5153.35 Levying taxes and making appropriations for public children services agency.

The boards of county commissioners shall levy taxes and make appropriations sufficient to enable the public children services agency to perform its functions and duties under this chapter. If the board of county commissioners levies a tax for children services and the children services functions are transferred from a county children services board to the department of job and family services, or from the department of job and family services to a county children services board, the levy shall continue in effect for the period for which it was approved by the electors for the use by the public children services agency that provides children services pursuant to the transfer.

In addition to making the usual appropriations, there may be allowed annually to the executive director an amount not to exceed one-half the executive director's official salary to provide for necessary expenses which are incurred by the executive director or the executive director's staff in the performance of their official duties. Upon the order of the executive director, the county auditor shall draw a warrant on the county treasurer payable to the executive director or such other person as the order designates, for such amount as the order requires, not exceeding the amount provided for in this section, and to be paid out of the general fund of the county. The bond of the executive director provided for by section 5153.13 of the Revised Code shall at all times be in sufficient amount to cover the additional appropriations provided for by this section.

The executive director, annually, before the first Monday of January, shall file with the auditor a detailed and itemized statement, verified by the executive director, as to the manner in which the fund has been expended during the current year, and if any part of such fund remains in the executive director's hands unexpended, forthwith shall pay that amount into the county treasury.

Effective Date: 07-01-2000