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City Ordinance 58-66

An Ordinance creating a Riverport authority under KRS 65.510, ET SEQ.

Whereas, it is deemed necessary and expedient that a Riverport Authority be created for the City of Owensboro for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, operating and expanding necessary and proper riverport and river navigation facilities and to attract directly, or indirectly, river oriented industry.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF OWENSBORO, KENTUCKY, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1. Pursuant to KRS 65,510, et seq., there is hereby created a nonprofit developmental riverport authority to be composed of six (6) members and to be known as, “OWENSBORO RIVERPORT AUTHORITY”, with all of the duties and powers as is provided for by KRS65.510, et seq.

Section 2. The purpose of the Authority shall be to establish, maintain, operate and expand necessary and proper riverport and navigational facilities and to purchase, option, hold and receive by gift, and develop, land within the economic environs of the Port, or proposed Port, to attract directly, or indirectly, river oriented industry.

Section 3. The members of the Authority shall be appointed by the Mayor to serve for a term of four (4) years each, and until their successors are appointed and qualified; provided, however, that initial appointments shall be made so that two (2) members are appointed for two (2) years, two (2) members are appointed for three (3) years and two (2) members are appointed for four (4) years. Upon the expiration of these staggered terms, successors shall be appointed for a term of four (4) years.

Section 4. A Riverport Authority member may be replaced by the appointing authority upon a showing to such appointing authority of misconduct as a Riverport Authority member, or upon conviction of a felony. No Riverport Authority member shall hold any official office within the Port authority.

Introduced, publicly read and finally approved on first reading this September 9, 1966.

Dugan Best
Mayor

Attest:
Adelle Shelton
City Clerk

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