358.12  Board of trustees--powers.

The trustees elected as provided in section 358.9 constitute a board of trustees for the district by which they are elected. The board of trustees is the corporate authority of the sanitary district and shall manage and control the affairs and property of the district. A majority of the board of trustees shall constitute a quorum, but a smaller number may adjourn from day to day. The board of trustees shall elect a president, a clerk, and a treasurer from its membership and may employ employees as necessary, who shall hold their employment during the pleasure of the board. The board shall prescribe the duties and fix the compensation of all employees of the sanitary district and the amount of bond to be filed by the treasurer of the district and by any employee for whom the board may require bond. The members of the board of trustees shall receive a per diem of forty dollars for attendance at a meeting of the board or while otherwise engaged in official duties, but the total per diem for each member shall not exceed two thousand four hundred dollars for a fiscal year. However, the board of trustees, by resolution, may establish for its members a lower rate of pay than is fixed by this section. The members of the board shall also be reimbursed for their travel and other necessary expenses incurred in performing their official duties. Travel expenses are reimbursable at the rate specified in section 70A.9.

The board of trustees may adopt the necessary ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations for the proper management and conduct of the business of the board of trustees and the corporation and for carrying out the purposes for which the sanitary district is formed.

Section History: Early form

  [C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 358.12]

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