3318-1-02 Meetings.

(A) Including the organizational meeting, the commission shall meet at least once each calendar year.

(B) Meetings of the commission may be held anywhere in the state.

(C) Organizational meetings of the commission shall be held at the first meeting of each calendar year. At each organizational meeting, the commission shall elect from among its members a chair and vice-chair, who shall serve until the next annual organizational meeting.

(D) The vice chair will preside at any meeting of the commission at which the chair is not present. If the chair and vice-chair are not present but represented by designees, then the meeting shall be chaired by the remaining member.

(E) Two members of the commission constitute a quorum, and the affirmative vote of two members is necessary for approval of any action taken by the commission.

(F) Regular meetings of the commission shall be held as determined necessary by the chair.

(G) Special meetings of the commission shall be held as determined necessary by the chair, when such action is beneficial to avoiding delays or increased costs on projects or as needed for other actions that need immediate attention.

(H) Members shall be given advance notice of the agenda of each regular meeting by the secretary of the commission.

(I) Except as otherwise provided by rule or action of the commission, all proceedings of the commission shall be governed by parliamentary rules as set forth in "Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised."

(J) The order of business for regular meetings of the commission shall be at the discretion of the chair, but shall generally include the following:

(1) Call to order;

(2) Roll call;

(3) Approval of minutes from previous meeting;

(4) Consideration of policies and other items;

(5) Report of the executive director;

(6) Public comment at the discretion of the chair

(7) Adjournment.

(K) The commission may approve multiple items listed on an appendix or exhibit in one vote.

(L) Any person requesting to present testimony at a commission meeting shall submit a "Testimony Request Slip," the form of which shall be provided by the commission and shall ask for the following information:

(1) Speaker's name, address, telephone number and email address;

(2) Organization/group affiliations, if any;

(3) Subject matter of testimony; and

(4) A listing of any exhibits, including written statements, to be submitted to the commission.

(M) The chair may impose such procedural and subject matter restrictions on public testimony as the chair determines appropriate. No person shall be permitted to speak at a commission meeting unless acknowledged by the chair.

(N) The secretary of the commission shall keep minutes of all meetings.

(1) The meeting minutes shall consist of a summary of the meeting which reflects the discussion at the meeting and the official action taken by the commission and the vote thereon, except that the minutes need only reflect the general subject matter of discussions in executive sessions authorized under section 121.22 of the Revised Code.

(2) After each meeting, the secretary of the commission shall cause the minutes to be promptly prepared, filed and maintained.

(3) The minutes of each meeting shall be considered at the next meeting of the commission. After approval of the minutes by the commission, the minutes shall constitute the official minutes of the commission and shall be maintained by the secretary of the commission and open to public inspection during normal business hours.

Effective: 12/30/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/30/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 123.20
Rule Amplifies: 123.20