(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, the clerk of the board of county commissioners shall keep a full written record of the proceedings of the board, and a written general index of those proceedings, entering each motion with the name of the person making it on the record. The clerk shall call and record the yeas and nays on each motion . The clerk shall state fully and clearly in the record any question relating to the powers and duties of the board which is raised for its consideration by any person having an interest therein, together with the decision on such question, and shall call and record the yeas and nays by which the decision is made. When requested by a party interested in the proceedings or by a party's counsel, the clerk shall record any legal proposition decided by the board, the decision thereon, and the votes by which the decision is reached. If either party, in person or by counsel, takes exception to such decision, the clerk shall record the exceptions with the record of the decision.
(B) A board of county commissioners may elect to maintain a full record of its proceedings by electronic means, including, but not limited to, those listed in section 9.01 of the Revised Code, by adopting a resolution that directs the clerk to maintain a full record of the proceedings by electronic means. The clerk also shall maintain a general index of the electronic record in either a written form or by electronic means, as determined by the board in its resolution. The board's resolution also may authorize the clerk to maintain a written summary of the record of the proceedings, provided that the summary shall include a notation that the full record of proceedings is maintained by electronic means. If the electronic means malfunctions, the clerk shall create the full written record of the proceedings as described in division (A) of this section.
Effective Date: 03-14-1980; 2008 SB84 07-18-2008 .