§4312. Qualification of members; appointment; oath; tenure
A. The members composing the commission shall be qualified electors of the parish, of whom at least three must live within the limits of the municipality by whose authority the commission is created, and all of whom must live within the service area of the municipally owned utility system; shall have been residents of said parish for a period of at least three years, shall not hold any other municipal or state office; shall not be an employee of the state, parish or municipality, nor be an officer or employee or have any business connection with any privately owned utility. The term of each member shall be five years, and the members shall serve without compensation.
B. The members composing the commission shall be appointed and selected by the respective mayor and board of aldermen in the ordinance creating the utility commission. Their appointment shall be evidenced by a commission issued by the mayor and board of aldermen, and each member's term of office shall begin as of the date the commission appointing him was issued. Each member shall take the oath required of all officers by the constitution of the state of Louisiana. The oath shall be in duplicate form and one copy shall be filed with the clerk of the court for the parish wherein the commission was created, and one with the clerk of the respective municipality. Initially, one of the members of the commission shall be appointed for a term of one year; one for a term of two years; one for a term of three years; one for a term of four years; and one for a term of five years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be for a term of five years. All vacancies occurring from any cause shall be filled for the unexpired term upon appointment by the respective mayor and board of aldermen.
Acts 1972, No. 598, §2.