79.552. 1. In any municipality eligible under section 79.550 to create a municipal redevelopment authority, upon the motion of the governing body of such municipality, there is hereby created a municipal redevelopment authority in such municipality, which shall consist of nine members appointed pursuant to this section. Three members of such authority shall be appointed by the mayor of such municipality, six members of such authority shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate.
2. The members of the authority shall be citizens and residents of the state. The members of the authority appointed by the mayor shall be residents of the municipality, or shall have previously been residents of the municipality for at least five years preceding the appointment. Of the members of the authority appointed by the governor, at least four members shall be residents of the county in which the municipality is located and such members may also be residents of the municipality.
3. Each member appointed shall serve for a term of two years, except that of the members first appointed, two of the members appointed by the mayor and three of the members appointed by the governor shall serve for a term of one year. The mayor shall designate one of the members as chairman. Vacancies in the authority shall be filled for the unexpired term in the same manner as original appointments are made. Five members of the authority shall constitute a quorum, and any action or order of the authority shall require the approval of at least five members.
4. All members shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties, except that the reimbursements for expenses incurred on any one day other than the cost of travel shall not exceed one hundred and fifty percent of the daily expense allowance established for members of the general assembly pursuant to section 21.145. Any member who is a resident of the county in which the municipality establishing the authority is located shall not be reimbursed for lodging.
(L. 1988 H.B. 1738 § 2, A.L. 1990 H.B. 1564, A.L. 1995 H.B. 484, et al.)
Missouri General Assembly