The proposed special legislation for Yellow Medicine County would authorize the Yellow
Medicine County Board to make the offices of county recorder and auditor-treasurer appointive,
which would be done through a resolution adopted by the Yellow Medicine County Board after a
public hearing. The county board could reassign duties of the county recorder and auditor-treasurer
to other department heads as long as the statutorily required functions of the offices are carried out.
The persons elected to the offices of Yellow Medicine County recorder and auditor-treasurer would
continue to serve in their capacity until the end of the terms 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 offices
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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