(A) In each general health district there shall be a board of health consisting of five members to be appointed as provided in section 3709.03 and 3709.41 of the Revised Code. The term of office of the members shall be five years from the date of appointment, except that of those first appointed one shall serve for five years, one for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one for one year, and thereafter one shall be appointed each year. This paragraph does not apply to a combined board of health created under section 3709.07 of the Revised Code.
(B) Each member of the board shall be paid a sum not to exceed eighty dollars a day for the member's attendance at each meeting of the board. No member shall receive compensation for attendance at more than eighteen meetings in any year.
(C) Each member of the board shall receive travel expenses at rates established by the director of budget and management pursuant to section 126.31 of the Revised Code to cover the actual and necessary travel expenses incurred for travel to and from meetings that take place outside the county in which the member resides, except that any member may receive travel expenses for registration for any conference that takes place inside the county in which the member resides.
(D) A vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled in the same manner as an original appointment and shall be for the unexpired term. When a vacancy occurs in a position to be filled by the district advisory council, the council shall hold a special meeting pursuant to section 3709.03 of the Revised Code for the purpose of appointing a member to fill the vacancy.
(E) A majority of the members of the board constitutes a quorum.
Effective Date: 11-21-2001.