CHAPTER 7. COUNTY COMMISSIONS AND OFFICERS.
ARTICLE 11A. MUSEUM COMMISSIONS.
§7-11A-1. County commission or municipality may establish museum
commission; cooperation; appointments.
Any county commission by order entered of record and any
municipality by ordinance or any county and municipality by joint
agreement may, if it or they so desire, establish a museum
commission hereinafter, in this article referred to as the
commission, to consist of not less than five nor more than ten
appointees to be appointed by the county court or the mayor, as the
case may be, and in the case of cooperative efforts between
counties and municipalities, hereby authorized, each authority is
to have equal appointive power.
§7-11A-2. Provisions of order or ordinance creating commission.
In any such order or ordinance, the governing body shall
include provisions specifying (1) the terms of the members of such
commission; (2) a method of filling vacancies; (3) whether the
members of the commission are to be reimbursed for all reasonable
and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance of
their duties; (4) the officers of the commission to be elected from
the membership thereof; (5) requirements as to meetings of the
commission; (6) requirements as to a quorum of the commission; (7)
requirements as to voting by members of the commission; and (8)
such other matters as may be deemed necessary or desirable for the
proper functioning of the commission.
§7-11A-3. Commission empowered to employ personnel and charge
Any such commission may also be authorized and empowered by
any such ordinance or order to employ, within the limits of funds
available therefor, such employees, assistants, technical personnel
and consultants as are necessary to discharge the duties and
responsibilities of the commission which such duties shall be
contained in the order or ordinance establishing the commission.
Any such commission may, in its discretion, charge admission fees.
Any such commission shall have the right and power to exercise
eminent domain, with the approval of the county commission wherein
the power of eminent domain is sought to be exercised, for the
purpose of preserving historical and archeological points of
interest in their respective jurisdictions.
§7-11A-4. County commission or municipality may contribute money
to commission; commission may receive gifts, etc.
Any municipality or county establishing any such commission
shall have plenary power and authority to appropriate and
contribute funds to such commission for expenditure by the
commission for the purposes of this article and any expenditure and
contribution of county commission or municipal funds shall be under
this article. Any such commission may receive gifts, grants,
donations, bequests or devises from sources other than public
§7-11A-5. County, city and state agencies shall assist commission.
Upon the request of any such commission, all agencies of the
city, county and state shall assist such commission in the
discharge of its duties and functions.
§7-11A-6. Commission must cooperate and coordinate activities with
Every such commission shall cooperate and coordinate its
activities with the West Virginia department of archives and
history, the West Virginia historical society and the West Virginia
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