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CHAPTER 11-31COUNTY HIGHWAY ENGINEER11-31-01.County highway engineer.The board of county commissioners of anycounty in this state may at the discretion of the board employ a qualified county highway<br>engineer at any time or the office of county highway engineer may be created in any county in<br>this state by an election duly held.11-31-01.1.Election for creation or termination of office of county highwayengineer. Upon the filing with the county auditor of a petition signed by not less than five percent<br>of the qualified electors of the county as determined by the total number of votes cast in the last<br>election, representing not less than seven percent of the voting precincts of the county, asking<br>that an election be held on the question of the creation of the office of county highway engineer,<br>the board of county commissioners shall submit the question at the next regular primary or<br>general election. Notice of the election shall be given in the manner prescribed by law for the<br>submission of questions to the qualified electors of a county under the general election law. If a<br>majority of the votes cast on the question are in favor thereof, the office of county highway<br>engineer shall be established and the board of county commissioners shall fill such office by<br>appointment. The office so created shall not be terminated except upon the instruction of a<br>majority of the qualified electors voting on the question in an election similarly held but any<br>engineer appointed to fill such office may be removed from office by action of the board.11-31-02. Qualification and employment basis. The person employed or appointed ascounty highway engineer must be a duly qualified highway engineer. The compensation and<br>other terms of service of such engineer shall be determined by the board of county<br>commissioners and may be on a monthly or a per diem basis. Several counties may employ or<br>appoint the same engineer.11-31-03. Powers and duties. Under the direction and supervision of the board ofcounty commissioners, the county engineer shall:1.Design and make plans for county and township highways.2.Set up a comprehensive plan of county highways, showing by the use of maps,<br>existing roads, operations in progress, and future plans.3.Superintend county construction and maintenance operations pertaining to highways<br>and bridges.4.Keep a complete record of costs and expenditures.5.Check all accounts, claims, and demands for expenditures in connection with all<br>matters supervised by the county engineer and indicate the county engineer's<br>recommendation prior to the submission of such accounts, claims, and demands to<br>the board of county commissioners.6.Keep a complete inventory of all equipment, repairs, gasoline and oil, and<br>miscellaneous items.7.Supervise the use and disposition of all county-owned road equipment and<br>materials.8.Employ and supervise all other personnel engaged in county road operations,<br>terminating such employment when required in the best interest of the county.9.Prepare and submit to the board of county commissioners a complete yearly report<br>and such additional reports as may be required by the board of county<br>commissioners at any time.Page No. 110.Cooperate with the public roads administration or successors, the state department<br>of transportation, and the townships of the county.11.Perform such other duties as may be designated by the board of county<br>commissioners.When so directed by the board of county commissioners, the county engineers shall also, under<br>the direction and supervision of the board of county commissioners or the drainage board, as the<br>case may be, prepare plans and specifications and supervise the construction and repair of<br>drainage ditches.11-31-04.Manner of payment of compensation.Payment for the work actuallyperformed by the county engineer may be made out of the county road and bridge fund or the<br>general funds of the county upon certified vouchers showing the time actually expended and the<br>contract price agreed upon. Such vouchers shall be filed with the county auditor and approved<br>by the board of county commissioners, in the manner now provided by law for the filing and<br>approval of other claims against the counties.Page No. 2Document Outlinechapter 11-31 county highway engineer