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    What the Functions of a Board Member entail and a brief description of the Assistant Treasurer position A municipal government is a “general purpose” unit of government, exercising powers of both a governmental and entrepreneurial nature. It has residual police powers to protect public safety, health, and general welfare. By contrast, an authority exercises a limited entrepreneurial power only. A municipal governing body is elected and subjects to the express wishes of the voters. An authority board is appointed and thus some distance removed from the voters. An authority can raise and spend money without reference to the immediate wishes of the electorate, while government officials raising, and spending money must face the voters at the next election. A municipality has the power to tax and raise additional revenues through a wide variety of franchise fees, rents, user fees, and service charges. Authorities are limited to the revenues generated by their projects such as user charges, connection fees, and special assessments. Operating under the Municipality Authorities Act, authorities are free of many of the restraints that state law imposes on the administrative, budgetary,...Read more