755.14 Recreation board - joint recreation district.

(A) If the legislative authority of a municipal corporation determines that the power to equip, operate, and maintain parks, playgrounds, playfields, gymnasiums, public baths, swimming pools, or recreation centers shall be exercised by a recreation board, it may establish such a board, which shall possess all the powers and be subject to all the responsibilities of the respective local authorities under sections 755.12 to 755.18 of the Revised Code. The board shall consist of five persons, two of whom shall be members of the board of education of the city or village school district or shall be appointed by that board of education. The other members of the recreation board shall be appointed by the mayor or manager as executive of such municipal corporation with the consent of its council. The members who are board of education members and members appointed by a board of education shall be residents of the school district making the appointment but need not be residents of the municipal corporation. All other members of the board shall be residents of the municipal corporation. All members of the board shall serve for terms of five years, except that the members first appointed shall be appointed for such terms that the term of one member shall expire annually thereafter. Members of the board shall serve without pay. Vacancies in the board, occurring otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be for the unexpired term and shall be filled in the same manner as original appointments.

(B) The legislative authorities of the municipal corporations, boards of township trustees of the townships, boards of township park commissioners, boards of county commissioners of the counties, and boards of education of the school districts joined in the operation and maintenance of parks or recreation facilities under section 755.16 of the Revised Code may, by resolution, establish a joint recreation board which may possess all the powers and be subject to all the responsibilities of the respective local authorities under sections 755.12 to 755.18 of the Revised Code. The resolutions shall specify the number of members of the joint recreation board and the method of appointing members and filling vacancies. Members of the board shall serve without pay.

(C) The legislative authorities of the several subdivisions joined in the operation and maintenance of recreation facilities under section 755.16 of the Revised Code may, by resolution, establish a joint recreation district, consisting of all the territory of the subdivisions so joined. The joint recreation district board of trustees shall be the governing body of a district and shall possess all the powers of a legislative authority of an individual subdivision under sections 755.12 to 755.18 of the Revised Code. Subject to section 755.141 of the Revised Code, the number of trustees shall be fixed by the resolutions creating the district and may be any number so long as there is representation of all participating subdivisions.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.46, SB 270, §1, eff. 9/13/2010.

Effective Date: 03-10-2000