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     7-8-14.   Quarterly meetings of county commissioners--Special sessions. The board of county commissioners shall meet and hold sessions for the transaction of business at the courthouse or at the usual place of holding court in January, April, July, and October of each year, and may adjourn from time to time. The county auditor or the chairman of the board of county commissioners may call special sessions if the interests of the county demand it by giving three days' notice of the special session by mailing a copy of the notice to each of the county commissioners at their designated post office addresses. In case of an emergency, a special session may be called by giving one day's notice to each commissioner by telephone. An emergency for the purpose of this section is an unforeseen occurrence or combination of circumstances that calls for immediate action or remedy.

Source: SDC 1939, § 12.0611; SL 1963, ch 36; SL 1998, ch 40, § 1.

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