COUNTIES AND COUNTY LAW
31-4704. Duties of county museum board — Bonds of members — Meetings — Further duties. The county museum board shall be charged with the care and custody of all property belonging to the county and used for museum purposes, and shall be responsible for all moneys received by it, raised by tax levy or levies for museum purposes as well as all receipts from the operation of the museum and any other moneys received from other sources for museum purposes. Each member of the county museum board shall file with the board of county commissioners a bond in the sum of not less than one thousand dollars ($1,000) to be approved by the board of county commissioners. It shall meet at its place of business on the first Monday of January each year, and thereafter bi-monthly on the first Monday of the month, except as herein otherwise provided; provided, that it shall meet on the first Monday after the creation of such board under the provisions hereof.
It shall safely keep or cause to be safely kept all moneys coming into its care, custody or possession in strict compliance with the provisions of the public depository law of this state. It shall formulate in writing and file in its office all plans adopted by it from time to time in connection with the conduct of the business of the county museum, and also file a copy of the same with the board of county commissioners of the county. It shall keep or cause to be kept proper records of its proceedings, business transactions, and true and proper accounts of all moneys received by it and expended or on hand; and it shall require proper vouchers evidencing all disbursements of money. The records of the board shall be open to inspection by any taxpayer or voter within the county during all regular office hours. The board shall publish in at least one (1) issue of the official newspaper of the county a detailed statement of all moneys received and expended in connection with the operation of any museum.
It shall take charge of and manage all such property as the county may have acquired or set aside for museum purposes. It may recommend to the board of county commissioners that such board purchase such real and personal property as may be needed for museum purposes. It shall have power to employ labor, award prizes, make exhibition contracts, fix and charge admission and entrance fees. It shall fix the salaries of the secretary and treasurer and prescribe the time and manner of payment. The county museum board shall not have the power to create any indebtedness in excess of the amount to be derived from the special levies for each year and the estimated income from annual museum receipts, nor shall it mortgage or otherwise pledge or encumber any of the real or personal property owned by the county and used for museum purposes.
[31-4704, added 1990, ch. 393, sec. 1, p. 1103.]