(A) Upon the creation of a lake facilities authority under section 353.02 of the Revised Code, a board of directors consisting of the county commissioners of each county with territory in the impacted lake district shall be created. Membership on the board is not a direct or indirect interest in a contract or expenditure of money by the county. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, no member of the board shall be disqualified from holding any public office or employment by reason of membership on the board. The board is a public body for the purposes of section 121.22 of the Revised Code and a public office for the purposes of section 149.43 of the Revised Code. Notwithstanding those sections, the board may hold closed meetings and protect the confidentiality of information under the same circumstances as authorized for a community improvement corporation under section 1724.11 of the Revised Code. Chapter 2744. of the Revised Code applies to the board. Each year, the board shall prepare an annual report of its activities and make it available to the public.
(B) A board of directors shall consult with the advisory council created under this division in performing the remediation and other activities authorized by this chapter.
Not later than sixty days after the creation of the board of directors, the board shall provide written notice of its creation to the legislative authority of each political subdivision with territory in the impacted lake district. The notice shall describe the process for the appointment of an advisory council. Upon receipt of such notice, the legislative authority of each political subdivision with territory in the impacted lake district shall appoint one representative each to serve on the advisory council. The representative need not be an elected or appointed official of the political subdivision.
History. Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.