A county transit board authorized by section 306.01 of the Revised Code shall consist of seven members. All members shall be electors of the county, shall be appointed by the board of county commissioners, and shall have such qualifications as the board of county commissioners may establish in its resolution under section 306.01 of the Revised Code. The appointments shall be for overlapping three-year terms, provided that of the initial terms, two shall be for one year, two for two years, and three for three years. Appointments thereafter shall be for the full term of three years except that any vacancy which occurs during a term shall be filled for the unexpired term. The county commissioners shall fill any vacancy which occurs in the board within ninety days after the occurrence of the vacancy.
The members of the board shall not be interested financially in any contract, work, or service for the county.
The county commissioners shall designate a chairman for the term of his office or for the term of three years, whichever is shorter and shall fill any vacancy in such position. The compensation of the members of the board shall be determined by the county commissioners. The county commissioners may fix the chairman's salary above those of the other board members. No more than four members of the board shall belong to the same political party.
A member of the board may be removed for cause by the county commissioners, but only after opportunity has been afforded for a public hearing before the county commissioners within ten days after written charges have been given such member. Such member shall be heard in person or by counsel and action by the county commissioners shall be final.
Effective Date: 10-25-1995 .