(A) "Port authority" means a body corporate and politic created pursuant to the authority of section 4582.02 of the Revised Code.
(B) "Authorized purposes" or "purpose" means either of the following:
(1) Activities that enhance, foster, aid, provide, or promote transportation, economic development, housing, recreation, education, governmental operations, culture, or research within the jurisdiction of the port authority;
(2) Activities authorized by Sections 13 and 16 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution.
(C) "Cost," as applied to a port authority facility, means the cost of acquisition or construction of the facility, and the cost of acquisition of all land, rights-of-way, property rights, easements, franchise rights, and interests required for that acquisition or construction, the cost of demolishing or removing any buildings or structures on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which those buildings or structures may be moved, the cost of acquiring or constructing and equipping a principal office of the port authority, the cost of diverting highways, interchange of highways and access roads to private property, including the cost of land or easements for the access roads, the cost of public utility and common carrier relocation or duplication, the cost of all machinery, furnishings, and equipment, financing charges, interest prior to and during construction and for no more than eighteen months after the completion of construction, engineering, expenses of research and development with respect to port authority facilities, legal expenses, plans, specifications, surveys, studies, estimates of cost and revenues, other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of acquiring or constructing the facility, administrative expense, and any other expenses necessary or incident to acquiring or constructing the facility, the financing of such acquisition or construction, including the amount authorized in the resolution of the port authority providing for the issuance of port authority revenue bonds to be paid into any special funds from the proceeds of the bonds and the financing of the placing of the facility in operation. Any obligation, cost, or expense incurred by any governmental agency or person for surveys, borings, the preparation of plans and specifications, and other engineering services, or any other cost described above, in connection with the acquisition or construction of a facility may be regarded as part of the cost of the facility and may be reimbursed out of the proceeds of port authority revenue bonds as authorized by this chapter.
(D) "Port authority facilities" means real or personal property, or any combination thereof, that is owned, leased, or otherwise controlled or financed by a port authority and is related to, useful for, or in furtherance of, one or more authorized purposes.
(E) "Bonds" means bonds, notes, or other forms or evidences of obligation issued in temporary or definitive form, including notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of bonds and renewal notes.
(F) "Construction," unless the context indicates a different meaning or intent, includes alteration, construction, creation, development, enlargement, improvement, installation, reconstruction, remodeling, and renovation.
(G) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, or corporation, or any combination thereof.
(H) "Contracting subdivision" means any governmental subdivision or taxing district of the state that, by action of its legislative authority, enters into an agreement with a port authority or a port authority and one or more other governmental subdivisions or taxing districts of the state. "Contracting subdivision" does not mean a transportation improvement district.
(I) "Governmental subdivision" includes, but is not limited to, any county, municipal corporation, township, port authority, water or sewer district, solid waste management district, school district, health district, park district, soil and water conservation district, water conservancy district, regional transit authority, airport authority, or other district, authority, or commission created pursuant to the laws of this state. "Governmental subdivision" does not include a transportation improvement district.
Effective Date: 05-17-2000