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469.011 AUTHORITY OPERATIONS.

Subdivision 1.Powers in commissioners; quorum.

The powers of each authority shall be vested in its commissioners in office at any time; a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for all purposes.

Subd. 2.Officers; bylaws.

Each authority shall select a chair and a secretary from among its commissioners and shall adopt bylaws and other rules for the conduct of its affairs that it deems appropriate.

Subd. 3.Meetings.

The regular meetings of an authority shall be held in a fixed place, except that meetings of a multicounty authority may be held anywhere within the boundaries of the area of operation of the authority or within any additional area where the authority is authorized to undertake a project, and shall be open to the public.

Subd. 4.Expenses; compensation.

Each commissioner may receive necessary expenses, including traveling expenses, incurred in the performance of duties. Each commissioner may be paid up to $75 for attending each regular and special meeting of the authority. Commissioners who are full-time state employees or full-time employees of the political subdivisions of the state may not receive the daily payment, but they may suffer no loss in compensation or benefits from the state or a political subdivision as a result of their service on the board. Commissioners who are elected officials may receive the daily payment for a particular day only if they do not receive any other daily payment for public service on that day. Commissioners who are full-time state employees or full-time employees of the political subdivisions of the state may receive the expenses provided for in this subdivision unless the expenses are reimbursed by another source.