Any regional or county planning commission may by agreement join with other regional or county planning commissions to create a joint planning council after approval by at least a majority of the legislative authorities of the municipal corporations participating in the commission and by the participating board or boards of county commissioners.
The agreement shall specify the various powers and duties of regional or county planning commissions, including the power to contract, receive, and expend fees, funds and grants, and utilize services from any source, to be exercised by a joint planning council in all or parts of its area as may be specified. The agreement shall specify the area in which the powers and duties of such joint planning council shall be exercised. Such area shall be larger than the area of jurisdiction of any participating regional or county planning commission but within or coextensive with the combined areas of jurisdiction of the member planning commissions.
The agreement may also specify how such joint planning council shall be organized, how it shall operate, and how the costs of operation of such joint planning council, over and above such costs as are covered by fees, funds, and grants, shall be apportioned between or among the regional and county planning commissions creating such joint planning council.
The regional and county planning commissions participating in the joint planning council may amend the terms of agreement, including terms to include additional regional or county planning commissions, upon consent of all participants. Any participating planning commission may terminate its membership after giving three months' notice to the planning council of its adoption of a resolution to do so or in the manner provided in the agreement, but shall not be relieved of its obligations, including its share of the cost for the calendar year in which the termination occurs or for such other period as the agreement provides.
Any plan or modification or part of a plan recommended by such joint planning council shall be the plan of any regional or county planning commission when certified by such regional or county planning commission in the manner provided in section 713.24 of the Revised Code.
Any member of a joint planning council may hold any other public office, and may serve as a member of a city, village, regional, and county planning commission except as otherwise provided in the charter of a city or village.
Effective Date: 11-18-1969