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January 10--  The Montgomery County Development Authority has been operating with too many members since 1994 and the County Commission plans to fix it.

The Development Authority has nine members but should only have five in order to comply with the local constitutional act which established the Authority in 1966.  The county erroneously revised the act in 1994 to expand membership.

At a working session Thursday night, board attorney Paul Cook said the board's alternatives are to repeal the 1966 act or to remove four members from the Authority.  The original act authorized the County Commission to appoint a member from each of the county's four militia districts and one countywide representative.

Commission members are expected to decide how to get back into compliance with the law at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday night.

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