(a) General. -- The county commission of a county that has been authorized by the Legislature to establish an economic opportunity development district, in accordance with this article, shall provide, by order entered of record, for the appointment of a district board to oversee the operations of the district: Provided, That the county commission may, by order, in lieu of appointing a separate district board, designate itself to act as the district board.
(b) Composition of board. -- If a separate district board is to be appointed, it shall be made up of at least seven members, two of which shall be owners, or representatives of owners, of real property situated in the economic opportunity development district and the other five shall be residents of the county within which the district is located.
(c) Annual report. -- The district board, in addition to the duties prescribed by the order creating the district, shall submit an annual report to the county commission and the Development Office containing:
(1) An itemized statement of its receipts and disbursements for the preceding fiscal year;
(2) A description of its activities for the preceding fiscal year;
(3) A recommended program of services to be performed and capital improvements to be made within the district for the coming fiscal year; and
(4) A proposed budget to accomplish its objectives.
(d) Conflict of interest exception. -- Nothing in this article prohibits any member of the district board from also serving on the board of directors of a nonprofit corporation with which the county commission may contract to provide specified services within the district.
(e) Compensation of board members. -- Each member of the district board may receive reasonable compensation for services on the board in the amount determined by the county commission: Provided, That when a district board is not created for the district but the work of the board is done by the county commission, the county commissioners shall receive no additional compensation.