The board of county commissioners of any county may give aid to any of the units of government set forth in division (A) of this section by the appropriation of money or by the issuance of bonds and payment of proceeds as provided by section 307.771 of the Revised Code for a public improvement whenever:
(A) The public improvement is authorized to be constructed, acquired, maintained, or operated by or under the management and control of a department or agency of the United States, or of this state, or of any state adjoining this state, or of one or more counties of this state, or of any municipal corporation or political subdivision of this or an adjoining state, either separately or jointly or co-operatively; and
(B) The public improvement is authorized to be constructed, acquired, maintained, or operated:
(1) To alleviate and reduce damage from floods; regulate stream channels by changing, widening, and deepening the same; or to impound water in a reservoir and regulate the release thereof for the purpose or purposes of lessening the flow of a stream in times of floods, or augmenting the flow of a stream in times of below average runoff, or providing a supply of water for domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, conservational, or other public uses, not including commercial water transportation; or
(2) To provide dams, ditches, or other facilities for a water supply system, or for the removal and disposition of surplus water, or for abatement or alleviation of pollution, or for betterment of sanitary conditions; and
(C) The board of county commissioners finds that the public improvement will serve one or more of the purposes set forth in division (B)(1) and (2) of this section in such a manner and by such method that it will be for the general public benefit of the county in an amount corresponding with or greater than the amount of aid which the county will contribute.
Effective Date: 11-24-1967 .