1. A township trustee while engaged in official business shall be compensated at an hourly rate established by the county board of supervisors. However, the county board of supervisors may establish a minimum daily pay rate for the time spent by a township trustee attending a scheduled meeting of township trustees. The compensation shall be paid by the county except:
a. When the trustee is assessing damages done by trespassing animals, payment of the compensation shall be made in the same manner as other costs in such cases.
b. When the trustee is acting as a fence viewer or in a case where provision is made for payment from a source other than the general fund of the county.
2. In cases where their fees or compensation are not paid by the county, the trustees shall be paid by the party requiring their services. The trustees shall attach to the report of their proceedings a statement specifying their services, directing who shall pay the fees or compensation, and specifying the amount to be paid by each party. A party who makes advance payment for the services of the trustees may take legal action to recover the amount of the payment from the party who is directed to pay by the trustees unless the party entitled to recovery under this subsection is paid within ten days after a demand for reimbursement is made.
[C51, § 2548; R60, § 4156; C73, § 3808; C97, § 590; S13, § 590; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 5571; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 359.46]
83 Acts, ch 123, § 168, 169, 209
Referred to in § 331.322
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