(1) In addition to the events listed in section 32-560, a vacancy on the board shall exist in the event of the removal from the district or subdistrict of any director. After notice and hearing, a vacancy shall also exist in the event of the absence of any director from more than two consecutive regular meetings of the board unless such absences are excused by a majority of the remaining board members.
(2) In the event of a vacancy from any of such causes or otherwise, the board of directors shall give notice of the date the vacancy occurred, the office vacated, and the length of the unexpired term (a) in writing to the Secretary of State and (b) to the public by a notice published in a newspaper of general circulation within the district or by posting in three public places in the district. The vacancy shall be filled by the board of directors. The person so appointed shall have the same qualifications as the person whom he or she succeeds. Such appointments shall be in writing and until a successor is elected and qualified. The written appointment shall be filed with the Secretary of State.
(3)(a) If the vacancy occurs during the first year of the unexpired term or prior to August 1 of the second year of the unexpired term, the appointee shall serve until the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January next succeeding the next regular general election and at such regular general election a director shall be elected to succeed the appointee and serve the remainder of the unexpired term.
(b) If the vacancy occurs on or after August 1 of the second year of the unexpired term or during the third or fourth year of the unexpired term, the appointee shall serve until the term expires.