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383C.031 COMMISSIONERS; APPOINTMENT; QUALIFICATIONS.
Within 30 days after a majority of the voters of the county voting upon said question elect to
come within the provisions of sections 383C.03 to 383C.059, the board of county commissioners
shall by majority vote, appoint three persons as county civil service commissioners to serve for
designated terms of one for two years, one for four years, and one for six years. Each alternate year
thereafter the board of county commissioners shall appoint one person as successor for the county
civil service commissioner whose term shall expire, to serve six years. Any vacancies shall be
filled by the board of county commissioners for the unexpired term. No person shall be appointed
or shall act as a member of the county civil service commission at any time while holding any
public office or while standing as a candidate for any public office, notary public excepted, or any
public employment or position in a political party within the two years immediately preceding
appointment. Each member of said commission shall be a resident in the county and on becoming
a nonresident, thereby forfeits the office. Within 15 days after appointment, each commissioner
shall qualify by subscribing to an oath for the faithful discharge of duties and file said oath with
said court administrator of the district court and such oath shall include a statement of belief in
and desire to support the principles of the merit system. If an appointee fails to so qualify, another
shall be named. Each commissioner shall hold office until a successor has been appointed and
qualified, except in case a commissioner shall stand as a candidate for elective public office,
whereupon the filing of candidacy thereby automatically results in forfeiture of the office. The
county civil service commission shall organize by electing one of its members as presiding officer
and the civil service director hereinafter provided shall serve as secretary.
History: 1941 c 423 s 2; 1949 c 198 s 1; 1953 c 543 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1Sp1986 c 3 art 1
s 82; 1988 c 491 s 1