2017 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 1 - ADMINISTRATION
ARTICLE 3 - COUNTY, MUNICIPAL AND DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
SECTION 35-1-304 - Treasurer designated; fund to be created; composition and use of fund; preparation and submission of budget; tax levy authorized.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 35-1-304 (2017)

35-1-304. Treasurer designated; fund to be created; composition and use of fund; preparation and submission of budget; tax levy authorized.

(a) In the case of a county and/or city health department, the county and/or city treasurer, as a part of his official duties as county and/or city treasurer, shall serve as treasurer of the department, and his official bond as county and/or city treasurer shall extend to and cover his duties as treasurer of the department. In the case of a district health department, the county treasurer of the county in the district having the largest population, as a part of his official duties as county treasurer, shall serve as treasurer of the district department and his official bond as county treasurer shall extend to and cover his duties as treasurer of the department.

(b) The treasurer of a county and/or city or district health department shall, upon organization of the department, create a county and/or city or district health department fund to which shall be credited:

(i) Any moneys that may be appropriated from the general county fund or funds;

(ii) Any moneys received from state, federal or other grants or donations for local health purposes;

(iii) Any moneys received from mill levies authorized by this act.

(c) Any moneys credited to said fund shall be expended only for maintenance and operation of the department and claims or demands against said fund shall be allowed upon certification by the health officer or a designated member of the board of health.

(d) A county and/or city board of health shall, annually before April 1st of each year, estimate the total cost of maintaining the department for the ensuing fiscal year, and the amount of moneys that may be available from unexpended surpluses or from state or federal grants or other grants or donations. The estimates shall be submitted in the form of a budget to the board of county commissioners and/or city governing body and the board shall provide any moneys necessary over estimated moneys from surpluses, grants and donations to cover the total cost of maintaining the department for the ensuing fiscal year. If the city has chosen to have a biennial budget pursuant to W.S. 16-4-104(h), then the city board of health shall submit their budget to the city on April 1 of every other year in accordance with the city budget.

(e) A district board of health shall, annually before April 1st of each year, estimate the total cost of maintaining and operating the department for the ensuing fiscal year and the amount of monies that may be available from unexpended surpluses or from state or federal grants or other grants or donations. The estimates shall be submitted in the form of a budget to a committee composed of the chairmen of the boards of county commissioners and/or city governing body of all counties and/or cities comprising the district. The cost of maintaining and operating the department, over estimated monies from surpluses, grants or donations, shall be apportioned by the committee among the counties comprising the district on a basis of population of each participating county in proportion to the total population of all counties comprising the district. The boards of county commissioners of the respective counties shall provide any monies necessary to cover the proportionate share of their county. If the cities in the district have chosen to have a biennial budget pursuant to W.S. 16-4-104(h), then the district board of health shall submit their budget to the cities on April 1 of every other year in accordance with the cities' budget. If all the cities in the district are not on the same budget schedule, the district shall still submit a biennial budget. However, for those cities who budget annually, they shall appropriate an annual amount.

(f) A tax levy may be made by the board of county commissioners specifically for the public health purposes on assessed valuation.

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