375.055 COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' COMPENSATION.
Subdivision 1. Fixed by county board.
The county commissioners in all counties, except
Hennepin and Ramsey, shall receive as compensation for services rendered by them for their
respective counties, annual salaries and in addition may receive per diem payments and
reimbursement for necessary expenses in performing the duties of the office as set by resolution
of the county board. The salary and schedule of per diem payments shall not be effective until
January 1 of the next year. The resolution shall contain a statement of the new salary on an
annual basis. The board may establish a schedule of per diem payments for service by individual
county commissioners on any board, committee, or commission of county government including
committees of the board, or for the performance of services by individual county commissioners
when required by law. In addition to its publication in the official newspaper of the county as
part of the proceedings of the meeting of the county board, the resolution setting the salary and
schedule of per diem payments shall be published in one other newspaper of the county, if there
is one located in a different municipality in the county than the official newspaper. The salary
of a county commissioner or the schedule of per diem payments shall not change except in
accordance with this subdivision.
Subd. 2.[Repealed, 1967 c 716 s 5
Subd. 3.[Repealed, 1975 c 301 s 16
Subd. 4. Inconsistent provisions superseded.
Except as otherwise herein provided, all
acts or parts of acts, which relate to salaries of county commissioners, in any county having a
population of less than 100,000 according to the 1960 federal census, are superseded as of January
1, 1969 insofar as they are inconsistent with this section.
Subd. 5. Other benefits.
Except as provided herein nothing in this section shall limit the
right of a county commissioner to collect and retain any fees, per diem payment made pursuant to
subdivision 1, or any mileage or expense allowance, or reimbursement of expenses in attending
meetings or in the conduct of the business of a board, commission or committee of county
government on which the commissioner serves, which the commissioner is now authorized by
any other law to collect and retain in addition to the stated annual salary; or to participate in any
group insurance program instituted by the county board for county officers and employees.
Members of the county board shall not receive a per diem for service on the board of auditors, the
board of equalization, or the canvassing board.
Subd. 6. Validation.
The salary heretofore paid any county commissioner under any existing
law insofar as it is inconsistent with this section, which may be found to be unconstitutional or
invalid for any reason by a court, is legalized and made valid.
Subd. 7.MS 1949 [Repealed, 1951 c 327 s 6
Subd. 7.MS 1965 [Repealed, 1967 c 716 s 5
Subd. 8. Training expenses.
The county board may reimburse a newly elected county
commissioner for expenses incurred prior to assuming office for attendance at a training or
education program which will familiarize the commissioner with official duties.
History: 1945 c 526 s 1,2, 4-6; 1947 c 259 s 1; 1949 c 423 s 1; Ex1959 c 4 s 1; 1967 c 716 s
1-3; 1969 c 1133 s 1; 1975 c 301 s 7,8; 1981 c 230 s 1; 1984 c 629 s 2; 1985 c 109 s 5; 1986 c 444