161. Where a representative is absent or unable to act, the council of the municipality shall designate another of its members as representative, and the clerk or secretary-treasurer shall transmit to the transit authority, before the first meeting that the representative must attend, a certified copy of the resolution designating the representative. The designation is valid for as long as the absence or inability to act lasts, and until it is revoked by the council of the municipality, provided that the person designated thereby remains a member of the council.
The council of the municipality may, at any time, designate in advance one of its members to provisionally replace the representative of the municipality under the circumstances mentioned in the first paragraph.
If the replacement referred to in the second paragraph is absent or unable to act at a time when he should be replacing the representative, the representative shall be replaced by a member of the council of the municipality designated in accordance with the first paragraph for as long as both the representative and the replacement are absent or unable to act.
The resolution designating the replacement must specify that the replacement is provisional, failing which the replacement terminates the term of office of the person replaced as member of the board of directors.
1969, c. 85, s. 212; 1982, c. 2, s. 116; 1983, c. 29, s. 52; 1990, c. 85, s. 52; 1999, c. 40, s. 67.