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  248.070.  Trustees — appointment — removal — employees. — 1.  The board of trustees for the sanitary district shall be constituted as follows:  The county commission shall appoint one; the mayor of the city, with the approval of the higher branch of the legislative department of the city government, shall appoint one; and the court having jurisdiction over the whole or major part of the territory embraced in the district, as shown by the map thereof, shall appoint one, who shall be a civil engineer of good repute in his profession, and a recognized expert in matters of drainage.  The appointee of the circuit court shall be the president of the board, and its executive officer.

  2.   For their services the trustees shall receive salaries proportioned to the actual services rendered the district; the amount of salaries in each case shall be fixed on a per diem basis by the circuit court which appoints the third member, as before provided.

  3.   If more than one sanitary district be organized with territory common to the same city and county or counties, the same persons may be appointed as trustees for any or all such districts.

  4.   The official, county commission or court appointing the trustee shall have the power to appoint a successor when any vacancy occurs by reason of death, resignation, or removal from office or expiration of term.  He or it may also remove such appointee for cause.

  5.   The term of office of the first appointee of the circuit court shall be three years; that of the county commission two years, and that of the mayor one year.  Subsequent terms shall all be for three years, always subject to the condition that the board of trustees may be abolished, as provided in section 248.180.

  6.   The board of trustees shall have power to elect a clerk, chief engineer and attorney, and to employ from time to time such other persons as may be necessary, and to remove and discharge them at its pleasure; to fix the compensation of such appointees or employees, and to require them to give bond for the faithful performance of their duties; provided, that no salary so paid, calculated on per diem basis, shall exceed the per diem allowed the president of the board.


(RSMo 1939 § 12478)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 10888; 1919 § 4583; 1909 § 5689

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