6115.65 Compensation, expenses - salaries of extra clerical force.

(A) Except as otherwise provided in division (B) of this section, the members of the board of directors of a sanitary district and the members of the board of appraisers of a sanitary district shall receive proper compensation to be fixed by the court in accordance with the time actually employed in performance of their duties and also shall receive necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties. Members of the boards of directors and appraisers shall be provided workers' compensation coverage under Chapter 4123. of the Revised Code. Members of the board of directors shall not receive benefits from the district, including, without limitation, medical care, dental care, vision care, life insurance coverage, holiday pay, and leave time of any sort.

(B)

(1) Members of the board of directors of a sanitary district organized wholly for the purpose of providing a water supply for domestic, municipal, and public use shall be compensated on a per diem basis for no more than twelve meeting days per year and also shall receive necessary expenses incurred in performing their duties as members of the board. The per diem compensation of the members shall be established by the court at a rate not exceeding two hundred dollars per day.

(2) Members of the board of directors shall not receive reimbursement for expenses for meals, lodging, and other expenses related to out-of-state travel in excess of five thousand dollars in any calendar year and shall receive no reimbursement for any out-of-state travel expenses for entertainment, alcoholic beverages, tips, or other gratuities. The members shall not receive reimbursement for expenses for out-of-state travel expenses if the expenses could have been avoided through the use of a telephone, fax machine, or other electronic medium. The board of directors shall adopt policies setting forth the circumstances in which out-of-state travel is necessary and the procedures for the reimbursement of the members for any out-of-state travel expenses that are permitted to be reimbursed under this section. All financial statements or reports of the board shall be prepared according to generally accepted accounting principles.

(C) Before any duties devolve upon a county auditor or a county treasurer under this chapter, the board of directors shall consult the auditor or treasurer and agree upon the salaries for the extra clerical force required in each officer's respective office to carry out the requirements of the law by reason of the establishment of the district. The board of directors shall provide for and pay the agreed upon salaries to those clerks while engaged in the work of the district. The clerks shall be selected and appointed by each of those county officers for their respective offices. In case of disagreement as to the compensation of the extra clerical force, the matter shall be referred to the court for its determination.

Effective Date: 05-06-1998