4504.051 Allocation of money to townships.

(A) The county motor vehicle tax moneys received under section 4504.16 of the Revised Code that arise from motor vehicles the district of registration of which is in an unincorporated area of the county may be allocated according to either of the following proceedings rather than according to the allocation established under division (B)(3)(b) of section 4504.05 of the Revised Code:

(1)

(a) Each year, a board of township trustees may pass a resolution requesting an increase in the percentage of moneys allocated to the township under division (B)(3)(b) of section 4504.05 of the Revised Code. Upon passage, the board shall forward the resolution to the board of county commissioners.

(b) After receipt of a resolution under division (A)(1)(a) of this section, the board of county commissioners shall consider and, prior to the first day of October, may pass a resolution increasing the percentage of moneys otherwise allocated to the township under division (B)(3)(b) of section 4504.05 of the Revised Code.

(2) Each year, a board of county commissioners may propose increasing or decreasing the percentage of moneys otherwise allocated to a township under division (B)(3)(b) of section 4504.05 of the Revised Code, but only if the board of county commissioners has obtained a resolution from the board of township trustees consenting to the percentage of the increase or decrease. The board of county commissioners, prior to the first day of October, then may pass a resolution increasing or decreasing the percentage of money allocated to a township, but only by the percentage to which the board of township trustees consented.

(B) If a board of county commissioners passes a resolution under division (A)(1)(b) or (2) of this section, it promptly shall forward a copy of the resolution to the board of trustees of the involved township, the county engineer, and the county treasurer.

(C) The county treasurer shall make the first distribution under any new allocation established by a resolution passed by the board of county commissioners under division (A)(1)(b) or (2) of this section in January of the year next following the date on which the resolution is passed. The moneys allocated to townships under this section shall be paid into the treasuries of the townships and shall be used only for the purposes described in section 4504.18 of the Revised Code.

(D) A resolution passed by a board of county commissioners under division (A)(1)(b) or (2) of this section is valid only for the county fiscal year next following the date on which the resolution is passed.

Cite as R.C. § 4504.051

History. Effective Date: 09-05-2001