Section 11-6-4

State participation in salary.

When any county has established the office of county engineer or chief engineer of the division of public roads the Director of the Department of Transportation may, upon application of the county commission, authorize the expenditure out of the available funds of the State Department of Transportation , of an amount equal to 70 percent of the annual salary of said engineer to such county, which shall apply to the payment of the salary, with such payments to be made in equal monthly installments; provided, that the amount contributed or paid by the State Department of Transportation to any county, not including retirement contributions, shall not exceed 70 percent of the salary schedule under the professional Civil Engineer II classification in any one year. The Director of the Department of Transportation may discontinue such payment after 30 days' notice in writing to the county commission and to the county engineer or chief engineer of the division of public roads, unless otherwise agreed to in writing with the county by contract made and entered upon the records of the county commission.

(Acts 1971, No. 1945, p. 3143, §5.)