L.C. Port Authority versus L.C. Commissioners….so who is in charge?

We attended a Lake County Commissioners’ meeting a while back and heard from the Commissioners that they have NO control over the Port Authority and their actions.   Well, while we continue to read and understand the Open Meetings Act 2019, we found this section that deals with the Commissioners and a Port Authority.  It looks like the Commissioners absolutely have a very direct oversight role of the Port Authority.


Members of the board of directors elect a chair and vice-chair and designate the length of the term of office. The board also appoints a secretary, but the secretary is not required to be a board member. The secretary must furnish bond in an amount determined necessary by the board of directors because the secretary has responsibility for receiving and depositing funds and other financial responsibilities (ORC 4582.41). A majority of board members constitute a quorum and a majority vote of a quorum is required to take any action, unless the board has established a rule requiring a greater number of votes for specific actions (ORC 4582.27).

The board of directors may provide for the compensation of members of the board and for the reimbursement of reasonable expenses. In addition, members of the board of directors may be removed in two ways:

1. By the county commissioners, township trustees or other appointing authorities for misfeasance, nonfeasance or malfeasance in office, or
2. For having missed three consecutive regular meetings of the board of directors if the board has adopted a rule to this effect.


We wrote an article giving the definitions of misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance:  https://lobbyistsforcitizens.com/2019/04/28/the-feasance-triplets-mal-mis-and-non/

The Port’s Board of Directors are supposed to have control over the Port’s Executive Director.  In other words, the Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors, and the Directors are accountable to the Commissioners.

Sorry Commissioners, although you may want to abdicate your authority, you will be held accountable for the actions of the Lake County Port Authority.


Can you guess who will be watching all parties????

Categories: Lake


13 replies

  1. 652303 767082The vacation delivers on offer are : believed a selection of some with the most selected and additionally budget-friendly global. Any of these lodgings tend to be quite used along units might accented by indicates of pretty shoreline supplying crystal-clear turbulent waters, concurrent with the Ocean. hotels packages 976736

  2. I really like your writing!

  3. How can I contact you? I am interested in more information.

  4. I am a adult female looking to talk.

  5. Thx so much !!! Appreciate the helpful information.

  6. Aw, this was a really nice post. In thought I want to put in writing like this moreover ?taking time and precise effort to make an excellent article?however what can I say?I procrastinate alot and not at all appear to get one thing done.

  7. 451645 856964Im impressed, I should say. Genuinely rarely do you encounter a weblog thats both educative and entertaining, and let me let you know, you could have hit the nail about the head. Your concept is outstanding; ab muscles something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about. Im delighted i found this in my hunt for something about it. 664093

  8. I read through this and found value in it.

  9. We will look into it…thank you for the “heads up”.

  10. Take a look at what is happening between the Port and Perry regarding the South Shore Building.  Very interesting…

Leave a Reply