(A) As used in this section and in section 133.61 of the Revised Code:
(1) "Agricultural easement" has the same meaning as in section 5301.67 of the Revised Code.
(2) "Bonds" means notes or bonds.
(B) The board of county commissioners of a county may issue bonds for the purpose of acquiring agricultural easements. The issuance of the bonds is subject to this chapter, except that their maturity shall not extend beyond the expiration of the tax imposed under section 5739.026 of the Revised Code. The bonds do not constitute general obligations of the county, and they shall not pledge the full faith and credit or revenue of the county, except revenues from the taxes levied under sections 5739.026 and 5741.023 of the Revised Code. The resolution authorizing the bonds shall appropriate the proceeds of those taxes first to the payment of debt charges on the bonds, and other appropriations from the proceeds of those taxes shall be limited to any balance that remains after paying in full the debt charges on the bonds.
All moneys raised by the issuance of bonds under this section, after payment of the costs of issuance and financing costs, shall be used exclusively for the acquisition of agricultural easements.
Effective Date: 04-05-1999