The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Habilitation Center, 325 West State Street, Building A, Suite 2, Georgetown, OH 45121. Unless otherwise announced, each meeting of the Board will begin at 4:30 p.m. At the right is a list of scheduled meetings, but is subject to change, at which time, the local newspaper will be notified to print the corrected meeting date:
In compliance with Section 121.22 of the Ohio Revised Code (Sunshine Law), the public is invited to attend meetings of the Board; however, when addressing the Board, the following must be adhered to:
(Excerpt from Board Policy --Section 1:05 Meetings of the Board)
H. The president of the board or a majority of the members may extend to visitors the privilege of addressing the board. Procedures for citizens participation shall be developed.
Participation by Citizens Procedures:
A. The president of the board or a majority of the members may extend to visitors the privilege of addressing the board and the order of business at any regular meeting shall include an opportunity for members of the public to address the board, provided, however, that the board does not obligate itself to consider any request or proposal unless submitted to the president in writing at least seven (7) days before the meeting, exclusive of Sundays and holidays.
B. The Board endorses the principle of open communication between the superintendent and his staff and free communication of all personnel with the program's organization through recognized channels of communication.
C. Any individual or group may address the board concerning any subject that lies within the board's jurisdiction. Questions are to be directed to the board as a whole and may not be put to any individual member of the board or the administrative staff. Any matter upon which the board may be requested to act must be subitted in writing to the board not less than seven (7) days excluding Sunday and holidays, prior to the date of the meeting at which the subject is to be discussed.
D. It shall be in order for members of the board to interrupt a speaker at any time to ask questions or make comments in order to clarify the discussion.
E. Not more than five (5) minutes shall be allotted to each individual speaker and/or group presenting on the same topic or subject under discussion.
F. No person shall present orally at any meeting of the board, a complaint against an individual employee of the board. Such charge or complaint shall be presented to the Superintendent, in writing and signed by the person(s) making the charge or complaint for resolution. A charge or complaint concering the Superintendent shall be presented to the board in writing and shall be signed by the person(s) making the charge.
The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities Administrative Offices is located at 9116 Hamer Road, Suite A, Georgetown, Ohio.
As a public entity, the Board's administrative offices are open to the public 7:30 a. m. to 4:00 p. m. weekdays, except holidays, inclement weather, and other board approved program closure days, such as staff in-service training days. Members of the public may access the Board's administrative offices using the following procedures and contact information:
The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities
325 West State Street, Building A, Suite 2
Georgetown, Ohio 45121
- All visitiors, providers, and applicants must check in at the front office when arriving.
- Visitors must sign both "in" and "out" on the guest book when arriving and departing.