Utility Board of Trustees
Members Term Expires
Curtis Bonner 5/2018
Richard Uribe 5/2019
Joshua M. Fields 5/2019
Michael Garza 5/2016
Kevin Campbell 5/2017
   
   
Functions of the Utility Board of Trustees
The utility trustees shall have the managing control and operation of the city waterworks system and city sewer system owned and operated by the city as above provided for; save and except for · The final adoption of rates for such city-owned utility systems; ·  Any bond issue request shall be submitted to the elective commission for approval as used herein shall mean
   the sanitary sewer collection, treatment and disposal system, which may on occasion be referred to as wastewater or
   wastewater facilities.
Membership
The trustees shall consist of five (5) appointive members and the mayor and city manager of the city as ex-officio, nonvoting members.  Each voting member shall be an adult, lawful and actual resident of the City of Harlingen. The appointment of the initial utility trustees shall be by each elective commissioner of the City of Harlingen nominating one member for the said utility trustees, with each trustee to be approved by three affirmative votes of the elective commission of the city.  Subsequent voting members shall be appointed by the city commissioners drawing lots to determine the nominating commissioner, who shall then nominate a succeeding trustee, with such succeeding trustee, with such succeeding trustee to be approved by three affirmative votes of the elective commission of the city.  Each elective commissioner shall be limited to the appointment of one trustee per two-year commissioner’s term.  One each of the original five (5) appointed voting members shall serve for terms of one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), respectively, as determined by an initial drawing of lots by the original trustees.  All successor appointees shall serve four-year terms, save and except for vacancies resulting from death, resignation, failure to remain a resident of the City of Harlingen, or other causes, to also be filled by appointment by a majority of the elective commission and to serve for the remainder of such vacant term.  The nomination for a trustee to fill an unexpired term shall be submitted to the commission by the mayor.

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