Section 11-50-16

Employment of mayor or president of board of commissioners of certain municipalities as superintendent of light, water, sewer or gas systems, etc.; duties and compensation; validation of prior employment, etc.

(a) In all incorporated municipalities organized and operating under the provisions of Articles 1, 2, and 3 of Chapter 44, of this title, which own and operate a municipal light and power system, a municipal water system, a municipal sewage system, or a municipal gas system or any of them, the board of commissioners may, by resolution duly entered in its minutes, authorize the mayor or president of the board of commissioners to act as superintendent of such system or systems and to give as much of his time thereof as the commissioners may direct; provided, that in any such municipality in which a municipal board or municipal public corporation owns or operates a municipal light and power system, a municipal water system, a municipal sewage system, or a municipal gas system or any of them, such board or municipal public corporation may, by resolution duly entered in its minutes, employ the mayor or president of the board of commissioners to act as superintendent of such system or systems and to give so much of his time thereto as such board or corporation may direct.

(b) The mayor or president of the board of commissioners, as such superintendent of such system or systems, shall serve as purchasing agent and make all purchases authorized by the board of commissioners, board, or municipal public corporation therefor. He shall keep a check on meter readings and bids for service of the system and see that the collections thereof are made. He shall see that the system or systems are kept in proper repair and operation, he shall keep an inventory showing the supplies and equipment on hand for such system or systems, he shall keep a full and complete monthly financial statement of all operation costs and receipts and keep a proper inventory of the fiscal assets of such system or systems available for the board of commissioners, board, or municipal public corporation at such times as it shall require, but not less frequently than once every three months, and shall handle all such data and information relative to such system or systems. For his service as superintendent of such system or systems the mayor or president of the board of commissioners shall be paid, in addition to the salary now or hereafter provided by law, such sum as the board of commissioners, board, or municipal public corporation shall deem reasonable, but not to exceed $600.00 per month, except in cases where the board of commissioners, board, or municipal public corporation requires the full time services of the mayor or president of the board of commissioners as superintendent of such system or systems, in which event he may be paid not more than $1,200.00 per month for such service. The board of commissioners, board, or municipal public corporation may at any time it deems best dispense with the mayor or president of the board of commissioners' services as superintendent.

(c) The provisions of this section shall be curative and retroactive and any employment of any mayor or president of the board of commissioners as superintendent of any such system or systems (utility or utilities) heretofore made by any such board of commissioners, board, or municipal public corporation and any salary heretofore paid to any mayor or president of the board of commissioners by any such board of commissioners, board, or municipal public corporation for his services as superintendent of such system or systems is hereby validated.

(Acts 1967, No. 519, p. 1242; Acts 1982, 2nd Ex. Sess., No. 82-764, p. 239.)