Whenever any municipality adopts Articles 5, 6, 8, 11 or 12 of this Act, said municipality shall be divided into wards by the Ward Commissioners as hereinafter provided.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-48, p. 520.)
The members of the County Board of Elections of the county in which such municipality is situated, together with the Municipal Clerk of the municipality, shall constitute the Ward Commissioners.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-49, p. 520.)
Within five (5) days following the election at which the voters of the municipality shall have adopted one (1) of said optional plans, the Ward Commissioners shall meet and, having first taken and subscribed before some officer authorized to administer oaths an oath faithfully and impartially to perform the duties imposed upon them, shall forthwith proceed to divide the municipality into such number of wards as is specified in the adopted plan.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-50, p. 520.)
In the performance of their duty to fix and determine ward boundaries, the Ward Commissioners shall be entitled to the aid and assistance of a surveyor or engineer and, when they deem necessary, may employ a competent surveyor or engineer and such other assistants to aid them in the discharge of their duties.
(Source: L. 1971, c.407, § 1.)
Each Ward Commissioner shall be entitled to be reimbursed for necessary expenses incurred in the performance of his duties and to such compensation, not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.), as shall be determined by the municipal governing body. Upon certification of the Ward Commissioners, the municipal governing body shall provide for payment of the expenses of the Ward Commissioners, their compensation as determined by the governing body and the expenses for the services of the surveyor, engineer or such other assistants as shall have been incurred by the Ward Commissioners; however, no engineer hired under this section shall be compensated by receiving a percentage of the contract for which he renders service.
(Source: L. 1971, c. 407, § 2.)
The Ward Commissioners shall fix and determine the ward boundaries so that each ward is formed of compact and contiguous territory. The wards so created shall not differ in population, according to the most recent federal census, by more than ten percent (10%) of the population of the least populous ward created.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-51, p. 520.)
Within thirty (30) days after the adoption of one (1) of said optional plans, the Ward Commissioners shall make and file their report and certificate over at least three (3) of their signatures, setting forth and properly describing the ward boundaries fixed and determined, to which there shall be annexed a map of the municipality with the ward boundaries clearly marked thereon. The report so certified shall be filed in the office of the Clerk of the county, and a copy thereof shall also be filed with the Secretary of State and in the office of the Clerk of the municipality.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-52, p. 520.)
A notice of the ward boundaries, as fixed and determined by the Ward Commissioners, shall be published by the Clerk of the municipality at least once in at least one (1) newspaper circulating in the municipality within two (2) weeks immediately next succeeding the filing of the report and certificate required by § C11-7 of this article. Upon completion of the publication, the former wards, if any, shall be superseded, and thereafter all officers elected or appointed in the municipality for or representing the wards thereof shall be elected from or appointed for the wards fixed by the Ward Commissioners hereunder.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-53, p. 521.)
Within three (3) months following each decennial federal census, the Ward Commissioners shall meet, in the manner heretofore provided in this article, for the purpose of making such adjustments in ward boundaries as shall be necessary pursuant to § C11-6 of this article. Within thirty (30) days following such meeting, they shall discharge their duties and report to the municipality in the same manner as provided in §§ C11-7 and C11-8 of this article.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-54, p. 521.)
All officers elected for existing wards in any municipality wherein ward lines are changed pursuant to § C11-9 of this article shall continue in office until their respective terms of offices shall expire and until their successors are elected and qualified.
(Source: L. 1950, c. 210, § 17-55, p. 521.)