Sturgeon, 020680 MSAGO, 19800206

Docket Nº:19800206
Case Date:February 06, 1980
Court:South Carolina
Mr. Alonzo H. Sturgeon
No. 19800206
Mississippi Attorney General Opinions
February 6, 1980
         Drainage Districts and Supervisors Authority § 51-29-1, et seq., Mississippi Code of 1972 § 25-3-19, Mississippi Code of 1972          Mr. Alonzo H. Sturgeon          District Attorney          Post Office Box 1175          Woodville, Mississippi 39669          Dear Mr. Sturgeon:          Attorney General Allain has received your opinion request (to which is attached a certified copy of the decree creating the District) and has assigned it to me for research and reply, your letter of request stating:
         “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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