The board of trustees may provide for the establishment, arrangement, plans, and design of the soldiers' memorial provided by section 345.01 of the Revised Code; it may provide for the maintenance of such memorial; it may make such contracts, and such purchases of supplies and materials as are necessary. The board may acquire by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, any necessary site for such memorial. Before acquiring any site or making any contract for construction of a memorial, the board shall secure the approval of such site and the design of the memorial from the taxing authority of the appointing subdivision. If it is necessary to condemn property for such purpose, the site fixed by the board shall be appropriated as provided for the appropriation of lands by the subdivision by which said board was appointed, and all purchases and contracts shall be made pursuant to the applicable laws of such subdivision. The board may accept donations of personal or real property or money, and all donations of money by gift, bequest, or otherwise shall be placed to the credit of the memorial fund.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 .