Upon the completion and equipping of a soldier's memorial building, the board of township trustees shall certify such fact to the court of common pleas of the county in which the building was constructed, and the court thereupon shall appoint a board of permanent "memorial trustees," composed of seven citizens of the township; but if two or more townships unite in constructing a joint building each township shall be represented on each board, one of which members shall be appointed for the term of one year, one for two years, one for three years, one for four years, one for five years, one for six years, and one for seven years, and each year thereafter the court shall appoint a successor, for a term of seven years, to the trustee whose term of office then expires. Not more than four of the members of said board of trustees shall belong to the same political party.
In the case of any memorial building existing prior to April 17, 1925, the court shall appoint the board in the manner provided in this section.
Upon such appointment by the court the board of township trustees shall transfer the memorial building and other property and funds acquired under section 511.11 of the Revised Code to the board of permanent memorial trustees and the title of such property shall thereupon vest in such board and the memorial trustees provided for in section 511.09 of the Revised Code, shall cease to exist as an official board.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .