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 by-laws 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.


(1) Within ten business days after forming a regional council of governments, the officers of the council shall notify the auditor of state of the regional council's formation and shall provide on a form prescribed by the auditor of state the information regarding the regional council that the auditor of state considers necessary.

(2) As used in this division, "business day" means a day of the week, excluding Saturday, Sunday, or a legal holiday as defined in section 1.14 of the Revised Code.

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