OPTIONAL UNIFIED FORM OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT (EXCERPT)
Act 139 of 1973
45.564 Departments; consolidation; transfer of functions; creation of additional departments; county manager or county executive as director.
Except as to a department headed by elected county officials or the board of county road commissioners, the board of county commissioners may:
(a) Upon a majority vote and the affirmative recommendation of the county manager or elected county executive, and following a public hearing, the board may consolidate departments completely or in part, or may transfer a function from 1 department to another; or the board may, upon the affirmative vote of 2/3 of its members and following a public hearing, consolidate departments completely or in part, or may transfer a function from 1 department to another.
(b) Create additional departments.
(c) Require the county manager or elected county executive to serve as director of a department.
History: 1973, Act 139, Eff. Mar. 29, 1974
Am. 1980, Act 100, Imd. Eff. Apr. 19, 1980
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