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  ( Division 21 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )


  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )

CHAPTER 1. Funds and Warrants [74750 - 74756]
  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75. )


The treasury of the principal county is the repository of all the funds of a district. For this purpose, the treasurers of any other counties wherein is situated a portion of the district, shall, at any time, not more often than twice a year, upon the order of the board, settle with the board and pay over to the treasurer of the principal county all moneys in their possession belonging to the district. The treasurer of the principal county shall receive and receipt for such moneys, and place such moneys to the credit of the district. He shall be responsible upon his official bond for the safekeeping and disbursement, in the manner provided in this division, of these and all moneys of the district held by him.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


No claim shall be paid by the treasurer until allowed by the board.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


The treasurer shall pay out the moneys of the district only upon warrants of the county auditor, drawn upon order of the board signed by the president and attested by the secretary.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


Upon presentation of any matured bond, or any matured interest coupon on any bond of the district, the treasurer shall pay it from the bond fund. If funds are not available for the payment of any such matured bond or interest coupon, it shall draw interest at the rate of 7 percent per annum from the date of its presentation for payment until notice is given that funds are available for its payment, and it shall be stamped and provision made for its payment, as in the case of a warrant for the payment of which funds are not available on its presentation.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


The treasurer shall report in writing at each regular meeting of the board, and as often thereafter as requested by the board, the amount of money on hand, the amount of receipts since his last report, and the amounts paid out. Such reports shall be verified and filed with the secretary.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 75.)


As an alternative to the functions of the county treasurer and the county auditor provided in this chapter, the board may elect to disburse funds of the district. Such election shall be made by resolution of the board and the filing of a certified copy thereof with the county treasurer. The county treasurer shall thereupon deliver to the district all funds of the district. Such funds shall be deposited by the board in a bank or banks approved for deposit of public funds and shall be withdrawn only by written order of the board, signed by the president and secretary. The order shall specify the name of the payee, the fund from which it is to be paid and state generally the purpose for which payment is to be made. Such order shall be entered in the minutes of the board. The board shall appoint a treasurer who shall be responsible for the deposit and withdrawal of funds of the district. The treasurer shall deposit with the district, prior to October 1 of each year, a surety bond in an amount annually fixed by the board. The deposit and withdrawal of funds of the district shall thereafter be subject to the provisions of Article 2 (commencing with Section 53630), Chapter 4, Part 1, Division 2, Title 5, of the Government Code. Any district electing to disburse funds pursuant to this section shall file with the board of supervisors an annual audit of such disbursements which meets the approval of the board of supervisors.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 236.)


The election made pursuant to Section 74755 may be rescinded by resolution of the board. No later than 30 days following any such rescission, the treasurer appointed pursuant to Section 74755 shall deliver all district funds to the county treasurer together with a certified copy of the resolution of rescission, whereupon the county treasurer and county auditor shall commence to act as provided in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 236.)

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