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Section 940.05 | Governing body of district.


(A) The board of supervisors of a soil and water conservation district shall consist of five supervisors, as provided for in section 940.04 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall organize annually by selecting a chairperson, a secretary, and a treasurer. It shall designate one of its members as fiscal agent. A majority of the board shall constitute a quorum. The concurrence of a majority of the board in any matter shall be required for its determination. A supervisor shall receive no compensation for the supervisor's services, except when both of the following occur:

(1) A district board of supervisors designates one or more of its supervisors to represent the district on a joint district board or if an agency or instrumentality of the United States, of this state, or of a political subdivision of this state requires or requests district board representation;

(2) Such compensation is provided for by public moneys other than moneys in the special fund of the local district created pursuant to section 940.12 of the Revised Code.

(C) A supervisor is entitled to be reimbursed for the necessary expenses incurred in the discharge of official duties.

(D) The board of supervisors shall furnish to the Ohio soil and water conservation commission, upon its request, copies of rules, orders, contracts, forms, and other documents it adopts or employs and other information concerning its activities as it requires in the performance of its duties under this chapter.

(E) At least once each year, a district shall submit to the commission a report of progress and operations, including a summary of receipts and disbursements during the period covered by the report. A district shall submit additional financial reports as requested by the commission.

(F) For all employees and officers who are entrusted with funds, the board shall either:

(1) Provide for the execution of surety bonds;

(2) By resolution, adopt a policy to allow for use of an employee dishonesty and faithful performance of duty insurance policy to cover financial or property loss caused by the fraudulent or dishonest actions of, and the failure to perform a duty prescribed by law for, an officer, employee, or appointee that is otherwise required by law to give an individual surety bond before entering upon the discharge of official duties.

(G) The board shall provide for the keeping of a full and accurate record of all proceedings and of all resolutions and orders issued or adopted.

(H) Any supervisor may be removed by the commission upon notice and hearing for neglect of duty or malfeasance in office.

Last updated April 26, 2022 at 4:22 PM

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