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Chapter 7.
Supervisors

Sec. 7.1. Appointment of supervisors.

On and after the 1st day of October, 1950, and until such time as the City of Midland shall be entitled to an additional number of representatives upon the Board of Supervisors of the County of Midland, by reason of an increase of population, or otherwise, under the laws of the state, the six (6) representatives upon such board to which the city is now entitled shall be comprised of the City Attorney and five (5) other persons appointed by the Council in the following manner: Two (2) Supervisors shall be appointed by the Council to serve until April 1, 1951, and three (3) Supervisors shall be appointed by the Council to serve until April 1, 1952. Thereafter, Supervisors shall be appointed by the Council for two-year terms, two (2) appointments to be made for terms commencing April 1 in odd-numbered years and three (3) appointments for terms commencing April 1 in even-numbered years. Any qualified elector of the City of Midland (including any member of the City Council or any administrative officer or employee of the city) shall be eligible for appointment as a city member of the Board of Supervisors. In case of the necessary absence or temporary inability of any city member of the Board of Supervisors to serve or perform the duties of his office at any given session of the Board or part thereof, the Mayor shall appoint one of the administrative officers of the city or any other qualified person to serve during such absence or inability and shall certify such appointment to the County Clerk. Vacancies occurring among the city members of the Board of Supervisors shall be filled by the Council within thirty (30) days after such vacancy shall occur.

Sec. 7.2. Additional supervisors.

In the event that the city may be entitled to additional representatives upon such Board of Supervisors by reason of a population increase, or otherwise, as provided by state law, the Council shall take proper action to initiate the amendment of this charter to provide for the selection of such additional representative or representatives. Until such amendment shall become effective, the Council shall, at its earliest convenience in the first instance, and thereafter at its first regular meeting following each regular biennial city election, appoint the supervisor or supervisors to which the city is so entitled. Any such appointed supervisor shall assume office immediately and shall serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the Council. Vacancies occurring among the number of such appointed representatives shall be filled by the Council within thirty (30) days after such vacancy shall occur. No person shall be appointed to serve as a supervisor except he possesses the same qualifications as are required of city officers under this charter.

Sec. 7.3. Duties of city supervisors.

The supervisors of the city shall perform the duties required to be performed by supervisors under the general laws of the state, except as otherwise provided in this charter. Each supervisor shall, in the performance of his duties, to the best of his ability, represent the city, its inhabitants, and its government as a whole.

Sec. 7.4. Compensation of supervisors.

All supervisors of the city shall be entitled to retain any compensation and mileage paid to them by the county as members of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Midland.

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