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Bob Ferguson

AGO 1959 NO. 80 > Oct 28 1959

(1) The directors of a weed district are authorized to employ a weed inspector even though a weed supervisor may have been appointed for the weed extermination area by the county commissioners and the state director of agriculture.  (2) Where a weed district is located within a weed extermination area, the district has exclusive jurisdiction over the eradication of weeds within the district so long as it exercises its powers and functions.  (3) The duty of conducting a hearing to determine costs of eradication of weeds devolves upon the board of county commissioners and the director of the department of agriculture where the weed extermination area has assumed responsibility for eradication of weeds.  (4) and (5) It is necessary that there be a board of directors of the weed district even though there is also a weed extermination area, and the powers and duties of the directors are specified in chapter 17.04. RCW.