PART I. CREATION; ORGANIZATION AND FUNCTION.
§8-26-1. Creation of commission; state may be ex officio member.
Any municipality or county or any two or more municipalities
or counties, or any combination thereof, may cooperate with the
political subdivisions of other states bordering on this state for
the purpose of creating, by an agreement, an interstate regional
planning commission, whenever such political subdivisions comprise
a region which would benefit from cooperative planning. The
agreement entered into by the several political subdivisions shall
specify the extent of the region included within the jurisdiction
of the interstate regional planning commission; and shall fix the
membership comprising the commission, the terms of office and
method of appointment of the members thereof, the duration of the
commission, the method for terminating the commission, the method
of disposal of all property belonging to the commission, the
distribution of the proceeds, and the apportionment of the costs of
maintaining the planning commission to be borne respectively by the
various political subdivisions included within the agreement, such
apportionment to be based on the population of the various
participating political subdivisions. Any such agreement shall be
executed on behalf of any municipality by the governing body
thereof and on behalf of a county by the county commission.
The state of West Virginia may be an ex officio member of any
such interstate regional planning commission formed under the
provisions of this article. The governor or a representative designated by him shall represent the state in the deliberations of
any interstate regional planning commission or its agencies or
instrumentalities but this state shall not be a voting member of
any interstate regional planning commission or any agency or
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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