IRRIGATION AND DRAINAGE — WATER RIGHTS AND RECLAMATION
GROUND WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICTS
42-5104. Board of directors — Composition — Appointment of first board — Election of subsequent boards. (1) The board of directors of the ground water management district shall consist of three (3) members. Each member shall be a water user, or representative of a water user within the district.
(2) The first board of directors shall be appointed by the director of the department of water resources. Water users within the district, or groups thereof, may submit to the director, or the director may solicit therefrom, the names of qualified individuals to be considered for appointment to the board.
(3) The term of office of the directors shall be determined by lot so that one (1) member shall serve for a term of three (3) years, one (1) member shall serve for a term of two (2) years, and one (1) member shall serve for a term of one (1) year. Thereafter, members shall serve a three (3) year term and shall be elected as hereinafter provided. If a vacancy occurs, the director shall appoint a successor to serve the remainder of the term.
(4) On the first Tuesday in February following the expiration of the term of the member serving for one (1) year, and on the first Tuesday in February of each year thereafter, an election shall be held at which a director to succeed the one whose term has expired will be elected. Each director so elected shall be a water user or a representative of a water user within the district.
In any election for director, if after the deadline for filing a declaration of intent as a write-in candidate, it appears that only one (1) qualified candidate has been nominated for a directors position, it shall not be necessary for the candidate to stand for election, and the board of directors of the district shall declare such candidate elected as director and the secretary of the district shall immediately make and deliver to such person a certificate of election.
[42-5104, added 1987, ch. 349, sec. 1, p. 766; am. 1995, ch. 118, sec. 83, p. 498.]