary of state.
The directors shall organize at said meeting by electing a president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer for one-year terms from among the directors present. This initial meeting of the board of directors and all subsequent meetings shall be a public record where official minutes of all proceedings shall be accurately and safely kept by the secretary of the board of directors of the district.
All members of the board of directors shall be entitled to twenty-two dollars and fifty cents ($22.50) per diem not to exceed twenty-three (23) days in a fiscal year.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Secs. 5977.5-02, 5977.5-08; Laws, 1972, ch. 329, Secs. 2, 8, eff from and after passage (approved April 11, 1972).