Community Development Commission; promulgation of rules; fund.
(a) There is created the Cullman County Community Development Commission which may receive, except as provided in subdivision (2) of subsection (c), and by majority vote may distribute any funds in the Community Development Fund created herein for the purposes of promoting economic and community development, education, conservation, and fire protection. The commission shall be comprised of the following members:
(1) A person appointed by the Senator representing Cullman County and whose term will coincide with the term of the Senator or until replacement.
(2) A person appointed by each of the three members of the House of Representatives who represent Cullman County and whose term will coincide with the term of the appointing representative or until replacement.
A person appointed by the members of the legislative delegation from Cullman County, who shall serve as chair and shall serve at the discretion of the legislative delegation.
(b) No member of the commission shall be an elected official.
(c) The commission may promulgate rules related to its operations and procedures for the awarding of grants within the community for the above mentioned purposes.
(d) There is hereby created the Community Development Fund within the Cullman County Treasury. The fund shall be comprised of the following moneys received by the county:
(1) The additional three percent of TVA in-lieu-of-taxes payments received pursuant to Section 40-28-2.
(2) The net proceeds of the state beer tax payable to Cullman County pursuant to Section 28-3-184, which shall be distributed as follows:
a. Fifty percent to the commission to be used for the purposes set out in subsection (a).
b. Fifty percent to the municipalities in Cullman County to be divided pro-rata based on the population of each municipality to be used at the discretion of the governing body of the municipality receiving the funds.
(e) The funds collected pursuant to subsection (d) may be expended on order of the Cullman County Community Development Commission.
(f) The commission may spend up to three hundred dollars ($300) per year for office supplies necessary to operate the commission.
(g) Any payments from the additional three percent received pursuant to Section 40-28-2, which were made before April 21, 2009, are ratified and confirmed.
(Act 2009-285, p. 490, §1; Act 2015-243, §1.)