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§31-20-4. Governing body; organization and meetings; quorum; administrative expenses.

(a) The governing body of the authority shall consist of the voting members of the board as provided for in section three of this article and shall exercise all the powers given to the authority in this article. On the second Monday of July of each odd-numbered year, the board shall meet to elect a chairman and a secretary from among its own members. The secretary of the Department of Administration or his or her designated representative shall serve as treasurer of the board. The board shall otherwise meet quarterly, unless a special meeting is called by its chairman.

(b) A majority of the members of the board constitute a quorum, and a quorum must be present for the board to conduct business. Unless the bylaws require a larger number, action may be taken by majority vote of the members present.

(c) The board shall prescribe, amend and repeal bylaws and rules governing the manner in which the business of the authority is conducted and shall review and approve the budget prepared by the executive director annually.

(d) On or before April 1, 2000, the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority board shall, with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint an executive director to act as its chief executive officer, to serve at the will and pleasure of the board. The compensation of the director shall be at the same rate as the commissioner of corrections. The appointment shall be for a term of five years to begin on April 1, 2000. The executive director may employ any other personnel he or she determines necessary and may appoint counsel and legal staff for the authority and retain any temporary engineering, financial and other consultants or technicians that are required for any special study or survey consistent with the provisions of this article. The executive director may engage in negotiations and carry out plans to implement the provisions of this article and exercise those powers listed in section five of this article on behalf of the authority. The executive director shall prepare annually a budget to be submitted to the board for its review and approval.

(e) All costs incidental to the administration of the authority, including office expense, personal services expense and current expense, shall be paid from the regional jail and correctional facility development fund in accordance with guidelines issued by the board of the authority.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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