5543.02 Annual report.

The county engineer shall report to the board of county commissioners, on or before the first day of June in each year, the condition of the county roads, bridges, and culverts, and estimate the probable amount of funds required to maintain and repair or to construct any new roads, bridges, or culverts required within the county.

The engineer , on or before the first day of June in each year, shall make an annual estimate for the board of township trustees of each township, setting forth the amount required by the township for the construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, or improvement of the public roads within their jurisdiction. Such estimates shall relate to the year beginning on the first day of March next ensuing, and shall be for the information of the board of county commissioners and board of township trustees, in the making of their annual levies.

The engineer shall approve all estimates which are paid from county funds for the construction, improvement, maintenance, and repair of roads and bridges by the county. The engineer shall approve all estimates which are paid from township funds for the construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, or improving of roads under sections 5571.01 , 5571.06 , 5571.07 , 5571.15 , and 5573.01 to 5573.09 of the Revised Code. The engineer shall also approve all estimates which are paid from the funds of a road district for the construction, reconstruction, resurfacing, or improvement of the roads thereof under section 5573.21 of the Revised Code.

For the construction or repair of a bridge, the entire cost of which construction or repair exceeds fifty thousand dollars, the county engineer may request the director of transportation to review and comment on the plans for conformance with state and federal requirements. If so requested, the director shall review and comment on the plans.

Effective Date: 06-30-1995; 03-29-2005