8. If a member of the Council, other than the chairman, is absent or unable to act, or if the office of a member is vacant, the council of the municipality shall designate another of its members as representative, and the clerk shall transmit to the Community a certified copy of the resolution designating the representative before the first meeting the representative must attend; the designation is valid for the duration of such absence, inability to act or vacancy, and until it is revoked by the council of the municipality, provided the designated person remains a member of that council.
The council of the municipality may, at any time, designate in advance one of its members to provisionally replace either of the representatives 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, or the office of representative is vacant.
Where the person replaced is a councillor, the resolution designating his 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 Council.
1979, c. 95, s. 31; 1983, c. 29, s. 2; 1990, c. 85, s. 7.