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The Lerwick Harbour Revision (Constitution) Order 2003

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Membership of the Authority

3.—(1) On and after the revised constitution date, the Members of the Authority shall be:–

(a)three persons nominated and elected by shipowners, qualified as hereinafter provided;

(b)three persons nominated and elected by business ratepayers, qualified as hereinafter provided;

(c)three persons having been nominated by Shetland Islands Council qualified as hereinafter provided;

(d)the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive of the Authority from time to time acting ex officio;

and application, appointment or election under sub-paragraphs (a) – (c) of this paragraph shall mean application, appointment or election for the post of Members described in those sub- paragraphs.

(2) The arrangements for application, appointment or election of Members after the revised constitution date shall be as follows:–

(i)All Members shall have their main place of residence in the Shetland Islands.

(ii)

(a)on the election date in the year 2003

(i)three Members shall be elected in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(a) above

(ii)three Members shall be elected in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(b) above

(iii)three Members shall be appointed in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(c) above

(iv)two Members shall serve in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(d) above

(b)the initial terms to be served by the Members elected or appointed in accordance herewith shall be as follows:–

(i)the three Members appointed in accordance with sub-paragraph (1)(c) above shall serve an initial term of one year

(ii)the Members elected in terms of sub-paragraph (1)(b) above shall serve an initial term of two years

(iii)the three Members elected in terms of sub-paragraph (1)(a) above shall serve an initial term of three years

(c)on the election date in the year 2004 the arrangements for election and appointment of Members shall be as follows:–

(i)the three Members appointed in terms of sub-paragraph (1)(c) above shall demit office and shall be entitled to be nominated and appointed as hereinafter provided

(ii)the remaining Members elected or appointed in terms of sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) above will remain in office

(d)on the election date in the year 2005 the arrangements for election and appointment of Members shall be as follows:–

(i)the three Members elected in terms of sub-paragraph (1)(b) above shall demit office and shall be entitled to be elected and appointed as hereinafter provided

(ii)the remaining Members elected or appointed in terms of sub-paragraphs (1)(a) and (c) above will remain in office

(e)on the election date in the year 2006 the arrangements for election and appointment of Members shall be as follows:–

(i)the three Members elected in terms of sub-paragraph (1)(a) above shall demit office and shall be entitled to be elected and appointed as hereinafter provided

(ii)the remaining Members elected or appointed in terms of sub-paragraphs 1(b) and (c) above shall remain in office.

(3) after the expiry of the respective initial terms of office of the Members (other than Members ex officio) the term of office of Members shall be three years commencing with the date of the expiry of the initial term of office of the category of Member concerned.

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