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15-1014. Same; board of directors; officers; compensation; expenditures. Upon the establishment of the said cemetery district, the township trustees of every township, a portion of which is included in said district, and the mayor of each third-class city located within said cemetery district, shall constitute the board of directors of the cemetery district established, and shall have full power and control thereof.

The said board shall elect from their own membership a chairman and may select a secretary from their own membership, or otherwise, whose terms of office shall be such as the board shall fix. The treasurer of any incorporated city located within the newly created cemetery district may be selected by the board of directors as the treasurer of the cemetery district and when a city treasurer shall act as cemetery district treasurer, the bond given by said treasurer to the city shall also cover the funds of the cemetery district which come into his or her hands as said treasurer. When the board of directors shall select a treasurer for the district who is not a city treasurer, he or she shall be required to give a surety company bond in a sum not less than the amount of funds in his or her hands, conditioned for the safekeeping of such funds and to account for and turn over the same whenever called upon so to do by the board of directors. Members of the board of directors, the secretary and the treasurer of any cemetery district located in a county having a population of more than four thousand (4,000) and not more than five thousand (5,000) and an assessed tangible valuation of not more than eighteen million dollars ($18,000,000) shall receive such reasonable compensation for their services as may be established by the board of directors.

It shall be the duty of the board of directors to provide for the care and maintenance of all cemeteries conveyed to the cemetery district and also to provide for the care and maintenance of any abandoned cemetery located within the said district. All expenditures made by the said board of directors shall be paid by warrants drawn on the treasurer and signed by the secretary and chairman of the board.

History: L. 1953, ch. 475, § 2; L. 1955, ch. 130, § 1; L. 1969, ch. 111, § 1; July 1.

Attorney General's Opinions:

Eminent domain; procedure act; human remains; compensation. 88-73.

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