Section 45-9-120


Published: 2015

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Section 45-9-120

Section 45-9-120Compensation.

(a) The following officers of Chambers County shall receive the following salaries on an annual basis in lieu of all other compensation:



(1) Probate judge - Twenty-one thousand dollars ($21,000)



(2) Tax assessor - Eighteen thousand six hundred dollars ($18,600)



(3) Tax collector - Eighteen thousand six hundred dollars ($18,600)



(b) Whenever the compensation of the probate judge, sheriff, circuit clerk, tax assessor, and tax collector is altered to the salary basis as provided in subsection (a), the court of county commissioners shall provide such officers allowances for the purpose of hiring clerks, assistants, or deputies, as follows:



(1) The probate judge shall be allowed the sum of eleven thousand dollars ($11,000) annually for the employment of clerical assistance, including the chief clerk. The salary of the chief clerk of the probate judge shall be four thousand eight hundred dollars ($4,800) annually.



(2) The circuit clerk shall be allowed the sum of two thousand four hundred dollars ($2,400) annually for the employment of clerical assistants, in addition to the deputy provided for by Act No. 502, Regular Session 1955, as amended by Act No. 21, Regular Session 1959.



(3) The tax assessor shall be allowed the sum of three thousand six hundred dollars ($3,600) annually for the employment of clerical assistants.



(4) The tax collector shall be allowed the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) annually for the employment of clerical assistants.



(5) The sheriff shall be allowed four deputies, the chief deputy and three others, whose compensation shall be paid by the county. Salaries shall be fixed by the board of revenue, Chambers County Commission, or other like county governing body at an amount not to exceed three hundred fifty dollars ($350) per month.



(c) All fees, commissions, allowances, percentages, charges, and costs heretofore collected for the use of any of the officers enumerated in subsection (a) shall be collected and paid into the general fund of the county when the compensation of the officer is altered to the salary basis.



(d) The compensation of the probate judge, sheriff, circuit clerk, tax assessor, and tax collector shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the general fund of the county when their compensation is altered to the salary basis. The compensation of the county commissioners shall be paid in equal monthly installments from the gasoline tax funds and the road and bridge funds of the county when their compensation is altered to the salary basis.



(e) The Chambers County Commission shall provide the probate judge, sheriff, circuit clerk, tax assessor, and the tax collector with the necessary quarters, books, stationery, office equipment, supplies, postage, and other conveniences and equipment for the proper and efficient conduct of the affairs of their offices.

(Acts 1953, No. 496, p. 624, §§1-5; Acts 1963, No. 94, p. 480, §1; Act 79-421, p. 645, §1.)