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Port Authority
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200 Rogers Road
Kittery, ME 03904
Port Authority Meetings:
First Thursday of the month 6:00 p.m.
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16.1.6  Port Authority.        Appointment and Composition.

A.      The Port Authority is established by Maine Private and Special law 1961, Chapter 163, as amended, and Town Charter, Article IX.

B.      The Port Authority consists of seven (7) members, who are Kittery residents serving staggered terms of office of five years.

C.      Members of the Port Authority are appointed by the Town Council.

D.      A municipal officer, or spouse thereof, may not serve as a member of the Port Authority.

E.      Members serve until their successors are appointed and qualified.

F.      No member shall serve more than 2 consecutive terms of 5 years. Any member who has served 2 consecutive terms of 5 years is ineligible to serve on the Board for a period of 1 year. Computation of term limits commences with the first term of 5 years following the effective date of this provision. Computation of term limits does not include service prior to the effective date of this provision nor to terms of fewer than 5 years after the effective date.

G.      A member of the Port Authority may be dismissed for cause by the Town Council before the expiration of such member’s term after notice and hearing.

H.      Vacancies are filled by Town Council appointment for the unexpired term.        Powers and Duties.

A.      To elect annually a chairperson and vice chairperson from its membership and a secretary. It is the duty of the secretary to keep and maintain a permanent record of all meetings of the Port Authority, and show the vote of each member upon each question.

B.      A quorum consists of four or more members. All decisions must be made by a minimum of four like votes, except on procedural matters.

C.      Adopt bylaws to govern routine Port Authority proceedings and set agendas and hold meetings to perform duties.

D.      Any question of whether a particular issue involves a conflict of interest sufficient to disqualify a member from voting thereon is decided by a majority vote of the members present, except the member who is being challenged, who may not vote on the issue.

E.      All records of the Port Authority are public records, except as excluded under 1 M.R.S. §402 (3) (A)-(O), the Maine Freedom of Access (Right to Know) statute.

F.      The Port Authority is to:

1. Perform duties as provided by law.


Town of Kittery 200 Rogers Rd Ext., Kittery, Maine 03904
(207) 439-0452 Fax: (207) 439-6806
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