Maine Revised Statutes

§7206. Commission on Municipal Deorganization

The Commission on Municipal Deorganization, as established in Title 5, chapter 379, shall assist local deorganization committees in formulating deorganization procedures. In addition, the commission shall review these deorganization procedures as provided in this chapter. [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]

1. Membership.  The commission shall consist of the following 5 members:
A. The Commissioner of Education or the commissioner's designee; [1993, c. 435, §10 (AMD).]
B. The fiscal administrator of the unorganized territory within the Office of the State Auditor or the administrator's designee; [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW); 2013, c. 16, §10 (REV).]
C. The State Tax Assessor or the assessor's designee; [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]
D. The director of the Maine Land Use Planning Commission or the director's designee; and [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW); 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV).]
E. The county commissioner whose district includes the municipality which is considering deorganization. [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1993, c. 435, §10 (AMD); 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV); 2013, c. 16, §10 (REV) .]
2. Responsibilities.  The commission shall:
A. Assist municipalities in preparing deorganization procedures and provide the information required in section 7205; [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]
B. Review each deorganization procedure and provide comments and suggestions with respect to the procedure; [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]
C. Recommend alternatives to deorganization if the commission finds that feasible alternatives exist; [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]
D. Within 30 days after receiving the proposed deorganization procedure, provide copies of its review and comments on the deorganization procedure to the municipal officers, the local deorganization committee and to the executive director, who shall provide it to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over local government matters; and [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]
E. Develop a deorganization procedure, as provided in section 7205, subsection 6, for a municipality whose local deorganization committee fails to do so. [1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW).]
[ 1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW) .]
3. Chair.  The 4 commission members who are state officials shall annually elect a chair from among those state officials.
[ 1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW) .]
4. Fiscal agent.  The fiscal administrator of the unorganized territory within the Office of the State Auditor shall be the fiscal agent for the commission.
[ 1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW); 2013, c. 16, §10 (REV) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1989, c. 216, §2 (NEW). 1989, c. 700, §A131 (AMD). 1993, c. 435, §10 (AMD). 2011, c. 682, §38 (REV). 2013, c. 16, §10 (REV).