Article 7. Funds of California Health And Safety Code >> Division 6. >> Part 1. >> Chapter 7. >> Article 7.
In a fund called the "bond fund of sanitary district" (naming
it) the treasurer shall keep the money levied by the board for that
No part of the money in the bond fund may be transferred to
any other fund or be used for any purpose other than the payment of
the principal and interest of the bonds of the district, and for the
retirement of bonds that have been issued by a district that formerly
formed a part of the district while any bonds are unpaid.
In a fund called the "running expense fund of ____ Sanitary
District" (naming it) the treasurer shall place and keep the money
levied by the board for that fund.
The whole or any part of the money in the running expense
fund shall be transferred to the bond fund, or to any other fund
provided for in this part, on the order of the board.
The treasurer shall pay out money of the district only upon
the written order of the board, signed by the president and
countersigned by the secretary.
The order shall specify the name of the person to whom the money
is to be paid, the fund from which it is to be paid, and shall state
generally the purpose for which the payment is to be made.
The order shall be entered in the minutes of the board.
The treasurer shall keep the order as his voucher, and shall
keep a specific account of receipts and disbursements for the
The proceeds of the sale of bonds shall be deposited with the
treasurer and shall be by him placed in the fund to be called the
"sewer construction fund of ____ sanitary district" (naming it).
The money in the sewer construction fund shall be used for
the purpose indicated in the order calling the election upon the
question of the issuance of the bonds, and for no other purpose, but,
if after those purposes are entirely fulfilled any balance remains
in the fund, the balance may, upon the order of the board, be
transferred to either of the other funds provided by this part.
All fines for the violation of any regulation or order of the
board shall, after the expenses of the prosecution are deducted, be
paid to the secretary, who shall forthwith deposit them with the
treasurer, who shall place them in the running expense fund of the
The county treasurer and sureties upon his official bond are
liable for the due performance of the duties imposed upon him by this
Notwithstanding the provisions of any other section of this
article, the board may, out of any surplus funds remaining in the
bond fund, the running expense fund or the sewer construction fund,
purchase in the open market its outstanding unmatured bonds.
No bonds shall be purchased at a price above par and accrued
interest plus an allowance of six months interest from the date of
purchase. All bonds so purchased shall be canceled.
As an alternative to the functions of the treasurer, the
district board may elect to disburse funds of the district. Such
election shall be made by resolution of the board and the filing of a
certified copy thereof with the treasurer. The treasurer shall
thereupon and thereafter deliver to the district all funds of the
district. Such funds shall be deposited by the board in a bank or
banks, or savings and loan association or savings and loan
associations, approved for deposit of public funds and shall be
withdrawn only by written order of the district board, signed by the
president and secretary. The order shall specify the name of the
payee, the fund from which it is to be paid and state generally the
purpose for which payment is to be made. Such order shall be entered
in the minutes of the board. The district board shall appoint a
treasurer who shall be responsible for the deposit and withdrawal of
funds of the district. The treasurer shall deposit with the district,
prior to October 1st of each year, a surety bond in the annual
amount fixed by the district board. The deposit and withdrawal of
funds of the district shall thereafter be subject to the provisions
of Article 2 (commencing at Section 53630), Chapter 4, Part 1,
Division 2, Title 5, of the Government Code.