County public welfare boards
- • appointment
- • term
- • expenses
- • termination
(1) A county public welfare board of not fewer than five nor more than seven members may be created within each county. The members shall be appointed by the governing body of the county, on the basis of recognized interest in and knowledge of the field of public assistance. Members of the governing body may be appointed to the board.
(2) Members shall be appointed for a term of four years. Before the expiration of the term of a member of the county public welfare board, the governing body shall appoint the successor of the member to assume the duties of the member on July 1 next following. In case of a vacancy for any cause, the governing body shall make an appointment to be immediately effective for the unexpired term. Any member of the county public welfare board may be removed by the governing body at any time for cause. The governing body shall name the chairperson of the county public welfare board.
(3) Members appointed shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be allowed the actual and necessary expenses incurred by them in attending any meeting of the Department of Human Services when such attendance is authorized by the Director of Human Services. The expenses authorized pursuant to this subsection shall be paid by the department out of the Public Welfare Account.
(4) The governing body of the county may abolish the county public welfare board upon 60 days’ notice. On the effective date stated in the notice, the county public welfare board shall be abolished and the tenure of office of members shall cease.
(5) Until the notice required in subsection (4) of this section is given, any county public welfare board in existence on November 4, 1993, shall continue and shall perform its duties under ORS 411.155 (Duties of county public welfare boards). [1971 c.779 §69; 1993 c.88 §§1,2; 2001 c.900 §88]
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