167.04 Adoption of by-laws.

(A) The regional council of governments shall adopt by-laws, by a majority vote of its members, designating the officers of the council and the method of their selection, creating a governing board that may act for the council as provided in the by-laws, and providing for the conduct of its business.

(B) The by-laws of the regional council of governments shall provide for the appointment of a fiscal officer, who may hold any other office or employment with the council, and who shall receive, deposit, invest, and disburse the funds of the council in the manner authorized by the bylaws or action by the council.

(C) The by-laws of a regional council of governments the members of which include, under sections 167.01 and 167.02 of the Revised Code, at least eight counties may include a provision authorizing member attendance and voting at council meetings either in person or by proxy.

(D) The officers of the council shall notify the auditor of state of the regional council's formation, provide a copy of the council's by-laws, and provide on a form prescribed by the auditor of state any other information regarding the regional council that the auditor of state considers necessary.

The council shall take no official action, other than formation, before notifying the auditor of state of its formation in accordance with this section. Any official action the council takes before making that notification, including entering into any contract, is void.

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, SB 239, §1, eff. 10/29/2018.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.127, HB 487, §101.01, eff. 6/11/2012.

Effective Date: 11-17-1967; 2007 HB119 09-29-2007