Section 940.34 | Joint board of supervisors.
(A) Upon receiving a petition pursuant to section 940.19 of the Revised Code for a proposed improvement that would be located in two or more adjoining soil and water conservation districts, the board of supervisors of the adjoining districts shall, with approval of the Ohio soil and water conservation commission, create a joint board of supervisors. Each district shall have the same number of supervisors on the joint board. However, if the membership of the joint board would be an even number, an additional supervisor from the lead county shall be designated.
(B) A joint board of supervisors shall exercise the same powers, execute the same duties, and follow the same procedures in connection with an improvement under this chapter as the board of supervisors of a single soil and water conservation district with the following conditions:
(1) For purposes of making a preliminary determination to accept or reject a petition in accordance with section 940.19 of the Revised Code, the joint board shall make the determination within sixty days of the approval of the creation of the joint board.
(2) For purposes of a petition, the joint board shall do both of the following:
(a) Send the petition and accompanying information to the board of county commissioners of the lead county; and
(b) Send notification of the need for the creation of a joint board of county commissioners under section 940.35 of the Revised Code to the board of county commissioners of each county in the area to be benefited by the proposed improvement.
(C) Upon the creation of a joint board of supervisors, the elected officials in the lead county, including the engineer, recorder, auditor, prosecutor, treasurer, judges, and clerk of the board of county commissioners, shall serve as the administrative officers for the joint board of supervisors.