382.265 CLERK HIRE IN CERTAIN COUNTIES.
In all counties of this state where the amount of clerk hire now or hereafter provided by law
for any county office shall be insufficient to meet the requirements of said office, the county
officer in need of additional clerk hire shall prepare a petition and statement setting forth therein
the amount of additional clerk hire needed and file the same with the county auditor, who shall
present the same to the board of county commissioners at the next meeting of said board. If the
board of county commissioners shall grant said petition by majority vote of all members elected
to the board, then the amount of additional clerk hire requested in said petition shall thereupon
become effective for said office. Said board shall act on any such petition within 60 days from
the time it has been filed with the county auditor. If the board of county commissioners shall
determine that the amount of additional clerk hire requested in said petition is excessive and more
than is necessary for said office, it shall fix the amount of such additional clerk hire to be allowed,
if any, and notify such officer thereof. If said county officer or any taxpayer of the county shall
be dissatisfied with the decision of the board of county commissioners, the officer may, at the
officer's own expense, within ten days after the decision of said board, appeal to the district court.
The district court, either in term or vacation and upon ten days' notice to the chair of the board of
county commissioners, shall hear such appeal and summarily determine the amount of additional
clerk hire needed by an order, a copy of which shall be filed with the county auditor.
History: 1939 c 319 s 1; 1945 c 330 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1995 c 189 s 8; 1996 c 277 s 1