Effective the beginning of the next term of office after ratification of this amendment, the judge of probate of Lowndes county shall be compensated on a salary basis. He shall receive in equal monthly installments from the general fund of Lowndes county such salary as provided by general law, unless provided otherwise by local law. Such salary shall be the entire compensation received by such judge for his services in any official or ex officio capacity. Such salary shall be in lieu of all fees, commissions, allowances, percentages and other charges previously paid to the judge of probate of Lowndes county.
All fees, commissions, allowances, percentages, and other charges heretofore collected for the use of the judge of probate of Lowndes county shall continue to be collected but shall be paid into the general fund of Lowndes county.
The county commission of Lowndes county shall provide the judge of probate with such office personnel, equipment and supplies as such county commission may consider necessary for the proper and efficient conduct of his office. Compensation of any personnel so provided shall be fixed by the county commission and shall be paid in equal monthly installments out of the general fund of Lowndes county.