4582.30 Area of jurisdiction.

(A)

(1) Except as otherwise provided in division (A)(2) or (3) of this section, the area of jurisdiction of a port authority created in accordance with section 4582.22 of the Revised Code shall include all of the territory of the political subdivision or subdivisions creating it and, if the port authority owns or leases a railroad line or airport, the territory on which the railroad's line, terminals, and related facilities or the airport's runways, terminals, and related facilities are located, regardless of whether the territory is located in the political subdivision or subdivisions creating the port authority.

(2) A municipal corporation with a population of at least one hundred thousand according to the most recent federal decennial census may create a port authority within a county that previously created an existing port authority, if the municipal corporation did not join with the county in creating the port authority or thereafter join that port authority. The newly created port authority and the previously created and existing port authority shall possess concurrent jurisdiction over any territory within the jurisdiction of both.

(3) A county may create a port authority the area of jurisdiction of which excludes any territory that is located in that county and is in the area of jurisdiction of any port authority created in accordance with section 4582.02 or 4582.22 of the Revised Code that is then existing in the county.

(B)

(1) Except as provided in division (B)(2) or (3) of this section, a political subdivision that has created a port authority or joined an existing port authority shall not be included in any other port authority.

(2) A municipal corporation with a population of less than one hundred thousand according to the most recent federal decennial census that has joined an existing port authority in a county with a population of five hundred thousand or less may create a port authority within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipal corporation.

(3) A municipal corporation and a county jointly may create a new port authority if both of the following apply:

(a) The municipal corporation created a port authority after July 9, 1982, and that port authority operates an airport;

(b) The county joined a port authority after July 9, 1982, and that port authority operated an airport.

Cite as R.C. § 4582.30

History. Effective Date: 03-14-2003