The proposed special legislation for Beltrami County would authorize the Beltrami County
Board to make the office of county recorder appointive, which would be done through a resolution
adopted by the Beltrami County Board after a public hearing. The county board could reassign
duties of the county recorder to other department heads as long as the statutorily required functions
of the office are carried out. The person elected to the office of Beltrami County office recorder
would continue to serve in that capacity until the end of the term of office or until a vacancy
occurred. The county board in adopting the resolution must do so by a four-fifths vote and provision
is made for a reverse referendum if ten percent of the voters of the county petition for a referendum
on the question within thirty days of the second publication of the resolution proposing to make the
office appointive. This bill is similar to numerous other bills that have been adopted for various
counties in the past few years to give them the same authority.
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