Section 11-42-104

Oath and compensation of commissioners; expenses of election; failure of commissioner to act.

Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, the commissioners shall take an oath before some officer authorized by law to administer oaths to faithfully and impartially discharge their duties as such commissioners. They shall be paid for their services such amount as may be allowed by the several councils by ordinance, and the expense of such election shall be paid forthwith by the consolidated city or town. If any commissioner fails or refuses without sufficient excuse to act upon said commission, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction therefor in a court having jurisdiction, shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00. If for any reason a member of the commission shall not act, the other commissioners shall have the right to declare his office vacant and fill the vacancy by the appointment of some suitable person.

(Code 1907, §1130; Code 1923, §1824; Code 1940, T. 37, §192.)