Section 45-21-130.09Requisition for expenditure of funds; appropriation by commission.
The authority of the county engineer shall be limited to the expenditure of such funds for the purpose of construction, maintenance, or repairs of public roads, bridges, and ferries of Crenshaw County as may be set aside and appropriated by the county commission, as hereinafter provided. It shall be the duty of the county commission at some meeting in September of each calendar year or not later than the first meeting in October following by order or resolution spread upon the minutes, to fix and determine the amount of funds which will be available for the purpose of building, maintaining, and constructing public roads, bridges, and ferries of Crenshaw County for the current fiscal year, beginning on October 1st, which amount, other than the salary of the county engineer and his or her necessary expenses, shall not be exceeded by him or her in building, maintaining, and constructing public roads, bridges, and ferries in Crenshaw County during that period; provided however, that the board is authorized, from time to time within any such period, to increase the amount so allowed to be expended by the county engineer during that period, when such authorization will not conflict with provisions of the general law under the budget act, Section 11-8-3. Provided further, that if such funds are presently available, and have not heretofore been set aside by the present Crenshaw County Commission, immediately upon the passage and approval of this article, it shall be the duty of the county commission herein created to set aside a sufficient portion of funds for the maintenance of roads, bridges, and ferries until the meeting in September or October 1987, as hereinabove provided for.
(Act 87-420, p. 617, §10.)