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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 3. INTERNAL ORGANIZATION [71250 - 71365]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 2. The Board [71270 - 71314]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 2. Powers and Duties [71300 - 71314]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

71300.
  

All powers, privileges, and duties of a district shall be exercised and performed by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71301.
  

Any executive, administrative, and ministerial powers may be delegated and redelegated by the board to any of the offices created by this part or by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71302.
  

The board may fix the time and place or places at which its regular meetings will be held, and shall provide for the calling and holding of special meetings.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71303.
  

The board may fix the location of the principal place of business of the district and the location of all offices and departments maintained under this division.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71304.
  

The board may prescribe by ordinance a system of business administration.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71305.
  

The board may create any necessary offices and establish and re-establish the powers, duties, and compensation of all officers and employees.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71306.
  

The board may require and fix the amount of all official bonds necessary for the protection of the funds and property of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71307.
  

The board may prescribe by ordinance a system of civil service.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71308.
  

The board may by ordinance delegate and redelegate to the officers of the district the power to employ clerical, legal, and engineering assistants and labor.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71309.
  

The board may by ordinance delegate and redelegate to officers of the district, under such conditions and restrictions as shall be fixed by the board, the power to bind the district by contract.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71310.
  

The board may prescribe a method of auditing and allowing or rejecting claims and demands.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71311.
  

The board shall designate a depository or depositories to have the custody of the funds of the district. All such depositories shall give security sufficient to secure the district against possible loss and shall pay the warrants drawn by the treasurer for demands against the district under such rules as the directors may prescribe.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71312.
  

The board of a district in existence on the effective date of this section shall file a certificate with the Secretary of State on or before January 1, 1964, listing:

(a) The name of the district.

(b) The date of formation.

(c) The county in which the district is located, and a description of the boundaries of the district, or reference to a map showing such boundaries, which map shall be attached to the certificate, or reference to the county recorder’s office where a description of such boundaries has been recorded.

If the order declaring the district organized contains all of the information required to be in the certificate, the board may file a copy of the order in lieu of the certificate.

If the certificate filed with the Secretary of State stating that the proposition for formation of the district was adopted contains all of the information required by this section, no further certificate need be filed.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 457.)

71312.5.
  

A district may issue bonds, borrow money, and incur indebtedness as authorized by law or this division.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1151.)

71313.
  

A district may refund such bonds, loans, or indebtedness (by the issuance of the same obligations following the same procedure) or retire any indebtedness or lien that may exist against the district or its property.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 1151.)

71314.
  

A district may insure its directors, officers, assistants, employees, agents, and deputies for injury, death, or disability incurred while engaged in the business of the district and the cost of such insurance is a proper charge against the district. Such insurance is in addition to any compensation secured under the provisions of Division 4 (commencing with Section 3201) of the Labor Code and inuring to the benefit of the director, officer, deputy, assistant, employee, or agent, or his beneficiary or heir.

(Added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 244.)

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