Steamship Authority Port Council

Regular Meetings
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • First Wednesday of each month
  • Location alternates between the SSA terminals in Woods Hole and Hyannis
About the Committee
Steamship Authority’s Enabling Act.~ Section 14
Steamship Authority’s Port Council

There is hereby established a board to be known as the Port Council of the Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority which shall consist of seven members: 1 member to be appointed by the board of selectmen of the Town of Falmouth for a term of 1 year; 1 member to be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council of the City of New Bedford for a term of 1 year; 1 member to be appointed by the town council of the Town of Barnstable for a term of 2 years; 1 member to be appointed by the selectmen of the Town of Oak Bluffs for a term of 2 years; 1 member to be appointed by the board of selectmen of the town of Tisbury for a term of two years; one member to be appointed by the board of selectmen of the Town of Nantucket for a term of 3 years; and 1 member to be appointed by the board of selectmen of the Town of Fairhaven for a term of 3 years. Upon the expiration of the term of a member, a successor shall be appointed in like manner for a term of 2 years. Said board shall have the power to review the annual budget of the authority and advise the authority members concerning any activities underway or proposed in any port community in which the authority operates. The board shall have access to such books, records and files of the authority as it may deem necessary or desirable for the exercise of its powers. The members of the board shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed from the funds of the authority for any actual expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties.

As amended by
  • St. 1964, c. 313, § 1
  • St. 1979, c. 316
  • St. 1980, c. 48, § 1
  • St. 2002, c. 243, § 9
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