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Chapter 262

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  262.583.  Powers and duties of council — organization — meetings — duties of officers. — 1.  The council of the respective counties shall have the following powers and duties:

  (1)  Determine the number of elective council positions for each district provided that no district shall have less than one council member and there shall not be less than ten or more than twenty members elected to the council;

  (2)  Nominate at least two citizens residing within the district for each elected council position;

  (3)  Determine the council positions to be filled for a one-year term and those to be filled for a two-year term when necessary under the provisions of subsection 2 of section 262.567;

  (4)  Set the date or dates, and places of the elections in the respective districts to be held in January of each year and set the dates and places for the bimonthly meetings of the council and the bimonthly meetings of the officers and may set the date and place of other meetings of the council or officers;

  (5)  Provide ballots and make all necessary arrangements for the holding of elections within each of the districts within the county;

  (6)  Give notice to the farm organizations selected to have representation on the council and to the towns and cities entitled to have representation thereon, at least thirty days before each annual election of council members and give notice to any organization, town or city in the event a vacancy occurs in the position on the council for which it shall make appointment;

  (7)  Give all notices and publications required by sections 262.550 to 262.620 and select the newspaper or newspapers in which publication of the notices shall be made.

  2.  At the first annual meeting after taking office the council shall elect from its elected and appointed members a chairman, a vice chairman, a secretary, and a treasurer.

  3.  All officers of the council shall, within five days after their election, take and sign the usual oath of public officers which shall be filed in the office of the county clerk.

  4.  The council shall meet at least bimonthly and special meetings may be called by the chairman or by five members of the council by giving written notice to all members of the council of the date, time and place of meeting not less than ten days prior to the day of the meeting.

  5.  The officers of the council shall meet bimonthly in the months in which the council does not have a regular meeting for the purpose of making requisitions to the county commission for the amount of the month's expenditures and for allowing and paying authorized accounts and passing upon routine matters, but no other business of the council shall be transacted at such officers' meetings.

  6.  Members of the council and the officers thereof shall receive no compensation for their services as members or officers of the council.  Members of the council and the officers thereof shall be entitled to their actual expenses incurred on account of council business, provided all such expenses shall be approved by the council.


(L. 1961 p. 7 § 11)

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