CHAPTER 7. COUNTY COMMISSIONS AND OFFICERS.

§7-9-22. Enlargement of buildings.

The board of joint city and county workshop directors, or county workhouse directors, may enlarge or improve the buildings, shops or grounds from any surplus that may arise from the income of such workhouse, or from the levy from such maintenance made by such county and city, or county; but no levy for maintenance shall be made when it has not been necessary to use more than one half of the avails of the levy for the year preceding; and any surplus arising from the carrying on of such joint workhouse shall be returned to the General Fund of such city and county in the proportion that such surplus may have been produced by the labor of the convicts of each, and any surplus arising from the carrying on of such county workhouse shall be returned to the General Fund of the county.