IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES — WATER RESOURCE BOARD
42-1733. Organization. The business of the board shall be conducted as follows:
(a) The first meeting of the board shall be held in the city of Boise within thirty (30) days following its appointment and thereafter the board shall hold no less than four (4) regular meetings annually on dates and at places set by the board. The board shall maintain its principal office in Ada county. Special meetings of the board may be held by call of the chairman, four (4) of the members of the board, or the governor. A majority of board members at any meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. No notice shall be required for regular, special or adjourned meetings, providing the time and place of the meeting is fixed at a meeting at which all of the board members are in attendance. Otherwise, five (5) days written or telegraphic notice setting out the time, place and purpose of the meeting shall be required. Any meeting of the board at which all of the members are present shall be as valid as if held pursuant to notice. Members may waive notice in writing either before or at the time of the meeting.
(b) All meetings at which official action is taken by the board shall be open to the public; the board may hold executive sessions at which no official action is taken.
(c) At its first meeting the board shall elect one (1) of its members chairman and one (1) of its members vice chairman. Such officers shall hold their respective offices for a period of two (2) years and until their successors are elected and qualified. Should a vacancy occur in either office, the board shall elect a member to fill such vacancy for the remainder of the term.
(d) The chairman shall preside at all meetings of the board, perform the normal duties of that office and such other duties as may be required of him by the board.
(e) The vice chairman shall possess all of the powers and perform all of the duties of the chairman in the event of the death, absence, disability or refusal to act on the part of the chairman, and such authority shall extend until a new chairman has been elected and qualified. He shall also perform such other duties as may be required of him by the board.
(f) The board shall select a secretary who may be a member of the board. The secretary shall be responsible for full and accurate minutes of all meetings of the board, a record of its proceedings, and every ruling, order and decision made by it. He shall also perform such other duties as may be required of him.
(g) The board shall adopt a seal having upon it the words, "Idaho water resource board," which shall be placed in the care and custody of the director.
(h) Each member of the board shall, before entering upon the discharge of his official duties, file with the secretary of state the statutory oath of office to which, and as a part thereof, shall be added a declaration of the political party to which said board member belongs.
[42-1733, added 1965, ch. 320, sec. 3, p. 901; am. 2001, ch. 183, sec. 17, p. 627.]