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Section V. Advisory Boards and Commission
A.  In accordance with provisions of DCHRC, the Commissioners shall appoint boards and commissions by Resolution as set forth in Section Il,A,5, of this document. The functions, purposes, and responsibilities of such body, the number of members appointed, terms of office, operational bylaws, record keeping and reporting, and life of the board or commission (if any) shall be established in the enabling resolution.

Appointees are required to periodically brief the Commission at least once annually on their functions, activities, and issues of concerns, including the submission of a written report for inclusion in the Annual Reports for the County of Dukes County.

B.  Any officials appointed by the County of Dukes County Commissioners to a multiple member body may be removed from office by the County Commissioners if said official fails to attend regularly scheduled meetings for a period of three consecutive meetings without express leave from the chairman of such multiple member body, unless the County Commissioners shall determine otherwise. Any such appointed official shall be automatically removed from office if such person is convicted of a felony or if such person is absent from such duties for the period of six consecutive months notwithstanding the permission from the chairman to be absent. This rule shall become effective when voted and shall ultimately be included in the County of Dukes County Administrative Code.  
(Adopted by vote of the County Commissioners on 1/12/00)

C.  Filling a Vacancy – Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the membership of an appointed multiple member body, the remaining members shall forthwith within 15 days, give written notice of such vacancy to the appointing authority. The appointing authority will attempt to fill the vacancy within 30 days of such written notice.

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