Sturgeon, 020680 MSAGO, 19800206
|Case Date:||February 06, 1980|
On the 29th day of October, 1936, the Chancery court of Adams County, Mississippi, in Cause Number 6980, established by Decree, under the authority of Article 2 of Chapter 107 of the Code of 1930, the Homochitto Drainage and Development District, which is comprised of parts of Adams, Wilkinson, and Franklin counties. The District was organized with Commissioners and taxes levied and collected in Adams and Wilkinson Counties. Funds were received and expended. However, the Commissioners have not, in recent years, actively engaged in projects. Two Commissioners have died. Only one remains alive. The District has on hand in a bank in Vicksburg several thousand dollars. The District has never been dissolved, and continues to hold funds in its name, even though it has been in-active. My question is: Are the Chancery Clerks of Adams and Wilkinson counties, as County Auditors, entitled to receive additional compensation under the authority of Section 25-3-19 of the Mississippi Code of 1972, where it is stated in paragraph 2 thereof. '. . . in all counties now lying in whole or in part in one or more drainage districts- the boards of Supervisors may allow the County Auditors additional compensation annually not exceeding the following amounts...
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