The Duties of the Saunders County Board of Supervisors
Every County is governed by a County Board. Since Counties are a creation of the State, their only powers are those given to them by the State Legislature. There is no one person in charge of County affairs. Working together, the County Board collectively exercises the executive and legislative authority over the County.
- The Board meets the first four Tuesdays of every month in Regular meeting and any other meetings called by the Chairperson.
- The Board Reorganizes the first Tuesday after the first Thursday of every year to elect a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.
- The Chairperson will appoint other Board members to serve on committees. Other committees are appointed by the whole Board: (is the attached committee list)
- The County Board authorizes all funding for the County through the budgeting process which must be adopted by September 20th of each year.
- The Board approves payroll and approves or disapproves all claims on a monthly basis.
A variety of items will come to the Board for consideration of action throughout the year - examples – set salaries for elected officials (this determines the filing fee for running for office), sits as an equalization board to equalize property values (this determines the rate of property taxes one pays), oversees the improvements to roads and bridges, sets levies for all political subdivisions in the county, hear all complaints of any nature pertinent to county business, etc.