SEC. 41-27-1. County mosquito control commission authorized.
The county board of supervisors in any county of this state may, with the approval of the state health officer, appoint three (3) persons who will constitute a board of commissioners of said county to be known as "The ---- County Mosquito Control Commission," (inserting the name of the county in and for which the commissioners are appointed). The commissioners first so appointed in any county shall hold office respectively for the term of one (1), two (2) and three (3) years, as indicated and fixed in the order of appointment. All such commissioners, after the first appointment, shall be so appointed for the full term of three (3) years. Vacancies in the said commission occurring by resignation or otherwise shall be filled by the county board of supervisors with the approval of the state health officer, and the persons appointed to fill such vacancies shall be appointed for the unexpired term only. Such persons so appointed, when duly qualified, constituting such commission, and their successors are hereby created a body politic, with power to sue and be sued, to use a common seal and make bylaws.
The members of any such commission shall serve without compensation, except that the necessary expenses of each commissioner for actual attendance of meetings and a per diem as provided in section 25-3-69 shall be allowed and paid. No commissioner shall be paid per diem in excess of two (2) meetings per month. The president and secretary shall furnish bond in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) each, the fee for same to be charged to available funds obtained for the work herein mentioned. No persons employed by the said commission shall be a member thereof. Before entering upon the duties of his office each commissioner shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before the clerk of the county in and for which he is appointed, to faithfully and impartially perform the duties of his office, which oath or affirmation shall be filed with the clerk of the county wherein the commission of which he is a member is appointed. Every such commission shall annually choose from among its members a president and treasurer, and employ a director who is trained in mosquito control operations, and whose duty it shall be to direct the work of the commission as its executive. Every such commission shall employ a clerk or secretary, and such other help as it may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this article. It may also determine the duties and compensation of such employees, and make all rules and regulations respecting the same.
It shall be the duty of the county board of supervisors in each county to provide such commission with a suitable office where its meetings may be held, its maps, plans, documents, records, and accounts shall be kept, and office work carried on. The commission shall hold monthly meetings, and not less than two (2) members shall constitute a quorum.
SOURCES: Codes, 1930, Sec. 4942, Sec. 7097; Laws, 1928, ch. 190; 1983, ch. 547, eff from and after October 1, 1983.