SEC. 19-13-29. Duties of clerk in receiving, filing and paying claims.
When claims against the county shall be presented to the clerk thereof, said clerk shall mark "filed" on each such claim, as of the date of presentation of same, and shall audit, number, and docket the same consecutively under the heading of each fund in the book of accounts required by Section 19-11-13 out of which the same shall be paid. The said clerk shall file the claims in like manner, and shall safely preserve the same as records of his office. Each year's records shall be kept separate and begin with a new number for each year, and thence run in regular order for that year.
In issuing any warrant under order of the board of supervisors to pay any one of said claims so numbered and kept, said clerk shall enter the number of the claim and designate the fund against which allowed in the body of the warrant so that the claim may be easily found and identified, and so that possible duplication may be avoided.
For failure to perform any duty required of him herein, said clerk shall not be entitled to the compensation now provided by law for such duty, when performed, and the board of supervisors shall be prohibited from authorizing payment of the same to said clerk, but, instead, said board shall be authorized to employ a competent person to perform any duty which such clerk has failed to perform, either in his capacity as the clerk of the board or as the county auditor, and pay to such person the compensation now provided by law for such services, as aforesaid.
Any claim filed with the clerk on or before the last working day in the month prior to the next regular meeting of the board of supervisors at which claims are considered pursuant to Section 19-13-31 shall be so docketed as to be considered by the board of supervisors at such meeting.
SOURCES: Codes, 1942, Sec. 9118-07; Laws, 1950, ch. 247, Sec. 7; 1986, ch. 489, Sec. 9, eff from and after passage (approved April 15, 1986).