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Subdivision 1.Employment authority.

The managers may employ a chief engineer, professional assistants, and other employees, and provide for their qualifications, duties, and compensation.

Subd. 2.Bond.

The managers may require an officer or employee of the watershed district to give a bond for the faithful performance of duties in an amount prescribed by the manager. The cost of the bond must be paid from the funds of the watershed district.

Subd. 3.Chief engineer.

The chief engineer is superintendent of all the works and improvements undertaken by the district. The chief engineer must make a full engineer's report to the managers each year, and more often if necessary. A copy of the engineer's report and all recommendations by the chief engineer must be transmitted to the managers and the director.

Subd. 4.Credit card use.

The managers may authorize the use of a credit card by any watershed district officer or employee otherwise authorized to make a purchase on behalf of the watershed district. If a watershed district officer or employee makes a purchase by credit card that is not approved by the managers, the officer or employee is personally liable for the amount of the purchase. A purchase by credit card must otherwise comply with all statutes, rules, or watershed district policy applicable to watershed district purchases.