307.058 Joint ambulance district or county may join joint emergency medical services district.

(A) Once a joint emergency medical services district is formed, any joint ambulance district located in a county that is a participant in the joint emergency medical services district may join that joint emergency medical services district by adopting a resolution requesting inclusion and presenting it to the board of trustees of the joint emergency medical services district. Upon the board's approval of this request, the joint ambulance district shall become a part of the joint emergency medical services district and the joint ambulance district shall be considered to have ceased to exist by operation of law for purposes of section 505.72 of the Revised Code.

(B) Any county may join an existing joint emergency medical services district by adopting a resolution requesting such membership and upon approval of the board of trustees of the district. Any county may withdraw from a district by adopting a resolution ordering withdrawal and giving written notice of the resolution to the district on or before the first day of September of the year preceding the year in which the withdrawal is to become effective. On or after the first day of January of the year following the adoption of the resolution of withdrawal, the withdrawing county ceases to be a part of that district and the power of the district to levy a tax on taxable property in the withdrawing county terminates, except that the district shall continue to levy and collect taxes for the payment of indebtedness within the territory of the district as it existed at the time the indebtedness was incurred.

(C) Upon the withdrawal of any county from a district, the board of trustees shall ascertain, apportion, and order a division of the funds on hand, credits, moneys and taxes in the process of collection, except for taxes levied for the payment of indebtedness, and real and personal property, either in money or in kind, between the district and the withdrawing county on any equitable basis consistent with the joint resolution creating the district and any agreements between the withdrawing county and the district, taking into consideration the prior contributions of the withdrawing county.

(D) The district may dissolve upon the adoption by the board of trustees of a resolution to dissolve. Such a dissolution shall be effective on the first day of January of the year following the adoption of the resolution.

Whenever the withdrawal of one or more counties would leave only one county participating in a joint district, the district shall be dissolved and the board of trustees shall ascertain, apportion, and order a final division of the funds on hand, credits, and real and personal property of the joint district consistent with the provisions regarding dissolution of the district in the joint resolution creating the district. On the first day of January of the year following the adoption of the latest resolution or resolutions ordering withdrawal that would leave only one county in the district, the joint district shall be dissolved.

Whenever a joint district is dissolved and an indebtedness remains unpaid, the boards of county commissioners shall continue to levy and collect taxes for the payment of the indebtedness in support of the joint district in the amounts established by the agreement at the time the indebtedness was incurred.

Cite as R.C. § 307.058

History. Effective Date: 11-11-1994