NORTH CAROLINA GENERAL ASSEMBLY
SENATE BILL 131
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF COLUMBUS COUNTY TO INCREASE THE SALARIES AND TRAVEL ALLOWANCES OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES.
The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact:
Section 1. The Board of County Commissioners of Columbus County shall increase the present salaries of all county employees, including those who are employed for daily work, ten per cent (10%), except the salary of the radio operator located in the Town of Whiteville, and the Clerk of the Recorder's Court of Columbus County, who shall receive a salary of eighty‑seven dollars and fifty cents ($87.50) per month, and the Judge of the Juvenile Court of Columbus County, who shall receive a salary of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per month.
Sec. 2. The Board of County Commissioners of Columbus County shall increase the travel allowances now being allowed the deputy sheriffs, fingerprint expert, county accountant, register of deeds, and assistant tax collector, twenty‑five dollars ($25.00). The Sheriff of Columbus County shall receive as travel allowance the sum of one hundred seventy‑five dollars ($175.00) per month. The Jailor of the County of Columbus shall receive a fee for furnishing each prisoner with a sufficient amount of food, water and necessary attendance, in an amount not to exceed one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) per day for each prisoner.
Sec. 3. G. S. 152‑5 is amended by adding a new paragraph at the end thereof to read as follows:
"In Columbus County the Coroner shall receive a fee of twelve dollars ($12.00) for holding inquest over a dead body, and if necessarily engaged more than one day, twelve dollars ($12.00) for each additional day."
Sec. 4. The Board of County Commissioners of Columbus County may from time to time, in its discretion, increase or decrease the salaries of county employees in such a manner as it deems necessary and proper.
Sec. 5. All laws and clauses of laws in conflict with this Act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 6. This Act shall be in full force and effect on and after July 1, 1959.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified, this the 8th day of May, 1959.