3714.074 Use of funds to abate abandoned accumulations of construction and demolition debris.

(A) A board of health may use money in the board's special fund created in section 3714.07 of the Revised Code for the purpose specified in division (B) of this section if both of the following apply:

(1) It is the end of the fiscal year.

(2) The board determines that it has more money in the fund than is necessary for the board to administer and enforce this chapter and rules adopted under it for the following fiscal year.

(B) A board of health may use excess money as described in division (A) of this section to abate abandoned accumulations of construction and demolition debris at a location for which a license has not been issued pursuant to section 3714.05 of the Revised Code if the board has reason to believe that there is a substantial threat to public health or safety or the environment and all of the following apply to the property on which the accumulations are located:

(1) The construction and demolition debris was placed on the property under either of the following circumstances:

(a) After the owner of the property acquired title to it;

(b) Before the owner of the property acquired title to it if the owner acquired title to the property by bequest or devise.

(2) The owner of the property did not have knowledge that the construction and demolition debris was being placed on the property, or the owner posted on the property signs prohibiting dumping or took other action to prevent the placing of construction and demolition debris on the property.

(3) The owner of the property did not participate in or consent to the placement of the construction and demolition debris on the property.

(4) The owner of the property did not receive any financial benefit from the placement of the construction and demolition debris on the property or from having the construction and demolition debris on the property.

(5) Title to the property was not transferred to the owner of that property for the purpose of avoiding liability for violations of this chapter or rules adopted under it.

(6) The person responsible for the placement of the construction and demolition debris on the property, in placing the construction and demolition debris on the property, was not acting as an agent for the owner of the property.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.