5545.08 When improvement may be made without petition or competitive bidding.

Whenever, in any county in the state, there is a bona fide, voluntary association, incorporated or unincorporated, not for profit, of not less than one thousand citizens of any county, one of the purposes of which is the improvement, maintenance, and repair of the public highways of such county, the commission, as provided for in section 5545.01 of the Revised Code, having the right to expend money in grading, draining, curbing, and improving county roads and state highways by the use of gravel, macadam, stone, brick, slag, or other material, or for improving, maintaining, and repairing such highways from the public funds under its charge and control, applicable for the construction, maintenance, or repair of public highways, may, without the necessity of petition being presented by property owners or of advertising for competitive bids, make contracts with the association, or its proper representatives, to do such work within and for the betterment generally of the highways of the county, and make payments therefor out of any road or bridge funds, in the treasury, or levied for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and improving the public highways in such county, under the control of the commission or board of county commissioners.

Effective Date: 10-01-1953