Upon the appointment and qualification of the members of any county or city bridge commission, they shall at once proceed to organize. Each such commission shall appoint a vice-chairman and secretary-treasurer, and the commission of any county or city shall elect a chairman. Each member of a county or city bridge commission shall receive such salary as may be fixed by the board of county commissioners or the legislative authority of the city appointing such commission, not exceeding three thousand five hundred dollars per annum, and the necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of the duties of his office. All salaries and compensations shall be paid solely from funds provided under the authority of such sections, and no such commission shall exercise or carry out any authority given it to bind such commission beyond the extent to which money has been or may be provided under such sections.
Each bridge operated entirely or in part by a bridge commission shall be inspected by a professional engineer employed or retained by such commission at least once each year.
Effective Date: 09-04-1982 .