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CHAPTER 371 AN ACT TO FIX THE COMPENSATION OF CERTAIN OFFICIALS OF McDOWELL COUNTY AND TO REPEAL CHAPTER 893, SESSION LAWS OF 1959, AS AMENDED. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
The sheriff of said county is authorized to select and appoint a chief deputy and an assistant chief deputy, and two other deputy sheriffs and, with the approval of the Board of County Commissioners, is authorized to appoint a number not to exceed four additional deputy sheriffs. The sheriff is also authorized to appoint an office deputy or jailer whose salary shall be fixed by the Board of County Commissioners of McDowell County at not less than two thousand four hundred dollars ($2,400.00), nor more than three thousand six hundred dollars ($3,600.00) per year. The sheriff is also authorized to appoint a jail matron or clerical assistant who shall receive an annual salary of one thousand two hundred dollars ($1,200.00) payable monthly. The sheriff is authorized to appoint as many part time special deputy sheriffs as he may deem necessary, whose compensation shall be fixed by the sheriff, and who shall be paid out of the general fund of the county upon payrolls made out and presented to the Board of County Commissioners. The total amount to be expended for the payment of salaries of part time special deputies appointed under authority of this paragraph shall in no event exceed the total amount of three thousand dollars ($3,000.00) in any one year. The chief deputy shall receive an annual salary of not less than four thousand two hundred dollars ($4,200.00) nor more than five thousand five hundred dollars ($5,500.00). The assistant chief deputy shall receive an annual salary of not less than three thousand nine hundred dollars ($3,900.00) nor more than five thousand two hundred dollars ($5,200.00), and the regular deputies shall receive an annual salary of not less than three thousand six hundred dollars ($3,600.00) nor more than four thousand nine hundred dollars ($4,900.00), all of which salaries are to be 397 fixed by the Board of County Commissioners of McDowell County, and are to be payable monthly. The Board of County Commissioners of McDowell County shall provide and maintain in good repair not less than two nor more than four automobiles for the exclusive use of the sheriff and his deputies in the performance of their official duties, and the costs thereof, together with the salaries of the deputy sheriffs herein provided for, shall be paid monthly from the general fund of said county. All fees for services rendered by the sheriff or any of his deputies for the serving of summons or other process shall be faithfully accounted for to the Clerk of Superior Court of said county and paid monthly by him to the Board of County Commissioners for said county and shall be credited to the general fund of the county.