(A) With respect to a sanitary district organized wholly for the purpose of providing a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use that includes two municipal corporations in two counties, there shall be appointed, within sixty days of the effective date of this section, a sanitary district advisory council. The council shall consist of one member who uses water supplied directly or indirectly by the district to be appointed from each municipal corporation or township that receives all or part of its water supply directly or indirectly from the district. Appointments to the council shall be made by resolution of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation or the township, as appropriate. Within ten days after making an appointment to the council, the appointing authority shall submit an authenticated copy of the appointment resolution to the board of directors of the sanitary district and to the clerk of the court.
(B) If a municipal corporation or township that, prior to the effective date of this section, did not receive any of its water supply from a sanitary district described in division (A) of this section begins to receive all or part of its water supply either directly or indirectly from such a district and the municipal corporation or township is not represented on the advisory council of that district, the legislative authority of the municipal corporation or township, within sixty days after it begins receiving all or part of its water supply from the district, shall appoint a representative to the council and make the submittals as provided in division (A) of this section. If a municipal corporation or township that, on the effective date of this section, receives all or part of its water supply from such a district ceases to receive any of its water supply either directly or indirectly from the district, the member on the advisory council representing that municipal corporation or township shall no longer serve on the council.
(C) A majority of the council constitutes a quorum, and a concurrence of the majority in any matter within the council's duties is sufficient for its determination. The council shall appoint one of its members as chairperson and one member as secretary. The council shall adopt bylaws governing its proceedings. The council shall meet at least once annually and shall meet upon the call of its chairperson or of the president of the board of directors of the district, or whenever a majority of the members of the council, by petition filed with the chairperson of the council, requests a meeting of the council. The chairperson shall call a meeting of the council within thirty days after the receipt of the petition.
(D) The council shall do both of the following:
(1) Annually review and evaluate the receipts and disbursements of funds by the board of directors during the preceding calendar year;
(2) Review, evaluate, and make recommendations to the board of directors regarding the operation, policies, programs, and improvements of the district. The board shall consider all recommendations made under division (D)(2) of this section.
Effective Date: 05-06-1998