308.07 Eminent domain powers.

(A) The board of trustees of a regional airport authority may exercise the power of eminent domain to appropriate any land, rights, rights of way, franchises, easements, or other property, within or without the territorial boundaries of the regional airport authority, necessary or proper for the construction or efficient operation of any airport or airport facility or access thereto under its jurisdiction pursuant to the procedure provided in sections 163.01 to 163.22 , inclusive, of the Revised Code, and subject to division (B) of this section.

(B) No regional airport authority shall exercise the right of eminent domain to take or disturb property or facilities belonging to any political subdivision, public corporation, public utility, or common carrier, which property or facility is necessary and convenient in the operation of such political subdivision, public corporation, public utility, or common carrier unless provision is made for the restoration, relocation, or duplication of such property or facility, or upon the election of such political subdivision, public corporation, public utility, or common carrier, for the payment of compensation, if any, at the sole cost of the regional airport authority, provided:

(1) If any restoration or duplication of any property or facility proposed to be made under this division involves a relocation of such property or facility the new facility and location thereof shall be of at least comparable utilitarian value and effectiveness and such relocation shall not impair the ability of the public utility or common carrier to compete in its original area of operation.

(2) If any restoration or duplication of any property or facility proposed to be made under this division involves a relocation of such property or facility, the regional airport authority shall acquire no interest or right in or to the appropriated property or facility until the relocated property or facility is available for use and until marketable title thereto has been transferred to the public utility or common carrier.

Cite as R.C. § 308.07

History. Effective Date: 01-01-1966