Any department or division of the state government, or any county, township, municipal corporation, park board, or district, or any organization, club, corporation, or private person may petition the chief of the division of soil and water resources for the construction of dams and reservoir projects in connection with the construction of any highway, highway bridge, or culvert.
Upon receipt of such a petition and its approval by the chief, the chief shall proceed as authorized by section 1523.15 of the Revised Code. If the public authority having charge of the construction of such highway, street, highway bridge, or culvert approves the request, then the chief shall enter into an agreement with the public authority, organization, or person petitioning for the construction of such dam or reservoir on the apportionment of the cost and expense of construction. The cost and expense of such dam project shall include the cost of clearing and grubbing and the cost of property and damages incidental thereto. Such agreement shall also contain provisions for the proper maintenance and repair of such projects after completion, and also apportion the revenue derived therefrom between the division of soil and water resources and the petitioner.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9,HB 1, §101.01, eff. 7/17/2009.
Effective Date: 01-10-1961