Except as provided in section 349.03 of the Revised Code, or as otherwise provided in a resolution adopted by the organizational board of commissioners of a new community authority established within three years after the effective date of H.B. 225 of the 129th general assembly [March 22, 2012], a new community authority organized under this chapter may be dissolved only on the vote of a majority of the voters of the new community district at a special election called by the board of trustees on the question of dissolution. Such an election may be called only after the board has determined that the new community development program has been completed, when no community authority bonds or notes are outstanding, and other legal indebtedness of the authority has been discharged or provided for, and only after there has been filed with the board of trustees a petition requesting such election, signed by a number of qualified electors residing in the new community district equal to not less than eight per cent of the total vote cast for all candidates for governor in the new community district at the most recent general election at which a governor was elected. If a majority of the votes cast favor dissolution, the board of trustees shall, by resolution, declare the authority dissolved and thereupon the community authority shall be dissolved. A certified copy of the resolution shall, within fifteen days after its adoption, be filed with the clerk of the board of county commissioners of the county in which the petition for the organization of the new community authority was filed.
Upon dissolution of a new community authority, the powers thereof shall cease to exist. Any property of the new community authority that is located within the corporate limits of a municipality shall vest in that municipal corporation and all other property of the community authority shall vest in the county in which said property is located. In the case of a new community authority established within three years after the effective date of H.B. 225 of the 129th general assembly [March 22, 2012], such property not vested in a municipal corporation may also be vested in the township where the property is located, or with the developer of the new community authority or the developer's designee, as provided in a resolution adopted by the organizational board of commissioners. Any vesting of property in a township or county shall be subject to acceptance of the property by resolution of the board of township trustees or board of county commissioners, as applicable. If the board of township trustees or board of county commissioners declines to accept the property, the property vests with the developer or the developer's designee. Any funds of the community authority at the time of dissolution shall be transferred to the municipal corporation and county or township, as provided in a resolution, in which the new community district is located in the proportion to the assessed valuation of taxable real property of the new community authority within such municipal corporation and county or township as said valuation appears on the current assessment rolls.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.64, HB 225, §1, eff. 3/22/2012.
Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.31, HB 313, §1, eff. 7/7/2010.
Effective Date: 08-22-1995
Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.64, HB 225, §3