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Natural Resources Assistance Council Members - Responsibilities:
Natural Resource Assistance Councils required to be organized under Section 164.21 (A) of the Ohio Revised Code have the following responsibilities:
  • "A natural resources assistance council shall elect a chairperson, a vice chairperson, and other officers that the council considers appropriate." O.R.C. 164.21 (B)

  • "A council may adopt bylaws governing its operation, including bylaws that establish the frequency of regular meetings and any necessary procedures." O.R.C. 164.21 (B)

  • "A natural resources assistance council shall establish a prioritization and selection methodology system for applications submitted under section 164.23 of the Revised Code. The methodology shall be submitted to and approved by the director of the Ohio public works commission." O.R.C. 164.24 (B)

  • "Natural resources assistance councils shall review and approve or disapprove applications in accordance with sections 164.20 to 164.27 of the Revised Code for grants for projects..."defined in section 164.22 (A) and 164.22 (B) of the Revised Code.

  • Natural resources assistance councils shall forward approved projects to the Ohio Public Works Commission for final approval.

Following appointment, the initial meeting of each council shall be convened by the council member who is a member of the appointing integrating committee, and who shall serve as interim chairperson until the council elects officers required by O.R.C. 164.21 (B).

Each council will be provided with a model methodology for consideration in fulfilling the requirements of section 164.24 (B) of the Revised Code. Commission staff members will be available to provide technical assistance and policy guidance.

After the initial organization of each council it is anticipated that councils will need to meet at least two to three times a year.











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