130th Ohio General Assembly
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As Introduced

122nd General Assembly
Regular Session
1997-1998
H. B. No. 419

REPRESENTATIVE HOUSEHOLDER


A BILL
To amend sections 305.06, 305.09, and 315.11 of the Revised Code to permit a board of county commissioners to hold its regular sessions at a location in the county other than at its office in the county seat and to allow the board to provide the county engineer with an office at a location outside the county seat.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:


Section 1. That sections 305.06, 305.09, and 315.11 of the Revised Code be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 305.06. (A) The board of county commissioners shall conduct at least fifty regular sessions each year, at the usual office of the board at the county seat OR AT ANOTHER LOCATION AS PROVIDED IN DIVISION (B) OF THIS SECTION. Each of these sessions shall be conducted at a specific time fixed in advance. At each meeting the board shall transact such business as required by law.

(B) THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY PROVIDE BY RESOLUTION FOR THE HOLDING OF REGULAR SESSIONS OF THE BOARD AT A LOCATION IN THE COUNTY OTHER THAN THE USUAL OFFICE OF THE BOARD AT THE COUNTY SEAT. THE ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION AND THE LOCATION WHERE THE SESSIONS WILL BE HELD SHALL BE ENTERED ON THE JOURNAL OF THE BOARD. THE BOARD SHALL GIVE REASONABLE PUBLIC NOTICE OF ITS ACTION TAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS DIVISION, IN ACCORDANCE WITH DIVISION (F) OF SECTION 121.22 of the Revised Code.

Sec. 305.09. All the proceedings of the board of county commissioners shall be public, at the usual office of the board at the county seat, or at another location, as provided in DIVISION (B) OF SECTION 305.06 OR division (B) of section 305.07 of the Revised Code, and, as far as possible, shall be in conformity with the rules of parliamentary law.

Sec. 315.11. (A) The county engineer shall keep his THE ENGINEER'S office at the county seat, OR AT ANOTHER LOCATION AS PROVIDED IN DIVISION (B) OF THIS SECTION, in such rooms as are provided by the board of county commissioners, and which shall be furnished with all necessary cases and other suitable articles at the expense of the county. Such office shall also be furnished with all tools, instruments, books, blanks, and stationery necessary for the proper discharge of the official duties of such engineer. The cost and expense of such equipment shall be allowed and paid from the general fund of the county upon the approval of the board. The engineer and each assistant and deputy of such engineer shall be allowed his reasonable and necessary expenses, incurred in the performance of his official duties.

(B) THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY PROVIDE BY RESOLUTION FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PRIMARY OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ENGINEER AT A LOCATION OUTSIDE THE COUNTY SEAT. THE ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION AND THE LOCATION OF THE ENGINEER'S PRIMARY OFFICE SHALL BE ENTERED ON THE JOURNAL OF THE BOARD. THE BOARD SHALL GIVE REASONABLE PUBLIC NOTICE OF ITS ACTION TAKEN PURSUANT TO THIS DIVISION.


Section 2. That existing sections 305.06, 305.09, and 315.11 of the Revised Code are hereby repealed.
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