7-13-2273. Compensation of members of board -- approval by voters of district -- public notice. (1) Each of the members of the board of directors may receive a monthly salary.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3), a salary may not exceed the following amounts:
(a) $60 in districts with a population of no more than 500 persons;
(b) $80 in districts with a population that exceeds 500 but is no more than 5,000 persons; and
(c) $100 in districts with a population of more than 5,000 persons.
(3) A salary may exceed the amounts provided under subsection (2) if the salary is in an amount proposed by the president of the board and approved by one of the following methods:
(a) an affirmative vote of the majority of the votes cast by the qualified electors of the district; or
(b) an affirmative vote of the majority of the qualified electors of the district who are present and voting at an annual organizational meeting of the district.
(4) A newly elected member of the board of directors must receive the monthly salary, if any, established for the board member position at the time that the member was elected.
(5) If an election is held pursuant to subsection (3)(a), notice must be as provided in 13-1-108 and must include the following:
(a) the date on which the election will be held;
(b) the manner in which the election will be held;
(c) the amount of the proposed monthly salary for the members of the board of directors; and
(d) any other information regarding the election that may be necessary.
History: En. Sec. 11, Ch. 242, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 263, L. 1967; R.C.M. 1947, 16-4511(part); amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 46, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 214, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 135, Ch. 49, L. 2015.