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Article - Courts and Judicial Proceedings


    (a)    This section applies only in Garrett County.

    (b)    (1)    The Sheriff of Garrett County shall receive an annual salary of:

            (i)    $28,250 for calendar year 1991;

            (ii)    $30,500 for calendar year 1992;

            (iii)    $32,750 for calendar year 1993;

            (iv)    $35,000 for calendar year 1994; and

            (v)    For each subsequent year, the salary set by the County Commissioners of Garrett County in accordance with Chapter 91 of the Public Local Laws of Garrett County.

        (2)    The Sheriff is entitled to a sum set by the County Commissioners, for expenses.

    (c)    (1)    The Sheriff shall employ:

            (i)    Deputies as needed, within the budgetary limits, at salaries of at least $5,200 each, one of whom shall act as warden of the jail; and

            (ii)    A matron for the jail, who shall also perform clerical duties, at the salary set by the Sheriff.

        (2)    The Sheriff may employ additional special deputies whose compensation shall be approved by the County Commissioners.

    (d)    (1)    The Sheriff and the deputy sheriffs shall be allowed extra car mileage and out–of–county mileage at the rate of 14 cents per mile.

        (2)    The mileage allowance shall not be payable if the Sheriff’s Office is furnished with automobiles.

    (e)    (1)    (i)    The Sheriff shall be reimbursed for the expenses of boarding prisoners committed to the county jail, to be paid monthly on vouchers submitted by the Sheriff to the County Commissioners.

            (ii)    The Sheriff shall also submit with the vouchers an affidavit sworn to by the Sheriff on personal knowledge showing for each day of the immediately preceding month the number of prisoners boarded by the Sheriff.

        (2)    The Sheriff may appoint a cook for the jail who shall receive a salary of at least $2,400.

        (3)    The Sheriff, deputies, and cook shall each receive an additional allowance of $200 a year for uniforms and cleaning.

    (f)    (1)    This subsection does not apply to the Sheriff or chief deputy sheriff.

        (2)    Deputy sheriffs and other employees of the Sheriff’s Office are included in the county classified service system.

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