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RES 1981-17 ELECTION ADMIN SALARY R E S O L U T I O N NO . BEFORE the Board of County Commissioners, Jefferson County, Montana: Whereas, Prior to July 1, 1979, The Clerk and Recorder was Ex- Officio Registrar and was responsible for voter registration and conducting a Primary and General Election every numbered year, and Whereas, the Forty -sixth Legislative Session passed Senate Bill No. 65, effective July 1, 1979, which created an Election Administrative position and placed all elections, except school elections under the supervision of that position, and Whereas, Title 13, Part 3, Section 13 -1 -301 states: "The Governing Body of the County can designate another official or appoint an Election Administrator ", and Whereas, the Governing Body felt that this placed an extra burden on the Clerk and Recorder and the cost of setting up an election department would be costly to the taxpayers, the Board of County Commissioners of Jefferson County, at their meeting of June 18, 1979, Book 4 of County Proceedings, Page 85, appointed the then and now Clerk and Recorder, Joanne P. McFarlane as Election Administrator, since she was the most qualified for the position, and that she would be compensated for this position beginning July 1, 1979, and Whereas, Section 13 -1 -301 only states the Governing body can appoint and outlines no procedure or guidelines when this can be done, and Whereas, an Attorney General's Opinion No. 7, Volume No. 39 is discriminatory against a Clerk and Recorder because the Governing Body can designate another official, or can appoint an Election Administrator for which they receive compensation, NOW THEREFORE: BE IT RESOLVED, We, the Board of County Commissioners, in and for the County of Jefferson, have been paying Joanne P. McFarlane additional compensation for the position of Election Administrator, to date and will continue this policy, at a rate of $2,600.00 per year, commencing July 1, 1981. Dated at Boulder, Montana, this 6th day of May, 1981. airman, oard of Coun ommissioners Je County, MOntana Commi loner Commissioner Attest: Q my Clerk and Recorder �v 'O _ � t � � C i � � � '�• G ,- _.� -, _ _,