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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 3. BOARD OF TRUSTEES [50600 - 50660]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 3. Powers and Duties [50650 - 50660]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

50650.
  

The board is the governing body of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50651.
  

The powers of the district enumerated in this division shall, except as therein otherwise provided, be exercised by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50652.
  

The board shall exercise general supervision and complete control over the construction, maintenance and operation of the reclamation works, and generally over the affairs of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50653.
  

The board shall receive from the reclamation board any money allowed on account of uncollected assessments previously levied on lands purchased by the board for rights of way, and shall distribute the money among the landowners of the district in proportion to their payments on the last assessment roll or place the money in the county treasury to the credit of the district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50654.
  

The board, pursuant to an order entered in its minutes, may distribute, among the landowners of the district, any surplus funds in the treasury belonging to the district not needed for reclamation purposes, in the proportion that the landowners were assessed on the last assessment made by the district and which assessment produced such surplus money by collections thereon or by rental or sale of delinquent land thereunder.

(Amended by Stats. 1951, Ch. 681.)

50655.
  

The board may adopt and alter a seal.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 699, Sec. 39. (SB 894) Effective January 1, 2011.)

50656.
  

All documents requiring approval by the board shall bear the signature of either a trustee or the secretary.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 699, Sec. 40. (SB 894) Effective January 1, 2011.)

50657.
  

The board may create a revolving fund by an order entered in its minutes and shall file a copy of the order, certified by the president, with the county treasurer.

(Amended by Stats. 1951, Ch. 681.)

50658.
  

No warrant for the creation or replenishment of a revolving fund shall be paid by the county treasurer unless the order creating the revolving fund includes the assumption by the district of the responsibility for the disbursement of the fund and contains an agreement to hold and save the county treasurer harmless from any improper disbursement of the fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1994, Ch. 939, Sec. 26. Effective September 28, 1994. Operative January 1, 1995, by Sec. 29 of Ch. 939.)

50659.
  

A revolving fund shall be disbursed only by checks or drafts, signed by at least two members of the board, or by some person who is authorized to do so by unanimous vote of the board. No person shall be so authorized until the person has filed with the board a bond in the amount required by the board and in no event less than double the amount of the fund. The bond shall be conditioned as security for the safety and proper disbursements of the fund.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 517, Sec. 407.)

50660.
  

The county treasurer shall be deemed the ex officio treasurer of the district unless the board, by resolution, and with the written consent of the county treasurer, appoints a district treasurer. If the resolution is adopted and a district treasurer is appointed, all references to a county treasurer or county treasury within this division shall be deemed to apply to the treasurer appointed by the board and the treasury of the district, and no further consent of the county treasurer will be required. The person so appointed shall file a bond with the board in the manner prescribed in Section 50659.

(Added by Stats. 1997, Ch. 246, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1998.)

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