Maine Revised Statutes

§971. Actions of the members

Seven members of the authority constitute a quorum of the members. The affirmative vote of the greater of 5 members, present and voting, or a majority of those members present and voting is necessary for any action taken by the members. No vacancy in the membership of the authority may impair the right of the quorum to exercise all powers and perform all duties of the members. [1995, c. 117, Pt. C, §1 (AMD).]

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in a situation determined by the chief executive officer to be an emergency requiring action of the members on not more than 3 days' oral notice, an emergency meeting of the members may be conducted by telephone in accordance with the following. [1995, c. 117, Pt. C, §1 (NEW).]

1. Placement of call.  A conference call to the members must be placed by ordinary commercial means at an appointed time.
[ 1995, c. 117, Pt. C, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Record of call.  The authority shall arrange for recordation of the conference call when appropriate and prepare minutes of the emergency meeting.
[ 1995, c. 117, Pt. C, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Notice of emergency meeting.  Public notice of the emergency meeting must be given in accordance with Title 1, section 406 and that public notice must include the time of the meeting and the location of a telephone with a speakerphone attachment that enables all persons participating in the telephone meeting to be heard and understood and that is available for members of the public to hear the business conducted at the telephone meeting.
[ 1995, c. 117, Pt. C, §1 (NEW) .]
1983, c. 519, §6 (NEW). 1985, c. 344, §20 (AMD). 1985, c. 714, §8 (AMD). 1995, c. 117, §C1 (AMD).